Page count: 110 pages
Publisher: Oni Press
Release Date: April 11, 2012
Who I'd Recommend it To: People who like creepy YA graphic novels.
From Goodreads: Presenting the initial Courtney Crumrin miniseries in a new digest-sized format. Courtney's parents have dragged her out to a high-to-do suburb to live with her creepy Great Uncle Aloysius in his spooky old house. She's not only the new kid in school, but she also discovers strange things lurking under her bed.
(Recieved the ARC version. Thanks, Oni Press.)
Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things is about a girl who moves to a wealthy suburb with her parents to live with her creepy Uncle Aloysius in his spooky old house. While there, she realizes she can do magic and discovers some strange things living in the house.
I really liked the main character Courtney, who was seriously bad ass and didn't put up with anyone's crap. She was really brave, sassy and witty -- a great main character. If I was her, waking up to find scary monsters on the end of my bed or have them follow me in the woods, I definitely wouldn't be brave enough to investigate.
Like I expected this book to be, it was creep-tastic. I really liked all the different monsters and goblins -- especially one involving a baby (if you've read the book, you know what I'm on about). The dialogue was really funny, also.The artwork is also fantastic and spot on, but I think I would've enjoyed them more if most of them weren't in black-and-white. (The version I had started off with colour, then quarter of the way through it was black & white) I didn't really care for much of the supporting characters, with the exception of her Uncle and the weird creatures. I think the parents were sometimes overdone and annoying.
This book, even though I liked it, surprisingly didn't wow me. Although I found it interesting, creeptastic and very entertaining, it honestly didn't leave me thinking about it at all. It didn't have a lasting impression on me.
Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meterorite by Barry Deutsch
Page count: 130 pages
Release Date: November 1, 2012
Who I'd Recommend it To: Young fans of graphic novels.
Rating: ★★ 1/2
(Recieved ARC version. Thanks to ABRAMS.)