Category: Book review

Nighty-Nightmare by James Ho..

Nighty-Nightmare by James Howe

5 Nuts Of all of the Bunnicula stories in the main series and the spin offs this little gem, NIGHTY-NIGHTMARE, is my favorite. All of the Bunnicula books make great Halloween reads for kids but if campfire style scary stories are your thing, this is what you want to read in October. As per usual […]

October 21, 2018
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The Monster’s Ring by ..

The Monster’s Ring by Bruce Coville

4 Nuts As Halloween draws near I’ve been thinking more and more about my childhood Halloween traditions. School Halloween parties, trick or treat, and of course the telling of supernatural tales. When I was young there were two series that I loved to read at Halloween, BUNNICULA by James Howe and the MAGIC SHOP series […]

October 20, 2018
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Marine Biology by G.L. Carri..

Marine Biology by G.L. Carriger

4 Nuts Well now this is unexpected. I’m still not really clear if these SAN ANDREAS SHIFTER books are in the same canon as Parasolverse or not but I find myself hoping that it is. Even if it’s not, this little prequel is telling me that I’m probably going to love it anyway. MARINE BIOLOGY […]

October 16, 2018
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Competence by Gail Carriger

Competence by Gail Carriger

4 Nuts WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE TO WAIT!? Yes my friends, this is the end of the Parasolverse binge. Not because the author has ended the stories in the universe, oh no. There are more to come. BUT NONE OF THEM ARE OUT YET! COMPETENCE is book 3 of 4 in the Custard […]

October 15, 2018
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Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

4 Nuts Now this is what I remember loving when I think of the Uglies Trilogy. Where UGLIES is the intro to this world PRETTIES is the exploration of the meat of it. The world the Pretties live in is very different from that of the Uglies and the books are sort of the same […]

October 14, 2018
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How to Marry a Werewolf by G..

How to Marry a Werewolf by Gail Carriger

4 Nuts Well who would have thought I’d like Major Channing? Not me. I’ve always thought him one of Miss Carriger’s least likable supernatural characters. Major Channing is a major ass. However I suppose even the unlikable beast can be tamed by the right person. For Channing, I suppose that’s an American with a “scandalous” […]

October 12, 2018
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The Evil Lives!: Fear Street..

The Evil Lives!: Fear Street Super Chiller by R.L Stine

3.5 Nuts Lawd, we’re back to weird. This book follows in more the vein of NEW EVIL than in the original trilogy. Meaning: it’s very weird. However, there’s plenty of good in this one to counteract the weird and the worst of that is mostly confined to the end of the novel. But I digress. […]

October 11, 2018
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The New Evil: Fear Street Su..

The New Evil: Fear Street Super Chiller by R.L. Stine

  3 Nuts What in the devil’s hell is this? As a young reader who had decimated all the age appropriate books long before my peers, I moved on to these scary little novels quite early. And I loved them, reading every single one. Somehow though, even though I KNOW I read this book, I […]

October 10, 2018
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Third Evil: Fear Street Chee..

Third Evil: Fear Street Cheerleaders by R.L Stine

4.5 Nuts “Guess who’s back. Back again. Corky’s back. Tell a friend” And so here we are, the last book in the original Fear Street Cheerleaders series. Of course there are 2 more, plus the origin story (which is technically a Fear Street Saga but I totally consider it part of the Cheerleaders canon as […]

October 9, 2018
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The Second Evil: Fear Street..

The Second Evil: Fear Street Cheerleaders by RL Stine

4.5 Nuts And we’re back in Shadyside for another round of cheerleader murder. You know, I think the fact that these were my favorites says a lot about me. There may have been a few moments I rooted for The Evil. But enough about that, let’s continue! The Evil is at it again, but who […]

October 8, 2018
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