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

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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

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys By Various Authors [Review]

RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2015
AUTHOR: Various Authors
GENRE: Young-Adult, Horror, Mystery, Thriller.
PUBLISHER: Dial Books
SUMMARY: A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’s April Genevieve Tucholke.

Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill. Continue reading

Terminal (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #4) by J.L. Bryan[Review]

RELEASE DATE: May 4th, 2015 
AUTHOR: J.L. Bryan
GENRE: Young-Adult, Paranormal, Horror, Fantasy, Ghosts.
PUBLISHER: http://www.jlbryanbooks.com
SUMMARY: Ellie Jordan and her apprentice Stacey investigate a house in an elaborate planned community that was only half-built before it went bankrupt, leaving an instant ghost town with only a few residents. The entity haunting this house is a banshee that feeds on sadness and misery.

Unfortunately for Ellie, this is no simple haunting, but just one symptom of the cursed land on which the suburban community was built. The old railroad line running through the nearby woods might just be a conduit for lost souls, including dark spirits with ill intentions toward the living. Ellie soon finds herself facing one of the most complex and difficult hauntings she’s seen in her career. Continue reading