Today I am back to review another new release – Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV – which was published in September 2019. I was permitted to read an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) thanks to NetGalley. This graphic novel follows the children of Archer’s Peak who begin to go missing. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories – impossible tales of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. As always, I am going to provide my honest thoughts and let you know whether I think it’s worth checking out or not. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
WHAT THIS BOOK DOES RIGHT
The premise of this story is what drew me in initially. It has a lot of Stranger Things vibes and I have become such a fan of graphic novels in the last year. The art style was cool, gory and raw. I was also really intrigued by the character of Erica Slaughter. She was such a badass! I feel this series has a lot of potential.
WHAT THIS BOOK DOES WRONG
I don’t necessarily think there is anything wrong with this graphic novel…it just wasn’t for me. I didn’t connect with the characters or the plot. I liked the art style but at times I was very confused as to what was happening. The way it is formatted for NetGalley readers had a lot to do with my low rating. so this is not the author’s fault. I kind of wanted it to be over and by the end, I knew I wasn’t going to continue reading the rest of the series. I have definitely read more engaging graphic novels.
OVERALL STAR RATING
I gave this book 2/5 stars. I would still recommend it despite my rating.
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I hope you enjoyed this honest review. Let me know your thoughts down below. I appreciate all feedback. Thanks for reading!
Peace & Love xoxo
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I’m intrigued by Erica and the monster-killing society and what each of their talismans represents.
Yes Erica intrigued me the most! I would love to learn more about her