reviews

2022

INTO THE DARK by Claudia Gray
BLACK BOY JOY by Various
PATINA by Jason Reynolds
NEW FROM HERE by Kelly Yang
THE TWILIGHT MAN by Koren Shadmi
LUGOSI by Koren Shadmi
GOLDENEYE by Matthew Parker
THE STITCHERS by Lorien Lawrence
CAMP MURDERFACE by Josh Berk, Saundra Mitchell
CAMP OF NO RETURN by J.H. Reynolds
BIGFOOT BEACH by Kristopher Rufty
PARADISE CLUB by Tim Meyer
LEGENDS & LATTES by Travis Baldree
A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY by Becky Chambers
ANGELS & VISITATIONS by Neil Gaiman
EXHALATION by Ted Chiang
HORRORSTÖR by Grady Hendrix
THE GHOUL NEXT DOOR by Cullen Bunn, Cat Farris
🎃 PUMPKINHEADS by Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks
🎃 EMPTY SMILES by Katherine Arden
🎃 CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD 2: FRENDO LIVES by Adam Cesare
🎃 THE SMASHED MAN OF DREAD END by J.W. Ocker
🎃 A NIGHT IN TERROR TOWER by R.L. Stine
🎃 HORSEMAN by Christina Henry
🎃 SLEWFOOT by Brom
🎃 A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER by Roger Zelazny
MASTER OF MURDER by Christopher Pike
SHIRLEY AND JAMILA’S BIG FALL by Gillian Goerz

2021

LIGHT OF THE JEDI by Charles Soule
THE VISION by Tom King, Gabriel Hernández Walta, Jordie Bellaire
THE FIRE NEVER GOES OUT by Noelle Stevenson
THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin
SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN by Gene Luen Yang, Giruhiru
THE LEAK by Kate Reed Petty, Andrea Bell
ALICE FLECK’S RECIPES FOR DISASTER by Rachelle Delaney
THE MURDER ON THE LINKS by Agatha Christie
THE TRULY DEVIOUS TRILOGY by Maureen Johnson
THE BOX IN THE WOODS by Maureen Johnson
SHIRLEY AND JAMILA SAVE THEIR SUMMER by Gillian Goerz
A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT by Becky Chambers
🎃 JUDGE DEE STORIES by Lavie Tidhar
🎃 WHISPER IN THE DARK by Joseph Bruchac 
🎃 A SEASON WITH THE WITCH 
by J.W. Ocker
🎃 DARK WATERS by Katherine Arden
🎃 THE WOODS ARE ALWAYS WATCHING by Stephanie Perkins
🎃 MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
🎃 WHAT LIVES IN THE WOODS by Lindsay Currie
🎃 ATTACK OF THE JACK-O’-LANTERNS by R.L. Stine
🎃 “THE LITTLE WITCH” by M. Rickert
🎃 THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM: ROAR OF THE BEAST by Chad Sell, Various
🎃 PUMPKINHEADS by Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks
🎃 HALLOWEEN PARTY by R.L. Stine
BAGS (OR A STORY THEREOF) by Patrick McHale, Gavin Fullerton, Whitney Cogar
FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT by Elle Cosimano
🎄 KRAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL by Kyle Sullivan
🎄 THE CHRISTMASAURUS by Tom Fletcher

2020

RESISTANCE REBORN by Rebecca Roanhorse
THE SECRET COMMONWEALTH by Philip Pullman
SEVERANCE by Ling Ma
WHY YOU SHOULD READ CHILDREN’S BOOKS, EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE SO OLD AND WISE by Katherine Rundell
COME TUMBLING DOWN by Seanan McGuire
THE BOY WHO CRASHED TO EARTH by Judd Winnick
DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid
NEW KID by Jerry Craft
THE DEEP by Rivers Solomon
CLEAN GETAWAY by Nic Stone
GHOST by Jason Reynolds
DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone
THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM by Chad Sell, Various
NINE LAST DAYS ON PLANET EARTH by Daryl Gregory
KEEP GOING by Austin Kleon
DEATH WINS A GOLDFISH by Brian Rea
GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN by Talia Hibbert
A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME by Phil Bildner
DRAGON HOOPS by Gene Luen Yang
BOOKED by Kwame Alexander
STAMPED by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
THIS BOOK IS ANTI-RACIST by Tiffany Jewell
BABY-SITTERS ON BOARD! by Ann M. Martin
THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK by Celia C. Pérez
CLICK by Kayla Miller
CAMP by Kayla Miller
STEPPING STONES by Lucy Knisley
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: APOCALYPSE SUITE by Gerard Way, Gabriel Bá
THE DEVIL’S DETECTIVE by Simon Kurt Unsworth
🎃 PUMPKINHEADS 
by Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks
🎃 THE BABYSITTERS COVEN by Kate Williams
🎃 DEVOLUTION by Max Brooks
🎃 SKELETON MAN by Joseph Bruchac
🎃 CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD by Adam Cesare
🎃 HARROW COUNTY VOL. 3: SNAKE DOCTOR by Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook, Various
🎃 MURDER HOUSE by C.V. Hunt
🎃 THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES by Grady Hendrix
🎃 BEHIND YOU: ONE-SHOT HORROR STORIES by Brian Coldrick
🎃 WELCOME TO DEAD HOUSE by R.L. Stine
🎃 AUTUMNCROW by Cameron Chaney 
TRULY DEVIOUS by Maureen Johnson
🎄 CHILLING EFFECT by Valerie Valdes
🎄 FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK by Various
🎄 THE VISITOR by Sergio Gomez
🎄 KINDRED SPIRITS by Rainbow Rowell
🎄 THE PRINCE AND THE TROLL by Rainbow Rowell
🎄 SERPENTINE by Philip Pullman
🎄 SEVEN DAYS OF US by Francesca Hornak
🎄 PIRANESI by Susanna Clarke

2019

IN AN ABSENT DREAM by Seanan McGuire
🎃 PUMPKINHEADS
by Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks
🎃 DEAD VOICES by Katherine Arden
🎃 GHOSTS by Raina Telgemeier
🎃 THERE ARE MONSTERS HERE by Cameron Chaney
🎃 THE OWLS HAVE COME TO TAKE US AWAY by Ronald L. Smith
🎃 WE SOLD OUR SOULS by Grady Hendrix
🎃 THE OKAY WITCH by Emma Steinkellner
LOOK BOTH WAYS by Jason Reynolds
JANE STEELE by Lyndsay Faye
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie
🎄 THRAWN: TREASON by Timothy Zahn
🎄 TO BE TAUGHT, IF FORTUNATE by Becky Chambers