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 world.Isabel isn't the kind of girl who goes on adventures. But that all changes when she stumbles through the invisible barrier that separates the human world from the fairy world. She quickly finds herself caught up in an age-old war and fighting on the side of the Seelie the good fairies....
|Title||:||The City on the Other Side|
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The City on the Other Side Reviews
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 can see how our MCs have aged and evolved? They were a bit two-dimensional as plucky heroine and redeemed thief, so I wish more time had been spent getting to know them instead of dashing about the city.
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There isn't much that makes me happier than seeing strong female lead characters in a kid's graphic novel. Set after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Isabel is raised to become a proper little lady by her emotionally detached mother. Isabel would like to stay in the city surrounded by familiar sights instead of heading off to the country to stay with her artist father. She would also like a little adventure, a little inde ...more
Nach dem tragischen Erdbeben in San Francisco zur Jahrhundertwende lebt die wohlbehütete Isabel bei ihrer Mutter. Doch im Sommer soll sie einige Wochen bei ihrem Vater verbringen – der ebenso wenig Zeit für sie hat wie die vielbeschäftigte Gesellschaftsdame. Isabels Fluchtweg führt sie ins Reich der Seelie, doch dort tobt ein Krieg mächtigen Ausmaßes. Während die Unseelie das Weltengebilde bedrohen, ist es an Isabel, mit einer geheimnisvollen Kette den Frieden wiederzubringen …
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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 balance to the world of the Fey by delivering a magical necklace to a person in the Seelie court. This novel has a cast of endearing and interesting characters. You don't see much of San Francisco, but you do get to see ...more
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 of a war between two sparring fairy groups. The Seelie and the Unseelie are fairies that reside on the other side of the veil in their own world, but both the human and fairy world can feel the effects of what goes ...more
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 mission, she doesn't hesitate to enter the world of fairies, where a battle between the Seelie and Unseelie is raging. The Unseelie wish to destroy the human world, while the Seelie understand that the human world prov ...more
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 fairy war between the Seelies and the Unseelies. Isabel suddenly finds herself tasked with taking an important necklace to someone in the city named Miyori for the Seelie forces. The Unseelies are fast on her trail, and ...more
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.