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Review: Vampire Knight volume 1 by Matsuri Hino, and illustrated by Matsuri Hino

ISBN: 1421508222 Available: New     This manga is set in an elite boarding school that is home to the “dayclass” (humans) and the “nightclass” (vampires). Yuki and Zero, both survivors of vampire attacks, now protect the Dayclass from the Nightclass … Continue reading

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Review: Spike: Shadow Puppets

Buffy and Angel fans know they can depend on their series to be hilarious, yet innovative and poignant. One of the episodes proving this point is “Smile Time” where Angel is turned into a puppet by a nest of demonic … Continue reading

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Review: Angel: Spotlight

A side book in the Angel-verse this volume contains tales of Illyria (very emotional with a complexity of character that most stories wish they had), Gunn (very fun and action packed), Wesley (a sad story given what fans know that … Continue reading

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Review: Arcane Sunflower by Courtney Summerlin

Trying to find your place in life is a daunting task, and being a college freshman seems to exacerbate the journey. When supernatural occurrences begin happening on campus, Ansley is forced to question everything she knows about life, and about … Continue reading

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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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