Archive for November, 2009

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The Stone Child by Dan Poblocki

November 27, 2009

The best horror writer that ever lived has vanished from his home in Gatesweed and no one has seen or heard from him in thirteen years.  When Eddie moves to Gateseweed he starts noticing that the town is not what it seems.  When the monsters from his favorite horror stories start coming to life and trying to kill him, Eddie and his friends must try to find a way to stay alive.
This book moves fast and is full of scary things that will make you question every noise you hear in the night.  What if the monsters from your favorite horror book came to life in your backyard?  Could you handle it?

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Bad girls don’t die by Katie Alender

November 27, 2009

When Lexi and her sister move into an old Victorian house strange things start to happen.  When her little sister starts behaving violently, and the history of the house comes out, it’s up to Lexi to put aside her problems with the popular girls at her school and find a way to save her sister and herself.

This book is the perfect haunted house story.  The villain is as freighting as Chucky, the mysterious sounds and lights keep you guessing, and you can almost feel the heat of the vicious fire when you read the book.  If you like being scared, but not too much this book is the perfect read.

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Prom Dates From Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore

November 27, 2009

Prom is a time for dresses, dates, and ancient evil…Only if you’re Maggie Quinn.  Maggie wants to pretend that she is not psychic at all but, when the popular people at her high school start getting hurt she beginds to suspect that there may be something more to the accidents.  Her investigation leads to battles, demons, and worst of all a date to the Prom.

This is a funny and interesting read for those who like an action packed romantic comedy with just a little paranormal activity to keep the story interesting.

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Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor

November 27, 2009

Working a summer job making pizzas at the best pizza place in town seems like a fun and easy way to make some cash.  But when the pizza place turns out to be a front for hunting monsters you might want to consider asking for a raise.  Monsters are everywhere, and if you get scratched or bitten you will become one.  Your only hope for survival is a pizza place and three teenagers working their summer job. 

This book could be a B movie.  The monsters are as scary as they are cheesy.  Their evil plot to take over suburbia will have you laughing out loud.  It’s a funny and exciting book that will keep you guessing until the end.

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The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

November 27, 2009

What if your dad was Bill Gates rich and believed that there was going to be a nuclear war.  What if he built an underground compound, stocked it with supplies, and was prepared for anything.  The book starts with sirens in the night and a family’s frantic trip into the underground compound.  After six years underground Eli starts to question everything his controlling father has been telling the family.  Was there really a war, when will it be safe, and what about the clones?

The book makes you question what you would do to survive.  It’s a great fast read for guys and anyone who likes a good survival story.

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Genesis Alpha by Rune Michaels

November 27, 2009

When Max gets arrested for murder his thirteen year old brother is determined to prove that he didn’t do it.  Josh and his brother are exactly alike so he knows that there is no way that his brother killed anyone. When the murdered girl’s sister shows up Josh is forced to face the truth about who he is and what his brother is capable of.

The story is frightening and realistic.  The science of why Max and Josh are so alike is shocking when it’s revealed, and it leaves the reader wondering about the kind of person Josh will be.  Do we really have the power to choose our own destiny or is it all genetics?

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The Christopher Killer: A Forensic Mystery by Alane Ferguson

November 27, 2009

Cameryn is 17 and knows that she wants to be in forensics.  She wants to help the dead tell their stories and solve crimes.  Cameryn becomes the assistant to the coriner (her dad) in Silverton Colorado.  When a serial killer known as the Christopher Killer murders a girl in Silverton, Cammie and her dad are called in to process the body.  Cammie cares about facts, but when a psychic comes to town claiming to be able to talk to the dead girl she tracks down the lead.  What she discovers almost gets her killed.

The forensics in the story is incredibly accurate.  The autopsy scene is descriptive, but not gory.  This book is for anyone who likes mysteries, science, or smart strong female characters.