TV Review: Teen Wolf, Season 1

One night, while out in the woods investigating half a body found by the Beacon Hills sheriff’s department (because they are so smart), Scott McCall and Stile Stilinski end up in a ton of trouble. Scott is bitten by a werewolf and launched them both into a preternatural world of drama. Sure being a werewolf […]

Book of Shadows-Book One of the Sweep Series by Cate Tiernan

Penguin Group, 2007 ISBN: 9780142409862 Available: New Morgan Rowland’s life changes the day she met Cal Blair. When Cal comes to school that first day, his confidence in himself makes every girl want him and every guy want to be him. Cal’s interest, however, is in Morgan. He introduces her to Wiccan practices. Morgan finds […]

Book Review: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Series title:N.A. Publishing Date: October 2007 ISBN:9780385720960 Available in:Kindle,HardCover, PaperBack,Audible,and Audio CD on Amazon. Extra-sensory gifts are not always considered gifts by those who receive them. Such is the case with eight-turning-nine year old Rose Edelstein. Her lemon-flavored birthday cake tastes like aching despair,her brother’s toast is soaked in hallow dread,and the local bake shop […]

Book Review: The Return of Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac and Sally Wern Comport

HarperCollins, 2006 ISBN: 0060580909 Available: New and Used Molly hasn’t really recovered from her terrifying experience with Skeleton Man, a greedy creature who kidnapped her parents and then posed as her uncle. Although she and her parents escaped, Skeleton Man was never found, and Molly knows he’s out there, planning to get her. Her parents, […]

Book Review: The Intruders by E.E. Richardson

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, August, 2006 ISBN: 0385732643 Available: New      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 addition to coping with the resentment of the children over […]

Book Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, ill. by P. J. Lynch

Candlewick, 2006 ISBN-13: 9780763631208 Available: New and Used     “Marley was dead, to begin with”. Charles Dickens doesn’t waste words setting the tone of A Christmas Carol. The bleakness of Marley’s solitary death, and the bitter miserliness  of his partner, Ebenezer Scrooge soon establish a dark and lonely atmosphere that lends itself to haunting. Indeed, […]

Book Review: The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick

Wendy Lamb Books, October, 2004 ISBN: 0385730551 Available: New and Used     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 out of a […]

TV Review: iZombie season 1

Liv Moore (*rimshot*) was an overachiever headed straight for a prestigious career as a heart surgeon and a wonderful life as the wife of perfect, sweet heart throb Major Lilywhite. (Yup, enjoy the puns, folks.) And then, after being encouraged to loosen up, Liv attends a party that ends in a zombie mini-pocalypse. Liv is […]

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 in high school, they are experiencing the awkwardness and discomfort of growing into teenagers, and […]