Book Review: Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!

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GoodReads // Spanish Review

Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin—Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley—love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella’s, where the woods contain endless mysteries.

Today is no exception. When challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the TALLEST mountain they’ve ever seen, things don’t go quite as planned. For one, they didn’t expect to trespass into the lands of the ancient Cloud People, and did anyone happen to read those ominous signs some unknown person posted at the bottom of the mountain? Also, unicorns.

This hilarious, rollicking adventure series brings the beloved Lumberjanes characters into a novel format with brand-new adventures.

Review:

I am a huge Lumberjanes fan and honestly, before I started reading the book I did not know if this was a novelization of the stories I already read or a new collection. Turns out it was a little of both, new story in a novelization format.

Sadly, for me I didn’t love it. Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power was so hard to read. First, I didn’t like how it was written, sometimes it was a little Lemony Snicket, I love the guy, but just HIS writing no other people using his style, then other times it was way too… cringe? Unbelievable? I know it’s about unicorn, but it was more a caricature of the actual characters than a good, I don’t know what the word is, adaptation? I guess that’s the word.

Sometimes it was too childish, sometimes too cringe, sometimes it feel like a Lemony Snicket wannabe.
The worst part it’s that I could not love the characters in the same way that I do when I read the comics. April and Ripley are amazing in the comics, but in Unicorn Power they are annoying.

I’m not exactly very excited for a sequel, leave my babies just the way they are and where they are IN COMICS.

Buy it: Amazon // BookDepository // Wordery

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