book review, Christmas, fantasy, young adult

12 Days of Christmas: Snowbound & Snowed by Maria Alexander

Two books! The second and third books in the Bloodline of Yule trilogy brings a close to the 12 days of Christmas for another year. Happy feast of the Epiphany! A very different book to its predecessor, Snowbound ramps the magic and the action all the way up to eleven. Set several months after the… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas: Snowbound & Snowed by Maria Alexander

book review, Christmas, horror

12 Days of Christmas: The Christmas Bell by L A Detwiler

Three generations of women must face the darkness from their past at Christmastime. Candace goes home to her mother, Marian, and grandmother, Anne, for Christmas. Their pleasant holiday takes a dangerous turn when she unwittingly unleashes a dark spirit connected to a rusty bell. As death and dismemberment assaults the women, Candace realizes that there… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas: The Christmas Bell by L A Detwiler

book review, buddy read, fantasy

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow

A much hyped fantasy novel that unfortunately disappoints. At seven years old, January Scaller finds a magic door to another world, much to the annoyance of her benefactor, Mr Locke. After the incident, January is kept on a tight leash with only the grocery boy, Samuel, and an African woman, Jane, for friends. In her… Continue reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow

book review, horror

Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe

Vampires terrorize a beach resort town during one summer in the 1980s. Hmm, sounds familiar. 15 year old Rocky isn’t looking forward to spending summer without his best friend (he went gallivanting to Europe) but things look up when he meets mysterious, beautiful November on the boardwalk. Unfortunately, with November comes her older brother, Gabriel.… Continue reading Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe

book launch, horror

Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

Time to send in the killer clowns. Oh wait, they’re already here. Quinn Maybrook moves with her dad to the tiny middle of nowhere town of Kettle Springs. Despite the 1950s style diner and grouchy old folks, she finds her fellow high schoolers surprisingly diverse and woke. Unfortunately, there is something rotten in Kettle Springs,… Continue reading Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare