Review: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

This review contains spoilers. Synopsis: Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die. After her mother’s suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of …

Review: Craven Manor by Darcy Coates

Synopsis: Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and …

Review: Ghost Slayer by Majanka Verstraete (Ghost Slayer, #1)

Synopsis: Twenty-one-year-old Kaelyn has spent half her life hunting ghosts and killing them. But she’s not like the other ghost hunters who have to rely on spells and curses to banish ghosts back to where they came from, hoping that they don’t come back. When Kaelyn kills a ghost, they …

Review: The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman Illustrated by Tony Moore

Synopsis: How many hours are in a day when you don’t spend half of them watching television? When is the last time any of us REALLY worked to get something we wanted? How long has it been since any of us really NEEDED something that we WANTED? The world we …

Novella Review: Knock and You Will See Me by Andrew Cull

Synopsis: “We buried Dad in the winter. It wasn’t until the spring that we heard from him again.” Knock and You Will See Me is a new ghost story by award winning writer-director Andrew Cull. When grieving Ellie Ray finds a crumpled, handwritten note from her recently deceased father, hidden …

Review: Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu Illustrated by Sana Takeda

Synopsis: Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection …

Review: Raven’s Fall by Lincoln Cole (World on Fire, #2)

Synopsis: Abigail was arrested by the Council, and now she’s awaiting trial for the decisions she made leading up to and culminating in the events of Raven’s Peak. She is restless while she waits for answers and knows that there is a real threat outside their walls plotting to bring …

Review: Girl Last Seen by Nina Laurin

Synopsis: Olivia Shaw has been missing since last Tuesday. She was last seen outside the entrance of her elementary school in Hunts Point wearing a white spring jacket, blue jeans, and pink boots. I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and …

Book Review: My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Synopsis: Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act…different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, …