‘Slasher Girls & Monster Boys’ comes from April Genevieve Tucholke, who has brought together a roster of fourteen YA scribes (herself included) for the purpose of gathering us around the metaphorical campfire and telling us their best ghost stories. The result is about what you’d expect: an uneven but consistently entertaining trip through the joint imagination.
Review: The Fall by Bethany Griffin
“What. Just. Happened.” I said to myself, about every chapter […]
Review: Symbiont by Mira Grant
**This review does NOT contain spoilers for Parasite.** Imagine me standing […]
Review: Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
It may not be the most satisfying (or complete) of stories, but its potential is clear, and worth trying given the ease with which it can be read. I only hope that the next installment proves a bit meatier.
Review: The Girl With All The Gifts
The problem is The Girl With All The Gifts is […]
Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Despite its length, the pages turn quickly, and events move briskly enough to keep the occasional lull brief. Turning the commercialized Christmas season into a playground ripe for terror is no easy task, and Hill proves himself largely capable of the feat.
To All the Books I Forgot to Review (2): Audiobooks Edition + Giveaway
Since I’ve started my little project of Reading Whatever I […]
Review: Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
“Haunted” is not powerful. It is not poignant. It is not smart. It is simply a waste, and I regret reading it wholeheartedly.
Review: 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
It is doubtful that one will truly like every piece found here, but so too is it unlikely that one will dislike them all. The important thing to note is that the highs and lows are evenly spread throughout and for the most part mild in their permutations, and should consequently ensure an engaging reading experience from beginning to end.
Review: Horde by Ann Aguirre
Meg reviews Horde by Ann Aguirre, why can’t all the trilogies end as epically as Razorland?
Review: The Shining by Stephen King
It’s frightening, it’s complex, and it’s a wild ride. True, the author can get bogged down in tedious descriptions and exposition, and lose the power of his subtlety with the inevitable climax of extravagance that tends to make an appearance near the end, but the plot is no less compelling because of either tendency.
Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
It is a sweet yet hard-edged tale, easy to pick up and easy to finish, and the lack of commitment makes “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” a book that every reader can pick up.
Review: Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Ultimately, this is a story about the humans (those on both sides of the great mortality debate) that live in a dangerous world and how they find peace within it. There’s plenty of violence thrown in, of course, but it never feels excessive or pointless. Instead, it helps further the story and give depth to the characters and their actions.
Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Kat Kennedy reviews Warm Bodies – blah, blah, blah, you know the drill, right?
Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Kat Kennedy reviews The Eternity Cure. Yes, maybe she has a bit of a crush of Allison. Maybe she has a bit of a crush on Kagawa. But at least come read to find out why.
Review: Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
“Imaginary Girls” is not a book for everyone. Some will love it. Some will hate it. It certainly is unique, however, and that alone makes it worth your time.
Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Stephanie Sinclair reviews The Archived by Victoria Schwab and shows what happens when you put off reading a book you knew you’d love: The book surprises you and you find a favorite.
Review: Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
Adrienne Fray reviews Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff and expresses her disappointment with a mystery that seemed to solve itself.
Review: Velveteen by Daniel Marks
Kat Kennedy reviews Daniel Mark’s debut, Velveteen. She ruminates on the possibility that authors are cloning themselves and discusses the dark, gritty world of Velveteen.
Review: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter + Giveaway
Kat Kennedy reviews Gena Showalter’s Alice in Zombieland. Short version: Fans of Alice in Wonderland beware. Fans of high school drama proceed! She talks about the disparity of what she thought the book was and what it turned about to be and the strange appearance of a Romanticized Alpha Male straight out of a Romance novel. Read on, fair citizens!
Review: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Kat Kennedy reviews Masque of the Red Death and laments on how much she hates instalove. Also Steampunk rocks. It’s a delicate balance.
Review: The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell
A post-apocalyptic zombie novel. Sounds good right? Archer thought that too. He couldn’t have been more disappointed.
Review: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
In which Archer gets vocal about teenaged boys (well he did used to be one), voodoo and ghostly love… all while musing about the first appearance of Anna Korlov
Review: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
A strange and mysterious journal is found at the scene of a death. The contents point to a likely cause: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake. Whatever horrors await, it can’t be worse than waiting for Girl of Nightmares to be released. Kat Kennedy’s review of Blake’s second novel in the Anna Dressed in Blood universe.
Review: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Stephanie Sinclair reviews the chilling conclusion of Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood series, Girl of Nightmares. Also, she may or may not end up eating her words. Possibly.
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