Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

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How to begin with a book like this?

Would it turn you off if I told you it was dark and a little creepy?
A bit unsettling?
Weird and wonderful at the same time?

A delightfully eerie collection of illustrations that illuminate the unnerving stories. The use of colours, of darks and blacks and greys and startlingly vibrant reds. Her use of lettering which has a haunting handwritten quality, makes me feel like I’m reading a diary full of secrets.

Emily Carroll makes use of our fears of the dark, of the unknown to such great effect. Though the Woods was such a gorgeous vivid creepy read.

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