Monday, June 12, 2017

[Graphic Novel Review] Tooth and Claw by Joshua Viola, Angie Hodapp & Carrie Vaughn

Tooth and Claw by Joshua Viola, Angie Hodapp & Carrie Vaughn
What a stunning graphic novel! If you haven't heard of this one yet, I highly recommend checking it out! Add it to your Goodreads TBR by clicking here.

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.

Book synopsis:
A huntress in a hostile land--armed only with bow, arrow, and the Mothers' guidance--learns she's not the jungle's most dangerous predator.

Attacked by a ferocious beast, she fights for her life... only to discover that true danger lies not in tooth and claw, but in failing to recognize herself in the heart of her enemy.




My thoughts:
First of all... this artwork. It is incredible! Each panel looks a bit like an oil paintings because the texture is very soft. The color palette is mainly natural colors with splashes of vibrance.

Tooth and Claw main character panel

The storyline was interesting and fast paced. I really loved that the story was carried mainly through the artwork, while the splashes of dialogue here and there supported the story.

The whole book was organized so wonderfully. I loved the way that the panels were broken up on the page in varying formats, and that each border of a panel wasn't clean cut.

And boy, I am a total sucker for when the artist includes sound bubbles for noises that are incorporated into the panel like this:

Tooth and Claw panel

The afterward by Carrie Vaughn was also very well written! It's a short essay about nature and man that makes readers question their own thoughts and feelings about their connection to the wild. 


My final thoughts:
I LOVED everything about this quick read! The artwork was incredible, the storyline was fast paced and intriguing, and I enjoyed the characters. I would have happily read many more pages! 

Five stars!

2 comments:

  1. I'm sold! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. Of course! I'd love to see your thoughts once you get your hands on it! :)

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