Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge


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...

Details Estranged

Release DateAug 7th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Estranged

  • Mar
    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come.
  • Ally
    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, ...
  • Virginia
    I want 5000 more of these immediately
  • Hilary Scroggie
    I think this is going to be a thing.
  • Madalin
    “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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Jennifer Heine
    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
    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
    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.
  • Bridget
    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.
  • Sabrina
    Fantastic graphic novel involving faes and changelings. This graphic novels also features a diverse set of characters
  • Melanie
    Such a great little changeling story with awesome artwork. Can't wait to see the story in full color! Definitely recommended!
  • Kirsten
    I read the ARC so I'm hoping some of the dialogue and scene changes will be smoother in the final edition.
  • Meg (PopReadsBox)
    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 ...