Tonight I'm starting Alan Snow's Here Be Monsters, Vol. 1 of The Ratbridge Chronicles. It won't be available in Malaysia til November but you can read more about it here and on the official website, and I will post a mini review when I'm done with the book (it's lovely and fat).
What's really exciting about HBM (for me) is that it's bursting with pictures. I loved (still do) the illustrated chapter books that were published when I was a child and I hope we'll be seeing more of the same in the future. Perhaps HBM will re-start the trend!
Alan Snow is a brilliant illustrator - I became a fan after reading his picture book How Santa Really Works. Really love the detail that goes into his pictures.
Anyway, do check out the HBM website!