Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, with fae powers that make him different from everyone else?even his unwitting parents and older sister, Alexis. The Childe lives among the fae in the World Below, where being human makes him an oddity at the royal palace, and where his only friend is a wax golem name Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, with fae po...

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Author:Ethan M. Aldridge
Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Estranged #1
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  • Erin
    Mar 26, 2019
    Really gorgeous artwork and a lovely message about building family from the people who love you. A wonderfully paced fantasy adventure! ...
  • R. G. Nairam
    Jan 13, 2019
    Beautiful art and fun world, and I loved the older sister. The story and the themes (especially when it can be related to adopted children) are a bit more strained. ...
  • ashley (saidthestory)
    Aug 05, 2018
    This was a super cute, fast-paced, well illustrated graphic. I loved the art & the idea! I did feel the world could have been developed more, but that would have required the graphic to be a series, so I grasp why it wasn?t. However, I definitely felt i wanted more - which can on...
  • Veronica
    Aug 29, 2018
    Listen, I loved this graphic novel. The art is STUNNING and the story was wonderfully done. Highly, highly recommend. ...
  • Tyler
    Feb 13, 2019
    I enjoyed the art style, but the story felt a little lacking. Not exactly fleshed out. Understandable, since graphic novels are much more work than a regular story, but I had a hard time getting into it. ...
  • Jen Appell
    Jan 18, 2019
    I didn't even mean to read this or buy this or love this, but here we are. I picked this up during a slow shift at the bookstore, and ended up reading all of it and bringing it home for my partner to read. A fae changeling and human child grow up in each other's places, but come tog...
  • Rachel
    Sep 26, 2018
    I liked this book, BUT I felt like there was too much packed into one story. I'm not sure if Aldridge plans on more, but this book itself had too many plots going to feasible wrap up in one book. I loved the idea of another underground world where sometimes fae children are swapped wit...
  • Michelle
    Sep 19, 2018
    What would it be like to know you don't belong? I mean, truly don't belong. To know that you are a human amongst fay, or fay amongst humans? To know that your family is not the one decided by birth, but rather by the whims of others? Edmund knows that he doesn't belong with hi...
  • Beth
    Mar 08, 2019
    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The artwork is beautiful, the story is solid, and there is a dragon. The kids are really going to enjoy this one. ...
  • Ally
    Mar 22, 2018
    This book was given to me by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel that I might be a bit biased considering I am a big fan of Ethan's art work. I actually own a few prints by him and hope to continue to grow my collection. This ...
  • Joshua
    Oct 04, 2018
    I loved this! I really don?t read a ton of graphic novels but I saw the cover, liked the art style and was intrigued. This is true for the entire novel, great art that sucks you in. The concept was neat and I really liked the entire cast of characters. A fun adventure and escape. I r...
  • Emmers
    Aug 15, 2018
    Very cute and I loved the fae and goblin designs, made me think of Labyrinth. c: ...
  • Joel
    Nov 02, 2018
    When I get a graphic novel, the thing I look at first is the art. The art is what drew me to this. It is very well done with some interesting and cool character designs. Unfortunately, the art could not hide the shortcomings of the story. The first 3rd of the story is the best, with th...
  • Rachel
    Nov 08, 2018
    This was a quick read that really sucked me in. I can't wait to share it with my kids, and I'll definitely be checking out the sequel. I am always here for changelings and golems and dragons and whatnot. ...
  • Henna
    Feb 19, 2019
    Estranged has absolutely gorgeous artwork; the style and details are incredible. Often, I just stared at the art instead of continuing the story because of how intricate it all is. The artwork is definitely one of the best parts of this graphic novel, however, the storyline and charact...
  • laureneliza
    Aug 16, 2018
    this is extremely my shit fay stuff found families magic a dragon everyone has cool hair ...
  • Connor
    Mar 04, 2019
    [3.5 Stars] I'm not sure why I wasn't loving this as much as a lot of people have. Maybe it's a case of wrong book at the wrong time? I found myself enjoying what I was reading but then putting it down mid-chapter to do anything else. I'll probably reread this to see if it was just m...
  • Rachel
    Apr 07, 2019
    Edmund has lived his whole life in the care of his human family. The Childe has lived his whole life in the care of his fae family. Then one day, trouble descends upon the court, and for the first time the two must meet. This is a tale of a changeling and the human boy who were swapped...
  • Cori Reed
    Sep 20, 2018
    4.5 Stars! LOVED this! Totally gave me Amulet vibes. ...
  • Marina
    Jan 08, 2019
    it was Fantastic. can?t wait for book 2 ...
  • High Plains Library District
    Aug 25, 2018
    As one who doesn?t read graphic novels very frequently, I rather enjoyed Estranged by Ethan Aldrige. Both the detailed artwork and the wonderful dialogue made this novel very easy to read alongside young children. Aldridge takes common folk lore and brings it into a modern world. ...
  • Vanessa
    Dec 23, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel! It only took about an hour to read; I read it in 2 sittings, but faster readers could probably read it in about 30 minutes easily. I've been dying to read a fantasy children's graphic novel with an original, engaging plot-line and likabl...
  • Sandra
    Nov 29, 2018
    Cute solid middle grade fantasy. Maybe a little too much shoved in, but I think the fast pace will appeal to a lot of kids. (Also, I love the pigeons being horrid gossips throwaway line...) ...
  • Mar
    Apr 23, 2018
    I really, really enjoyed this! The artwork is beautiful, and the story was captivating. Full review to come. ...
  • Cindy
    Aug 20, 2018
    "THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROMANCE AND A TRAGEDY IS HOW IT ENDS, DON'T YOU THINK?" This was a buddy read. Thanks, Alex!! Estranged was more of a 4.5 for me. The world building was spot on. A lot of creativity went into this graphic novel, not only with the artwork but with the s...
  • Bridgett Brown
    Aug 07, 2018
    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a story about 2 boys. 1 is Fae and the other is a human. The sorceress Hawthorne takes his parents away and takes over the World Below, so the Childe must find the changeling who replaced him in the human world. When the Childe finds E...
  • Laura
    Oct 24, 2018
    Liked it a lot! Good story beats, relatable and interesting characters. Would love to see more in the world. Good magic system. Not queer, sadly. ...
  • F.D. Gross
    Feb 15, 2019
    Certainly a well-balanced novel of fantastic art and strategically placed dialogue. The influences Aldridge experienced throughout his life have certainly bled on to the pages of his masterfully crafted debut graphic novel, Estranged. There are a ton of influences here taken from so ma...
  • Alex
    Jul 31, 2018
    My rating is based off of the advance read copy that I won from Goodreads. This graphic novel is a lot of fun. It is well drawn and interesting. I was a little disappointed by the ARC because it wasn't in color which made reading it feel kind of like I was reading a rough draft. The re...
  • Truebluedah ♪
    Jan 07, 2019
    I absolutely LOVED this book. ? The story was such a creative idea. ? I haven?t read fantasy in a while and I loved reading about the magic of the place in this book. This read was perfect for me, I love reads that aren?t too long but also not too short. This book too...