Nobody Likes a Goblin – Ben Hatke

goblinNobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
First Published: July 13th 2016
Publisher: First Second Books


Little Goblin lives peacefully inside his dungeon where he has but one friend. He terrorizes nobody (on purpose). He bothers nobody (on purpose). All he wants is to be out of people’s way, sleep in a quiet place and spend time with Skeleton, his only friend. Continue reading

Username: Evie

evieUsername: Evie by Various

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Hachette Book Group Canada
First Published: September 22nd, 2015
Publisher: Running Press
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Zombies, Action, Family


Like anyone who feels as though they just don’t fit in, Evie dreams of a place of safety. When times are tough, all she wants is a chance to escape from reality and be herself.

Despite his failing health, Evie’s father comes close to creating such a virtual idyll. Passing away before it’s finished, he leaves her the key in the form of an app, and Evie finds herself transported to a world where the population is influenced by her personality. Everyone shines in her presence, until her devious cousin, Mallory, discovers the app… and the power to cause trouble in paradise. Continue reading