Book Reviews

Monstrumologist Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
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Department 19 Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Suspenseful vampire horror really goes for the gore.
By Will Hill
(2011)
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Frankenstein Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Classic of scientist haunted by his creation still timely.
By Mary Shelley
(2011)
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This Is Not a Test Book Poster Image
age 15+
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
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Team Human Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Engaging, suspenseful vampire spoof has real substance.
By Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
(2012)
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Such Wicked Intent: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wicked creepy, wicked good horror sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2012)
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Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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Case File 13: Zombie Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
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Teacher's Pest: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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Doll Bones Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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The End Games Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Zombie adventure with a twist is a cut above most.
By T. Michael Martin
(2013)
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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark, violent, sensuous vampire tale best for older teens.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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Constable & Toop Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
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The Heavens Rise Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
By Christopher Rice
(2013)
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The Pushcart War Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic satire portrays absurd David vs. Goliath warfare.
By Jean Merrill
(1964)
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Marina Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
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The Girl from the Well Book Poster Image
age 14+
Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2014)
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Nightmares!: Nightmares, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
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Shutter Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Scary horror thriller offers a fresh take on old monsters.
By Courtney Alameda
(2015)
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