The Year of the Beasts is about two sisters, Tessa and Lulu, going to the carnival un-chaperoned for the very first time. But when Lulu catches the attention of the boy Tessa likes, jealousy will effect their close relationship. This change triggers a series of events that can only end in tragedy. This book is half novel, half graphic novel, with the chapters alternating. Personally I liked the alternating chapters, although I did find the two different plot lines confusing. I think this book would be good for people who don't like reading lots and for those who like fantasy.
The publisher of this book has an excerpt and some of the illustrations on their website.