Thursday, January 26, 2017

I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After

I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After
author: Skottie Young
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2016
rating: 4
read at: 2017/01/26
date added: 2017/01/26
shelves: graphic-novels
The cover of 'I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After' by Skottie Young should be enough to clue you in to the contents. A grumpy looking little girl holding a large bloody axe is standing among a horde of colorful, but battered fairytale looking creatures. You are in for a bumpy ride if you expect sweetness and light here.

Gert has been stuck in Fairyland since she was six. The problem is she is now forty, but she still looks six. A constant barrage of sugar and sweetness and warped her personality. Witness as she shoots apart the first narrator of the story, the moon. This is a death with brains and eyeballs and viscera flying out, but this is not enough for Gert. She takes out the anthropomorphic stars as well. Gert is as sick of Fairyland as it is of her. She can leave if she finds the key to the door back to our world. The problem is that plans are afoot to try to keep her in Fairyland long enough to end her life.

It's violent, irreverent, and probably not something for most readers. I'm embarrassed to admit that I found it pretty funny in places. The over the top gore is pretty cartoonish, but Gert's attitude is pretty ugly. Let's call this one R-Rated and let you proceed at your own risk.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Image Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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