ARC review: Alice’s Story by Lilah Sturges; Lev Grossman

42201347Author: Lilah Sturges and Lev Grossman
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
US Pub Date: July 16, 2019
Format: Adobe Digital Ebook
Genre: Fantasy/ New Adult/ Graphic novel

My Thoughts:

Do not read this book until after you’ve read the entire Magicians trilogy. You will be majorly spoiled. I have read all of them and my review for the trilogy is here. That being said after reading the synopsis for this I thought the entire graphic novel was going to take place during the last part and past the trilogy. It took place over the course of the entire trilogy.

It’s hard to remove myself from that expectation but I’m going to try.

  • The characters are all distinctive from each other. I never had a problem remembering who was who. This was obvious in characteristics, names, artwork surrounding them.
  • It’s 200-ish pages and it touched on all the important parts that I should have remembered from the trilogy.
  • I kind of dug the artwork. I feel like I say that about all the graphic novels I read but I’m just in awe because I fail at drawing.


This graphic novel takes the reader through Alice’s life, from the time she’s walking through the forest to get to Brakebills and through when she becomes a niffin. Going in I thought it was going to be an extension of the universe. It felt very repetitive based off of the trilogy and it had so many things you already know.

I am planning on doing a reread of The Magicians trilogy so this was a great way to get back into the world and remember larger plot points. However, it wasn’t what I was hoping it would be.

Have you read this trilogy? Do you have plans to?

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