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, Adventure, Comics, Young Adult

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...
  • Murray
    Marcus Sedgwick a Printz award winning YA novelist takes her turn at a children's graphic novel. Scarlett a monster hunter for T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. (The Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities). She and her butler Napoleon search out various monsters and ghosts to capture in return for money, but she has two problems. She's too young to be hunting monster, according to the law, and her nemesis Count Stankovic always s...
  • Brittney
    A superbly English supernatural romp featuring a young monster hunter and her faithful butler as they bring down fearsome beasts for profit and tangle with their nemesis. Elements of dieselpunk, Lovecraft, and cryptozoology (gotta love an appearance by Black Shuck!). As with all the Marcus Sedgwick books I’ve read, this one has a great time doing its own weird thing, with no mind paid for fitting into the rest of his oeuvre, and I had a great t...
  • 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...
  • Toni
    I mistakenly wrote my previous review based on a different book. I'm so sorry. My daughters were confused when I originally asked. I have since changed my rating to 5 stars based on my daughters' opinions. They both LOVED this book and are already asking me to find out if the author is writing another book. Great job entertaining my girls! They love graphic novel style books to read in their free time.
  • Cecelia
    I have the United Kingdom on the brain these days. First, there’s the royal wedding this Saturday (I’ve been invited to an early-morning watch party, and I’m making a Victoria Sponge). Second, next Saturday I’m headed to Scotland with my mom for a 12-day tour/adventure (!!!). And thirdly, I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed Marcus Sedgwick and Thomas Taylor’s England-set middle grade graphic novel Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter.As you...
  • ❇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...
  • ElphaReads
    Marcus Sedgwick you sly dog!! You keep stretching your literary prowess and once again stick the landing! From the man who brings such varied works as MIDWINTERBLOOD, SAINT DEATH, and THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN comes a brand new children's fantasy graphic novel about a teenage monster hunter. SCARLETT HART: MONSTER HUNTER is a true delight of a story, about the plucky Scarlett and her guardian/former servant Napoleon as she continues her late parents' ...
  • Rachel
    Scarlett Hart is a brave, impulsive, and driven tween girl. Together with her car-loving butler Napoleon, they hunt down the monsters that threaten a British-like country reminiscent of the early 20th century. Only she isn't supposed to because the society who sends out these bounties, says she is too young. Scarlett feels she doesn't have a choice though, her parents were killed by these creatures, and she and her household caregivers depend on ...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Sedgwick, Marcus Scarlett Hart Monster Hunter 192 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL First Second, 2018. $15. Language: G 0 swears) ; Mature Content: PG (tries to order alcohol at bar, lots of gun violence); Violence: G. Scarlett is determined to do what her parents did (before they died) which is to hunt monsters for bounty. Along with the butler, Napoleon, they seek out monsters of all kinds, then turn them in for money. But technically she is too young to b...
  • 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....
  • Aud
    There were things I certainly appreciated about this one: the panels were big enough and illustrated clearly enough that following the action scenes was very easy, which was great. The monsters were cool. I liked the dynamic between Scarlett and her adults. The bad guy was disappointingly shallow (the reason why he has it in for Scarlett reminds me of all of those "incels" running around, who get "humiliated" when women say no. So, maybe, for me,...
  • 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...
  • Anne
    Scarlett's parents were monster hunters who were killed in the line of duty. She has taken on this role, even though she is underage and technically it is illegal for her to do so. She is helped in this endeavor by her parents butler and cook, a married couple, who also care for her deeply. Her nemesis is Count Stankovic who is determined to both catch her in the illegal act and get her arrested as well as catch the monsters and get the money for...
  • 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...