I am in the mood for both something cheery and something with murder and horror. So I was delighted when I came across this graphic novel. The cover for sure promised something haunting and scary, and the blurb made the deal complete. I had to read this one.
In this one we read various short stories that are all pretty dang creepy/spooky/haunting. From Santa Compaña curses (don’t follow people is my advice in this one) to devils and having The Air. Murder and demons. I loved each story so much. They were intricately told and the art was just fantastic.
I love that next to the stories we also get some more explanations by the artist/writer on the stories. We learn more about the haunting things we saw in the story, find out they were tales old, beliefs people have, and more, and it made it all even more spooky and interesting. I definitely googled some things to get even more information when I was particularly hungry to know more. Like the Santa Compaña story. The artist/writer tells us plenty, but there is so much more to know about each of these stories.
Afterwards we get pictures and more information on Galicia.
The stories/the style reminded me very much of one of my favourite artists and horror teller: Emily Caroll. She has written some amazing things that bring goosebumps to your skin. After reading this book I am definitely hoping this isn’t the last we will see of Laura Suárez because I want more!
I would HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone. This was such a great read, spooky and haunting, just what I want!