#CBR11 Bingo: Not My Wheelhouse (horror) (Would also work for Illustrated)
Spoiler warning! This is the sixth and final volume in the Locke and Key series. It is absolutely NOT the place to start. This review will probably contain spoilers both for earlier and this collection, so don’t read it unless you’re completely caught up. The first volume is Welcome to Lovecraft.
In this final volume, the Locke kids have to confront the evil that has been haunting their family for over a generation. If there was any doubt that it was going to have a heavy cost, even the first few pages dispels that notion. So much death, so much horror, some truly noble sacrifices, and so many emotional scenes, really f*cking me up. I ugly cried through parts of this, because while I only read one volume a year (I don’t think I can handle the intensity otherwise), Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez have really made me care about these characters.
For anyone wondering, is this a good ending to the series, the answer is a resounding yes.
Full review on my blog.
Bingo #9: I Love This (Red, White and Royal Blue), Not My Wheelhouse (this), Listicle (Spinning Silver), Rainbow Flag (Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel), Award Winner (the Hat trilogy)
Bingo #10: True Story (Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte), The Collection (We Are Never Meeting in Real Life), Reader’s Choice (Evvie Drake Starts Over), Not My Wheelhouse (this), And So It Begins (What Angels Fear)
Bingo #11: Cannonballer Says (A Closed and Common Orbit), Not My Wheelhouse (this), Own Voices (If I Was Your Girl), Illustrated (Ms. Marvel, vol 3 and 4), Reading the TBR (Neanderthal Seeks/Marries Human)