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 herself, all while trying to save her own skin. Arcane Sunflower is a fast-paced dark fantasy […]

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 decimated by zombies, B’s father dismisses the reported attacks as a ploy by the media.   […]

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 harder for Eryn to control the bloodlust within.  Her closest friends are the Delacroix boys, […]

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 fact, out there, and it’s only a question of when the dead will rise and […]

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. The novel begins interestingly enough with a seemingly ordinary girl, Jenny, who turns out to […]

Interview with Maria V. Snyder

Originally posted to MonsterLibrarian.com Maria V. Snyder is an award winning author of books Poison Study,  Magic Study, and Fire Study,  latest release is the young adult dystopian novel Inside Out from Harlequin Teen. ML: Let me start by saying I absolutely loved Inside Out. You were clearly channeling the dystopian masters with this novel, and yet you managed to keep […]

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 endlessly doing the most menial jobs. Above them are the Uppers, people the Lowers aren’t […]

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 survivor of the Dark, a nefarious disease? Condition? Affliction? That has taken over most of […]

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 don’t have to resort to the weary format of plucky survivors getting picked off one […]

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 find a permanent solution to the Demontide. For generations they have had to sacrifice children […]