Reviews by Category: Horror

Teen Review
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Lock Every Door

By Riley Sager
5
Rated by
Eva K.
May 16, 2022

Lock Every Door is an exceptionally written horror/thriller novel. Riley Sager is very well known for writing thriller books, and this might just be one of the best written books by Riley. The storyline of the book is very interesting since it gives you insight on multiple characters’ perspectives. You not only get to feel what all the characters are feeling, but you also get an insight into their lives and how each character is so vastly different than the other.

Teen Review
Extasia by Claire Legrand

Extasia

By Claire Legrand
3
Rated by
Tyler H.
Mar 11, 2022

Amity is soon to be appointed of as one of the four saints of Haven. With the entire town against her because of the sins her mother committed in the past she must work to prove that she is loyal to her new position. But things don’t go as planned. Strange things start happening to the people in the town. Is this connected with Amity’s new role in the town? Is she going to repeat the actions of her mother? On top of it all Amity starts to learn things about herself and the people around her that leave her unsure of what to do next.

Teen Review
The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky

The Mary Shelley Club

By Goldy Moldavsky
4
Rated by
Tyler H.
Feb 18, 2022

The new girl Rachel is ready for a new beginning at Manchester Prep. But after a misconception with the popular girl in which she is blamed for a prank, she finds herself outcasted. Knowing full well she isn’t the one who orchestrated the prank she hunts down the guy she saw and stumbles upon a group of kids with a love for horror and an equal love for scaring others. Before she knows it, she finds herself wrapped up in tricks meant to terrify the popular kids. Eventually though, the pranks get too intense, and they stop going as planned.

Teen Review
Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Squad

By Maggie Tokuda-Hall
4
Rated by
Sophie G.
Feb 7, 2022

Squad is about Becca, a new student at Piedmont High who’s always been a weirdo. However, after she gets invited into the biggest clique at school, she gets everything she wants. Becca has new friends, new clothes, and a new start. There’s only one problem: they’re all werewolves, who prey on predatory boys. And when she’s let into the pack, and a boy dies, things get complicated.

Teen Review
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film

By Marisha Pessl
3
Rated by
Lisa J.
Dec 3, 2021

The Cordova family is an enigma. Stanislas Cordova is a reclusive film director, renowned for his spine-chilling horror movies, while his wives have all either died or relegated themselves to the fringes of society — and sanity. So when 24-year-old Ashley Cordova is found dead in a Manhattan warehouse, investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects that there is more to her death than just suicide. But unmasking the family’s secrets will undoubtedly bring the family’s wrath upon him — and he must decide how much he is willing to pay for the truth.

Teen Review
Scare Me by K.R. Alexander

Scare Me

By K.R. Alexander
5
Rated by
Saathwika A.
Jul 16, 2021

Every year, teams of kids compete against each other to see which team can frighten people. But, the kids are all going to lose, because the haunted house has awakened. The house will eat everyone and will not be happy until it does. Even though it started as a game, it will not end like one.

Teen Review
Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn

Deep and Dark and Dangerous

By Mary Downing Hahn
4
Rated by
Saathwika A.
Jun 10, 2021

Ali and her cousin, Emma, visit their mothers’ childhood home. On their vacation, Emma decides to make friends with people. Both the girls go looking around Maine for a child around Emma’s age. One day, they meet a girl named Sissy. She spoils Emma and scares her by telling her about a murder. Even though the girls are frightened, they ask their aunt more about the story. As the story goes on, Ali and Emma realize that Sissy is not who she says she is.

Teen Review
Five Total Strangers

Five Total Strangers

By Natalie D. Richards
4
Rated by
Madeline Watson
Mar 17, 2021

This book keeps you guessing. And even if you think you've got it figured out, you probably don't.

And the subtle reminders of paranoia throughout the book, even from the beginning, were very compelling. It kept me interested and made me want to read more. It made me very uneasy whenever Mira would feel strange out of the blue, and reminded me to be suspicious of everyone in the car.

Teen Review
The Last Witness by Claire McFall "3 Never Came Back. 2 Survived. 1 Knows The Truth."

The Last Witness

By Claire McFall
4
Rated by
Malavika A.
Dec 21, 2020

It gave me chills. The setting/tone of this book was eerie and spooky and I kind of felt like a character in the story myself. The ending was unexpected. It's a definite read for those who like thrillers or mysteries.  

Teen Review

My Sister Rosa

By Justine Larbalestier
4
Rated by
Ellie from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Aug 4, 2017

Che is trying to be normal. He has a list, even. Of things he wants to accomplish soon, after moving to New York with his family.
However, Item Number One is: Keep Rosa Safe.

Seems normal right? After all, Rosa's just his five-year-old sister. Completely normal. Except she's also a diagnosable psychopath. Rosa has a long trail of seemingly innocent acts of killing on her small hands, and it's only a matter of time before he kills again, maybe this time a person.

Che has to protect his sister from the world- but he may need to protect the world from his sister.

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