Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"I Love Him to Pieces" Review: Kirkus Reviews (March 15)

Yeah, so it's already been 8 months since "I Love Him to Pieces" came out, and it never ocurred to me before to post the reviews I've been getting about it on this blog. Better late than never, right? I'll be posting them seperately, or it will be confusing.

The following review appears in the March 15 issue of Kirkus Reviews:
Author: Tsang, Evonne
Illustrator: Görrissen, Janina

Review Date: March 15, 2011
Publisher:Graphic Universe
Pages: 128
Price ( Hardcover ): $29.27
Price ( Paperback ): $9.95
Price ( e-book ): $21.95
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-0-7613-6004-9
ISBN ( Paperback ): 978-0-7613-7079-6
ISBN ( e-book ): 978-0-7613-7185-4
Category: Fiction
Series: My Boyfriend is a Monster
Volume: 1

"Two teenagers fall for each other as a zombifying fungus stalks St. Petersburg, Fla., in this tongue-in-cheek romance. Paired up in school as an egg’s assigned “parents,” shy übernerd Jack Chen and irrepressible baseball star Dicey Bell feel a mutual draw—which is why they’re together, cutting class one day, when a sudden outbreak of mutant fungus turns nearly everyone into mindless, half-decayed killers. Though Dicey’s skill with a bat comes in handy for cranking up the body count, escape becomes an urgent priority when Jack is bitten. His scientist parents have a possible cure—but can they and the young fugitives hook up in time? Though so slow to get off the mark that the zombie action doesn’t even start until halfway through, the plot accelerates nicely thereafter, culminating in a wild drive in a tinkling ice-cream truck through crowds of slavering attackers. So vivacious are Jack and Dicey in Görrissen’s black-and-white art that readers will forgive the indistinct depictions of violence and the untidy way dialogue balloons spill over into adjacent panels. Simultaneously published with volume two, a tale with a different cast and setting titled Made for Each Other, written by Paul D. Storrie and illustrated by Eldon Cowgur. A hoot from opening salvo (“JACK CHEN, YOU’RE THE FATHER OF MY BABY!”) to closing clinch." (Graphic novel. 11-13)

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