Scarlett Hart by Marcus Sedgwick

Scarlett Hart

Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ footsteps—even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won’t back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, she’s on the case.With her parent...

Details Scarlett Hart

TitleScarlett Hart
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherFirst Second
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Comics, Adventure

Reviews Scarlett Hart

  • Julia
    The premise to this Graphic Novel was good, the first few pages introducing Scarlett, her sidekick, her profession, and her archrival were good. Then the storyline got clunky. To me it felt like a young Sherlock Holmes got mashed up with a Victorian Lara Croft.Still, I can imagine that kids will like it. This review is based on a NetGalley ARC.
  • Kelly
    This was a fun, thrilling adventure story following a rambunctious young heroine, Scarlett Hart, who is determined to be the next best monster hunter and honor her parents' legacy. But her nemesis doggedly tries to deter her at every chance he gets.While I enjoyed the characters, especially Scarlett and her firm persistence (which was reminiscent of Nimona), I was not super impressed by the plot of this graphic novel. The story felt a bit generic...
  • Nori
    I really enjoyed this one. I read it in one sitting. Really, the only thing that would make it better is more background. More background on the world filled with monsters. More background on the characters. I don’t even know the main character that well. However, I loved her. Young girl fighting monsters, despite fears, underage laws, and bad guys? Yes, I’m in. On the other hand, it felt like I was kinda reading a comic book, versus a graphi...
  • Alyssa
    2.5 stars. While I enjoyed the premise of this graphic novel and thought the artwork was fun, ultimately it didn't grab me as much as I wanted it to. The story line and dialogue often felt a little clunky and existed in this weird space of sometimes too cheeky or too dark. It was like the story couldn't decide on what type of mood it wanted to portray. That being said, I think my students will enjoy it, especially if it is the beginning of a Scar...
  • Kim
    I thoroughly enjoyed this middle-grade graphic novel. It sets the stage for some fun adventures for Scarlett and Napoleon in future books. Scarlett is a worthy heroine and up to the challenge of monster hunting. Recommended for anyone who enjoys a good adventure story and plenty of monsters - of all kinds.Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher First Second for providing an early copy of this book for an honest review.
  • Derek Royal
    This strikes me as a fun read, and possibly series, for younger (probably middle school) readers.
  • Eileen (BookCatPin)
    What caught my attention about Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter were the names of the author and illustrator. Both I've heard of so I decided to give this graphic novel a try. Besides, who doesn't fancy a little monster hunting action? ;)I enjoyed the illustrations but the storyline felt disjointed at times. I sometimes found myself struggling to connect how one panel jumped to the next. The transitions just didn't feel very smooth. This ties togeth...
  • Michelle
    Thought the cover looked interesting on this one so I requested it on Netgalley. I really it in a day and would be happy to continue with the series. It was a fun read, I think it needed a little more character build but overall fun. I loved Scarlett and the idea of her being a young (which isn’t allowed) monster hunter. The graphics in the novel were ok pretty good for an ARC, not sure if that would be the final art but even if not I liked it....
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    What a kick-ass, adorable graphic novel!Scarlett Hart and her butler-sidekick, Napoleon, are continuing in the Hart monster-hunting tradition-even though it's technically illegal since Scarlett is underage. Despite Scarlett's prowess as a monster-hunter, the dastardly "Count" Stankovic and his underling keep poaching her kills! But is the count just stinky . . . or is he putrid? Only Scarlett and Napoleon can stop him before it's too late!This mi...
  • Illiana Villarreal
    Thank you Netgalley for providing me with this ARC for my unbiased review.The story was too disjointed and the dialogue was way to forced…fake…wrong? The dialogue felt forced, the way the characters interacted was superficial and I didn’t feel any connection with them. I guess since I am used to reading manga’s and the character development takes time (sometimes several chapters/books), so I was surprised that this story didn’t really f...
  • ❇Critterbee
    This graphic novel seems like it is an introductory edition to a 'Monster Hunter' series, featuring young, orphaned, bratty-with-something-to-prove Scarlett, her underappreciated butler, unexplained monsters roaming the world, and an uninspired, cookie cutter nemesis.The premise? Scrappy orphaned daughter of two famous monster hunters tries to prove her worth as a monster hunter with the help of servants who have been with her family since she wa...
  • Siina
    Scartlett Heart sounded quite awesome, since girls battling monsters is always needed. There're not so many comics like this, so I was intrigued, but sadly so let down. Scarlett is an orphaned girl and her parents were known monster hunters and thus she wants to follow in their footsteps. She meets monster wit her aid Napoleon in order to destroy their arch nemesis Count Stankovic. The adventures don't seem that related and mostly the problem is ...
  • Barbara
    I'd read more of this book if it became a series since I liked the storyline even though I'd like further development and I'm always a fan of a yarn featuring a kick-ass female protagonist. Although Scarlett Hart misses her famed monster-hunting parents, she is clearly loved by her butler and crime-fighting partner, Napoleon White and his wife. But their economic situation is precarious, and she earns money by fighting the monsters that plague th...
  • Rebekah Crain
    I'm so so sorry, but as much as the cover and write up had me looking forward to this book I simply could not deal. As a somewhat new fan of graphic novels, I may be far more picky than those who have been into this genre/style for awhile now. Not only do I require a good storyline to follows I also need to be visually stimulated and engaged by the artwork. And I'm sorry to say I could not stand the illustrations in Scarlett Hart Monster Hunter. ...
  • Tony
    (Review originally written for NetGalley) A fun setting with an adorably precocious protagonist (although certain statements suggest she may be older than I thought). Recommended for older children (grades 4-5 and middle school)as the monster fighting is somewhat violent and the main character utilizes a variety of weapons, including, at one point, a pistol. Occasionally the action is somewhat hard to follow, but overall the artwork is well thoug...
  • J.D. Dehart
    Marcus Sedgewick and Thomas Taylor bring the world of monsters to bright visual life in Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter. This book would appeal to a wide range of audiences, young and old. There is humor here, along with moments of suspense, and I loved the classic monster film feel that the book had. The impression I came away with was a hybrid of the Patrick MacNee Avengers series and Scooby-Doo, with its own originality throughout. These element...
  • Rheetha Lawlor
    Sent to me by the PublisherScarlett Hart is a perfect book for our library and, pretty much, any library. It will appeal to all ages. There are nuances of a girl trying to make enough money with her monster slaying abilities despite the fact that there is an evil competitor who cares nothing about the real population. She has her side-kick adults to help her. She battles monsters on an epic level, deals with the fact that her parents have died do...
  • Theresa
    I received an ARC from First Second in exchange for an honest review. Scarlett Hart is an orphaned monster hunter following in the footsteps of her legendary parents. She is accompanied by her supportive butler and constantly bombarded by a villainous monster hunter intent on putting Scarlett behind bars.I was excited when I saw a graphic novel by Marcus Sedgwick, but this isn’t a good format for him, nor is writing for a middle grade audience....
  • Erica
    Scarlett is a monster hunter. She hunts monsters with her butler sidekick, Napoleon. This was too action packed with very little character development. It’s one action scene after another. We learn a bit about Scarlett’s backstory and what happened to her parents but there was so much opportunity to work on why she’s a monster hunter other than her parents died. The graphics of many of the action scenes felt disjointed. My biggest annoyance...
  • Darcysmom
    I received a copy of this ARC from Netgalley for free in return for an honest review.Scarlett Hart is carrying on her parents legacy of monster hunting. In this adventure, she is up against not only monsters but the evil Count Stankovic, who wishes to see Scarlett arrested and her home taken away from her. Fortunately, Scarlett has the loyal Napoleon and Mrs. White on hand to help her.Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter is geared toward middle-grade re...
  • Kristin Wald
    I found this difficult to get into. The reader is dropped into action, and that can be exhilarating -- but the action continued to feel uneven. It took quite a while to feel caught up. It took me a while to realize that the dialogue's stilted and awkward style was keeping me from enjoying the action.I did like the characters and the jaunty, almost animated illustrations. I plan on trying it again in a few months, and I'll happily update if my opi...
  • Nina
    Received a copy through NetGalley.Scarlett Hart is under aged monster hunter. And she's pretty awesome. This is a pretty simple story, but I did enjoy Scarlett and her... caretaker? Maybe? The art leaves a little to be desired. Since I was reading it on my iPad, I kept thinking it just wasn't focusing all the way, but then the words were clear... so yeah. It was a fun, quick read though and I did enjoy it.
  • Bridgette
    I didn't love this like I thought I would. It's a cute, enjoyable book, but missing something to make it extra special. For me, the artwork isn't a style I'm a big fan of and the world-building, or lack thereof, was a little confusing at first. I did like the main character and the kinda mash-up of Batman, Supernatural, and Sherlock, but the pacing felt off to me too. Good, quick read for someone wanting creepy, but not too creepy monsters with a...
  • Liesl
    An epic Victorian adventure with all the monster fights and cool gadgets you could wish for! Scarlett is a fantastic heroine and I'm left desperate for more of her adventures alongside her long-suffering butler Napoleon. So many questions are left unanswered about Scarlett's parents and the villains' nefarious plots that I hope this is the first of many Scarlett Hart adventures.**Thanks to Netgalley for giving me an ARC copy in exchange for an ho...
  • Samantha Fraenkel
    This, unfortunately, just didn't compare to many of the other excellent graphic novels that are out there for readers aged 9-12. I didn't really enjoy the illustration style and while the premise is both fun and interesting, I found that the storytelling fell a bit flat. I can see some younger readers enjoying this but for me, I think there are many more interesting options out there.ARC Provided by NetGalley
  • Veronica
    ARC via Netgalley. This book was just... not good. I kept waiting for a twist or surprise or anything to make the incredibly obvious plot more interesting, but it never happened. Orphan monster hunter girl hunts monsters. Bad guys oppose her. She triumphs with the aid of her loyal retainers. That's it. The art was not good. There was just nothing redeeming about the book. It was boring and predictable. I expected better of Marcus Sedgwick.
  • Kate
    Cute, good for fans of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Calamity Jane, and other titles that have an old fashioned feel to them and precocious heroines.However, very different than anything Marcus Sedgwick has done.
  • Vanessa
    This was cute for a kid’s book. I think it might have been better as a short series with each of the monsters as a single issue instead of trying to cram all the stuff into one book and it falling flat. This is definitely for middle grade kids and it wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t great.
  • Pepper
    Enjoyed this book so much. Scarlett Hart was a perfect female character! Strong and wonderful plots and characters. I can't wait to read more from this series and from this author. Received a free earc for a honest review from Net Galley