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Review: Zom-B by Darren Shan

Zom-B is the first title in a new series of the same name, by teen horror master Darren Shan. B is a teen in England, with a troubled life, with an abusive, racist father.  When a small town in Ireland is … Continue reading

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Review: Under My Skin by Judith Graves

 Eryn is new to Redgrave. She is also part wolven, but tries to hide this from her friends as well as herself.  Redgrave, however, is a town that has quite a bit of paranormal activity going on, and it gets … Continue reading

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Review: Zombie Youth: Book 1: Playground Politics by H.D. Goodhue

At this point, zombie literature has moved from cool reboot, to bona-fide horror category, to glutted genre. In fact, I’m pretty sure enough nagging doubt has been cleverly addressed by authors that we are convinced that some virus is, in … Continue reading

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Review: Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan

If you haven’t heard of J.L. Bryan yet, you’ll definitely keep an eye out for his other works after you read Jenny Pox, the compelling story of a girl who can’t touch anyone because she passes plague and death onto them. … Continue reading

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Review: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

 In Trella’s world, things are black and white. She is Inside. Outside is a mythical place that doesn’t exist, a tool used to control her and her fellow Lowers, scrubs who are jam packed into large dorms, fed slop, and … Continue reading

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Review: Arclight by Josin L. McQuein

There’s a definite trend in YA of post apoc tales that fall in various spots on the SF spectrum. Arclight is another of those, hitting all the recognizable bells and whistles along the way. Main character Marina is the sole … Continue reading

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Review: Dead Girl’s Blog by Donna Burgess

With a plethora of both zombie fiction and self-published author samplers popping up, it’s often hard to cut through the chaff to get to the good stuff. Dead Girl’s Blog is the good stuff; two emotionally satisfying zombie tales that … Continue reading

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Review: Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide by William Hussey

The Demontide is an event that threatens the world once every generation, and all that stands between us and the oncoming flood of demons is the Hobarron Institute and its elders. The Hobarron Institute is a covert organization created to … Continue reading

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Review: Specials by Scott Westerfeld

Specials by Scott Westerfeld continues the mutatious adventures of Tally Youngblood. First she struggled to maintain her individuality in a world that forces their population to undergo an extreme kind of plastic surgery that affects both body and brain. Then … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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