Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
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age 16+
 
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
age 14+
 
Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
age 16+
 
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
age 9+
 
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
age 15+
 
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
age 9+
 
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Tale about patience is perfect for beginning readers.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2003)
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age 2+
 
Unassuming tale offers Zen-like approach to frustration.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2002)
age 9+
 
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
age 9+
 
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
age 10+
 
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Engaging, suspenseful vampire spoof has real substance.
By Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
(2012)
age 15+
 
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)