Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir

Cheshire Crossing

The three meet here, at Cheshire Crossing--a boarding school where girls like them learn how to cope with their supernatural experiences and harness their magical world-crossing powers.But the trio--now teenagers, who've had their fill of meddling authority figures--aren't content to sit still in a classroom. Soon they're dashing from one universe to the next, leaving havoc in their wake--and, inadvertently, bringing the Wicked Witch and Hook tog...


Details Cheshire Crossing

TitleCheshire Crossing
Author
Release DateJul 16th, 2019
PublisherTen Speed Press
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Young Adult, Comics, Fiction, Retellings
Rating

Reviews Cheshire Crossing

  • Tucker
    2018-12-22
    Many thanks to Ten Speed Press for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewOh, this was such a mess. I had such high hopes because I love Sarah Anderson's art and I've heard so much praise for Andy Weir. Now, the art was great. Sarah did her best with what she was given but the story. And the characters. Oh dear god. First off, it read like very poorly written fanfiction. It is based on The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderla...
  • Sarah
    2019-04-29
    This work is getting an awful lot of buzz and excitement and accompanying favorable reviews. This tale of Wendy, Dorothy, and Alice after their adventure coping with life now in the early 1900s told in graphic novel format by Andy Weir.Perhaps the same crowd who is excited about this would also be interested in the tale of Wendy, Dorothy, and Alice after their adventure coping with life now in the early 1900s told in graphic novel format by Alan ...
  • julianna ➹
    2019-06-16
    a graphic novella that is above three stars... finallyMaybe it was that it was in a physical format? Maybe it was that this was a gift to me from my friend?? (thank you to her!!!!! idk if she reads my trashfire reviews or immediately clicks away before grimacing, which I would totally understand) But anyways, this was so FUN to read and also really short, so it could be easily added to my reading challenge. :)I love Sarah Anderson and her Sarah's...
  • Calley Odum
    2019-07-12
    W-wh-what did I just read?Like... um... The art is appropriate for ages 8+The language is appropriate for ages 14+The content is appropriate for ages 15+The general plot will appeal to ages 12-25The plot pacing was geared toward ages 10-The concept – literary ladies manipulating portals through their various worlds and defeating their childhood baddies together – was super appealing, but it definitely struggled in execution. More than anythin...
  • La Coccinelle
    2019-08-12
    This is just painful. I thought perhaps it would be a decent graphic novel. After all, it's Andy Weir (of The Martian) and Sarah Andersen (of Sarah's Scribbles). Aside from the decent illustrations, though, this is just bad fanfiction.I can't take historical fiction seriously when it's this modern. The story takes place in 1910, so the inclusion of Dorothy, Alice, and Wendy all make sense, as their stories were published before that time. The inc...
  • N (they/them)
    2019-09-12
    Sometimes, you read a book about women and you can really really tell that it was written by a man. And that was this book. And I'm not talking about the art style here, because it was amazing and I actually really enjoyed it in this book! I'm talking about the dialogue and the actually written part of the book. Just,,, the way these girls talk,,, is so unrealistic and I could not get over that. So I really can't say that I enjoyed these characte...
  • Sara Jovanovic
    2019-09-17
    I've never read anything by Andy Weir before, but I'm a huge fan of Andersen's Sarah's Scribbles. I think Sarah did a wonderful job in this one, the art is truly stunning. Unfortunately, I guess it is the only thing good in this graphic novel.I think that story was cliche and poorly written. The dialogue was so cringey at times, and the characters felt like 13 year olds (and they were supposed to be 17). Storyline wasn't that interesting and even...
  • Rod Brown
    2019-08-18
    When you get famous enough as a writer, the joke goes, you can even get your grocery list published. Or, in this case, a graphic novel of your online fan fiction. And the publisher will even offer to have a high profile artist like Sarah Andersen of Sarah's Scribbles redraw it for you. Fortunately, this book is quite clever and pleasing in its crossover of Dorothy of Oz, Alice of Wonderland, and Wendy of Neverland.Weir bumps them in age up into t...
  • Jenny
    2019-08-09
    Has there ever been a book more up my alley? I don’t think so. Fairy tale base, bad ass young women, twists and turns and some favorite big bads.....the only downfall is that I have to wait for a sequel!!
  • Fernanda Granzotto
    2019-09-10
    Audiobook!The audiobook is amazing but the story was bad and nothing special didn’t like. If you wanna read this book I highly recommend the audiobook is fantastic.
  • Nancy
    2019-08-29
    Dorothy from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Peter Pan’s Wendy are now teens and very misunderstood- no one else believed their wild stories, and they were diagnosed as delusional. However, the teachers at the boarding school Cheshire Crossing believe them and know that each one possesses amazing powers. When the girls’ fantasy worlds collide and Captain Hook and the Wicked Witch of the West band t...
  • Lesley
    2019-04-09
    I got this book for free at ECCC 2019. I was excited to read it, as I love graphic novels! Unfortunately, it was just okay for me. Maybe if I had a stronger tie to the characters I would have enjoyed it? I think the art was really fantastic, but the girls didn't "read" as older teens to me, but rather maybe 13 year olds? All I know as a bookseller is that parents and kids will see the art and feel it is aimed them/their 5th grader, and the langua...
  • Vanesa ✌️ ♡
    2019-02-05
    I read the first 10 episodes online and I absolutely loved it. I cannot wait until July to get the full story. AMAZING!UpdateI finished the series, it is hands down one of the best graphic novels I have ever read as an adult. The author takes characters I love and turns them on their head. I hope the series continues on...
  • The Nerd Daily
    2019-07-21
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Annie McCannAndy Weir, author of The Martian, Artemis, and The Egg, is back with a graphic novel like no other. What happens to Alice when she comes back from Wonderland? Wendy from Neverland? Dorothy from Oz? This graphic novel is an interesting cross over of three completely different characters from three completely different worlds. A unique story of what becomes of these characters when the ...
  • Tina Christopher
    2019-07-17
    This was rather charming and a lot of fun. I love the concept and Sarah's illustrations. Andy did a good job connecting the original stories to his new mash-up world.
  • Deanna Siegel
    2019-07-19
    I can't say I enjoyed this one. Wendy, Alice, and Dorothy meet in a school for the gifted and embark on an adventure across each of their worlds. The plot was a mess, the language and content skewed much older than the intended audience, and there wasn't much explanation for any of the powers or who anyone at the school truly was. I did like the illustrations, but that was about it.
  • Courtney
    2019-07-22
    I was not expecting to like this. I love these characters; they are my childhood heroines.However, somewhere along the way, I changed my expectations and I thought of this as expensive/mainstream fanfic, which made it more bearable. There were things I thought were well done (Alice being immune to the poppies in Oz, Dorthy’s silver slippers), and there were things I disliked (what about Wendy’s brothers? Alice’s sister?).Some of the charact...
  • Samantha Beard
    2019-03-23
    Somewhere between a 4 and a 5 for me! I really enjoyed this take on portal fantasy, and what happens to our favorite childhood heroines after their adventures are over. It is a bit of a grown up story, though at times I found myself forgetting that the girls were older. Some things in the plot just progressed a bit too quickly, I thought, so that's my main reason for taking a star off. However, I think it's a really fun book and anyone who feels ...
  • soleil
    2019-08-01
    Find this review on BookTrib.com!In an exhilarating convergence of literature’s best female heroines, Cheshire Crossing (Ten Speed Press) is not your mother’s storybook. Sure, it includes romps through Wonderland, Oz and Neverland, but the characters are older and scrappier than ever. Now teenagers, Alice, Dorothy and Wendy have been carted off to asylum after asylum since no one believes their tales. That is, until they all come together at ...
  • Melissa (The Reader & The Chef)
    2019-08-19
    *Thanks to PRH Audio for the free review copy in exchange of my honest opinion!*I listened to this audiobook and it has a full cast! The performance was amazing, the sound effects spot-on, and the Wicked Witch of the West certainly took the spotlight (she nailed the evil laugh!).When it comes to the storyline, it started out quite strong. We get Alice, Wendy and Dorothy as teenagers trying to cope with their abilities to travel to other worlds, a...
  • Stefanie
    2019-08-04
    What a fun story! Andy Weir, the guy who wrote The Martian and Artemis, apparently also likes to write fanfic and draw. This story came out of him wondering what happened to Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy of Oz, and Wendy of Neverland after they had grown up a little. They are all now teenagers and have been in and out of sanitoriums because their families think they are making up the things that happened to them. Now they have all ended up at a sp...
  • Samantha
    2019-09-20
    I enjoyed the crossover between Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan for sure. It was very interesting to see how the author put the characters together, and his thoughts on how they would be as older characters, so young women. I also love Sarah Andersen, and her webcomic Sarah Scribbles is on of my favorites. This is definitely older leaning, between situations and language so I won't be letting my littles read it any time soon. But ...
  • Sarah Clark
    2019-08-28
    Badass girls who have experiences with mythical lands? Yes please. Dorothy, Alice, and Wendy all come together in this book, and they are teens now. I loved the character development, the interaction between the worlds of Oz, Wonderland and Neverland, and appreciated how playful it was. The book ended abruptly, which was a shame, but it was a fun ride.
  • Murray
    2019-10-01
    I give this graphic novel 3 and half stars. It is written by Andy Weir, who wrote The Martian, based on an idea he had 10 years ago of putting Dorothy (Wizard of Oz), Alice (Alice in Wonderland), and Wendy (Peter Pan) together as street smart teenage girls. They end up at a private school so their teleportation abilities can be studied. Alice isn't having any of it and she and Wendy end up in Oz and discover that Wicked Witch of the West is very ...
  • Natalie
    2019-08-21
    The story was fun, and I the jokes were great. I loved it when Peter got hold of Alice’s growing potions and turned into a lovelorn teenager. I liked the teamup of the 3 girls, and I loved Nanny. Great story, and Sarah’s art was gorgeous! I even thought Wendy looked a little like a cartoon image of Sarah. Really fun graphic novel.
  • Chelsey
    2019-10-05
    This was a really weak comic and it felt like a cheap rip off of Moore's Lost Girls.
  • Josh
    2019-08-14
    I had a lot of fun with reading this. The writing maybe had some weaknesses in the overall plot, but there's a lot to like here. The art is engaging, and a fun change of pace for Anderson (as much as I love her comics). Weir's story finds an effective way to draw these characters together and launch them off onto an adventure. I enjoyed the interpretation of these classic stories--the references and re-imaginings of them in a new context. But ult...
  • Nicole
    2019-07-11
    I got this because I'm a huge fan of Sarah Andersen from Sarah Scribbles. The sneak peak she posted was enough to get my attention, and while it's not the first time these three characters have been put together, I was definitely willing for something easy and light.However, it wasn't until after I bought it that I realized it was written by Andy Weir of The Martian fame. Now, The Martian was cute, but I think once people started reading Weir's s...
  • Shelley
    2019-07-29
    Dorothy, Alice, and Wendy end up at a boarding school in their teens, after years of their families worried about their sanity, and then end up crossing into each other's "make believe" worlds. The premise is very interesting, and adding an unnamed nanny with an umbrella who can jump into pictures is a nice touch. The art is generally inviting, though Wendy randomly has short hair, making me wonder when this was set. (Still seems to be Victorian ...