Editor’s Review: Foretold (Book 3 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

*Full disclosure: I was the editor of this novel for 48fourteen Publishing. Foretold (48fourteen, 2018) by Holly M. Campbell is the third - and final? - book in the Near Deaths Series. As a mega-fan of Mrs. Campbell's previous works, including Foreshadowed (Book 1), Forewarned (Book 2), and Without Curtains, I was beyond honored to … Continue reading Editor’s Review: Foretold (Book 3 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Book Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

"'Someone or multiple someones are intentionally rewriting history,' Alice says.  'And keeping the Titanic stuck in time before its sinking,' Susannah says." - p. 249 Haunting the Deep (Knopf, 2017) is the sequel to How to Hang a Witch by #1 NYT bestselling YA author, Adriana Mather. In Mather's second YA paranormal thriller, we pick … Continue reading Book Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

Book Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

"I have to convince a group of people who hate me to help solve a curse that could be killing our families." - p. 125 How to Hang a Witch (Knopf, 2016) is a YA paranormal novel written by Adriana Mather, an actual descendant of the Salem Witch Trials' Cotton Mather. The protagonist in this … Continue reading Book Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

Book Review: Forewarned (Book 2 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I have been waiting over a year for this novel. I could say that it delivered, it didn't disappoint, that it was even better than Book 1, Foreshadowed - but those would be understatements. To put it simply, this book … Continue reading Book Review: Forewarned (Book 2 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Book Review: Foreshadowed (Book 1 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Foreshadowed is the latest 48fourteen novel by new author Holly M. Campbell, and is the best teen paranormal thriller I've read in a long time. It's well-written, equally dark as it is funny, with a truly brilliant premise and a unique and interesting narrator. The story centers around Hope, a high school junior who can read … Continue reading Book Review: Foreshadowed (Book 1 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Book Review: Beautiful Creatures (Book 1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures (2009) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is a contemporary paranormal teen romance. It's a lot like Twilight, but set in the U.S. south, and told from the boy’s perspective. Ethan Wate is a good southern boy in Gatlin, South Carolina, when a mysterious new girl arrives to his high school. With her strange abilities to break windows with … Continue reading Book Review: Beautiful Creatures (Book 1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Book Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

The Goddess Test (2011) by Aimee Carter has an attractive cover, an intriguing prologue, and a neat set-up: girl moves to small American town, gets caught up in a hidden paranormal world, and embarks upon a whirlwind romance. Life-threatening suspense ensues. Kate Winters is an ordinary teenage girl, but her mother is terminally ill with cancer. Her mother's … Continue reading Book Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Book Review: The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

The Twilight books are fun and easy reads. The four novels follow Bella Swan, the self-proclaimed clumsy, ordinary teenage girl, who moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father. There, she falls in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen. But dating a vampire is dangerous: not only could he - or his family - snap … Continue reading Book Review: The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

A mysterious hitman called “the man Jack” has been trying to murder Bod (short for “Nobody”) since Bod was a baby. The only place where the boy is safe is where he was raised– a graveyard. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in this case, it's a village of ghosts who raise Bod … Continue reading Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman