Graphic Novel Review: Curses! Foiled Again

Graphic Novel Review: Curses! Foiled AgainCurses! Foiled Again by Jane Yolen
Series: Foiled #2
Published by First Second on January 8th 2013
Genres: Graphic Novel
Pages: 176

Aliera Carstairs is back. This time she's got her cousin—and best friend—Caroline in tow, and the stakes are higher than ever. The realm of Seelie, the fairy kingdom of which Aliera is the hereditary defender, is under attack, and only Aliera and Caroline can set things right. Caroline, fragile and wheelchair-bound, may seem like more of a liability than an asset, but Aliera knows there's more to her quiet cousin than meets the eye. Curses! Foiled Again is Jane Yolen at her best, reunited with her partner in crime, the fabulously talented illustrator Mike Cavallaro.

Reviewed: Foiled

Plot: Taking off where the first book left off, Aliera must save the fairy kingdom with the help of her cousin Caroline. I love watching her in action and the twists of the plot in the book were quite shocking and kept me reading right until the end. I fear I will have to wait too long to find out what is next for Aliera.

Characters: I just love Aliera, who is a bit of a stubborn girl, strong-minded but not without fault. Caroline is a fantastic character as well. Even though she is in a wheelchair, she is the brains of the two and assists Aliera in her adventure.

Graphics: Amazing! I love the full color, the way the characters are drawn and the fantasy elements spattered throughout. I love seeing the urban fantasy come to life in graphic novel format with such a talented illustrator.

Final Verdict: Curses! Foiled Again is a fantastic graphic novel and a series I will watching for. I love all things Jane Yolen and it is wondrous that she is writing a fantasy graphic novel on top of all her other projects.

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