Author: Ethan M. Aldridge
Series: Estranged #1
Age: Young Adult
Genres: Fantasy, Graphic Novel
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
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Rising star author-illustrator Ethan M. Aldridge delivers a fantasy adventure with all the makings of a classic. Illustrated with over two-hundred pages of watercolor paintings, this epic graphic novel is perfect for fans of Amulet.
Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, his fae powers hidden from his unsuspecting parents and his older sister, Alexis. The Childe lives among the fae in the World Below, where being a human makes him a curiosity at the royal palace.
But when the cruel sorceress Hawthorne seizes the throne, the Childe and Edmund must unite on a dangerous quest to save both worlds—even if they’re not sure which world they belong to.
Such a great read. I loved the illustrations within the book and the story itself was amazing. The Childe is a strong kid who has dealt with the craziness of the faes. He may have been a human, but he handled himself against the fae and their wicked ways. He carried a lot about the World Below and the World Above. He definitely felt out of place and missed what his life could have been in the World Above, but he didn't let it drag him down.
Edmund was a complete coward to me for most of the book. He has insane powers but since he lives in the human world he feels terrible using them. I feel like being in the World Below helped him come into his real self. Learning his real name was awesome as well and because it matched his powers.
Alexis was the BEST sister ever. Her love for her brother was amazing. As an older sister to four younger siblings I could definitely connect with her loving her brother and wanting to help. Whick was an awesome friend. First off I loved that he was literally a candle -- so cute! He was best-friend type of goals.
That ending was amazing and left me wanting to know how things worked out for Edmund and Cinder Can't wait to continue on with them in the second graphic novel, The Changeling King.
About the Author
Ethan was raised in a small town in Utah. Growing up, Ethan’s favorite things to draw were monsters and whatever dinosaur he liked that week. He now does more or less the same thing for a living. Ethan lives in New York City with his husband, Matthew, and their dog, Kitsune.
Ethan has had the pleasure to create work for HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House, and EA Games.
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