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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