Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for this free digital copy in exchange for an honest review. This book is out 5/24!
I don’t know about you, but I hadn’t heard of Enola Holmes until Netflix adapted the first novel into a film starring Millie Bobby Brown. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and picked up the first novel in the series. It was a fun, quick read. When I saw this graphic novel collection on NetGalley, I knew I had to read it! As I knew this would be an adaptation, I did wait to read it until I had read the next two novels in Nancy Springer’s series to better compare.
This book includes the graphic novel versions for the first three Enola Holmes mysteries: The Case of the Missing Marquess, The Case of the Left-Handed Lady, and The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets. While this means the stories are somewhat abridged, as someone who has read the full stories, Blasco does an excellent job of choosing the perfect amount of information to tell the story without it feeling rushed. No loose ends are left for the reader and everything feels complete. Enola is a wonderful character and I love her independent spirit and her “war” with her older, brilliant, brothers…Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes. This collection is fun and at the end of each story it includes a notebook-style collection of details about each case.
The art in this collection is stunning! I absolutely loved the style and each page was so beautifully done. I can definitely see this being a favorite in my classroom and I can’t wait to order a copy! I recommend for younger readers, fans of graphic novels, and fans of middle-grade mysteries.
This collection also served to get me excited all over again for the next Enola Holmes movie! Tell me–do you like graphic novels?