With thanks to Titan books for a copy of this book.
A beautiful hardcover book containing the twisted short stories of Roman Dirge.
Each story is wonderfully tragic & twisted. I think adults & some adult children with s dark sense of humour will really enjoy these. There’s definitely a hint of Tim Burton in amongst the pages.
what really makes this books are the beautiful illustrations that bring the stories to life! If you’re a little bit twisted check this out!
The Cat with the really big head
30th June 2015
This is the tragic story of a cat called Cat and his stupidly enormous over-sized head as he struggles with day-to-day problems like coping with hairballs, trying to eat Chunky Beef Chunk With Beef catfood or dealing with the neighbourhood mouse, Mr. Stinky and his army of annoying mice. Life hasn't dealt Cat a good hand, but still there's always the prospect of reincarnation and a better life isn't there..?
I’m not going to lie I was really very excited when this book arrived in the post in all it’s gloriousness. I unashamedly love Arrow (& Stephen Amell lol) so I might have had a small fangirl crisis over this post.
Arrow Heroes and Villains is a great character guide to go alongisde the TV series, it features some great in depth looks at all of your favourite characters (heroes & villians as the title suggests) and some little insights into some of the main partnerships in the series.
This is a great companion to the Tb series and a have to honestly say that the book is beautiful. It’s super glossy and packed full of photos! Like the series? You’ll love this!
Arrow - Heroes and Villains
3rd February 2015
Arrow - Heroes and Villainsis a companion to the hit Warner Bros. TV show Arrow, to be airing its third season on The CW network.
Based on the DC Comics character, the American TV series Arrow follows billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell - Heartland, Private Practice) who, after spending five years marooned on a remote island, returns home and secretly creates the persona of Arrow to right the wrongs of his family and fight the ills of society.
Arrow - Heroes and Villainsis a comprehensive character guide to the hit Warner Bros. TV show Arrow. Featuring in-depth character breakdowns of Oliver Queen - the billionaire turned hooded vigilante, Laurel Lance - attorney and former girlfriend of Oliver, Slade Wilson - the character based on DC Comics' Deathstroke, and many, many more.
Companion book to the hit Warner Bros. TV series Arrow, starring Stephen Amell (Private Practice, Heartland) and airing on The CW network.
The critically acclaimed action series was also the #1 series on The CW network in its premiere season with Total Viewers.
The series delivered over 4.5 million Total Viewers in Live+7 ratings in its first season.
The Season 2 premiere was the #1 premiere of the season on The CW with nearly 3 million Total Viewers.
I would like to thank Andrew at Jo Fletcher Books for sending me a copy of Cemetery Girl in exchange for an honest review.
Cemetery Girl – Book One: The Pretenders, tells the story of Calexa, a teenage girl who almost dies and is left alone in a cemetery with no recollection of who she is and how she has come to be there. Calexa fears for her life, leading her to lurk in the shadows of the cemetery. Calexa ends up witnessing more than she bargained for and once again ends up with her life in danger.
If I’m honest, graphic novels are not really my thing. I’ve always thought them a bit silly and they’ve never grabbed me attention, I honestly didn’t see what all the fuss was about. But Cemetery Girl is co-written by Charlaine Harris, and that was enough to persuade me to read this book.
The first thing that struck me was the quality of the illustrations. I loved flicking through and following the story through the illustrations. This is a totally new concept to me and I have to say for my first venture in to graphic novels, I was impressed. I was drawn in from page one and sat and read the whole book in one sitting. It’s not particularly long, but the illustrations more than make up for the length.
The plot was intriguing, compelling and fast paced, with some brilliant twists and turns that kept me hooked. I loved being able to see the story unravel in front of my eyes through the illustrations. This graphic novel was well written and has a brilliant premise. I loved the pacing and the mystery surrounding the main character, Calexa, and how she ended up in the cemetery.
The cover is as beautifully illustrated as the pages inside, it really is a beautiful book and I loved the feel of it in my hands. I know I shall be eagerly awaiting the publication of part 2 of the Cemetery Girl series. I would love to follow Calexa’s journey and find out what happens next to this mysterious girl.
This is an enjoyable and eye catching book, which will convert any reader who has yet to understand the fascination with graphic novels. It is definitely a must for any fans of Charlaine Harris.
Cemetery Girl - Book One: The Pretenders
Charlaine Harris & Christopher Golden
Jo Fletcher Books
Calexa Rose Dunhill was just fourteen when she woke in a cemetery. Bruised, bloody and left for dead, with no memory of her previous life, she took a new name from the headstones that surrounded her.
Now, three years on, Calexa still lives in Dunhill Cemetery, struggling with the desire to know her true identity - and the all-consuming fear of what she might discover when she does.
Then, when she witnesses a gang of teenagers staging a stunt that goes horribly, fatally wrong, Calexa Rose Dunhill discovers she has a unique ability. One she cannot control...