The Altered History of Willow Sparks

E Books The Altered History of Willow Sparks I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review What if you had the power to rewrite your life Yep I would definitely rewrite some p

E-Books The Altered History of Willow Sparks I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review."What if you had the power to rewrite your life?"Yep, I would definitely rewrite some parts. Just like Willow (and also Georgia) I was bullied immensely in school. I know I wouldn't be able to resist the chance to rewrite things, even if it meant that I would be in trouble later on. Even a few moments of bliss years ago would save me the a few shitty feelings I still have today. :( I know the consequences (I was wondering why Will never saw that there would be consequences, nothing comes for free), but yes, I would still do it.I hated the bullying, it was terrible. Throwing a whole load of balls at someone? Especially aiming at their faces? Dunking them in toilets? Other crappy things? And I despised the teachers, they are bound to know something is going on, but none of them react. That one teacher (I am guessing she is at least) should have done something during that dodgeball game. Instead she just did nothing and stood there. :|But I also hated Will at one point. When she dumped her best friend because she had the in-pass to the popular group. I do understand that she is happy it is not her, but this is also your friend.I like the idea that there is a whole library (libraries I should say) that hold everyone's life books. It is a bit dangerous to have such a library, one wrong person can alter so much. But even with that there is something magical about it all. That you can see life change, that books disappear and appear.Bonus points to the fact the Georgia and Will loved to read. That Will worked at the library.The art was pretty OK, it was quite pretty at times, though I didn't always like the facial expressions/faces of the characters.But all in all, I would recommend this book to people. It is a really good read.Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/. The Altered History of Willow Sparks is Ebook What happens when you can finally get everything you ever wanted Willow Sparks and her best friend Georgia Pratt are at the bottom of the social ladder at Twin Pines High School, just trying to get through each day relatively unscathed But when Willow finds a mysterious book that allows her to literally change her life, it feels like her luck is finally turning BecomingWhat happens when you can finally get everything you ever wanted Willow Sparks and her best friend Georgia Pratt are at the bottom of the social ladder at Twin Pines High School, just trying to get through each day relatively unscathed But when Willow finds a mysterious book that allows her to literally change her life, it feels like her luck is finally turning Becoming and popular with each entry into the book, her old life, including her friendship with Georgia, seems miles away Yet as Willow will discover, every action has a reaction, and the future has unusual even dangerous ways of protecting itself.. Tara is a cartoonist currently residing in the New Jersey wilderness When she s not drawing comics, she s teaching them She drinks way too much tea and coffee, and on any given day there s a 90% chance that every meal she had was cereal.. The best Ebook The Altered History of Willow Sparks A highschool girl is closing up shop at the library she works for, when she takes a tumble and finds a hidden floor to the library - stocked with books that have only individuals' names on the spines. When Willow finds the book with her name on it, she realizes that she can write in the book, and whatever she writes will come true - at a price.I thought this was a pretty fun idea, and the art was nice enough, but I just didn't really find it particularly interesting. I didn't get attached to the story or characters, and probably wouldn't continue the series; that said, if the synopsis intrigues you, I'd recommend giving it a try!Thank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for providing me with an ARC in exchange for this honest review!

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  1. Tara is a cartoonist currently residing in the New Jersey wilderness When she s not drawing comics, she s teaching them She drinks way too much tea and coffee, and on any given day there s a 90% chance that every meal she had was cereal.

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  1. A highschool girl is closing up shop at the library she works for, when she takes a tumble and finds a hidden floor to the library stocked with books that have only individuals names on the spines When Willow finds the book with her name on it, she realizes that she can write in the book, and whatever she writes will come true at a price.I thought this was a pretty fun idea, and the art was nice enough, but I just didn t really find it particularly interesting I didn t get attached to the story [...]


  2. I received an eArc of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review, so thanks to them This was a fun read, that I was slightly disappointed by how short it was This had the potential to be fleshed out in volumes, or at least let it be a bit longer The world and magic explanations seemed rush, even the reconciliation at the end Everything seemed to be so rushed.It revolves around a girl who discovers the books of the people living in her town and stumbles upon her book, in which she [...]


  3. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review What if you had the power to rewrite your life Yep, I would definitely rewrite some parts Just like Willow and also Georgia I was bullied immensely in school I know I wouldn t be able to resist the chance to rewrite things, even if it meant that I would be in trouble later on Even a few moments of bliss years ago would save me the a few shitty feelings I still have today I know the consequences I was wondering why Will never saw [...]


  4. Actual rating 3.5 starsHave you ever read a book that made you wish you had something similar back when you were a teenager That s what this book made me think once I finished reading it I wish I had this book back when I was an awkward teen.The idea of the book is pretty simple you have a regular teenage girl, Willow, working at a library in her spare time, that isn t popular, and is bullied, alongside her best friend, Georgia, by a group of really popular kids After an incident in the library, [...]


  5. High schooler Willow Sparks is tired of being bullied by her school s in crowd Staying out of their way doesn t seem to do anything they find a way to go after her and tease her about her clothes, her skin, her everything When she stumbles on a hidden library while at her public library job one night, she finds books with people s names on them including hers that record every moment of their lives She discovers that she can write her own story, and instantly, her skin clears up, her fashion get [...]


  6. I really enjoyed this graphic novel about a girl who discovers a magic book that will change her life Willow is a nerd being bullied by the popular girls at school, but she has friends and a great job working in a library The book gives her the power to rewrite her life, but of course, magic comes with a price Willow uses the book to become one of the popular girls, and her life at school seems to be better, but at a cost If only, Willow can realize the truth before it s too late, she might be a [...]


  7. When I finished reading this, I felt as though I had read it before, and perhaps I have, different versions, different ways of telling this same story, which is, what would you do if you could change your future Would you change it And how much would you change it The characters are all Mean Girls types, and of course the heroines are the underdogs, the nerds and the dull There is even a love interest among the unloved view spoiler but he turns out to be gay hide spoiler.The artist writes, at th [...]


  8. JUST BARELY 2.5 stars I received an e ARC of this book via the publisher, however, all opinions expressed are my own The Altered History of Willow Sparks is a fun, fast graphic novel that proves the pen really is mightier than the sword I often felt like I was reading a YA middle school spin on Bryan Lee O Malley s Seconds.Willow Sparks is an outcast She really only hangs out with her best friend Georgia, and Gary, Georgia s emphasis on secret crush Every day, Willow is in turns tormented, then [...]


  9. This was a fun take on the be careful what you wish for trope, touching also on bullying, beauty and gender standards, and friendship In the end, though, I did want detail to the story And, as a librarian of over 10 years and a former shelver in high school, I would like to ask who leaves a teenager in charge of a library Ever Thanks to Oni Press and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book.


  10. 3.5 stars.I am so amazed with author s drawing She has been working on this book for 9 years, and with a lot of revision, she managed to create something beautiful I think the story is pretty simple It s not those type of book that have sudden plot twists But if you know me, sometimes I like books like that.This is a book about friendship, about learning from our mistake, and about being responsible with our own choices It s an enjoyable read I read this book digitally through Netgalley


  11. O Connor s art in this graphic novel is the star of the show as she really uses the monotone blue and white to great effect Her shading is awesome and the line work is crisp and fluid.Unfortunately, the story typical loner nerd girl misusing the magical book of her life is tired and predictable, and at several points nonsensical.


  12. The Altered History of Willow Sparks is a graphic novel that explores the concept of magically altering your own life It was a very quick and interesting read A high school girl encounters a magical book that can be used to change your life, but she must remember that everything has consequences The art is great and I enjoyed the story a lot Would be great for high school middle school aged kids facing bullying I received an advance copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest r [...]


  13. I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I thought this was ok but the art wasn t really for me and I felt like an ending was missing.Other than that, the characters were kinda interesting and the story too


  14. This review and many can be found on my blog Feed Your Fiction AddictionI have mixed feelings about the messages in this book I appreciate the idea that Willow tries to change her life in superficial ways and it backfires on her The message that popularity isn t everything is a good one But some of the execution left me frustrated First off, Willow s best friend is very critical of her, right from the very beginning At the beginning of the book, the only thing Willow changes about herself is th [...]


  15. The Altered History of Willow Sparks is a story about growing up and accepting yourself instead of trying to be someone else It s a story about how you can own it your life Willow and Georgia are bullied in school and at the bottom of the popularity ladder Willow, the book nerd, finds a book of her own life and when she writes in it, the wishes will come true Of course she makes herself popular, but the book needs to protect itself too and thus Willow will be infected with its curse The plot is [...]


  16. thank you to Netgalley and Oni Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review 4 stars Such a great graphic novel I really enjoyed this The story is excellent The artwork is excellent and I love that cover and how it shows the two different versions of Willow Willy.The story is about a girl, Willy, who isnt excatly loving her life Shes got issues that alot of teens have, acne, feeling they are unpopular, low self esteem etc Then one day she discovers a magical book Ohh I nearly fo [...]


  17. This book explores the one way how magically altering your life could play out I have mixed feelings about this book because I wanted to love this book The idea is right up my alley But sadly I didn t love it, I liked it It wasn t that it was bad it was just that I wanted out of it I felt that the plot was kinda slow and the high school drama was a little too much for me This is marked as a YA book but felt like a middle grade book and there s a chance I would have liked it if it was marked as [...]


  18. I received this book as an eARC from Oni Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review What if you could change parts of your life by simply writing in a book Willow Sparks comes across a mysterious book that can do just that Of course, her life is changed forever Great responsibilities come with such powers It s not easy to climb to the top of the social ladder at your high school without leaving some people behind This book has high school drama, bullying, and all those classic teen tro [...]


  19. Have you ever wanted to just create the life you want become popular, creative, musical, or wealthy What if a book would allow you to rewrite your life HS student and social outcast Willow Sparks does just that When she finds a book that allows her to begin to write the story SHE wants for her life, she finds that even writing your own story has pitfalls and dangerous consequences Through a graphic novel, Tara O Connor has created a wonderful story that will resonate with students We can all re [...]


  20. I thought the art in this book was lovely I really enjoyed it, and Tara O Connor could really bring a tear to my eye in a couple of the scenes However I thought the plot was a little basic I m giving it a higher rating for the art, but I was hoping for a little content The book was a little short, and I think that the plot could have been benefited if it were longer of course, not to invalidate the hard work that went into this book The base of the story was really interesting, but past that, t [...]


  21. Thank you to the publisher for the advanced reader copy.Willy hates high school, her acne won t go a way, her hair s too short, she can t afford cool clothes, and she is being ruthlessly bullied by the prettiest girl in school.Then, she s asked to close down the library which you know is totally normal, a teen volunteer alone in a library, closing it herself she discovers the book of her life in a secret basement room When she writes something in it like that she walks up with clear skin, or a d [...]


  22. A teen girl finds a creepy library which contains books with nothing but people s names written on them When she picks up her own book, she realizes that her entire life is written inside and if she writes anything in it, it will come true but with some unintended consequences.It sounds like a good premise, BUT the consequences turn out to be so minor and silly that it kind of makes you wonder if they would really be enough to make someone stop writing in the book or freak out as much as the cha [...]


  23. Thanks to the author and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review When I first saw this book on Netgalley I did not know what it was about, I just picked it because of the drawings It shows how bullying happens to some teens in high school, it had very little magic, it had friendship and it also had an impossible crush.The part I liked the most is that the author actually explained everything about how she went about to write the book and she also show [...]


  24. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review One thing that I greatly admire about graphic novels is the artwork The artwork of Altered History if Willow Sparks is gorgeous Through the artwork and dialogue, I was transported into another world I was expecting a little bit original characters rather than stereotypical high school tropes But there was a story to get lost in I wish there was .


  25. The art in this book is so beautiful It s solely in blue and white, which is weirdly 100% better than black and white It s genuinely gorgeous The story, on the other hand was lacking The story seemed to skip major parts in the plot like, Willow had one conversation with a popular kid, and Georgia jumped straight to omg you re betraying me by being their friend and this isn t the only example it was all the teen movie cliches, without any actual development of the storyline just basic forgleaping [...]


  26. If you had the power to magically change things about yourself, what would you do Pimples gone Injuries healed Sounds simple enough, except Willow Sparks discovers that forcing things into existence can mean the real things in life true friendships for example get lost along the way This quick graphic novel is a nice story about friendship, contentment, and the danger of believing the grass is always greener on the other side.


  27. A solid take on Be careful what you wish for There s not a lot new explored here Willow Sparks stumbles onto a literal opportunity to re write her life and it impacts a close friendship This one gets bonus points for using a cool library and a Giles esque librarian The artwork is very beautiful and fluid and suits itself quite well to the story.


  28. The story was easy enough to get sucked into, but characters ended up falling flat in the end I really liked the art, though Very clean and appealing What really got me is the position of a librarian being a punishment for the character um,


  29. Fans of graphic novels and perhaps The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde might enjoy this book.I read an ARC copy, so the illustrations inking might not be what will be available in the book s final release.


  30. Firstly, thank you NetGalley and publishers This graphic novel was pretty fun and the art was beautiful but I couldn t connect to the characters and the story ended really abruptly I d recommend it for younger readers.


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