How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills by Seth Grahame-Smith

Written in a serious but over-the-top tone, readers will visit classic horror film tropes and get more than a few laughs along the way.

Posted by on September 9, 2019

Mary, Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey

Bailey captures Mary’s unique spirit as she answers the question, “How does a story begin?” The gothic-style illustrations that Sardà creates sets a wonderful tone for the story, without appearing Read more...

Posted by on September 5, 2019

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Malorie is overwhelmed. Having recently discovered she is pregnant, and with the father of her child disappearing from her life, she only has her sister, Shannon, to rely on. Malorie Read more...

Posted by on September 3, 2019

Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li

“One can and must live with loss and grief and sorrow and bereavement. Together they frame this life, as solid as the ceiling and the floor and the walls and Read more...

Posted by on August 30, 2019

Let’s Go, Ted! by Sophy Henn

Ted uses his imagination and a cardboard box to zip around in a race car, explore the oceans, and visit the moon - all before lunch. Whimsical details add depth Read more...

Posted by on August 28, 2019

The Devil’s Equinox by John Everson

Austin is relatable and his initial relationship with Regina seems genuine and warm. That fuzzy feeling will not last long, though, as Everson draws the unsuspecting reader in and turns Read more...

Posted by on August 25, 2019

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Humanity lives underground on an alien world, under threat of annihilation by a race called the Krell, who they know nothing about. Spensa is a seventeen year old girl with Read more...

Posted by on August 20, 2019

Middle-Earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend by Donato Giancola

Any fan of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, or art in general should flip through this book. The substantial size of the novel allows the reader Read more...

Posted by on July 2, 2019

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Twelve-year-old Iris understands the loneliness and frustration that come from the inability to communicate. Not only is she the only deaf child in her school, but her own father is Read more...

Posted by on July 1, 2019

Johnny Mnemonic by Robert Longo

Johnny Mnemonic is a camp masterpiece, though it’s somewhat unclear if the makers were in on the joke. The year is 2021 and things are bad.  The opening text crawl Read more...

Posted by on June 22, 2019

They Shall Not Grow Old by Peter Jackson

The viewer watches as the British army march through the muck and stare at the camera as if it were some alien object, the likes of which they truly had Read more...

Posted by on June 18, 2019

Fergus and Zeke by Heather Ross and Kate Messner

Fergus the mouse (and class pet in Miss Maxwell’s classroom) loves to learn and follow along with the students. When it is time for the students to go on a Read more...

Posted by on June 15, 2019

I am So Brave! by Stephen Krensky

Highly saturated colors come together with bold geometric shapes and a measured use of grain scatter textures to create extremely engaging illustrations in this empowering board book about facing your Read more...

Posted by on June 5, 2019

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

Anyone who picks up this book, however, will find a tale full of heart, laughter, bloodsoaked mayhem, and music references sprinkled throughout...Kings of the Wyld is a white-knuckled ride. Each Read more...

Posted by on April 25, 2019

White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat is the first novel in a suspenseful, action-packed trilogy about Cassel Sharpe’s plots and exploits as he dodges both curse workers and the feds.

Posted by on April 10, 2019

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