Book Review #31: The Farm by Emily McKay

"Life was different in the Before:Β Before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across North America, before the surviving young people were rounded up andΒ quarantined. These days we know what quarantines are--holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to [...]

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Book Review #30: Rotters by Daniel Kraus

"Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing? It's true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and the resurrection men of nineteenth-century Scotland practically made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a sixteen-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his single mom. For the [...]

Book Review #28: Carrie by Stephen King

"The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom." I have never read a Stephen King novel prior to this one, [...]