Genre: Horror


Sep 17
Review: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys

Review: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys

Even if you’re not a fan of short stories, you need to give this anthology a shot.  It’s a collection of horror stories by some very well-known YA authors, and the result is solid and diverse, with one common them running through all of the stories.  They don’t feature the type of bimbo-ish, murder-bait girls typically found in horror movies. These girls take charge and get revenge on the men who have wronged them. With only two exceptions, these 14… Read more »


Aug 10
Review: The Merciless by Danielle Vega

Review: The Merciless by Danielle Vega

What a weird little book.  The Merciless is a mash-up of the films, The Craft and Heathers, but with a main character who is all sorts of jaw-droppingly stupid.  Sofia is the new girl in school, and on her first day, she already has two factions fighting for her attention.  One is the bad-ass chick, Brooklyn, and the other is a group of popular girls, led by Riley and her sidekicks, Alexis and Grace.  Both Brooklyn and Riley are eager… Read more »


Jan 12
Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

The Troop is not for the squeamish.  In fact, much of it is downright disgusting.  If you decide to read this book, prepare yourself for graphic, merciless descriptions of oozing sores, bloody wounds, and worms squirming into (and out of) a variety of orifices.  In case you’re wondering, yes, I’m recommending this book.  I do have to mention upfront several instances of animal torture.  It starts off somewhat mildly with the burning of ants, but it gets much, much worse… Read more »


Jun 13
Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

I knew I wanted to read Another Little Piece as soon as I saw this blood-spattered cover.  The story certainly lived up to the cover, as it has gore and violence that surpasses what one may expect to see in YA.  Interestingly, Another Little Piece contains a plot line similar to two other books I’ve read this year – that of a girl who vanishes and returns home with a mysterious long-term memory loss.  (If you’re interested, those books are… Read more »