Category Archives: Horror

The Halloween Moon by Joseph Fink

The Halloween Moon by Joseph Fink. Quill Tree Books, 2021. 9780063020979 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Horror What did you like about the book? Even at age 13, Esther loves Halloween. When … Continue reading

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The Collectors (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Tom Duxbury

The Collectors (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Tom Duxbury. Alfred A. Knopf, c2014, 2022. 9780593378342 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? Two … Continue reading

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Before Takeoff by Adi Alsaid

Before Takeoff  by Adi Alsaid. Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. 9780593375761 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Horror/dystopian/magical realism What did you like about the book?  Defying any attempt to slap a genre … Continue reading

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Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia

Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia. Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins, 2022. 9780063161658 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Horror What did you like about the book?  Love it or hate it; there’s no getting around … Continue reading

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Never Coming Home by Kate Williams

Never Coming Home by Kate Williams, Delacorte Press, 2022. 9780593304860 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller What did you like about the book? Unknown Island has been hyped as the ultimate … Continue reading

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The Witchery by S. Isabelle

The Witchery by S. Isabelle. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338758962 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: ARC Paperback (publication date 7/26/22) Genre:  Fantasy/Horror What did you like about the book? Haelsford, Florida, is a middle-of-nowhere … Continue reading

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The Girl in White by Lindsay Currie

The Girl in White by Lindsay Currie. Sourcebooks, 2022. 9781728236544 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Paperback ARC (publication date 9/1/22) Genre: Mystery What did you like about the book?  Twelve-year-old Mallory and her … Continue reading

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Shadow Grave by Marina Cohen

Shadow Grave by Marina Cohen, Roaring Brook Press, 2022. 9781250783004  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Horror What did you like about the book? Arlo, his mother and his little sister are … Continue reading

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What We Harvest by Ann Fraistat

What We Harvest by Ann Fraistat. Delacorte Press, 2022. 9780593382165 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Horror What did you like about the book?  Wren lives in the idyllic farming community of … Continue reading

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The Honeys by Ryan La Sala

The Honeys by Ryan La Sala. Scholastic Push, 2022. 9781338745313 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback ARC Genre: Horror/suspense What did you like about the book?  The prestigious Aspen Conservancy Summer Academy serves … Continue reading

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