The Screaming Staircase

The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud Submitted by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.6/5 Warnings: Violence, Murder, Mentions of Blood, Suicide, and Ghosts When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in… For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of…

Castle Hangnail

Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon Reviewed by Sada Wright Amazon Rating: 4.9/5 Content Warnings: None When Molly shows up on Castle Hangnail’s doorstep to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the castle’s minions are understandably dubious. After all, she is twelve years old, barely five feet tall, and quite polite. (The minions are used…

Farworld

Farworld by Jay Scott Savage Reviewed by K. Cushing Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 Content Warnings: None Even though thirteen-year-old Marcus Kanenas is confined to a wheelchair, he sees himself as a survivor and a dreamer. In fact, his favorite dream is of a world far away a world where magic is as common as air, where…

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Reviewed by Katya Pilkington Amazon Rating: 4.7/5 Content Warnings: None As the eldest of three, Sophie Hatter had accepted that it was not her place to seek her fortune. When the Witch of the Waste curses the young hat-maker into an old woman, Sophie leaves her quiet life…

Paper Towns

Paper Towns by John Green Reviewed by K. Cushing Amazon Rating: 4.2/5 CONTENT WARNINGS: NONE Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life- dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-…

13 Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Reviewed by Amber Neville Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 Content Warnings: Swearing, sexual harassment, sexual assault, Mention of suicide, mentions of alcoholic drinks You can’t stop the future.  You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home…

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Submitted and Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.4/5 CONTENT WARNING: SWEARING AND GRAPHIC VIOLENCE After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s…

The Romantics

The Romantics by Leah Konen Submitted and Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 Content Warning: Swearing Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell, The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’…

Heartless

Heartless by Marissa Meyer Submitted and Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.4/5 CONTENT Warning: Blood, Violence, Discusses Mental Health Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried…