Writer: Mariah McCourt
Illustrator: Aaron Alexovich
Genre: Middle Grade
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Goodreads Synopsis: Crimson Volania Mulch has a problem; she just woke up in a crypt and, besides her name, has no idea of who, where, or what she is. Welcome to the Cemetery of Assumptions, a vast landscape of stones, mausoleums, and secrets. Home to monsters and mayhem, it may also hold the answers to her unknown parentage.Crimson is a resourceful patchwork girl and determined to find them. Along the way, she meets the mysterious Wisteria, who has a tendency to change and a witch named Parameter whose spells tend to go awry. And two boys, Simon and Quinton, who make her feel something besides lost and confused. She must battle ghosts, zombies, and monsters in order to learn where she came from and who her real “mother” is. But will she do it alone, or will she have help from her new friends and unexpected crushes?
Stitched was a cute read, with a little bit of spookiness added. I loved the characters that were introduced and how they all found a way to each other. Crimson is the main character that makes you wish she could just have it all already without having to go searching for it. I mean really, their little kids running around all alone.
I enjoyed the different settings and the illustrated pages that showed us every part of the Cemetery of Assumptions. The colors added made it so bright and colorful, bringing an even more vibrant and fun atmosphere. The characters moved from one setting to the next showing all around their undead neighborhood.
There was some missing information, that is probably being left for the next issue, but it made it harder to completely love this novel. There was nothing really given to the reader as to what happened to Crimson, how she can only remember her name, everything was kept hidden. It was one of the main things that just irked me a tiny bit.
Even though that part of it didn’t make me a fully happy reader, the other parts of it made me forget that for just a little. I give that all to the characters because they really did make this graphic novel. I loved the pet also that Crimson gets from a mysterious unknown person and that it meant she would never be alone. All of it was enough to pick up the next issue once it’s out.
***I received this copy from Charmz via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***