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Hide: The Graphic Novel

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It's another great adaptation of a book. So well done. Art is wonderful. The story is still there. Stay very true to it. Well Done.

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The graphic novel adaptation of the narrative was much more enjoyable to me than the novel Hide, which was published the previous year. The pictures, in my opinion, were excellent, and it helped clarify more of what was happening.

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When Hide was published as a novel I remember being interested, but I had heard varying reviews on the plot. After reading the graphic novel version, I think this is the perfect medium for the story. The art was beautiful, and because there were so many characters (a couple with the same name for some reason) being able to see them made it easier to keep track of who was who. The plot was sinister. A reality show with fame and money on the line is enough for me but the twist added that extra something that made it unique enough to stand out.

I’m very happy the first time I read this story was via the graphic novel version! It was a lot of fun.

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This was a very cool premise that took a twist I didn't expect. Very creepy idea to basically make people think they are competing in a reality show when something much more sinister is at play. I really liked how the story was laid out and that we got into each characters head with it. Would love to know more about this universe. Another great book from Kiersten White (also can we get the And I darken series as graphic novels? because they'd be so good)

Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an arc for an honest review.

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What could have been a sprightly teen horror comic turns into a plod, as fourteen random-seeming kids get invited to a sketchy-and-then-some abandoned theme park, to get involved in what seems a test run of a hide-and-seek reality game show. It's not of course, and they're nothing like as random as first appears. Initial focus is strongly on Mack, who has a darkness in her past (of course) but when some of the characters are found and eliminated, and the cast list turned into something more manageable, we can just about empathise with some of the other characters – nowhere near enough of them, mind. Presented quite well, it just seems to have been slavishly reverential to the prose novel source – ultimately it's not bad but never once justifies its running length.

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I mean, how could I give the comic adaptation a worse rating than the original novel, when the artist illustrated the entire cast <i>and</i> an amusement park setting on top of ererything? This was highly impressive (reading Scott McClouds "Understanding Comics" right around the same time seriously changed my perspective on the craft). I respect comic creators more than I respect my own parents.

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Thank you, Netgalley and Ten Speed Press, for a review copy of this book! The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

Let's start with a disclaimer: I have not read the actual novel. I have only read The Genevieve Deception by the author. This graphic novel version caught my eye because of the theme and the description. I also didn't read other reviews.
With that being said, I have to say I loved the illustrations and the overall idea of the book. However, the ending was a bit disappointing. While horror is not always realistic, the way this story progressed at the end didn't make much sense to me. It was just an OK graphic novel for me. My favorite part were the illustrations.

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I've read a few others from Kiersten White and really enjoyed them.
I had been wanting to read this novel, but didn't really have the brain space so a graphic novel version was perfect. Unfortunately, I can't comment on how well it follows the OG.
I loved this concept. It was a little slow to get into at first with all the getting to know you and different characters.
However, once it gets going, it's hard to put down.
Highly recommend.
**Digital review copy provided by NetGalley and the publisher**

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The artwork was gorgeous and I was compelled enough by the quick pacing of the latter half of the book to finish it. However, the overwhelming amount of characters at the beginning and the convoluted back story (that was relayed via long diary pages) was annoying enough to knock it down a few stars for me.

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Thanks so much to Ten Speed Press and NetGalley for access to a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review!

Before the Hide graphic novel, I was already a devout fan of Kiersten White's adult horror novels. Hide was a favorite read of mine for 2022, and Mister Magic was a massive favorite for last year, 2023. So I knew going in that I was already in love with the story and was so, so excited to see the art style and how this story I love so much translated into a visual medium. And as far as the art is concerned, it was *incredible*. The characters were all so well depicted and most of them looked exactly the way that I pictured them when I was first reading the book. And most of the story came through perfectly, but I will say that switching from Kiersten White's beautiful, hauntingly descriptive prose to a story mainly told through visuals lost a bit of the more horror-centric feel of the story for me. So much of the internal struggles of the characters didn't end up coming through because there was so little room in the art to get it across, and this led to the deaths of characters not hitting in the same way that they do in the full novel. However, I was still stunned by the story even in this format and loved every second of getting back into the action with some of my favorite characters. I'm now desperately hoping that Mister Magic ends up getting the same treatment!

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When you are reading a thrilling book you can create your own images in your head,
The advantage with this book is you get to have amazing illustrations along with the terror. I had a lot of fun with this. Its my first book by Kiersten and it makes me want to explore more of her stories.

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I first read Hide in its original novel format when it was first released. I liked it well enough but found some of the story lacking - perhaps this was because of the original format. I definitely could envision Instead its potential in a visual medium, such as a film, mini-series, or, as it turns out, a graphic novel.

The graphic novel format enhances the storytelling in ways that the traditional book did not. The diverse array of characters, which may have felt somewhat indistinguishable in the written version, now comes to life with vivid clarity through the artistic renderings. Credit to the artist for skillfully differentiating even the most similar characters, making the narrative more accessible and engaging.

The theme park setting and its concealed secrets, which may have been challenging to fully appreciate in the original novel (though the end pages in the original were amazing), take on a whole new level of fun in this graphic novel adaptation. The visual elements amplify the enjoyment of exploring the mysterious park and its hidden intricacies.

Revisiting this story in graphic novel form was an absolute delight, and I wholeheartedly recommend grabbing a copy for your summer horror reading. Whether you've read the initial novel or not, this adaptation proves to be a brilliantly executed, enjoyable, and faithful rendition. I liked it a lot, and it's a fantastic addition to your graphic novel collection.

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I never read Hide the novel, and so I didn't know exactly what I was in for. It took me a minute to become oriented, the third person omniscient narrator was a little distracting, but once I did I was able to read this book quickly. This is a story that feels really nicely suited for visual media - the art brings the setting to life. The story reminded me of Cabin in the Woods in a good way, and was filled with a sense of dread. For adult or teen horror readers, this is a lot of fun.

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I haven't read the novel this is adapted from yet, but I think this stands well on it's own. It follows some tropes but is done well. It's part Hunger Games, part And Then There Were None. It's about 14 twenty somethings invited to a defunct amusement park. They are playing Hide and Seek and then the winner collects 50 grand. Of course, that's not the real story at all. The Fish's artwork works very well.

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I feel bad for this rating but I didn't enjoy this graphic novel. The only thing that amused me was the beautiful graphics, the story itself wasn't for me.

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Veronica Fish's art is a total game-changer. The full-color illustrations breathe life into this chilling tale. The abandoned amusement park setting? Nailed it. The characters? Distinct and emotive. It's like a horror movie on paper, but in the best way possible.

The story kicks off with a deceptively simple $50,000 prize challenge – hide in the amusement park for a week without getting caught. Easy, right? Wrong. People start disappearing, and suddenly it's a survival game with unexpected twists and turns.

Mack, our fearless protagonist, steals the show. Her struggles and determination are palpable thanks to Fish's artwork. And the realization that unity is key for survival adds a cool layer to the whole plot.

The pacing is spot-on, keeping the adrenaline pumping. Each page draws you in deeper, making it hard to put down. If you're into suspense, horror, and killer graphic novels, "Hide" is a must-read.

Thanks for the wild ride!

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I really enjoyed this novel when it came out and this graphic version did it justice. I liked that the pages of the journal where put in as well. The amount of gore was small but felt appropriate for the book.




Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC and the publisher for a finished copy!

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Hide was one of my favourite reads in 2022 and I had high expectations for this.

It didn’t quite hit the mark for me in graphic novel form, but I still stand by my point that I think this would make an incredible TV show or movie.

The storyline is *chefs kiss* and is still one of the only thriller/horror books that I think about on a regular basis.

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An excellent adaptation of the novel. The art relied on realism and moody watercolor -like backgrounds.
The only downside is where the horror is described in the novel, but graphic novel must show, which lessens the impact. A great Greek myth reimagining!

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Absolutely awesome. I loved the book, and the graphic novel is just as amazing. I adore everything by this author. If you're a fan, grab this. If not, you'll be a fan after reading this.

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