The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: The Crucible (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1)
by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, [Illustrator] Robert Hack
G: Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Horror, Witiches
Goodreads Reading Challenge: 53 out of 75
So, how I prepared for the upcoming Netflix series of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was to read the Graphic novel first. I knew that it was going to be dark, but it was much darker than I thought.
I loved the graphic novel because it took a beloved series and gave it a whole new spin. Having Sabrina’s story be horror falls more in line with what the Puritans really thought about witches, it added an element of realness to it.
Although there were some differences in the graphic novel vs. the show, Harvey dies in the GN instead of his brother, they were both pretty similar.
I love how Sabrina is still innocent even though she’s a witch who is supposed to sign her name in the book of the damned. She wants a simple life with her all american boyfriend. She naively thinks she could have what her parents supposedly had, a happy life together.
I honestly think that Sabrina, like every child, fantasies about her childhood as more glamorous than it actually was. She thought her parents were in love and carefree, and she thought they could do no wrong.
Obviously as more of the story is revealed she sees her parents as not perfect, and their union was more rocky than she thought. In the show Sabrina’s parents die when she was very little causing her to have to rely on memories from her aunts. In the graphic novel her mother did die but not in the same way.
I like the graphic novel because it shows how messed up her family really is. Not only is madam satan tricking her into signing her life over to the book of the beast, but her family is lying to her face as well.
The whole situation is crazy, but crazy good.