Through the Woods

  • Type: Books
  • By: Emily Carroll
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
  • Recommended by: Melissa C.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781442465954
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A compilation of terrifying and creepy stories that will keep you up at night.

Emily Carroll has created a dark and haunting compilation of horror tales. They are reminiscent of the stories that we heard as children.Frightening tales populated with supernatural characters that would make your senses buzz with excitement and terror. The veracity of which was truly challenged in the dark of night when the familiar became unfamiliar.The introduction of Emily Carroll's Through the Woods plainly sets the tone for the book. A girl reading in bed, afraid to turn off the lights for fear of what may be waiting for her in the dark. What follows is five tales of mysterious strangers, murderous husbands and brothers, ghostly visitors, and possessions. Each one as horrifying as the last. She concludes her books with a reminder that although we are safe at home in our beds, it doesn't mean that there is not something waiting for us. The illustrations complement the stories so thoroughly that they are inseparable from the words. The full terror lies in the book as a whole.The soft natural colors and inky blacks and blues of the illustrations are punctuated by deep reds and rosy blushes. It is the reds that point the reader towards danger.Through the Woods is a book that will stay with the reader long after it has been read. Highly recommended for those who enjoy horror and graphic novels.