Review: Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac retells a tale from the Mohawk Indians about a man who was so hungry he ate his own flesh, leaving nothing but a skeleton, and then ate the rest of his family with the exception of a young niece. In Bruchac’s story, Molly’s parents mysteriously disappear one evening without a trace. Molly is […]

Review: Clay by David Almond

In Clay, David Almond introduces us to David, an altar boy who occasionally drinks a little extra communion wine and smokes stolen cigarettes with his friend Geordie.  David’s life changes when he befriends Stephen Rose,  a new arrival in town, at the request of the local priest. Stephen turns out to be a gifted sculptor.  As […]

Review: Ghosts of Albion: Initiation, by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden

Ghosts of Albion: Initiation introduces us to the Victorian world of William and Tamara Swift. The siblings have abruptly discovered they have inherited their grandfather’s responsibilities as magical protectors of Albion, the soul of England, when he is killed in front of them by were-beasts. Aided by the ghosts of Bodicea, Lord Byron, and Lord Admiral […]

Review: Devil’s Footsteps by E.E. Richardson

When Bryan was ten, his older brother, Adam, disappeared, taken by the Dark Man. At fifteen, Bryan meets Stephen, who has seen the Dark Man, and Jake, who has had his best friend taken by the Dark Man. The three boys go on a quest to uncover the secret of the Dark Man and find […]

Review: The Hollow: Mischief by Christopher Golden and Ford Lytle Gilmore

Third in the series, the continuing saga of siblings Aimee and Shane Lancaster, descendants of Ichabod Crane, who is responsible for the many demons, spirits, and creatures that haunt Sleepy Hollow.  Aimee and Shane feel a duty to track down and stop these critters that their ancestor has unleashed upon the town.  In this installment, […]

Review: The Hollow: Drowned by Christopher Golden and Ford Lytle Gilmore

 Shane Lancaster and his sister Aimee are descendants of Ichabod Crane, the fellow in the Sleepy Hollow story who had a run in with the headless horseman.  When they move to Sleepy Hollow from Boston their presence unleashes supernatural forces dormant in Sleepy Hollow.  It is up to Shane, Aimee, and her best friend Stasia […]

February 2015 YA releases

The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her? Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood–those with common, Red […]