The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi is an absolutely adorable graphic novel. I loved the artwork so much, and the storyline was so intriguing. I cannot wait to get my hands on book two!
My Thoughts on The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
Whenever I see graphic novels marked as “Middle Grade,” I’m a bit hesitant. I’ve read a number that were really awesome, while others were lacking. In this case, I absolutely loved the book! And while marked as MG, there were many illustrations that were very creepy, which, of course, I really enjoyed!
The prologue sets the story up wonderfully. Then we just dive in to the main storyline, which follows the trope of loss and a new start in an old creepy house. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m a total sucker for this trope!
I really enjoyed the characters! Their dialogue was so realistic, they were well developed, and their facial expressions during certain events were perfect!
The elements of fantasy and the paranormal were wonderfully done. I also really enjoyed the elements of humor that were scattered throughout. That mixed with the captivating storyline and perfect pacing made this a great read.
And the artwork… it was just stunning! I loved it so much! Check out this example:
My Final Thoughts on The Stonekeeper
I really enjoyed this book from cover to cover! I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.
I would definitely recommend this to graphic novel fans than enjoy lighter stories with a dash of fantasy.
Thanks for reading!