Middle Grade Monday Review: Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega

Hey everyone!  I’ve moved Middle-Grade Monday over from our TBR and Beyond Facebook Group to the blog! Hopefully I can bring you lots of great reviews, topics and maybe even some author interviews! I've been reading middle-grade for as long as I can remember and I strongly believe it's not just for children, and I'm… Continue reading Middle Grade Monday Review: Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega

Rant Review! Scared Little Rabbits by A.V. Geiger

  My rating: 1 out of 5 stars Genre: YA Thriller Pages: 335 Publisher: Sourcebook Fire Published: December 3rd, 2019       When Nora gets accepted into her dream summer program at the prestigious Winthrop Academy, she jumps at the chance to put her coding skills to use. But then a fellow student goes missing—and… Continue reading Rant Review! Scared Little Rabbits by A.V. Geiger

ARC Review: Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

  My rating: 3 out of 5 stars Genre: YA Contemporary/Survival Pages: 240 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Published: March 3rd, 2020       Ashley knows this truth deep in her bones, more at home with trees overhead than a roof. So when she goes hiking in the Smokies with her friends for a night… Continue reading ARC Review: Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Review: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: YA Horror Pages: 353 Publisher: Delacorte Press Published: July 9th, 2019         It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died… Continue reading Review: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Middle-Grade Monday: Spooky Books I Want to Read

It's almost Halloween time, so I think this week I'll feature some spooky middle-grade novels that I really want to read.  I don't just read darker books in October, it's kind of an all year around thing for me and I think middle-grade has some of the best offerings for spooky novels.  Lots of atmosphere,… Continue reading Middle-Grade Monday: Spooky Books I Want to Read

Review: Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lucavics

My rating:  4 out of 5 stars Genre: YA Horror Pages: 266 Pacing: Slower Publisher: Harlequin Teen Published: September 29th 2015   Trigger Warnings: Graphic imagery and violence, miscarriage, and child death.   When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner’s family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for… Continue reading Review: Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lucavics

Review: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys – Various Authors

My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Genre: YA Horror Anthology Pages: 400 Pacing: Various Publisher:Dial Books Published: August 18th 2015   Trigger Warnings: Graphic violence, sexual assault, cutting, bullying, addiction, pedophilia.   A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and… Continue reading Review: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys – Various Authors

Middle Grade Monday – Spooky/Halloween Recommendations

Looking for some spooky middle-grade reads? You've come to the right place.  I will warn you right now that just because it's middle-grade doesn't mean it's tame and "just kid's stuff."  I find some of the middle-grade horror, creepier than some of the stuff on the shelves in the YA section, so keep that in… Continue reading Middle Grade Monday – Spooky/Halloween Recommendations