Reviews by Tag: horror

Teen Review
The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp

The Oracle Code

By Marieke Nijkamp
4
Rated by
Aadit G.
Jun 14, 2022

Rating: 4

My rating for this book is a 4 because the book is pretty good but I don't really like the "horror" part of it.

Summary:

This is about a girl named Barbra Gordan. She was shot and is paralyzed from her hips down. She is admitted into a rehab facility which is pretty suspicious. She can hear voices in the walls and once patients start going missing she starts investigating.

Recommendation:

Teen Review
Hide and Seeker by Daka Hermon

Hide and Seeker

By Daka Hermon
3
Rated by
Aadit G.
Jun 1, 2022

Rating: 3 My rating for this book is a 3 because the book was very detailed and the plot line was really focused and detailed. Also, it did not have much happening for the first few chapters.

Summary: Justin's friends go missing and he returns home after that. They all go to Zee's house, the person who got lost, for a welcome home party. They then play hide and seek, after which everything changes. They find out about a lot of things because of the game.

Teen Review
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film

By Marisha Pessl
3
Rated by
Lisa J.
Dec 3, 2021

The Cordova family is an enigma. Stanislas Cordova is a reclusive film director, renowned for his spine-chilling horror movies, while his wives have all either died or relegated themselves to the fringes of society — and sanity. So when 24-year-old Ashley Cordova is found dead in a Manhattan warehouse, investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects that there is more to her death than just suicide. But unmasking the family’s secrets will undoubtedly bring the family’s wrath upon him — and he must decide how much he is willing to pay for the truth.

Teen Review
The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky

The Mary Shelley Club

By Goldy Moldavsky
3
Rated by
Neha K.
Nov 29, 2021

The Mary Shelley Club is a book that follows the members of a horror club, each with their secrets. The book takes place in Manchester Prep, a rich private school in Manhattan. The scholarship student, Rachel Chavez, is haunted by an accident that resulted in a murder. However, her fresh start turns rotten after she accidentally goes head on with the most popular girl at school, Lux. After a mini investigation, Rachel figures out the prankster, or pranksters, that caused the situation with Rachel and Lux.

Teen Review
Five Total Strangers

Five Total Strangers

By Natalie D. Richards
4
Rated by
Madeline Watson
Mar 17, 2021

This book keeps you guessing. And even if you think you've got it figured out, you probably don't.

And the subtle reminders of paranoia throughout the book, even from the beginning, were very compelling. It kept me interested and made me want to read more. It made me very uneasy whenever Mira would feel strange out of the blue, and reminded me to be suspicious of everyone in the car.

Teen Review
The Last Witness by Claire McFall "3 Never Came Back. 2 Survived. 1 Knows The Truth."

The Last Witness

By Claire McFall
4
Rated by
Malavika A.
Dec 21, 2020

It gave me chills. The setting/tone of this book was eerie and spooky and I kind of felt like a character in the story myself. The ending was unexpected. It's a definite read for those who like thrillers or mysteries.  

Staff Review

Cruel Beauty

By Rosamund Hodge
4
Rated by Jennifer R.
Apr 29, 2015

Before she was even born, Nyx was sold by her brutish father to the demon Gentle Lord that rules over Arcadia. He made a bet with the Gentle Lord, and lost, like many other foolish people in Arcadia. It has suffered for almost 1000 years under the Gentle Lord's rule and the demons that escape his castle from time to time. When a person lays eyes on a demon they either die or go insane. So things don't look too good for Nyx. She arrives at his castle, ready to kill him, as she has been trained, but things of course don't go according to plan.

Staff Review Apr 27, 2015

Okiku is a vengeance spirit. Her story is the one that inspired countless Japanese films and horror stories, and now it's her turn to tell it. Okiku spends her days traveling the world seeking out child-murders and giving them her form of justice (often involving drowning and/or the ripping off of heads). She's content with this existence until she meets Tark. The boy with the strange tattoos and the demon on his back. Tark ignites feelings that Okiku hasn't experienced in over 300 years, and she's not about to let some demon take them away so easily. 

Staff Review

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

By Holly Black
5
Rated by Bethany T.
Nov 16, 2013

When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up hungover from a wild party at a remote farmhouse, surrounded by dead classmates, she thinks things can't get any worse...until she discovers a mysterious vampire named Gavriel chained up in the same room as her bitten ex-boyfriend Aiden, who is about to turn into a full-fledged bloodsucker at any moment.

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