Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys compiled by April Genevieve Tucholke is an engrossing spooky read. If you are craving something that will have your skin crawling before Halloween, then this is the perfect read. The book is a compilation of short stories from some amazing YA authors, such as Marie Lu, Danielle Paige, Carry Ryan, Jonathan Maberry, Leigh Bardugo just to name a few. Each author used a previously published story, movie, or song for inspiration and then re-imagines the tale. At the end they tell you what the inspiration was. Some tales were filled with bloody and disturbing details, but others were more psychological horror that really let your imagination go crazy. After I finished a story, I was excited to go on and see what new sinister creature was lurking around the next page.

The writing throughout is fantastic. Each author created complex characters in a short amount of time as well as really capturing the dark atmosphere. There were definitely times where my hair stood on edge. I really love how creepy this book is and that it is geared for YA readers. It just goes to show that some of the most haunting tales can exist without all of the graphic details.

My favorite short stories were In the “Forest Dark and Deep” by Carrie Ryan and “Hide-and-Seek” by Megan Shepard.

 

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

The Aeronaut’s Windlass: The Cinder Spires by Jim Butcher

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

After You by Jojo Moyes

The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas

Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

A Line of Blood by Ben McPherson

Murder House by James Patterson & David Ellis

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

A Mad Zombie Party by Gena Showalter (the latest in the White Rabbit Chronicles)

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld

The Shrunken Head: Curiosity House by Lauren Oliver & H. C. Chester

We’re in the Wrong Book! by Richard Byrne

Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer

 

 

 

 

New Releases

Here are few new releases for the week:

Top-Secret Twenty One by Janet Evanovich (the latest novel in the Stephanie Plum series) (Hardback)

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner (Hardback)

The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (book 3 in the  Long Earth series) (Hardback)

 

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (the final book in the Grisha trilogy) (Hardback)

The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe (paperback)

The Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani (paperback)

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (paperback)

Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (paperback)

Second Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (paperback)

Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs (paperback)

August Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for August:

August 7th (7 PM) Non-Fiction Book Club:  The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction by Linda Gordon

August 14th (7 PM) Local Author Book Club:  La Malinche by Jane Eppinga.  Jane will also be joining us for our book discussion.

August 17th (4 PM) YA Book Club:  Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne, Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, Unremembered by Jessica Brody, and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.  This is our FIERCE READS party so read one or read all four.  Also online at Goodreads.

August 21st (7 PM) Fiction Book Club:  Left Neglect by Lisa Genova

August 28th ( 7 PM) Mystery Book Club:  The Expats by Chris Pavone

FIERCE READS Party

Join us for our FIERCE READS party on August 17th at 4 PM.  We will be chatting about the four books mention above and having raffles for for the following books with autographed nameplates:  Of Triton by Anna Banks, Monument 14:  Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, and Unremembered by Jessica Brody.  We will also be raffling off tote bags with a selection of YA advance reads.  Everyone is welcome to attend our fabulous event.