Posts made in September, 2017


Photo from http://www.kathleenodell.com/index.html   I first came across Kathleen O’Dell’s work during a period of infatuation with silhouette covers, which to me seemed (and seem) perfectly whimsical, creepy, and enticing. Add a mysterious mansion, hyper-intelligent birds, and the ghostly influence of a magician, and you have a perfect mix of the spooky and magical. Image...

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Photo from http://carolplumucci.com/about-carol/   As far as titles go, I’m not sure there are many better than Carol Plum-Ucci’s The Body of Christopher Creed. It’s so simple, and so evocative–all the more because the body, in that story, is missing. Image from Amazon   I first read The Body of Christopher Creed years ago, but the story has stuck with me. That’s why I was so excited to ask...

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Photo from http://www.alex-bell.co.uk/about/   If you love creepy tales involving haunted locations, mysterious characters, and some VERY terrifying dolls, you have to check out Frozen Charlotte. Image from http://www.alex-bell.co.uk/books/frozen-charlotte/   Alex Bell’s YA horror is creepy all the way through, and it’s one that I recommend to anyone looking for a new story in this genre. Bonus? Today marks the...

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