Review: Soul Eater Part 2, Episode 5

“The Eve Party Nightmare – And so the Curtain Rises?” As the celebration of the anniversary of the school’s founding begins Death the Kid is both worried and irritated with his father. He has found out that the school is built on a sleeping kishin, and Medusa’s plot is to wake it. Lord Death doesn’t […]

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Interview with Maria V. Snyder

Originally posted to Maria V. Snyder is an award winning author of books Poison Study,  Magic Study, and Fire Study,  latest release is the young adult dystopian novel Inside Out from Harlequin Teen. ML: Let me start by saying I absolutely loved Inside Out. You were clearly channeling the dystopian masters with this novel, and yet you managed to keep […]

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

One of Meghan Chase’s most vivid memories is of her father disappearing at the park when she was six years old. His shoes were found at the edge of a pond. Searches by the authorities were fruitless- he simply disappeared without a trace. Meghan is tortured by visions of her father walking into the pond. […]

The Original Monster Librarian

In Memoriam: Dylan Kowalewski, The Original Monster Librarian September 5, 1973-April 17, 2014   Monster Librarian was the idea and passion of Dylan Kowalewski. Dylan, in a typical burst of optimism and energy, with an intense love of horror fiction, started the site at the end of 2005. Where he got the energy and conviction […]

October 2013 Book Releases

Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre The horde is coming. Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they’re not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be […]

August 2013 Book Releases

*Descriptions from   The Uprising (The Forsaken #2) by Lisa M. Stasse In this dystopian sequel to The Forsaken, Alenna has survived the brutality of life on the wheel—and now she’s going back for more. Alenna e scaped. It was expected that she would die on the wheel, the island where would-be criminals are […]

Shared World Writing Camp for 8-12th graders

Where were things like this when I qualified? From the webpage description: Shared Worlds is an innovative, two-week, residential interdisciplinary program that will run will run from Sunday, July 22, through Saturday, August 4, 2012. The program, which will feature authors, artists, designers, and scientists, will center on the fictional “shared worlds” participating students create. […]

Night World Girls and Why I Love Them

Sometimes I feel like I’m the last person in the world to discover LJ Smith. Ten years ago I was surrounded by her works – working in a bookshop during my gap year – but I was very firmly a high fantasy and horror reader back then, and Smith’s books just didn’t hit my radar. […]