Category Archives: horror

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

My Best Friend’s Exorcism is set in the 80s, a time of big hair, awesome music, and the Satanic Panic. Abby Rivers and Gretchen Lang have been best friends since they were thrown together at Abby’s tenth birthday party. Now … Continue reading

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Review: Sleepless by Thomas Fahy

After a trip to New Orleans, the students of Saint Opportuna High begin to have nightmares: horrible nightmares about killing people. The only problem is that they aren’t just nightmares. After several nights, the students wake up to realize that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Water Vamps by G.L. Giles

From ML’s Circulation Desk BlackWyrm Publishing, June 2013 (Second Printing) ISBN-13: 978-1-61318-147-8 Available: Paperback, Kindle Psychic vampire Setiana and her partner, a shape-shifter, stop at an inn for a good day’s sleep. While there, Setiana enters a dream state, and … Continue reading

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Review: The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand

Strand is known for his humorous horror books. My favorites are A Bad Day for Voodoo and Wolf Hunt (the last is very much not YA). His loyal readers might come into this one expecting a teenage zombie movie getting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

From ML’s Circulation Desk St. Martin’s Griffin, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0312573805 Available: Paperback, Audible, Audio CD, Kindle edition Anyone feeling nostalgic for the glory days of high school will drop that nostalgia right in the trash bin within pages of beginning … Continue reading

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Review: The Intruders by E.E. Richardson

In the Intruders Richardson whips up a great pure ghost story. Joel, his sister Cassie and their mother move into a house with his mother’s new fiancé Gerald and his two sons. In addtion to coping with the resentment of … Continue reading

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Review: The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick

In The Book of Dead Days, Marcus Sedgwick introduces us to Boy, a teenage orphan who is the servant and apprentice to a stage magician named Valerian. Valerian is on a quest to find a book that will help him get … Continue reading

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Review: Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness by Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by Gris Grimly

Four of Poe’s classic tales are presented here. In The Black Cat, a man blames his black cat for his descent into murder and madness, The Masque of the Red Death is a tale about nobles who hole up in a castle in … Continue reading

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Review: Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac retells a tale from the Mohawk Indians about a man who was so hungry he ate his own flesh, leaving nothing but a skeleton, and then ate the rest of his family with the exception of a young … Continue reading

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Review: Devil’s Footsteps by E.E. Richardson

When Bryan was ten, his older brother, Adam, disappeared, taken by the Dark Man. At fifteen, Bryan meets Stephen, who has seen the Dark Man, and Jake, who has had his best friend taken by the Dark Man. The three … Continue reading

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