Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge

Estranged

Debut author-illustrator Ethan M. Aldridge will captivate readers with this full-color fantasy graphic novel that has all the makings of a classic, about a changeling and a human child who were switched at birth and must now work together to save both their worlds. Perfect for fans of Amulet.Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, with fae powers that make him different from ever...


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TitleEstranged
ISBN9780062653871
Author
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherHarperCollins
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Childrens, Middle Grade, Comics
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Reviews Estranged

  • Mar
    2018-04-23
    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come.
  • Ally
    2018-03-22
    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This being said, I have had his book on pre-order since the day it was available and I was super excited when the ARC arrived on my door step.The ARC is in black and white, ...
  • Alex
    2018-07-31
    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The reason that I gave it four stars instead of five is that the ending is a little too pat. It is a children's novel so that might not be something that bothers the inte...
  • ashley (saidthestory)
    2018-08-05
    This was a super cute, fast-paced, well illustrated graphic. I loved the art & the idea! I did feel the world could have been developed more, but that would have required the graphic to be a series, so I grasp why it wasn’t. However, I definitely felt i wanted more - which can only be a good sign. All in all - super adorable graphic with wonderful art.
  • Virginia
    2018-06-23
    I want 5000 more of these immediately
  • Hilary Scroggie
    2018-04-22
    I think this is going to be a thing.
  • Sabrina
    2018-02-16
    Fantastic graphic novel involving faes and changelings. This graphic novels also features a diverse set of characters
  • Madalin
    2018-05-19
    “Family is more than just the people you were born to... Everyone leaves their original home sooner or later, they find themselves alone. They begin their own story and must fill it with new people. In the end, what else is a family than people who share a common story?” Thank you to the folks at Epic Reads for this arc of Estranged!I’m going to premise this by saying I am not an avid reader of graphic novels. In fact, I’ve probably only ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    2018-05-04
    ARC provided by publisher at ALA MidwinterIn the World Below, Childe is a status symbol for his royal parents, an oddity because he is human rather than Fae. Edmund, with whom he changed places, lives in the human world but has trouble connecting to it. When the two meet and figure out their past histories, both of their lives make more sense. Unfortunately, Edmund's parents have been transformed into rats by the evil Hawthorne, which has forced ...
  • Lexie Lucas
    2018-07-03
    I just finished this book this morning, my ARC that I won from the goodreads giveaway is actually in black and white, but it doesn't detract from the expressive art style. I particulary liked how Edmund, the changeling, was drawn. The details such as the feathery scales of the fay were very cool. I can't wait to see the colorized version (other than the few page preview that was included in my ARC) The characters are well designed and distinct. T...
  • Kay
    2018-07-23
    Fantasy. Fay. Family."We don't choose the families to which we are born, my Prince, only the ones we create. We can love both as best we can." -NannyI love Estranged for its beautiful (watercolor?) illustrations, elements of Fantasy, and expression of familial love. Semi-spoilers about the characters, and why I loved them. No plot spoilers. (view spoiler)[Alexis is such a strong, protective, and loving older sister. It doesn't matter that she and...
  • Bethany
    2018-08-01
    When the sorceress Hawthorne removes his parents and takes over the World Below, the Childe must find the changeling who replaced him in the human world. He is the only one who can defeat Hawthorne. When the Childe finds Edmund, he also discovers the kind of life he's been missing out on with his real parents.With no choice but to join the Childe, Edmund travels to the World Below. Together, they're the only ones who can save the throne, but they...
  • Kathleen
    2018-08-02
    I liked the concept of the story and the illustrations, both the sample color section and the rest of the story. I wasn't always on track with what was happening in the story having perhaps missed some of the details in the smaller pictures that may have been brought out more in a color version. I believe the fault may lie with me since I read more novels and am used to being spoonfed more information, not gleaning more of the details from pictur...
  • Jennifer Heine
    2018-04-24
    I think this book is going to be huge with upper Elementary and Middle Schoolers. I have already put it on my library order list for Fall, and can't wait to see it in full color. It is a graphic novel which draws in apprehensive readers, but also has a deep story line which will appeal to higher level fantasy readers as well. It's got a good bit of humor mixed in, and a lot of food for thought about what makes a family. I hope it is a "Book 1". I...
  • Talia
    2017-11-29
    Can't wait to see this again in full-color, as the galley was printed in B/W! If you like the web-comic, definitely pick this up. It's so much easier to read this in book format as opposed to one page at a time online :)This is a fantasy story, based on the old tales of 'Changelings' (when a human baby is traded with a fairy baby.) In this case, Edmund is the changeling and he KNOWS he's not human . . . but he loves his family and just wants to l...
  • Scott Robins
    2018-06-26
    A solid, self contained fantasy story about changelings, fairies, an underground kingdom and an evil sorceress. The strength in this is the integration of ideas and concepts found in LGBTQ stories like coming out and chosen families. Hoping that Aldridge moves to more overt queer representation in later books.
  • Megan
    2018-07-17
    Estranged is an absolutely gorgeous story about family--about losing family and adopting a new one, creating it from nothing and everything. It's about growing up different and growing up at all. It's about love, about losing it and shaping it from nothing and finding it in unexpected places. It's about knowing when to ask for help and when to offer it. It's also about a dragon. The art is absolutely stunning, and the full color of the final prod...
  • Bridget
    2018-07-07
    An excellent story about families, friends, and magic with great illustrations. With changelings and fairies, it would be a great choice for someone interested in the themes of Holly Black's work who isn't quite ready for the violence and more mature elements of those stories.
  • Melanie
    2018-06-24
    Such a great little changeling story with awesome artwork. Can't wait to see the story in full color! Definitely recommended!
  • Kirsten
    2018-03-29
    I read the ARC so I'm hoping some of the dialogue and scene changes will be smoother in the final edition.
  • Meg (PopReadsBox)
    2018-06-10
    Firstly, I loved the artwork in this graphic novel. Absolutely stunning! You have to see for yourself the amazing creativity of this author to create this story and then draw all the artwork to go along with the vision. I can't wait to see the full color edition! This story is about two boys, one knows the reason why he doesn't belong and the other suspects he is different. They go on a journey which turns both worlds upside down and creates new ...