Category Archives: Horror

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich Synopsis: Sisters Silla, seventeen, and Nori, four, are trapped in their aunt’s cursed manor and can only escape with the help of a mysterious boy. (taken from SPL catalog) Lauren’s Thoughts: What … Continue reading

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Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics About: When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner’s family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory … Continue reading

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A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby

What a treat! Ofilia, Debbie, and Lauren all read and reviewed: A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby  About: In 1888 seventeen-year-old Evelyn Fallow, herself disfigured by the phosphorus in the match factory where she worked, has been hired … Continue reading

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Shadowshaper by Daniel Josè Older

Shadowshaper by Daniel Josè Older “Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world.” About:  Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. Then, a corpse crashes the first party of the season changing … Continue reading

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The Poisoned House by Michael Ford

The Poisoned House by Michael Ford  About: A scullery maid, a great house, whispered evil and a ghost populate this first-person tale of mid-19th-century London. Abigail’s mother died a year ago of cholera, and the 14-year-old girl misses her fiercely; Mrs. … Continue reading

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Undertow by Michael Buckley

Undertow by Michael Buckley  About: Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha … Continue reading

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Sweet by Emmy Laybourne

Sweet by Emmy Laybourne About: Solu is a new diet sweetener that guarantees to drop 5% of a person’s body weight in days. Could this be the answer to the world’s obesity problem? To find out, a celebrity “Cruise to Lose” is … Continue reading

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The Girl from the Well

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco The Ring meets The Exorcist in this haunting story about an American boy whose last hope for protection lies with a vengeful ghost Okiku wants vengeance…and she gets it. Whenever there’s a monster hurting a … Continue reading

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