City of Bones

Cassandra Clare
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017

When her mother disappears, Clary is attacked by a demon, and is drawn into the world of the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. But why would demons be interested in normal people like Clary and her mother? How can Clary suddenly have the sight, these beings are invisible to everyone else. The Shadowhunters would like to know...

Rich, vivid, entrancing. City of Bones is all those things and more. As I read this book, I felt that sense of childhood joy that I remembered from reading...

Cover for Mother!


Darren Aronofsky
Rated by
Zachary C
Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

On a disturbance scale, Mother! falls somewhere between other Darren Aronofsky films, Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, with a story more comparable to Noah combined with an all-out assault on social etiquette and political correctness that creates the strangest kind of satire.

Man with longish dark hair, beard and mustache with dark-haired woman slightly behind him. Small image of headless man on rearing horse next to leafless tree on bottom

Sleepy Hollow (DVD)

Twentieth Century-Fox Television, Inc
Rated by
Diane H.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sleepy Hollow, the television series, takes an old story and gives it a new twist, blending the original Revolutionary War element with the modern world.

flaming horse


Veronica Rossi
Rated by
Debbie L.
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017

Recently deceased, Gideon becomes one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and is tasked with fighting off the evil Kindred who want to enslave humans. The story begins with Gideon being held and questioned by authorities who want to know why he was involved in a recent battle. I enjoyed how the story unfolds as Gideon relays unfathomable events that occurred over the past several weeks leading up to his present precarious situation.

The Burn Palace

Stephen Dobyns
Rated by
Helen H.
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

I’ve been obsessed with Abigail Thomas’s work, and I've been reading everything she’s written one after the other. I decided I wanted to read something else, not only to cleanse my palate, but so I would have a book I already know I’ll love waiting for me at some time in the future when I really, really need a good book to read. So I compromised and read an author whom Thomas had thanked in her acknowledgments.

Night Shift

Charlain Harris
Rated by
Melody M.K.
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016

​Popular Sookie Stackhouse author Charlaine Harris has just finished a trilogy set in Midnight, Texas. Midnight Crossroad introduces the small town and the people that live there; a vampire, a witch, a spiritualist, weretigers and angels, with just a few people thrown into the mix.

The Dark Days Club

Alison Goodman
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?

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The Alchemyst

Michael Scott
Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 1330. Nearly seven hundred years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty and Nicholas Flamel lives. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects - the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening...

Three silhouettes walking down a foggy tree-lined road

Witches of Lychford

Paul Cornell
Rated by
Helen H.
Saturday, Jan 9, 2016

I happened upon Witches of Lychford as it lurked, unnoticed amongst row upon row of bestsellers, midlist titles, and forgotten classics--not unlike the way Autumn stumbled upon the gateway to another world. It was there all along, simply hidden in plain view.

Black and white cover. Title in red on right. Main character on left, shown from shoulders up, see horn growing out of to of head.


Joe Hill
Rated by
Diane H.
Friday, Dec 4, 2015

Don’t watch Horns if you can’t, or don’t want to, imagine Daniel Radcliffe as anyone but Harry Potter. Admittedly Horns has supernatural elements. And it does deal with moral issues – doing what’s right even if it means a personal sacrifice. But there the similarities end. Horns is a murder-mystery/dark fantasy/horror/revenge/love story.