The City on the Other Side

The City on the Other Side

When a wealthy and sheltered young girl stumbles into a pitched war between two fairy kingdoms, the fate of San Francisco itself hangs in the balance! The first decade of the twentieth century is coming to a close, and San Francisco is still recovering from the great earthquake of 1906. Isabel watched the destruction safely from her window, sheltered within her high-society When a wealthy and sheltered young girl stumbles into a pitched war between two fairy kingdoms, the fate of San Franc...

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Title:The City on the Other Side
Author:Mairghread Scott
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Genres:Sequential Art
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

The City on the Other Side Reviews

  • Cecelia
    Jun 09, 2018
    Fairyland has figured heavily in my pleasure reading for almost as long as I?ve been reading. First, because it is and was a staple of English-language fantasy (a favorite), and secondly because it was the sort of thing I didn?t have to hide from my mother (she never really took to...
  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Apr 06, 2018
    This was a fun amalgam of a historical setting and a fantasy world. Scott's story is filled with high stakes and developed characters--particularly on the other side with Isabel's sidekicks like Buttons. The story in the "real" world is decidedly less developed. Most bothersome to me w...
  • Shandra
    May 12, 2018
    I really liked this graphic novel! The art is amazing, and I love all the diversity in both the Fae and the humans. Set in San Francisco (and it's Fairy equivalent on the other side of the Veil) just after the Earthquake and subsequent fire of 1906, it tells a tale of a neglected girl ...
  • Cara
    Jun 14, 2018
    I liked the art and the story equally in this one. Isabel is feeling like her parents don't really see her. They know she's there but she feels like an inconvenience. When she is sent to her father's for the summer, she accidentally stumbles into a war between the Seelie and Unseel...
  • Molly
    Dec 01, 2017
    Isabel isn't having the greatest time at either of her homes -- her mother doesn't seem interested in her and her father appears to be more comfortable working with his sculptures than interacting with her. When Isabel stumbles upon a dying fairy who bequeaths her a necklace and a miss...
  • Laura
    Jul 01, 2017
    I love stories of the Fey folk, and this one was fun because it took place in an alternative version of San Francisco, which is where Isabel ends up, when she gets her hands on a magic necklace that allows her to travel to the land of the Fey. Although I love that this story took pl...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    May 26, 2018
    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE CITY ON THE OTHER SIDE is an excellent middle grade graphic novel. With an interesting historical setting, a fun adventure story, and amazing artwork, this book is sure to charm younger readers. Obviously in a graphic novel the art...
  • Nori
    Apr 24, 2018
    This was so cute! I loved the art. The fairies all looked like different kinds of monsters. It?s a good read-a-like for the Amulet books. Though, I feel maybe for a slightly younger audience. Another good one-sitting kinda read. ...
  • Derek Royal
    Apr 10, 2018
    An interesting fantasy that could possibly turn into a series. In some ways a period piece, set in early 20th-century San Francisco, it presents an intermingling of worlds between the human and fairykind. That's nothing special, but the unique twist to this premise is that there are co...
  • Caitlin
    Aug 29, 2018
    City on the Other Side begins with a young girl named Isabel living in San Francisco just after a devastating earthquake in 1906. Isabel comes from a wealthy family and largely absentee parents and when she finds a way into the world of the fae, she encounters an adventure she neve...
  • Deanna (Deanna Reads Books)
    Apr 04, 2018
    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books The City on The Other Side is a cute comic about a young girl that doesn't think she belongs anywhere going on an adventure in Faerieland. I am a huge fan of Faerie stories and am pretty well versed in the Seelie/U...
  • alexandra
    Jun 19, 2018
    3.5/5 ? super quick & cute gahhhh ...
  • Maarit
    Aug 20, 2018
    The story sets in early twentieth century San Francisco, somewhere between the time of the 1906 earthquake and the San Francisco World Fair. Isabel is a young girl, who lives a sheltered life with her mother. This changes when Isabel goes to spend summer with her father and stumbles th...
  • Sarah
    Feb 28, 2018
    The City on the Other Side is a cutesy story of a young girl in post 1906-Earthquake San Francisco. Her distant mother ships her off to spend the summer with her artist father who seems to be too busy to pay much attention to her. Lonely, she takes to wandering and accidentally fin...
  • Jenna
    May 17, 2018
    Rather predictable in terms of plot, and sorely lacking on the historical side. But this graphic novel is gorgeously illustrated and I would love to read more about the (Un)Seelie world and the diverse cast that exists just on the other side of the Veil. Perhaps with a time skip so we ...
  • Erin
    Oct 04, 2017
    The strongest part of The City on the Other Side is the artwork. It is a really lovely book. Unfortunately the story is just okay. It is a pretty standard middle grades portal fantasy with a young protagonist living a sheltered life who is often overlooked and neglected by the adults a...
  • Becky B
    Apr 13, 2018
    Isabel is a poor little rich girl in San Francisco just after the big earthquake in the early 1900s. She has everything she could want, except her parents? positive attention and love. She stumbles across the Veil one day into the fairy world and finds herself in the middle of a fair...
  • Elizabeth
    Jul 03, 2018
    The City on the Other Side was such a complete delight to read. I was pretty excited to hear about the premise, as the idea of both a real world and a fantasy world co-existing is one I have always enjoyed, and early 20th century San Francisco isn't something I have seen much of in oth...
  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    Jul 14, 2017
    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ The City On The Other Side is a fairly standard urban fantasy, albeit one with an historical milieu. I had been hoping to find something more original - a spark or reason for the story other than a rather tenuo...
  • Christy
    Apr 19, 2018
    I now choose to believe that all natural disasters are caused due to concerns on the other side of the veil. Let's all keep the other dimensions happy, ok? See our picks for natural disasters and the books we think caused: http://bookcrush.in/blog-tour/girl-po... ...
  • Shelly
    Oct 16, 2018
    Cute! ...
  • Kiri
    Oct 10, 2017
    Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. The City on the Other Side is a cute story about a young girl, Isabel, living in San Francisco after the earthquake in 1906. She is on a quest to help restore b...
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    Sep 15, 2017
    The City on the Other Side is a graphic novel set in 20th century San Francisco, after the events of the great earthquake of 1906. The story follows young Isabel, finding herself on a quest to return a magical necklace. The City on the Other Side's story is one of urban fantasy. Th...
  • Alenka
    Jun 05, 2018
    The City on the Other Side is a sort of historical fiction, mostly fantasy comic about Isabel, a young girl living in San Francisco in the early 1900s. Isabel's mother is a sort of absent parent who is more interested in high society and appearances than her daughter's interests or hap...
  • Benjamin
    Jul 16, 2018
    A fun modern-ish take on the human and fairy worlds. Good story, fun art and it draws a lot of different mythologies. ...
  • Klaudia
    Apr 27, 2018
    Inhalt Nach dem tragischen Erdbeben in San Francisco zur Jahrhundertwende lebt die wohlbehtete Isabel bei ihrer Mutter. Doch im Sommer soll sie einige Wochen bei ihrem Vater verbringen ? der ebenso wenig Zeit fr sie hat wie die vielbeschftigte Gesellschaftsdame. Isabels Fluc...
  • Katie B
    May 24, 2018
    The setting is San Francisco soon after the earthquake in the early 1900s. Isabel is a little girl who lives with her mother in a fancy house with servants attending to her every need. But what Isabel wants is to feel like her mother and father, who lives in Carmel, actually do love an...
  • Elf
    Jul 03, 2018
    Rating: 4.5 stars The art is really cool, and the story is short and sweet :) ...
  • Meg
    Sep 11, 2018
    3.5 Fantastic worldbuilding. ...
  • Devin
    Aug 03, 2017
    Mairghread Scott's The City on the Other Side is a fantasy graphic novel set in 1906 San Francisco after the earthquake that destroyed over 80% of the city. After visiting her father for the summer and stumbling upon a dying fairy in the woods, young Isabel finds herself at the center ...