The Long Walk by Stephen King Horror Suspense Thriller * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) One hundred teenage boys walk throughout the country. Ray Garraty is a sixteen year old who participates in this event. The catch is that you must not fall under speed, stumble, or sit down. You are allowed three warnings, but after those three, you will get your ticket. Once you get your ticket, you will never return home again.
Darkly Dreaming Dexter Dexter series #1 by Jeffry P. Lindsay Horror Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book kind of freaked me out because it is written from the point of view of a serial killer. It is like watching an episode of “Criminal Minds” or “CSI” or “Law and Order” over and over.
The Secret Hour The Midnighters series #1 by Scott Westerfeld Horror Supernatural Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) The characters in this book are Dess, Jessica, Jonathan, and Melissa. Everyone but Jessica, the new girl, is very special. They found out that at 12 o’clock, the whole world stops for an hour, but they don’t. So, now they have to help Jessica discover this hidden power, too.
Everlost by Neal Shusterman Adventure Horror Mystery Supernatural Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book, Everlost, is a great book for teens who want to be surprised at what happens chapter after chapter. It unfolds many surprises as you turn the page. When you think you know what’s going to happen, you turn out to be wrong every time. A great book for teens with an explosive imagination.
The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block Fantasy Horror * * Stars (Just ok) This book is a series of short stories. And they are short. It’s a good book, but some of them are disturbing. All the stories are retellings of old fairy tales, but with modern settings and some very dark themes like drugs, cutting, and rape. It’s a great book, but only some people will probably like … Read more
Lord Loss Demonata series #1 by Darren Shan Horror Supernatural * * * * Stars (Great!) The plot is about a boy who encounters his family’s gruesome death, and his need to figure out why this and many other things that happen – including his just-gained magical powers. The main character is Grubbs Grady. The evil villain is named Lord Loss. I really enjoyed this book and many other teens that like dark and demonic … Read more
Coraline by Neil Gaiman Fantasy Graphic Novel Horror Review #1 * * * * * Stars The main characters are Coraline, the Other Mother, and a cat. The plot is very intense. Coraline Jones believes that her parents don’t love her. When they move to their new home, an apartment, Coraline finds a hidden door that leads nowhere. After opening it and going in, she discovers a fantastic world where everything is better. There, Coraline … Read more