DVD Review: Supernatural Season One

Sam and Dean come from the very definition of a crazy dysfunctional family. When their mom died mysteriously their dad launched a mission to kill her killer (a demon) and dragged his young children along. Many times it’s clear that he cared far more about his mission than his kids, nearly abandoning them for weeks […]

Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

 Aislinn has the Sight. She sees faeries everywhere, and faeries are terrifying enough that she spends most of her life trying to make sure faeries don’t notice her. Unfortunately, she comes to the attention of the Summer King, Keenan, who must convince her to become his queen. Keenan is bound to play out a scenario set […]

Book Review: The Pretty Dead by David Martin Stack

The Pretty Dead is a gory, suspenseful read for teens who are music minded, really listen to the poetry of lyrics, and enjoy some dark comic relief. The main character, Blake, inventor of the virtual rock band Posterband, is one of several uniquely described co-protagonists, all of whom are sympathetically written.  Blake directly addresses the reader, […]

Book Review: Intertwined by Gena Showalter

 Aden Stone isn’t your typical sixteen-year-old.  Instead of spending his time playing games on his Xbox 360, he’s dealing with the four souls that share his body.  One is a time traveler, one can see the future, one can raise the dead, and one can possess the body of another human.  Aden speaks to each of the […]

Book Review: Elphame’s Choice by P.C. Cast

Elphame,  the Chosen of the Goddess Epona, is half-centaur and half-human. She leaves the luxury of home, and her mother, the Goddess Incarnate, to travel to a crumbling castle. Elphame is determined to revive the site, once the scene of slaughter, and find her place in the world. When she arrives, she finds the half-breed descendants of the Fomorians, […]

Book Review: The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses by Ty Drago

The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses is a first book in a wonderful new series by Ty Drago. In it we meet young Will Richter. Will’s father Karl was a cop in the Philadelphia police department until his untimely death a year ago. Now that Will’s twelve, he’s started to notice something strange; people all around […]

Book Review: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

Floored, that’s how readers will feel even when they are only part of the way into this breathtaking tale of three teens admitted to a mental care center after each has attempted suicide. While the book is large, 666 pages, it’s written in poetry form, so it’s a fast read. The terrible story of how […]

Book Review: Zombies Don’t Cry by Rusty Fischer

A stray lightning strike burned out Maddy’s life, but not her existence, and after a few hours of unconsciousness she wakes up undead. Not that her life was wonderful (or terrible) to begin with, but now that she’s a zombie it’s definitely more complicated. And so are the things she wished could change—namely her pseudo-relationship […]

DVD Review: Batman Beyond: Season 1

Batman Beyond is an older series (2006) but one not to be missed by either comic fans or science fiction fans. Some time in the future, well after Batman’s glory days, teenager Terry McGinnis tries to chase down his father’s killer and instead ends up employed by Bruce Wayne…to be the new Batman. Beyond seems […]