Mini Graphic Novel Review: The Promise

The Promise

       The Promise By Nicola Davies


On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But the frail old woman, holding on with the strength of heroes, says the thief can’t have it without giving something in return: the promise. It is the beginning of a journey that will change the thieving girl’s life — and a chance to change the world, for good. Here is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old. In an exciting collaboration, author Nicola Davies joins forces with illustrator Laura Carlin to create a contemporary tale inspired by Jean Giono’s 1953 story, L’homme qui plantait des arbres.


Mini MangaReview: Meet Steve Sharp

Meet Steve Sharp. H.L. Dube
Meet Steve Sharp By H.L. Dube

Meet Steve Sharp - an Afro-Caribbean detective trying to do the right thing in the tough world of gangsters and organised crime. These stories are a fresh update of the 'hard-boiled' tough detective fiction of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, with very short texts that are ideal for reluctant and struggling readers.


BookReview: Hush Hush By Becca Fitzpatrick

I really enjoyed this book, the characters were just good. I loved everything. This book is surrounded around a boy called Patch and a girl called Nora Grey.

Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.