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ARC Review: Enola Holmes: The Graphic Novels: #4-6 by Serena Blasco

Publication Date: December 6, 2022

Synopsis:

In Book 2 of the series, Enola is back on the case, deciphering clues and developing leads in each of three new mysteries. What she doesn’t know is that she, too, is being pursued—by her own brother! Once again, Sherlock Holmes’ brilliant, strong-willed younger sister takes center stage in this delightfully drawn graphic novel based on Nancy Springer’s bestselling mystery series.

London, 1889. A woman is being held prisoner while she awaits a forced marriage. Another has been kidnapped, and yet another disappears…

As Enola seeks to rescue the three women, her brother embarks on a quest of his own. When Sherlock receives a mysterious package, he knows he’ll need Enola’s help to decipher its meaning. In the end, the three Holmes siblings will have to work together to answer the question that started it all: What happened to their mother?
 
Book Two contains three engrossing mysteries: The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan, The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline, and The Case of Baker Street Station.

My Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This was delightful! I love the Enola Holmes adventures and this graphic novel compilation is an engaging and enjoyable way to experience them. I have not previously read the books this graphic novel is based on, but I had no difficulty following the story.

The artwork is gorgeous! the watercolor illustrations are free-flowing enough to give the pieces a sense of movement. The colors are vibrant and convey the emotion of each scene excellently, as well as the personality of the characters. Speaking of personality, each character is drawn in a way that makes them ooze personality. They are unique, distinct, and memorable, making the experience of reading even more fun. In many ways the characters remind me of those one might encounter in a Charles Dickens novel.

I love the way Enola runs circles around her brothers despite being only 14. She is inquisitive, has a brilliant mind, and is very resourceful. The story is a whirlwind where she leaves everyone in the dust as she rockets about solving mysteries. She gives Sherlock a run for his money.

I hope there will be more volumes of these Enola Holmes graphic novels because they are loads of fun and I would love to read more.

*Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing an e-arc for review.

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