Comics & Graphic Novel, Mystery

Enola Holmes: The Graphic Novels By Nancy Springer-Illustrations by Serena Blasco

I have watched the Enola Homes first season on Netflix and found it a mixed bag. The way the series was taken and the acting was all quite well done. I did not enjoy the portrayal of Mycroft because it felt extremely jarring from the original, and this was the main reason that I did not enjoy it as much as I could have.
This graphic novel is a collection of three stories set in the same world, and I was glad that there were two more stories because the first was a scene-by-scene match to the series. This last part is not a flaw exactly, just something most people should know going in. The art was fabulous, and that was the thing I relished the most about this book. The people and the surroundings are very vibrant and linger past the read.
I will not go into the details of the plot. If you have not heard of Enola Holmes yet, then all you need to know is that she is the much younger sister of Sherlock, whose mother tried to raise her as a feminist in the world they lived in then. It is not an easy world for someone like Enola, but the adventures and scrapes she gets into are entertaining to the reader.
This collection is not a complete one. Enola’s mother, who goes missing in the very beginning, is still missing by the end of it. That part of the story is not revealed. I believe there is a further collection which might wrap that part up.
My rating is more for the graphic novel part (i.e. the art) than the plotline. Although interesting, it is not much of a draw to me (I do not think the stories are bad, just not for me).
I am not sure what kind of audience I can recommend this to, so I leave it to the discerning reader of this review to decide based on all that I have said above.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.


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