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An Excellent Graphic Adaptation of a Wonderful Book

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1. Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell. HarperCollins, 2014 This graphic adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newbery Medal-winning novel, The Graveyard Book is likely to become as beloved as … Continue reading

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A Worthy Re-telling of Phantom of the Opera

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine, Margaret Mcelderry Bks, 2014. Sixteen-year-old Wen is the daughter of the doctor for a slaughter house. After her mother’s death, she moves into the factory housing with him, acting as his assistant. The … Continue reading

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The Zombie Apocalypse – With Zombie Cows!

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi, read by Sunil Malhotra. New York : Random House/Listening Library, 2013. Moooo! You may have heard that conditions on factory farms and at meat packing plants can be bad. But this one has turned … Continue reading

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A Tale of the Macabre

Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield. New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books, 2013 As a young boy, William Bellman kills a rook with his slingshot. That act sets the scene, creating a backdrop of forces that help shape Bellman’s … Continue reading

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New Paranormal Romance Series

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2013. Kennedy never believed in ghosts, until the night one tried to kill her. The events of that night thrust her into a darker world where a demon wants her … Continue reading

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A Hauntingly Good Tale

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud. New York: Disney-Hyperion Books, 2013. Publication date: September 17, 2013. In Jonathan Stroud’s new Lockwood & Co. series, England has a Problem with Visitors. Calling it The Problem is a bit of an understatement. … Continue reading

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Best of the Best Challenge: Week 2 Update

Wow! Another week gone by already! I didn’t make as much progress on the challenge as I would have liked because I had some Advance Copies that I needed to read and review. But I did finish two books, which … Continue reading

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

You’d think the appearance of a monster calling your name would be frightening. But Conor is not at all scared. Instead, he is disappointed. This was not the monster he had been expecting and fearing. He tells the monster to … Continue reading

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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. Tor Books, 2011. 316 p. When his father died, Cas Lowood took over the family business – killing the already dead. He was just 14 when he dispatched his first murderous ghost. Now … Continue reading

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The Fallen Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood

In the early 15th century Venice of The Fallen Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood, no one is safe from the political ambitions of the ruling family – not even Giuliette, beautiful cousin of the Duke. She becomes a pawn in … Continue reading

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