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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review: My Little Pony Volume 2


Title: My Little Pony Volume 2: Friendship Is Magic
Author: Heather Nuhfer, Amy Mebberson (Illustrations)
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: September 24th 2013
Source: Netgalley/Diamond Book Distributors

★★★★

Four Stars.

All isn't well in the normally cheerful town of Ponyville. Nightmares are plaguing the Mane six, and an old enemy will make itself known and spread its darkness once more. The ponies must stick together and remember just how important friendship is to save one of their best friends. From dragon to pony, everypony must face their fears and stay brave in the face of danger in order to restore harmony.

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This graphic novel is a book that young fans of the series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, as well as their older adult fans, will enjoy. The characters remain true to their cartoon personalities, and the writing keeps the light air and jokes coming despite the relatively darker plot line.

The plot switches around a bit between characters, but it wasn't hard to follow.

The artwork looked like it was straight off of the television screen and onto the pages. I loved the art regarding the darker version of Rarity that appears in this novel. I also appreciated that in one of the panels, good ole "Doctor Whooves" is holding what looks like a blue glowing stick and paper. I choose to believe that this is a sonic screwdriver and psychic paper, and I don't care if that's correct or not, ha ha!

All in all I thought this was a great story with good artwork and writing. I recommend it for kids who are fans of the show as well as the "brony" crowd. If you like My Little Pony, give this graphic novel a go. If you don't like the series, then there's very little chance that you'll enjoy the graphic novel adaptation.

Thank you to Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors for my copy.

4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh oh my gosh! I love this review, you simply must hide this book if you don't want it stolen! I know what to ask for for Christmas now! xD

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    1. Keep in mind that you need the first one too, love.

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    2. I'll share if I get the first one too :)

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