Tag Archives: Ghosts

Review: The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand. Simon & Schuster, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Ghost Story / Fantasy Face Value: This is an excellent middle grade cover – exactly the kind of cover I would have been drawn to when … Continue reading

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Review: The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler

The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler. Knopf, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction, Ghost Story Face Value: This cover is suitably creepy, period appropriate and intriguing. While it’s not the most original I’ve ever seen, it’s more than acceptable. Does … Continue reading

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Review: Doll Bones by Holly Black

Doll Bones by Holly Black. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Horror Face Value: It’s hard to imagine what else could make this cover better – it’s creepy (just look at those doll eyes staring out at you), … Continue reading

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Review: Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore. Delacorte Press, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Thriller / Mystery / Ghost Story Face Value: I can be on board with the Hitchcock reference, and the shadowy figure in the eye is appropriately stylistically creepy … Continue reading

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Review: The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson. Shades of London #2. Putnam Juvenile, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Mystery/Ghost Story Face Value: This is a definite upgrade from the first book. While it doesn’t scream to me from the shelves, I think … Continue reading

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Review: Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff. Razorbill 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Mystery / Ghost Story Face Value: I love this cover. In fact, the cover on the left is a huge part of why I was excited about this book. The … Continue reading

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Review: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol. First Second Books, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Graphic Novel Face Value: Let me tell you a little story about when I first met this book. I was moseying through an enchanting little bookstore in Spring … Continue reading

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Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Ghost Story Face Value: Well, unfortunately, it’s the worst, which is particularly disappointing given the high quality of the writing between the covers. But … Continue reading

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Review: Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma Dutton Books, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Speculative Fiction, Contemporary Face Value: Well let’s see. We have a ghostly floating girl in a flimsy white dress. We can’t see the face of course, but at … Continue reading

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