Review: I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1 by Skottie Young

Once upon a time the was a girl named Gertrude who wished she could be taken away to an amazing world filled with magic and wonder.

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That was nearly thirty years ago. Gertrude, a forty year old woman, is now stuck in her eight year old’s body that’s been trapped in the magical world of Fairyland.

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Along with the help of a magical maggot (named Larrigon), she has to find the key to escape— but, of course, not without consequences and difficulties along their way out.

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This story had so many outstanding color pallets that flipping to the next page kept me on the edge of my seat.

Though, funnily enough, I wasn’t expecting this to be so violent, bloody and crude— Gertrude’s way of handling and escaping situations was pretty messy. But by the end of it, I found it to work pretty well within the setting of the story.

And as I mentioned difficulties along their way out, Queen Cloudia is looking for ways to get rid of Gertrude. Because, as she states, it’s been 27 years too long.

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Queens always keep their promises.

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With Happy in town, Gertrude has to hurry and find the key or else…

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Gertrude always keeps her word.

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Will she – with the help of a darker power – get her long beloved key and return home?

If you know Gertrude… not without some blood shed on the way out.

So to sum up, this volume was bloody, gory and at times funny—and those 3 attributes are always a great combination to have in a graphic novel.

Oh, and the last few pages made me super excited for the next volume! I NEED IT NOW.

3.5/5 stars

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