Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

missMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: October 29th, 2013
Publisher: Yen Press
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror


When Jacob Portman was a boy, his grandfather regaled him with stories of his fantastic life at Miss Peregrine’s home during the Second World War, even sharing photos of the remarkable children with whom he resided. As Jacob grew up, though, he decided that these photos were obvious fakes, simple forgeries designed to stir his youthful imagination. Or were they…?

Following his grandfather’s death – a scene Jacob literally couldn’t believe with his own eyes – the sixteen-year-old boy embarks on a mission to disentangle fact from fiction in his grandfather’s tall tales. But even his grandfather’s elaborate yarns couldn’t prepare Jacob for the eccentricities he will discover at Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! Continue reading

Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 2

Gunner 2Gunnerkrigg Court: Research by Thomas Siddell

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics Distributors
Publication Date: January 19th, 2016
Publisher: Archaia
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novels/Webcomics, Boarding School, Science Fiction Fantasy, Friendship, Mystery, magic


Annie and Kat begin their second year at Gunnerkrigg Court! Parts of Annie’s past are revealed, as well as mysteries that tie back to the origins of the Court itself. Finding a secret tomb of ancient robots beneath Kat’s workshop leads the two friends to question how they are linked to the mysterious ghost that attacked Annie the year before. And as a new Medium-In-Training, Annie is able to visit the powerful trickster god Coyote in Gillitie Forest, a visit that reveals more than she ever imagined!
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All Star – Jesse Lonergan

all starAll Star by Jesse Lonergan

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: April 1st, 2015
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel (no colour), Sports, High School Life, Baseball


Carl Carter is leading the Elizabeth Monarchs of rural Vermont to the state championship his senior year. The world is Carl’s oyster: a full scholarship to the University of Maine awaits, going pro after college isn’t out of the question, and he’s so good he can do whatever he wants—until, that is, he makes one very arrogant mistake. Acclaimed graphic novelist Jesse Lonergan offers readers a thought-provoking exploration of the fleeting highs of success in this engrossing book. Continue reading

Lulu Anew – Étienne Davodeau

Lulu AnewLulu Anew by Étienne Davodeau

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: April 1st, 2015
Publisher: NBM Graphic Novels
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Life, Realistic Fiction, Relationships


At the end of yet another unproductive job interview, Lulu, on a whim, takes off for the shore just to get away from it all.

She’s got a husband and kids left bewildered but it’s nothing against them. This is just her time, getting away from the grind and with no other plan than savoring it.

Surprised at her own temerity, she meets other people on the edge of the world. It wasn’t meant to be for long. It wasn’t meant to be anything but in the end thrilling, fun, and possibly dangerous, this improvised experience will make of Lulu a different woman. Continue reading