I've never actually read The Mortal Instruments all the way throu ...
I've never actually read The Mortal Instruments all the way through. Goodness, I didn't even make it through the entire first book in audiobook format even though I was enjoying it. I've failed this book even when I've really enjoyed it. However, I have finally managed to finish it in graphic novel format, and I can say that this might be my favorite version of it so far. To be honest, I can't confirm it kept the storyline in tact or compare it to how it was but from what I remember in the audiobook I read last summer, it kept a lot of the same information in it and just moved things a bit faster along than what the real story did. It did take out a few things but honestly not too much from what I can remember. The art was okay. There were some great images, but it wasn't quite perfect. Like, I never found some of the most attractive looking people supposedly all that attractive? I thought it was okay, but I didn't quite love it. The images of the Silent Brothers were some of my favorites. They were intensely done and quite cool to look at it. It was good, but I think it could have been greater. I did like the pacing of the story as well. Sometimes I do have a struggle with graphic novel format from the original story because it either rushes by the original novel's main points or doesn't go quick enough. This pacing was just right, and I felt like I was speeding by it at the right time. I thought it was brilliant. Overall, I definitely would recommend this graphic novel - whether you're a casual Mortal Instruments fan or if you're just trying it out. I think it had enough information that you would get it if you were just starting it off. I can't speak for true Mortal Instruments fans if it did the series right or not, but I did really enjoy it. It kept me enraptured. However, the art wasn't my favorite, but it was good enough. 4 crowns and an Ariel rating!
January 28, 2018