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, Young Adult, Comics

Reviews Scarlett Hart

  • The Library Ladies
    (originally reviewed at )Rarely can you find an author who can jump from genre to genre with ease. A lot stick within their strengths, which may be limited to one or two genres. It’s true that sometimes you get some who can shift between them and be strong in all of them (Stephen King and J.K. Rowling come to mind for me), but I wouldn’t necessarily expect it of an author, great ones included. So Marcus Sedgwick just kee...
  • Dan
    Okay. Seems like everything this publisher puts out is juvenile. Seemed like a monster story for kids. Fast paced and basic.
  • Paul
    This is a quick read with fun steampunk elements and monsters of all shapes of gory attacks. Although the set-up is a bit overdone, I think the character of Scarlett has a good edge and some memorable lines. Cool weapons and gadgets add to the excitement.For my full review: all my reviews:
  • 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...
  • Eliran
    I must confess, Victorian-era/Steampunk is one of my favorite aesthetics. So I, seeing a book set in Victorian era England with a spunky redhead who hunts monsters with the aid of her butler? I'm sold.Scarlett Hart is the last of the Hart dynasty, a family who's been reknown for their monster hunting prowess, and Scarlett seeks to follow in her dearly departed parent's footsteps... But she's underaged.Aided by her butler Napoleon, Scarlett goes o...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    Fast-paced and fun, this graphic novel is a great choice for reluctant readers. The story's simple: underaged monster hunter Scarlett Hart hunts with her aged butler for support. Only a rival monster hunter keeps threatening to report her for the crime of underage monster hunting, but she can't stop because they're out of funds.What story there is I enjoyed thoroughly, but the graphic novel's quite brief. As such, there's not really any depth to ...
  • 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.
  • Tena Edlin
    Fun, quick read. Kind of like if Batman were a teenage girl. Action-packed, and I learned a new word, too: impecunious!
  • Derek Royal
    This strikes me as a fun read, and possibly series, for younger (probably middle school) readers.
  • Teresa Grabs
    Exciting graphic novel about Scarlett Hart and her butler Napoleon who hunt monsters. Quick read with great illustrations. I would love to read another adventure with these two.
  • 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.
  • Lauren
    The orphaned child of famed monster hunters, Scarlett Hart wants desperately to follow in their footsteps. She has their gadgets and their butler. She has the will to face down everything from grim hounds to dragons. The most dangerous challenge she faces though might be her parents’ old rival, Count Stankovic. His focus switched to her, the Count constantly rats her out to the watch and, worse yet, steals the credit for her kills. He’s up to...
  • 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...
  • Daniel
    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 1.5 of 5Ummmmm... no.I've tried to be a little pickier about the graphic novels I request and review, but since I'm not really familiar with a lot of the authors and artists working in the graphic novel industry today, occasionally one slips by me that doesn't appeal on any level. Such as this one.Scarlett Hart is a teen (or pre-teen?) and comes from a family of monster hunters. S...
  • 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 ...