Posts Tagged: Paranormal

Jun 23
Review – Fellside by M.R. Carey

Review – Fellside by M.R. Carey

I read a comment elsewhere that described Fellside as “Orange is the New Black with ghosts.” I’ve never seen OITNB, but I’ve assumed there are comedic elements. There is no comedy in the Fellside prison, but there is a ghost. Instead, life in Fellside is dark, dark, dark, as are the female inmates themselves. There are murders, beatings, corruption, and a dangerous drug smuggling ring. In other words – probably an accurate depiction of life in just about every prison…. Read more »


Mar 12
Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

I purchased The Name of the Star two years ago at a book event with Maureen Johnson and Stephanie Perkins.  This was very shortly after I started blogging and joined Twitter, and at the time of the event, all I knew about Johnson was that she was hilarious on Twitter.  She was even funnier in person, and I thought, “I cannot wait to read this woman’s books.”  And then this book, along with the sequel, which I also purchased at… Read more »


Jan 07
Review: When by Victoria Laurie

Review: When by Victoria Laurie

Imagine if, in real life, someone had the ability to look at any person (or even a photograph of that person) and instantly know the precise date when that person will die.  If that person’s amazing ability was made public, I imagine she would be snatched up by the CIA or NSA and forced to assist in all sorts of covert missions.  Now, THAT is a story I’d want to read.  Sadly, When was not that story.  It was actually… 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 »


Jul 01
Review: Conversion by Katherine Howe

Review: Conversion by Katherine Howe

Conversion combines a modern story of bizarre occurrences at an exclusive prep school alongside a recounting of the Salem Witch Trials.  Colleen Rowley is the narrator of the modern story set mostly in her school in Danvers, Massachusetts.  She’s in her senior year at school, she’s fighting to become valedictorian, and she has her sights set on Harvard.  This is enough pressure for any teenager, but life gets even more stressful when Colleen’s classmates fall victim to a strange ailment… Read more »


Jun 12
Review: The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead

Review: The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead

The Gameboard of the Gods was my least favorite of Richelle Mead’s books.  I’ll admit that I didn’t always understand what was going on in Gameboard, and I didn’t understand the heavy emphasis on physical appearance.  I haven’t read any of her other adult books yet, but I loved all of the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines books.  But still, I have such faith in her work that even though the first book in this series didn’t really click with me,… Read more »


Apr 30
Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Imagine that you’re about to be crowned Homecoming Queen, and as you do a few last-minutes preparations in the school restroom, the janitor bursts in.  He’s mortally wounded, he makes some bizarre comments, and as he’s dying, he presses his mouth to yours, and a strange…energy fills your body.  You now have superhuman strength and the ability to kick some major ass. This is the awesome opening of Rebel Belle, the new series by Rachel Hawkins.  I’ve only previously read… Read more »


Apr 01
Review: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Review: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

The Winter People asks readers to imagine how they’d far go to try to connect to a loved one who has died.  If you think you might do anything to make that happen, The Winter People might make you reconsider.  This is a good old-fashioned ghost story that is alternately spooky and scary and eerie and heartbreaking. The story is told from different view points and in different eras, beginning with the diary of Sara Harrison Shea, written in 1908…. Read more »