Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick and Thomas Taylor (Graphic Novel Mini Review)

Orphaned, monster hunter Scarlett Hart and her guardians (butler Napoleon and his wife) are living bounty to bounty. Trying to follow in her storied parents’ footsteps, Scarlett tracks zombie, devil hound, and ghost… but one man is trying to take her out and expose her as too young to be on the hunt. Slowly the reasons for Count Stankovic’s hate become clear, and Scarlett will have to fight her way past this and multiple Tentacles of Evil.

This is a quick read with fun steampunk elements and monsters of all shapes of gory attacks. Although the set-up is a bit overdone, I think the character of Scarlett has a good edge and some memorable lines. Cool weapons and gadgets add to the excitement.

One thing made me do the head tilt and the ‘huh.’ There were multiple references and pictures of beer… at one point Napoleon asks Scarlett to do him a favor and pour him a beer when she gets home. And if I remember correctly, ‘a large one!’

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