Gretel Graphic Novel Review

Gretel by Ben Meares
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 148 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:
Gretel’s story has been more nightmare than fairy tale ever since the tragic events of her childhood involving her brother and a maniacal witch. These events have left her cursed with a life that will span centuries.

After consuming the heart of a psychic witch, Gretel has been gifted the power of premonition. But when she has a psychic vision foretelling the end of the world, Gretel must open old wounds if she wants to try and prevent it from coming true.

Upon first glance, I naturally assumed this was just some other Hansel & Gretel storyAfter reading the graphic novel, I realized it is more than that. Gretel is some form of a retelling of the story we all know, but in the span of hundreds years in the past to present day with a mixture of various forms of magic and magical creatures. There’s a lot of narration between the time lines, but together, forms a pretty good story and we learn a lot of Gretel and her time spent throughout centuries. Although a little dark and a bit graphic, I really enjoyed the graphic novel and seeing all the details put into it. If anyone likes witches and retellings, this one might just be for them.

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