Bring Me Their Hearts – book review

August 31, 2018

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf Fairytale Fantasy Horror Romance Supernatural Suspense/Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) When Zera’s family was murdered by bandits, she alone was saved – by a witch (Nightsinger) – who turned her “Heartless” by removing her physical heart and placing it in an ensorcelled jar.  Heartless have some wonderful abilities due to their ties to their witches (they can’t die, and their wounds…

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I Woke Up Dead at the Mall – book review

April 7, 2018

I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan Funny Mystery Supernatural Suspense YA Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Sarah wakes up dead at the mall and discovers she was murdered at her dad’s wedding reception.  Bertha, an angel and death counselor, meets with her and several other recently murdered teens to help them resolve their unfinished business and move on to whatever comes next (for most,…

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Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point

December 21, 2017

Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point Surfside Girls #1 by Kim Dwinell Graphic Novel Mystery Supernatural * * * * Stars (Great!) Samantha and Jade (both 12) discover an underwater cave at Danger Point, which has just been bought by a developer that wants to put up a big hotel.  When Sam explores further, she meets a whole host of ghosts who want her help to protect the land. …

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Dire King

November 16, 2017

The Dire King Jackaby #4 by William Ritter Fantasy Mystery Supernatural Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Jackaby and his assistant Abigail Rook are facing the greatest challenge of their professional lives.  The Dire King now has almost everything he needs to rip away the barrier between the Anwynn (Faerie) and the human world.  In fact, looking back, now they can see his hand behind the troubles that…

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Through the Woods

November 14, 2017

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll Graphic Novel Horror Short Stories Supernatural Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Emily Carroll shares 5 chilling tales in this short story, graphic novel collection.  Murders, ghosts, voices in the dark, supernatural creatures, inexplicable happenings.  Sharp reds bleed through black and grey pages, highlighting suspenseful and terrifying scenes.  Corpses and blood and disturbing teeth permeate these pages, but scenes are not overly…

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Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero

September 30, 2017

Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero by Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver Funny Supernatural Review #1 Billy Broccoli is a boy who meets a ghost named Hoover Porterhouse.  Billy had moved to Hoover’s house because his mother married his stepfather and Billy also has a stepsister named Breeze.  Billy has a plan, 1. To be accepted at his new school, 2. To get revenge on a school bully, Rod Brownstone and…

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Ms Marvel comics – Librarian Review

September 2, 2017

Ms. Marvel comics written by G. Willow Wilson illustrated by Mirka Andolfo, Takeshi Miyazawa, & Francesco Gaston Comics Superhero * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) If you aren’t already reading Ms. Marvel, you should drop everything now and start.  She’s a smart, funny, Muslim teenager who develops superpowers and must choose how to use them responsibly while maintaining her friendships and being part of her close-knit family.  There are…

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur – Librarian Review

August 31, 2017

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF Written by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare Art by Natacha Bustos Comics/Graphic Novel Science Fiction Superhero * * * * Stars (Great!) 9-year-old Lunella (Moon Girl) is frantically searching for the Omni-Wave Projector so that she can use it to reverse engineer a cure for humans who have been affected by the Terrigen cloud (those who have inhuman genes that change when…

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Ghosts

October 11, 2016

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Supernatural Cat and her family move to the coastal town of Bahia de la Luna to help with her little sister Maya’s health issues (she has cystic fibrosis). The whole town seems to be obsessed with spirits and Dia de los Muertos is coming up fast!  Maya, too, becomes interested in ghosts – she has questions about death and the afterlife that…

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Stiletto

Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley The people of Britain are guarded from supernatural threats by a group called the Checquy and Rook Myfanwy Thomas is one of their greatest assets.  Introduced in The Rook, O’Malley’s first book in the Checquy Files series, Myfanwy (pronounced like Tiffany with an “M”) must use great diplomacy to get the Checquy to join forces with the Grafters, their bitterest rival. Full of descriptive language and…

September 27, 2016
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