Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Graphic Novel Review - Rose Red (Fables, Book 15) by Bill Willingham (4.5/5 stars)

Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Size: 256 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: April 12, 2011
ISBN: 978-1401230005
Stand Alone or Series: 15th book in the Fables series
Source: Gift
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

This is the 15th installment in the Fables series. It was a great continuation of the story and did a good job of giving some background on Rose Red and Snow White as well as continuing the storyline of Mister Dark.

In this book we get to take a journey back into Snow White and Rose Red’s past and find out what exactly happened to make these two bitter towards each other. We also get to see the final showdown between Mister Dark and Frau Totenkinder.

This installment did a wonderful job of both giving some good back story and of moving the main storyline along. Rose Red is finally forced to face up to her past and get her butt out of bed and deal with how things are going at the Farm.

The battle between Mister Dark and Frau Totenkinder was fantastic and I really enjoyed reading/looking at it. A new potential baddie also enters the series in the form of the Nurse Sprat.

There are a lot of miscellaneous things going on in the background as well. Gepetto gets a new potential army, Beauty has her (very interesting) baby, and the North Wind finds out about his zephyr grandson.

The artwork was consistent with previous installments. It matched the tone of the story well and was easy to follow. I enjoyed it a lot.

Overall a great installment in this series. I loved that some of the plotlines from previous installments were summed up and others were expanded on. Loved the Rose Red/Snow White back story and I also really enjoyed the Mister Dark/Frau Totenkinder face off. I can’t wait to see what future installments in this series will hold.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- Graphic Novel Challenge
- Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge
- 150+ Books Reading Challenge
- TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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