paranormal

Feb 7, 2019

The Terror is a fictionalized account of the real historical event known as Franklin's Lost Expedition. The expedition, a crew of 129 men split between two British Royal Navy ships, set out in 1845 to discover a new route through the Arctic for trade between England and China - a route deemed the "Northwest Passage." Over a year after the expedition initially set sail, both ships (HMS Erebus and HMS Terror) became trapped in thick ice off the northern coast of Canada. The crew, utterly isolated and unprepared, were left to fend off the unrelenting cold of the Arctic with few provisions and

Steven Universe (DVD)

By Rebecca Sugar
5
Rated by Rachel C.
Aug 19, 2015

Steven Universe is everything I never knew I wanted in a show.


I was initially put off by the animation.  The character designs just struck me as weird and more than a little doofy.  Still, I'd heard a lot of good things about it, and I figured it couldn't hurt to try—each episode is only about eleven minutes, after all.  Plus, it's created by Rebecca Sugar, best known for her work on Adventure Time.


I was instantly captivated.  The titular character is extremely doofy in the most charming ways imaginable.  Steven is the kindest, most loving and generous soul you could imagine, while

Guilty Pleasures

By Laurell K. Hamilton
4
Rated by Nancy B.
Apr 6, 2015

Vampires in Saint Louis? Yes, and they need help. Guilty Pleasures is the first of the Laurell K. Hamilton’s wildly popular Vampire Hunter stories. Anita Blake is a necromancer, with an affinity for the dead in all their guises, but that doesn’t mean she wants to work for them. When the Master Vampire of Saint Louis sends sexy Jean Paul to procure Anita’s help her main response is, “I don’t date vampires. I kill them.”


I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Anita Blake. In this narrative told entirely from her point of view, Anita comes across as a sharp, strong woman with a biting sense of humor and

May 15, 2013

Warm Bodies is a beautiful  contemporary romance such as we have seen in Romeo and Juliet. Everything is against them but in the end love conquers all, only better than it did for Romeo and Juliet. 

We have an outbreak of some sort of plague that is turning people into zombies either when they die naturally or when they are bitten and the zombie saliva is transferred into their blood streams.  A zombie named R lives in a jet cabin at an airport. He calls himself R because he can’t remember his name. He is different from the other zombies because he remembers he should have a name and he

Nov 19, 2011

Chip Linton’s life and the lives of his wife and twin daughters changed forever when – through no fault of his own - the plane he was piloting crashed into Lake Champlain.   Thirty-nine on board lost their lives.  The Linton’s relocated to a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire.  Chip, suffering from depression and PTSD, retired from working and spent his days fixing up the family home.  He finds a door in the basement fastened shut with thirty-nine bolts – a coincidence he cannot get out of his mind.  Meanwhile Chip’s wife Emily and 10-year-old daughters are “adopted” by

May 24, 2011

Forget Princess Mia of Genovia. Forget Harry Potter. The Radleys are about to be outed. And by their own daughter no less.

Devotees of The Abstainer’s Handbook, Peter and Helen are living a lie in order to raise their children as “normal people”. Their suffering is exacerbated by each of their mid-life crises. Pale and gangly Rowan is a bullied outcast in their small English town. And Clara’s recent conversion to veganism only magnifies her anemia.

But everything changes when Clara accidentally discovers a dark family secret. One night at a party she savagely kills a classmate in a way that

Apr 12, 2011

Despite being the only wizard in the phone book, Harry Dresden still hurts for business. The occasional consult for Karrin Murphy of Chicago Special Investigations doesn’t quite pay the bills. So when Harry gets a missing husband call he takes the job, even though it’s not his specialty. Simultaneously, Karrin calls him in to look at two bodies that have fallen victim to black magic which even Harry doesn’t understand.

Additionally, Harry’s warden Morgan believes Harry is actually responsible for the killings and has called The White Council to hear his case. Trial starts Monday. Oh yea, and