The Whispering Skull

The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2) by Jonathan Stroud Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.8/5 WARNINGS: Violence, Murder, Mentions of Blood and death In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood & Co. hasn’t made much progress. Quill Kipps and his…

City of Bones

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.4/5 Content Warnings: Swearing, mentions of alcohol When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos…

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…

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…

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…