Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents footstepseven if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says shes too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett wont back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, shes on the case.With her parents archrival, Count Stankovic, ratting her out to T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. and taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, its 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 Philosophers Stone) to create a rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains, and introducing the worlds toughest monster hunterScarlett Hart!...
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Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter Reviews
There were things I certainly appreciated about this one: the panels were big enough and illustrated clearly enough that following the action scenes was very easy, which was great. The monsters were cool. I liked the dynamic between Scarlett and her adults. The bad guy was disappointingly shallow (the reason why he has it in for Scarlett reminds me of all of those "incels" running around, who get "humiliated" when women say no. So, maybe, for me, it was a little too realistic in a way I don't wa ...more
(Review originally written for NetGalley) A fun setting with an adorably precocious protagonist (although certain statements suggest she may be older than I thought). Recommended for older children (grades 4-5 and middle school)as the monster fighting is somewhat violent and the main character utilizes a variety of weapons, including, at one point, a pistol. Occasionally the action is somewhat hard to follow, but overall the artwork is well thought out, and keeps the tone from getting too dark, ...more
This strikes me as a fun read, and possibly series, for younger (probably middle school) readers.
What caught my attention about Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter were the names of the author and illustrator. Both I've heard of so I decided to give this graphic novel a try. Besides, who doesn't fancy a little monster hunting action? ;)
I enjoyed the illustrations but the storyline felt disjointed at times. I sometimes found myself struggling to connect how one panel jumped to the next. The transitions just didn't feel very smooth. This ties together with some confusion regarding the story. Though ...more
I'd read more of this book if it became a series since I liked the storyline even though I'd like further development and I'm always a fan of a yarn featuring a kick-ass female protagonist. Although Scarlett Hart misses her famed monster-hunting parents, she is clearly loved by her butler and crime-fighting partner, Napoleon White and his wife. But their economic situation is precarious, and she earns money by fighting the monsters that plague the area. She's good at what she does, but she's als ...more
I'm so so sorry, but as much as the cover and write up had me looking forward to this book I simply could not deal. As a somewhat new fan of graphic novels, I may be far more picky than those who have been into this genre/style for awhile now. Not only do I require a good storyline to follows I also need to be visually stimulated and engaged by the artwork. And I'm sorry to say I could not stand the illustrations in Scarlett Hart Monster Hunter. The book felt like it had been comprised by some o ...more
I really enjoyed this one. I read it in one sitting.
Really, the only thing that would make it better is more background. More background on the world filled with monsters. More background on the characters. I don’t even know the main character that well. However, I loved her. Young girl fighting monsters, despite fears, underage laws, and bad guys? Yes, I’m in.
On the other hand, it felt like I was kinda reading a comic book, versus a graphic novel. A comic book actually designed for girls. Sca ...more
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with this ARC for my unbiased review.
The story was too disjointed and the dialogue was way to forced…fake…wrong? The dialogue felt forced, the way the characters interacted was superficial and I didn’t feel any connection with them. I guess since I am used to reading manga’s and the character development takes time (sometimes several chapters/books), so I was surprised that this story didn’t really focus on any of that. I couldn’t even finish reading the stor ...more