Blog Tour: Piper by Jay Asher and, Jessica Freeburg, Illustrations by Jeff Stokely ~ Review



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October 24 – Love Is Not A Triangle – Review
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Piper

Paperback140 pages
Published October 31st 2017 
by Razorbill
Source: Paperback provided by the publisher
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Synopsis:

One girl's fairy-tale prince becomes her worst nightmare in this eerie graphic-novel retelling of the Pied Piper legend from Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why.
Bestselling author Jay Asher and co-author Jessica Freeburg brilliantly reimagine the classic Pied Piper legend as a powerful story about loneliness, love, and vengeance.

Long ago, in a small village in the middle of a deep, dark forest, there lived a lonely young girl named Maggie. Maggie is deaf and is shunned by her village because of this. Her only comfort comes from inventing stories and dreaming of one day finding her fairy-tale love.

When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true. Spellbound, Maggie falls for him and plunges headfirst into his magical world. But as she grows closer to the Piper, Maggie discovers that he has a dark side ... and an even darker past. Will the boy of Maggie's dreams end up being her worst nightmare?

Review:


Thank you Penguin Teen for sending me a copy of Piper for review. This in no way affected my opinion.


Piper was visually stunning and the story from the very beginning kept you wanting more. This is not a fairy-tale by any means but came off more like a folktale with a cautionary note to it. 

Both these main characters have been wronged and treated less then they should be. Maggie is deaf and treated very cruel and harsh to the point I wanted to cringe. This town was crooked and evil to the core and their greed and evil deeds blinded them to their humanity.

Certain subjects and seeing people miss treated are not always easy to digest but can help us learn and grow and self reflect who we are as a person. Even if it is just witnessing things in the world around us that seems wrong. Do we stand up and listen to that tiny voice inside us?

Piper was such a different graphic novel and one that should be added to your shelf.




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AUTHORS BIO
Jay Asher's debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, has regularly appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list during its first decade in print, selling over 2.5 million copies in the United States alone. The Future of Us, his second novel, was co-authored with Printz Honor winner Carolyn Mackler. His third novel, What Light, will be released in October 2016. His novels have been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives with his family in a California. Follow him @jayasherguy. 


Jessica Freeburg is the author of paranormal fiction (Living in Shadows) and narrative nonfiction works focused on creepy legends and dark moments in history including Monsters of the MidwestFight for Survival, and Collapse and Chaos. To blend her love of writing with her passion for history and the paranormal, Jessica founded Ghost Stories Ink, a group of authors, illustrators, and filmmakers who visit historic locations and perform paranormal investigations for creative inspiration. She also serves as the assistant regional advisor for the Minnesota Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Follow her @JessicaFreeburg.






ILLUSTRATOR BIO
Jeff Stokely is the co-creator and artist of Eisner-nominated comic series The Spire. He is the artist of acclaimed series Six-Gun Gorilla and Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches, The Reason For Dragons.

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