[Book Review] The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York by Kory Merritt

The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York

Kory Merritt

What rating would you give it?
4/4.5 of 5 Stars

Give us a summary.

(Goodreads Description)
Discover the horrible fate of Jonathan York as he sets out on his journey through a spooky forest with an alarming party of travelmates!

Jonathan York has led a boring life — a pointless degree from the community college, a lackluster job at the General Store, and never any desire for something more exciting. But when fate leaves him stranded in a sinister land, he finds himself seeking an adventure of his own. Along the way he encounters ghoulish thieves, ravenous swamp monsters, a dastardly ice cream conspiracy, and a necromancer bent on human sacrifice.

In this beautifully illustrated, four-color novel, Jonathan York’s life takes a decidedly spooky turn!

What did you think of the book?

What a delightful read! I really wasn’t expecting to love this as much as I did, but I’ve never been more glad to be wrong.

The art, the verse and rhyme, the pacing of the story… all of it. Absolutely perfect. From the get-go, I had such a Hotel California vibe going on from this story, and by the end, you definitely knew it was going to be a kicker. The eclectic array of characters were all so wonderful. What an odd little bunch. (I loved you all.)

I enjoyed being strung along for the ride and am so upset to see it done. Most definitely recommending this book to everyone I meet. Don’t be surprised if I end up with a printed copy very soon. ❤

Any warnings you wish to make for your readers?

Some of the imagery might be a bit weird or scary, but overall, it’s pretty darned tame. 🙂

Does it count towards any reading challenges?


Would you recommend this book?

Most certainly! Go read!


Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: October 2015
Format: eBook, RvC
Pages: 128
Genre & Themes: Fantasy, Magic,
Surrealism, Wondrous Creatures, Horror
Age: Young Adult (YA)
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge,
NetGalley & Other ARC Services, & 9th Annual
Graphic Novels & Manga Challenge 2016