48 Hour Book Challenge: Update 2

6-6:15PM: Caught up on e-mail
6:15-7PM: Dinner
7-7:23PM: Reading Hatter M
7:23-7:27: Helped sister with math problem
7:27-8:15 Reading Hatter M - FINISHED
8:15-8:35: Blogging and mini-review

New totals:
Time: 5 hours 46 minutes
Books: 2: Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, Hatter M by Frank Beddor
Pages: 468

Mini-review of Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars Volume One by Frank Beddor and Liz Cavalier:

All-in-all, this was a pretty decent graphic novel. I appreciated Beddor's dark take on Alice in Wonderland, but don't think the story or characters were particularly well-developed (just not flushed out, as opposed to his full-length novels). Perhaps it's because of the length (only 145 pages), but I felt like more could have happened over over the course of the book. While the graphics were absolutely gorgeous, I felt as if something was missing there, too. And by something, I'm thinking diversity of images and panelling and such. Still, Hatter M really sucks the reader in and, because of the total cliffhanger ending, leaves you hooked and ready for the next volume. I'd say 6 out of 10.

Next up: Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey

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