I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick, Thomas Taylor
Genres: Graphic Novel, Middle Grade, Paranormal
Published by First Second on April 3rd 2018
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Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ footsteps—even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won’t back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, she’s on the case.
With her parent’s archrival, Count Stankovic, ratting her out to T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. and taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, it’s getting hard for Scarlett to do what she was born to do. And when more monsters start mysteriously manifesting than ever before, Scarlett knows she has to get to the bottom of it and save the city... whatever the danger!
In his first adventure for middle-grade readers, acclaimed YA author Marcus Sedgwick teams up with Thomas Taylor (illustrator of the original edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) to create a rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains, and introducing the world’s toughest monster hunter—Scarlett Hart!
Here is what I thought
Scarlett Hart is a young girl who hunts monsters, but by law she is not old enough and could get in a lot of trouble if caught. Her parents were monster hunters and they died hunting them and she is determined to keep the tradition alive by hunting them. She lives with the Whites and Napoleon goes with her on these hunts to try and keep her safe but he also turns in those they fine since she can’t.
The Count is a long time rival who wants nothing more than to see Scarlett Hart in trouble for underage hunting, but he has a bigger agenda that just seeing her out of the way. Soo Scarlett finds out what is going on and must try and stop him no matter the cost.
I like Scarlett as she is very brave and doesn’t seem to fear much and she is very determined. I also like The Whites as they are really cool and even though they want her to stay safe they know she is just like her parents and wouldn’t change any of it. So they help her the best they can.
I thought the illustrations were pretty cool as well. I am no expert on these stuff but I do know if I can read it on my phone and still be able to see the lettering, etc really good then I think someone did a good job. 🙂
Great for young readers and adults if you like reading graphic novels and things about creatures.