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Young Adult

Wish Upon Gets PG-13 Horror All Wrong

Oh, wow. I just don’t know where to start. First of all, I try to be very fair when I review movies. If a film is being marketed to young pre-teens, I try and remember that as I am watching…. Continue Reading →

The Miss P Trilogy Checks Out With Library of Souls

It is true we live in a strange world, but the imagination of author Ransom Riggs is particularly peculiar. In Book Three of his first series of novels (nicknamed Miss P by his fans), he has created an astounding one where children with… Continue Reading →

True Terror Happens When A Monster Calls

True terror doesn’t always come in the form of a big-budget CGI extravaganza. In fact, it feels more authentic when it’s seen through the eyes of a child and it’s directly impacting the character’s entire family. True terror happens when A Monster Calls.

Tim Burton Produces a Peculiar Adaptation

Per Matt Describing a beloved book of the Miss P trilogy to someone new to the material can be quite daunting. A story about time-traveling mutants hiding from monsters during World War II may sound bizarre, but it’s only a… Continue Reading →

The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

It’s hard to imagine that a story about unusual children with strange abilities, written as a scary fairy tale combining real-life creepy vintage photographs with a fictional story wasn’t tailor-made for Tim Burton, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Expertly written… Continue Reading →

IDW Reinvents the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The ’80s and ’90s were possibly the greatest eras for kids growing up, in terms of televised cartoons. My personal favorite was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The show’s opening guitar riff, backed by synth chords, was just about the only… Continue Reading →

The Shannara Chronicles: MTV’s Fantasy Showcase

Last week, The Shannara Chronicles aired on MTV and became the next fantasy adaptation of a book series. The story is set in a realm with familiar tropes. Most familiar are the races that inhabit the Four Lands, in which… Continue Reading →

iZombie

Along lurks an undead TV show for the Young Adult crowd, from the “brains” behind Veronica Mars.

Hollow City

Supernatural creatures are hunting down every person with unusual or extraordinary powers on Earth, in hopes of creating an Apocalypse of epic proportions in Hollow City. This book is the sequel to the fun-to-read bestseller, Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, both… Continue Reading →

Horrorstor

When a book opens with, “It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot… Later they’d be resurrected by megadoses of Starbucks, but for now they were the barely living dead,” I knew I was going to… Continue Reading →

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