Thursday, June 25, 2015
Reviewing a graphic novel
Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly by Patricia Briggs. Artists: Rik Hoskin and Tom Garcia. 5*
BLURB: Mercy is a shapeshifting coyote and honorary member of the Tri-Cities werewolf pack. When the pack stumbles upon the buried bones of numerous dead children, she shapeshifts into a mystery of the legendary fae - a mystery that draws Mercy's stepdaughter Jesse into the fray! The supernatural romance series Mercy Thompson continues in this all-new, original story by New York Times bestselling author, Patricia Briggs, exclusively created for the comic book medium! Collects the six-issue Mercy Thompson comic book series from 2014-2015, a story set in official continuity.
My Review: Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley. I don't often bother with graphic novels in electronic form as it means having to sit in front of my laptop to read them but I couldn't resist this one. I have loved the character Mercy Thompson since her first book. I like the mixture of paranormal creatures that inhabit her world and the way Patricia Briggs makes it all seem so realistic and ordinary to live with werewolves, vampires, and fae in the same town. So, you are asking, what about the graphic novel? My answer is go and buy it if you like stunning artwork that is detailed and interesting and married to yet another great story from Patricia. What appealed to me most is the way the artists managed to make the character look just as I imagined them from the descriptions in the books.
p.s. Unfortunately for you all, unless you are into pre-ordering, you will have to wait until 30th June to buy it.