Reviews by Category: Paranormal

Staff Review

Seconds

By Bryan Lee O'Malley
4
Rated by Kate M.
Jan 9, 2015

Katie is the talented young chef running the kitchen in a critically acclaimed restaurant. But she is ready for the next adventure...starting her own restaurant. She has a partner, she has the building, now she just needs to make her dream a reality. But things just keep getting messed up! A delay from the contractor renovating the building throws a wrench in the works, overdue bills and collectors calling, her partner not picking up his phone! Everything begins to fall apart until Katie is visited by a house spirit who offers her a chance to change the past.

Teen Review

Burn Bright

By Bethany Frenette
5
Rated by TeenContrib Tester
Dec 18, 2014

An excellent sequel of the book Dark Star. Audrey needs to sort out her feelings, She is torn with the decision of staying safe, as her sort-of boyfriend/guardian wants, or following what her instincts are telling her.

Staff Review

Paper Valentine

By Brenna Yovanoff
4
Rated by Kate M.
Nov 7, 2014

Things have been complicated for Hannah Wagnor since her best friend Lillian died six months ago, because her best friends ghost still haunts her, and because someone in their sleepy town is killing girls and leaving their bodies in the woods behind Hannah’s house. Lillian has become obsessed with the murders and to appease her friend’s spirit, Hannah begins to investigate the crime scene photos developed at the photo store where she works.

Staff Review

The Screaming Staircase

By Jonathan Stroud
5
Rated by Hilary S.
Feb 13, 2014

Jonathan Stroud’s latest book is a thrilling fantasy set in England in which ghosts roam the nights. Only the very young can see, hear, or otherwise sense spirits. As children near puberty, abilities to see or hear spirits surface, and they are thereby trained and employed by businesses whose sole purpose is to identify and detain or destroy the spirits.

Staff Review Dec 6, 2013

After years of living in the shadows, being glorified as sparkly lovers and dangerous enemies and on TV, vampires have revealed themselves to humans. After a nasty outbreak of vampirism, thanks to a misplaced act of mercy, the world cannot ignore the lore. Infected cities are walled off from the public, called Coldtowns, these places are exquisite prisons for vampires. Humans, enthralled with the beauty and horror of vampires flock to the Coldtowns to offer their sweet red blood for the chance of being turned.

Staff Review

Splintered

By A. G. Howard
5
Rated by Bethany T.
Feb 11, 2013

Alyssa Gardner skewers bugs so she won’t have to hear them talk.  Like all the women in her family, she suffers from a distinctive madness - a madness that’s afflicted her family since young Alice Liddell emerged from Wonderland and told her adventures to a man named Lewis Carroll. But soon Alyssa discovers that Wonderland is real, and if she enters, she may have a chance to cure her mother and herself of this madness forever.  So long as she stays alive, of course. Splintered by A G.

Staff Review

Undead Books

By Max Brooks
4
Rated by Kate M.
Jun 3, 2011

There really isn't anything better than a good zombie story. I can't tell you how many times I have lost myself in the story of the undead plague. I think of this as research for the future. It preparation for the inevitable. I have my escape all planned out (and no I won't tell you my plans!), have you throught about packing your outbreak bag and figuring out where you will go? Maybe you should read some of these books and figure it out!

Staff Review

Beastly: the movie

By Vanessa Hudgens
3
Rated by Kate M.
Mar 11, 2011

So six months ago I got really excited because they were turning Beastly by Alex Flinn into a movie. I knew the book was based on the tale of Beauty and the Beast, set in modern day New York City. I immediately grabbed the book, and although it wasn't all that great, I enjoyed it for what it was. Then they delayed the movie, then they delayed it again.

Staff Review

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

By Joss Whedon
5
Rated by Kate M.
Nov 23, 2010

I am going to write about something near and dear to my heart, Buffy. I don't know about you but I tend to move from one obsession to another and for several years I turned my attention to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Joss Whedon in general. If, goodness forbid, you are unfamiliar with Buffy allow me to enlighten you: Regular California teenager Buffy Summers discovers she is the chosen one, destined to bring about the end of vampires and evil in general.