book review, children’s fiction, childrens, fantasy, Middle Grade

Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna

Twelve year old Kiki Kallira has anxiety, and the only things that helps silence the voice of doom inside her is to draw. Kiki’s drawings are extensive and delightful, inspired by the stories from her family’s Indian heritage. There’s a group of orphans called The Crows, one of her ancestors that broke the mold, and… Continue reading Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna

book review, horror, women in horror

We Haunt These Woods by Holley Cornetto

13 year old Nate enjoys spending his summers at Lake Swart with his friends, until the other children start disappearing. Twenty years later, Nate is determined to return to Lake Swart with the other survivors to prove there was nothing preternatural about that summer, but what if Nate’s wrong? This is an unputdownable creepy, atmospheric… Continue reading We Haunt These Woods by Holley Cornetto

book review, science fiction

Tesato’s Code by Karen Bayly

In a future world run by corporations, an assassin realizes her fellow assassins are being picked off one by one, and she will have to keep her wits about her in order to survive. This novella reminded me of Brave New World, where humanity is sorted into grades of worthiness and the masses are controlled… Continue reading Tesato’s Code by Karen Bayly

book review, children’s fiction, Middle Grade

The Hideaway by Pam Smy

The story of Billy McKenna, a 13 year old boy who runs away from his troubled home, The Hideaway shows both Billy’s attempt to escape and his mother’s search for her missing son. Fully illustrated by the author, this is a beautiful, moving, extremely emotional book that realistically portrays the nightmare of domestic abuse and… Continue reading The Hideaway by Pam Smy

book launch, book review, Crystal Lake, horror, women in horror

New Release: The Face You Wear by Faith Pierce

Newly married Jana has doubts about her husband, Michael, when he starts disturbing her at night with increasingly sinister behavior. However, Michael denies all of the nocturnal misdeeds. With a history of mental illness in the family, Jana begins to unravel as she tries to discover whether ‘scary’ Michael is all in her head, her… Continue reading New Release: The Face You Wear by Faith Pierce