Estranged

Estranged

Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, with fae powers that make him different from everyone else?even his unwitting parents and older sister, Alexis. The Childe lives among the fae in the World Below, where being human makes him an oddity at the royal palace, and where his only friend is a wax golem name Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, with fae po...

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Author:Ethan M. Aldridge
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  • Erin
    Mar 26, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

  • R. G. Nairam
    Jan 13, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...

    Estranged has absolutely gorgeous artwork; the style and details are incredible. Often, I just stared at the art instead of continuing the story because of how intricate it all is. The artwork is definitely one of the best parts of this graphic novel, however, the storyline and charact...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. ? The story was such a creative idea. ? I haven?t read fantasy in a while and I loved reading about the magic of the place in this book. This read was perfect for me, I love reads that aren?t too long but also not too short. This book too...

    Edmund has lived his whole life in the care of his human family. The Childe has lived his whole life in the care of his fae family. Then one day, trouble descends upon the court, and for the first time the two must meet. This is a tale of a changeling and the human boy who were swapped...

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a story about 2 boys. 1 is Fae and the other is a human. The sorceress Hawthorne takes his parents away and takes over the World Below, so the Childe must find the changeling who replaced him in the human world. When the Childe finds E...

    As one who doesn?t read graphic novels very frequently, I rather enjoyed Estranged by Ethan Aldrige. Both the detailed artwork and the wonderful dialogue made this novel very easy to read alongside young children. Aldridge takes common folk lore and brings it into a modern world. ...

    This was a super cute, fast-paced, well illustrated graphic. I loved the art & the idea! I did feel the world could have been developed more, but that would have required the graphic to be a series, so I grasp why it wasn?t. However, I definitely felt i wanted more - which can on...

    I loved this! I really don?t read a ton of graphic novels but I saw the cover, liked the art style and was intrigued. This is true for the entire novel, great art that sucks you in. The concept was neat and I really liked the entire cast of characters. A fun adventure and escape. I r...

    This was a quick read that really sucked me in. I can't wait to share it with my kids, and I'll definitely be checking out the sequel. I am always here for changelings and golems and dragons and whatnot. ...

    Beautiful art and fun world, and I loved the older sister. The story and the themes (especially when it can be related to adopted children) are a bit more strained. ...

  • ashley (saidthestory)
    Aug 05, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...

    Estranged has absolutely gorgeous artwork; the style and details are incredible. Often, I just stared at the art instead of continuing the story because of how intricate it all is. The artwork is definitely one of the best parts of this graphic novel, however, the storyline and charact...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. ? The story was such a creative idea. ? I haven?t read fantasy in a while and I loved reading about the magic of the place in this book. This read was perfect for me, I love reads that aren?t too long but also not too short. This book too...

    Edmund has lived his whole life in the care of his human family. The Childe has lived his whole life in the care of his fae family. Then one day, trouble descends upon the court, and for the first time the two must meet. This is a tale of a changeling and the human boy who were swapped...

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a story about 2 boys. 1 is Fae and the other is a human. The sorceress Hawthorne takes his parents away and takes over the World Below, so the Childe must find the changeling who replaced him in the human world. When the Childe finds E...

    As one who doesn?t read graphic novels very frequently, I rather enjoyed Estranged by Ethan Aldrige. Both the detailed artwork and the wonderful dialogue made this novel very easy to read alongside young children. Aldridge takes common folk lore and brings it into a modern world. ...

    This was a super cute, fast-paced, well illustrated graphic. I loved the art & the idea! I did feel the world could have been developed more, but that would have required the graphic to be a series, so I grasp why it wasn?t. However, I definitely felt i wanted more - which can on...

  • Tyler
    Feb 13, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

  • Jen Appell
    Jan 18, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

  • Rachel
    Sep 26, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

  • Heidi The Reader
    May 06, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

  • Michelle
    Sep 19, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

  • Beth
    Mar 08, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

  • Ally
    Mar 22, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...

  • Joshua
    Oct 04, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...

    Estranged has absolutely gorgeous artwork; the style and details are incredible. Often, I just stared at the art instead of continuing the story because of how intricate it all is. The artwork is definitely one of the best parts of this graphic novel, however, the storyline and charact...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. ? The story was such a creative idea. ? I haven?t read fantasy in a while and I loved reading about the magic of the place in this book. This read was perfect for me, I love reads that aren?t too long but also not too short. This book too...

    Edmund has lived his whole life in the care of his human family. The Childe has lived his whole life in the care of his fae family. Then one day, trouble descends upon the court, and for the first time the two must meet. This is a tale of a changeling and the human boy who were swapped...

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a story about 2 boys. 1 is Fae and the other is a human. The sorceress Hawthorne takes his parents away and takes over the World Below, so the Childe must find the changeling who replaced him in the human world. When the Childe finds E...

    As one who doesn?t read graphic novels very frequently, I rather enjoyed Estranged by Ethan Aldrige. Both the detailed artwork and the wonderful dialogue made this novel very easy to read alongside young children. Aldridge takes common folk lore and brings it into a modern world. ...

    This was a super cute, fast-paced, well illustrated graphic. I loved the art & the idea! I did feel the world could have been developed more, but that would have required the graphic to be a series, so I grasp why it wasn?t. However, I definitely felt i wanted more - which can on...

    I loved this! I really don?t read a ton of graphic novels but I saw the cover, liked the art style and was intrigued. This is true for the entire novel, great art that sucks you in. The concept was neat and I really liked the entire cast of characters. A fun adventure and escape. I r...

  • Joel
    Nov 02, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

  • Rachel
    Nov 08, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...

    Estranged has absolutely gorgeous artwork; the style and details are incredible. Often, I just stared at the art instead of continuing the story because of how intricate it all is. The artwork is definitely one of the best parts of this graphic novel, however, the storyline and charact...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. ? The story was such a creative idea. ? I haven?t read fantasy in a while and I loved reading about the magic of the place in this book. This read was perfect for me, I love reads that aren?t too long but also not too short. This book too...

    Edmund has lived his whole life in the care of his human family. The Childe has lived his whole life in the care of his fae family. Then one day, trouble descends upon the court, and for the first time the two must meet. This is a tale of a changeling and the human boy who were swapped...

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a story about 2 boys. 1 is Fae and the other is a human. The sorceress Hawthorne takes his parents away and takes over the World Below, so the Childe must find the changeling who replaced him in the human world. When the Childe finds E...

    As one who doesn?t read graphic novels very frequently, I rather enjoyed Estranged by Ethan Aldrige. Both the detailed artwork and the wonderful dialogue made this novel very easy to read alongside young children. Aldridge takes common folk lore and brings it into a modern world. ...

    This was a super cute, fast-paced, well illustrated graphic. I loved the art & the idea! I did feel the world could have been developed more, but that would have required the graphic to be a series, so I grasp why it wasn?t. However, I definitely felt i wanted more - which can on...

    I loved this! I really don?t read a ton of graphic novels but I saw the cover, liked the art style and was intrigued. This is true for the entire novel, great art that sucks you in. The concept was neat and I really liked the entire cast of characters. A fun adventure and escape. I r...

    This was a quick read that really sucked me in. I can't wait to share it with my kids, and I'll definitely be checking out the sequel. I am always here for changelings and golems and dragons and whatnot. ...

  • Henna
    Feb 19, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...

    Estranged has absolutely gorgeous artwork; the style and details are incredible. Often, I just stared at the art instead of continuing the story because of how intricate it all is. The artwork is definitely one of the best parts of this graphic novel, however, the storyline and charact...

  • laureneliza
    Aug 16, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

  • Connor
    Mar 04, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

  • Rachel
    Apr 07, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...

    Estranged has absolutely gorgeous artwork; the style and details are incredible. Often, I just stared at the art instead of continuing the story because of how intricate it all is. The artwork is definitely one of the best parts of this graphic novel, however, the storyline and charact...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. ? The story was such a creative idea. ? I haven?t read fantasy in a while and I loved reading about the magic of the place in this book. This read was perfect for me, I love reads that aren?t too long but also not too short. This book too...

    Edmund has lived his whole life in the care of his human family. The Childe has lived his whole life in the care of his fae family. Then one day, trouble descends upon the court, and for the first time the two must meet. This is a tale of a changeling and the human boy who were swapped...

  • Marie the Librarian
    Jun 17, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

  • Cori Reed
    Sep 20, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

  • High Plains Library District
    Aug 25, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...

    Estranged has absolutely gorgeous artwork; the style and details are incredible. Often, I just stared at the art instead of continuing the story because of how intricate it all is. The artwork is definitely one of the best parts of this graphic novel, however, the storyline and charact...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. ? The story was such a creative idea. ? I haven?t read fantasy in a while and I loved reading about the magic of the place in this book. This read was perfect for me, I love reads that aren?t too long but also not too short. This book too...

    Edmund has lived his whole life in the care of his human family. The Childe has lived his whole life in the care of his fae family. Then one day, trouble descends upon the court, and for the first time the two must meet. This is a tale of a changeling and the human boy who were swapped...

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a story about 2 boys. 1 is Fae and the other is a human. The sorceress Hawthorne takes his parents away and takes over the World Below, so the Childe must find the changeling who replaced him in the human world. When the Childe finds E...

    As one who doesn?t read graphic novels very frequently, I rather enjoyed Estranged by Ethan Aldrige. Both the detailed artwork and the wonderful dialogue made this novel very easy to read alongside young children. Aldridge takes common folk lore and brings it into a modern world. ...

  • Vanessa
    Dec 23, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

  • Laura Henry
    Aug 08, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...

    Estranged has absolutely gorgeous artwork; the style and details are incredible. Often, I just stared at the art instead of continuing the story because of how intricate it all is. The artwork is definitely one of the best parts of this graphic novel, however, the storyline and charact...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. ? The story was such a creative idea. ? I haven?t read fantasy in a while and I loved reading about the magic of the place in this book. This read was perfect for me, I love reads that aren?t too long but also not too short. This book too...

    Edmund has lived his whole life in the care of his human family. The Childe has lived his whole life in the care of his fae family. Then one day, trouble descends upon the court, and for the first time the two must meet. This is a tale of a changeling and the human boy who were swapped...

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a story about 2 boys. 1 is Fae and the other is a human. The sorceress Hawthorne takes his parents away and takes over the World Below, so the Childe must find the changeling who replaced him in the human world. When the Childe finds E...

    As one who doesn?t read graphic novels very frequently, I rather enjoyed Estranged by Ethan Aldrige. Both the detailed artwork and the wonderful dialogue made this novel very easy to read alongside young children. Aldridge takes common folk lore and brings it into a modern world. ...

    This was a super cute, fast-paced, well illustrated graphic. I loved the art & the idea! I did feel the world could have been developed more, but that would have required the graphic to be a series, so I grasp why it wasn?t. However, I definitely felt i wanted more - which can on...

    I loved this! I really don?t read a ton of graphic novels but I saw the cover, liked the art style and was intrigued. This is true for the entire novel, great art that sucks you in. The concept was neat and I really liked the entire cast of characters. A fun adventure and escape. I r...

    This was a quick read that really sucked me in. I can't wait to share it with my kids, and I'll definitely be checking out the sequel. I am always here for changelings and golems and dragons and whatnot. ...

    Beautiful art and fun world, and I loved the older sister. The story and the themes (especially when it can be related to adopted children) are a bit more strained. ...

    I?m in love with this story and I need more. This is such a beautiful tale with beautiful art. This is a story for anyone who has always felt out of place and dreamed of being brave. ...

  • Sandra
    Nov 29, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

  • Mar
    Apr 23, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

  • Cindy
    Aug 20, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

  • Bridgett Brown
    Aug 07, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...

    Estranged has absolutely gorgeous artwork; the style and details are incredible. Often, I just stared at the art instead of continuing the story because of how intricate it all is. The artwork is definitely one of the best parts of this graphic novel, however, the storyline and charact...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. ? The story was such a creative idea. ? I haven?t read fantasy in a while and I loved reading about the magic of the place in this book. This read was perfect for me, I love reads that aren?t too long but also not too short. This book too...

    Edmund has lived his whole life in the care of his human family. The Childe has lived his whole life in the care of his fae family. Then one day, trouble descends upon the court, and for the first time the two must meet. This is a tale of a changeling and the human boy who were swapped...

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a story about 2 boys. 1 is Fae and the other is a human. The sorceress Hawthorne takes his parents away and takes over the World Below, so the Childe must find the changeling who replaced him in the human world. When the Childe finds E...

  • Laura
    Oct 24, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

  • F.D. Gross
    Feb 15, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

  • Alex
    Jul 31, 2018

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

  • Truebluedah ♪
    Jan 07, 2019

    A cute graphic novel for middle graders that features a changeling, his human counterpart, their human sister and a golem made out of wax. "There hasn't been a human in High Court in a century. That makes you special, doesn't it?" "Oh, they never let me forget that. It's always 'the...

    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...

    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...

    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...

    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...

    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...

    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...

    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...

    It was a bit confusing. And there was just something missing? ...

    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...

    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...

    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...

    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...

    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...

    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...

    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...

    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...

    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...

    Estranged has absolutely gorgeous artwork; the style and details are incredible. Often, I just stared at the art instead of continuing the story because of how intricate it all is. The artwork is definitely one of the best parts of this graphic novel, however, the storyline and charact...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. ? The story was such a creative idea. ? I haven?t read fantasy in a while and I loved reading about the magic of the place in this book. This read was perfect for me, I love reads that aren?t too long but also not too short. This book too...