Title: Locke & Key Vol 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
Author: Joe Hill
Series: Locke & Key
Pages: 168 pages
Source: Borrowed from Library
My Rating: 5 stars
Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. Home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all…
First I just want to address the format change. This isn’t here to stay. I’m currently loving my mini reviews format but I buddy read this book and I am trying to get my review up as soon as possible which is why I have brought the old format back for this one.
Now for the actual review. I buddy read this book with Jonny from Jaunts & Haunts (the link will take you to his review). He watched the adaptation of it before reading it and I have been wanting to read it so I could watch the adaptation so I was excited when he suggested this for our next buddy read.
This is the first book I have read by Joe Hill and it definitely won’t be my last. When I read graphic novels I can sometimes feel like I’m missing some of the story but that wasn’t the case with this one. The author sucked me in immediately. I never felt like I needed more information.
It was easy to distinguish between each of the characters. None of them felt similar and they were all fleshed out. Right from the beginning I was attached to the characters and felt for them. Hill just has a way with words. The illustrations were amazing and they depicted the story perfectly. The story as well as the illustrations was a little gruesome but it wasn’t overly done.
Overall I really loved this and can’t wait to continue on with the next one very soon.