Book Review: Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village by Maureen Johnson and Illustrated by Jay Cooper

SYNOPSIS Thinking of a foray to a quaint English village? You'll think twice after reading this tongue-in-cheek illustrated guide to the countless murderous possibilities lurking behind these villages' bucolic façades—from bestselling author Maureen Johnson and illustrator Jay Cooper. A weekend roaming narrow old lanes, touring the faded glories of a country manor, and quaffing pints... Continue Reading →

Frighteningly Good Reads 2022

I woke up this morning with a start and realized that I hadn't posted for my annual spooky read-a-thon - Frighteningly Good Reads! It isn't October without a month long celebration preparing for the best holiday of them all - Halloween! I spend my whole month focused on reading spooky books and scary tomes and... Continue Reading →

Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber

This terrifying story was enhanced by the audiobooks addition of screams, music, and the nastiest sound effects I have ever encountered. This (non cannon) story may be set in the world of Star Wars but this is not your usual Rebels vs The Empire storyline. SYNOPSIS When the Imperial prison barge Purge–temporary home to five... Continue Reading →

The Ghosts of Gosswater by Lucy Strange

Yes to the Gothic suspense of this book! I was on the edge of my seat whispering, "run," chapter after chapter. This is another wonderful middle grade story I could not put down. SYNOPSIS A thrilling Gothic tale from the author of Our Castle by the Sea, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. 1899.... Continue Reading →

Hooky by Míriam Bonastre Tur

Oh my goodness, this graphic novel has stolen my heart! Someone please give me more of these charcters. SYNOPSIS Two twins, one prophecy, and a whole lot of hijinks. From WEBTOON, the #1 digital comic platform, comes a fantastical story about twin siblings Dani and Dorian who have missed the bus to magic school and scramble... Continue Reading →

What Lives in the Woods by Lindsay Currie

Crumbling architecture and numerous spooky myths surround Ginnie and her family while they are staying at Woodmoor Manor. I couldn't keep track of which way the threat was coming in this scary middle grade read. SYNOPSIS Welcome to the decrepit Woodmoor Manor…where something in the woods is always watching. From the author of Scritch Scratch... Continue Reading →

Frighteningly Good Reads 2021

It's the best month of the whole year - October! Fall is my absolute favorite. The weather commits to cooler temperatures which means I can get rid of my tired and hated summer wardrobe. The leaves put on a glorious show. My allergies fade away. And all of October leads to the best holiday of... Continue Reading →

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