Review: Bloody Horowitz by Anthony Horowitz

 Bloody Horowitz is a collection of short, scary stories by Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider books.  It is a little dark and, at times, a little gory.  But it also had me cracking up. From the forward (“Why Horror Has No Place in Children’s Books”) to the editor’s note at the end detailing all of […]

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The Others are coming.  In five waves, they have been laying waste to everything we are and think of us as nothing more than annoying insects, or a disease that needs to be eradicated.  The first wave crippled the world.  The second obliterated much of it in a heartbeat. The third took much longer but […]

Review: Ashfall by Mike Mullin

I first learned of Ashfall in November of 2011, and I should have reviewed it long before now. It was chosen by more than one professional journal as one of the best young adult novels written in 2011, and I definitely agree with that, and now it has just been nominated as one of the Best Teen […]

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer, read by Rebecca Soler

Cinder is a retelling of the classic fairy tale, but it is not the “Cinderella” from your childhood or from the landmark animated film.  It is the first of four books in The Lunar Chroniclesseries; future volumes will deal with “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Rapunzel”, and “Snow White.”  Meyer’s debut novel includes all the relevant elements of the original […]

Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue is the only non-psychic in a household of psychic women, and all of them have predicted with certainty that when she kisses her true love, he will die. On St. Mark’s Eve, when the veil between the world of the living and the dead has lifted, she sees her first ghost, who identifies himself […]