[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


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4 thoughts on “[Book Review] The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York by Kory Merritt

  1. Magini - books February 26, 2016 at 4:03 AM Reply

    I liked that one, nice idea and the graphics were great

    Liked by 1 person

    • amomentsilence February 26, 2016 at 2:03 PM Reply

      It was a fun read, wasn’t it?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Magini - books February 26, 2016 at 2:15 PM Reply

        oh yes 😀
        and it made me though, how would I deal with this kind of situation… until I figured out I wouldn’t have a problem with thinking of a story to tell 😀

        Liked by 1 person

        • amomentsilence February 26, 2016 at 2:19 PM Reply

          Dahaha, same! It taught a very good lesson. Though we may not realize, we all have a story to tell and its up to each and every one of us to bring it out into the open (or finally get down on paper and out of our heads lol).

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