Halloween Girl: Charlotte's Web

Graphic Novel Review: Halloween Girl: Charlotte’s Web – Vol 2: Why Does It Have To Be Spiders?!

The adventure continues for angst-ridden, teen ghost, Charlotte Williams in Vol 2 of the Halloween Girl graphic novel series from Richard Wilson (read my interview with him – HERE). Based on characters that first appeared in ’The Halloween Girl’ film and its sister web series, ‘Under the Flowers’, Charlotte, alongside her supernatural ally, Poe, battles The Hollow for the soul of Crystal Springs  – and their own salvation. Halloween Girl: Charlotte’s Web gives us a taste of what this series will be like and I’m loving it!

Halloween Girl: Charlotte's Web

Official Book Synopsis 

Death is a lot of damned work’, thinks 18-year-old ghost, Charlotte Williams, as she braves the unsettled  world of the In-Between. It’s here that Charlotte finds the clues she desperately needs in her battle against diabolic, secret society, The Hollow (who took her life, and just happen to be trying to end the world!).

Returning to the ‘Bone Yard’ (aka Crystal Springs Cemetery), Charlotte meets up with her supernatural gal pal Poe, an acerbic goth who works with her to decipher the latest clues. Following a series of confrontations that continue to escalate the danger, Charlotte’s world is further rocked when The Hollow kidnap her young son, Luke. To get him back, Charlotte and Poe are forced to separate and confront their own dark pasts  – and maybe, just maybe, save the world.

Following the events of Vol 1, Charlotte awakens to find herself inside a giant spider’s web inside one of the Hollow’s subterranean prisons. Or is she really? The Hollow have a knack for zeroing in on a prisoner’s nightmares, breaking their spirit – and then harvesting their souls. Can Charlotte break free in time to save herself and the other prisoners – from a fate worse than death?

I read Halloween Girl Vol 1 last October, just before Halloween (read my review – HERE), so I was excited to continue this journey. From the get-go, Charlotte was someone I could relate to and someone who is a fighter and doesn’t give up easily. At the end, of Vol 1, Charlotte finds herself in a very “sticky situation and this is where we begin Vol 2. In Halloween Girl Charlotte’s Web, Charlotte is struggling with whether any of this is real or a test, but either way she needs to figure away out of it… even if it’s just in her head.

Halloween Girl: Charlotte's Web

 

What makes this series so fun is that it’s easy to follow and relatable. Charlotte is a lovable character, and you can’t wait to see where her journey takes you. If you love Halloween, horror, and all things spooky that’s an added bonus. The story and artwork reminds me of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. As I’ve mentioned before, the artwork from Stephen Mullan is one of the best parts about the series and really just brings it all together.

I’m excited to see what happens next in Vol 3, because we are left with a big of a cliff-hanger in Vol 2. Just when Charlotte thought she had out smarted The Hollow, they take it a step further… Halloween Girl Vol 3 will be out later this year, so stay tuned for updates!

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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