When Villains Rise (Market of Monsters #3) By Rebecca Schaeffer [Review]

When Villains Rise (Market of Monsters, #3)RELEASE DATE: September 8th 2020
AUTHOR:
Rebecca Schaeffer
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Horror, Urban Fantasy.
PUBLISHER:
HMH Books For Young Readers
SYNOPSIS:

Dexter meets Victoria Schwab in this dark and compelling fantasy about a girl who is determined to take down the black market once and for all in the conclusion to the trilogy that started with the critically acclaimed Not Even Bones.

Nita finally has Fabricio, the boy who betrayed her to the black market, within her grasp. But when proof that Kovit’s a zannie—a monster who eats pain in order to survive—is leaked to the world, Nita must reevalute her plans. Continue reading

Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno-Garcia [Review]

Mexican GothicRELEASE DATE: June 30th 2020
AUTHOR:
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
GENRE:
Adult, Historical Fantasy, Gothic, Horror.
PUBLISHER:
Del Rey
SYNOPSIS:

After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find – her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Continue reading

The Bone Houses By Emily Lloyd-Jones [Review]

The Bone HousesRELEASE DATE: September 24th 2019
AUTHOR:
Emily Lloyd-Jones
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Horror.
PUBLISHER:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
SYNOPSIS:

Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead. Continue reading

Smoke and Key By Kelsey Sutton [ARC Review]

Smoke and Key

RELEASE DATE: April 2nd 2019
AUTHOR:
Kelsey Sutton 
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Historical-Fantasy,  Horror, Romance .
PUBLISHER: Entangled: Teen
SUMMARY:

A sound awakens her. There’s darkness all around. And then she’s falling…

She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she’s dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is how she and the others receive their names—from whatever belongings they had when they fell out of their graves. Under is a place of dirt and secrets, and Key is determined to discover the truth of her past in order to escape it. Continue reading

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein By Kiersten White [Review]

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth FrankensteinRELEASE DATE: September 25th, 2018 
AUTHORS:
Kiersten White
GENRE:   
Young-Adult, Historical, Retelllings, Horror.
PUBLISHER:
Delacorte Press
SUMMARY:

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable. Continue reading

Not Even Bones (Market of Monsters #1) By Rebecca Schaeffer [Review]

Not Even BonesRELEASE DATE: September 04th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Rebecca Schaeffer
GENRE:   
Young-Adult, Paranormal, dark, Fantasy, Horror.
PUBLISHER:
HMH Books for Young Readers.
SUMMARY:

Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” Then her mom brings home a living specimen, and Nita decides she wants out. But there’s a problem: Nita herself is supernatural being and a prime target for the black market if anyone ever found out. When Nita decides to help her mother’s latest victim escape, she ends up taking his place instead. Nita did a good deed, and it cost her everything. Now she needs to escape and make sure no one can ever sell her again. And to do that, there’s no line Nita won’t cross. Continue reading

Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) By Justina Ireland [Review]

Starry eyesRELEASE DATE: April 03rd, 2018
AUTHOR:  
Justina Ireland
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Historical Fantasy, Horror.
PUBLISHER: 
Balzer + Bray
SUMMARY:
Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations. Continue reading

Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) By Kerri Maniscalco [Review]

Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2)RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2017
AUTHOR:
Kerri Maniscalco
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Historical, Mystery, Horror.
PUBLISHER: Jimmy Patterson

SUMMARY: 
Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.
But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.
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Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) By Kerri Maniscalco [Review]

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1) RELEASE DATE: September 20th, 2016 
AUTHOR:
Kerri Maniscalco
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Historical, Fiction, Mystery.
PUBLISHER: 
Jimmy Patterson
SUMMARY: 

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world. Continue reading

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) By Victoria Schwab [Review]

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2) RELEASE DATE: June 13th 2017
AUTHOR:
Victoria Schwab
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Dystopia, fantasy, Paranormal, Horror.
PUBLISHER: 
Greenwillow Books
SUMMARY: 
Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human. No matter how much he once yearned for it. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is a terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. Continue reading