Daily Archives: October 5, 2011

Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry

This is one of the best YA zombie series I have read – by far.  Yes, another zombie dystopia.  There is plenty of zombie goriness and horror.  An isolated town battles zombies to stay alive and try to create some semblance of … Continue reading

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Moon Over Manifest – Clare Vanderpool

Moon Over Manifest is a deserving winner of the Newbery Award, however, I doubt if students will gobble it down en masse.  The historical fiction sticker on the spine of a book is akin to a sticker of death.  Then … Continue reading

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The Monstrumologist – Rick Yancey

Ahhh – this is horror and suspense writing at its best.  Horror is not my favorite genre but I do read a fair amount.   The story is told from 12-year-old Will Henry’s point of view (memoir) set in 1888.  He … Continue reading

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