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Young Adult Literature

Ready Player One? Ready for Nostalgia!

Per Matt When a friend asked me the premise for Ready Player One, I sarcastically replied with the following two sentences: Have you ever heard of Steven Spielberg? And have you ever played a video game before?

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.

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 →

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 →

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 →

Tales From Lovecraft Middle School #4: Substitute Creature

“What’s more important? A stupid Valentine’s Day concert or saving the world from an army of ancient monsters?”

Previewing Dragon Con 2013

Dragon Con 2013 has arrived!

Tales From Lovecraft Middle School #3: Teacher’s Pest

It’s a hard-knock life, for bugs.

Quirk Books Interview: President Brett Cohen

Per Matt Quirk Books started participating at San Diego Comic-Con back in 2009. Since then, Quirk has released a number of best-selling books, including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, among others. President Brett Cohen recently visited with me at San… Continue Reading →

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