Review: Skim by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki

February 6, 2012 in Children's & Young Adult, Graphic Novels & Comics, Reviews

“Skim” is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls’ school in the early ’90s. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her [...]

Review: Salem Brownstone – All Along the Watchtower by John Harris Dunning & Nikhil Singh

July 22, 2011 in Fantasy, Graphic Novels & Comics, Horror, Reviews

As I said in my IMM post on Sunday, I came across this little gem when I was in my local Waterstones last week. My eyes were immediately drawn to [...]

Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (from an idea by Siobhan Dowd)

May 16, 2011 in Children's & Young Adult, General, Reviews

And that, the monster said, is the truth. Patrick Ness is a menace. Rarely has an author so consistently screwed with my emotions as he does. I’m writing this review barely an [...]

Review: Slog’s Dad by David Almond & Dave McKean

March 16, 2011 in Children's & Young Adult, Graphic Novels & Comics, Reviews

Part story, part graphic novel – a tender slice of life and death from the creators of “The Savage”. Do you believe there’s life after death? Slog does. He reckons [...]

Review: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

May 14, 2010 in Children's & Young Adult, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction

Well it worked for the last book… “That was effing brilliant! (Only I don’t say ‘effing’, do I?)” OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! [...]