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Teen SRC 2017 – School of the Dead by Avi

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This book is really intriguing, especially when I read the first two sentences: ‘The first time Uncle Charlie came to live with us he was alive. The second time, he was dead’. That really freaked me out for a moment, because I would never want to be involved with ghosts, and when I say never, I mean it!

Even though I’m not a big fan of creepy stories, I decided to give this one a try. I mean, the title sounds interesting enough! Now that I look back, I realized that scary stories might just be my new favorite category of books!

 

Tony, the protagonist in the story, had never believed in ghosts, until his Uncle Charlie died, and that’s also when he started seeing him…or the ghost of Uncle Charlie. But there’s a lot more to the story. Before Uncle Charlie died, he transferred Tony to a school named Penda School. (At first I had thought it said Panda School). Anyways, then, Tony starts to notice strange going-on’s around the school. Most involving the supposedly dead son of the founder. But Tony keeps on seeing the dead boy, and a lot of dead people who seen more alive than ever, and when a girl named Jessica wants to be his friend, he’s not sure whether she was yet another dead soul-or worse.

I definitely say that this book is a must-read, but at the same time, I wouldn’t recommend it to people who aren’t a fan of creepy-horror stories. But for those like me who want to give something scary a shot, I would say, GO FOR IT! This is a great book and I would give it a 4 out of 5!

Teen SRC 2017 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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First off, this book is creepy, so maybe don’t read it at night unless you have a very strong mind. By itself, the text is creepy, that wouldn’t have been a problem for me, but the author somehow managed to find pictures of all the creepy children and those just scared me half to death… with that out there, these are my thoughts on the book:

The book is about a different kind of people, people who are peculiar, as in they have strange and paranormal powers. These powers help them at times, but they also endanger them, for society does not cope well with originality and uniqueness. Apart from all this, they are also wanted by a group of monsters called hollows, who hope to eat their flesh and drink their blood for their own selfish reasons. Jacob, the protagonist of this story, is a peculiar, just like his grandfather, but because he spent sixteen years as a normal kid, he is very shocked when he meets his grandfather’s old peculiar friends. And weirder still, they are still children, as time has not caught up with them in their safe little time loop (a special place created so they live the same day over and over again) created by their headmistress, Miss Peregrine. I think it’s a very well thought out plot, and the pictures help in creating the specific mood for each part of the story. Kind of a mixture of fantasy, adventure and horror, but still a little bit of unexpected romance. Enjoy!! 🙂

 

Teen SRC 2017 – Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

23129410 Based on the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast, this intriguing novel is set in the town of Night Vale, a friendly desert community in the American southwest where mysterious lights in the sky, government surveillance and unknown powers are part of day-to-day life. It follows Diane Crayton, a PTA mom struggling to connect with her shape-shifting teenage son, and Jackie Fierro, the owner of a pawn shop who has been nineteen for as long as she can remember, as a strange paper and a man in a tan jacket cause their paths to intertwine.

Being a fan of the podcast, I had high hopes for this book; and it didn’t disappoint. It’s rich with mystery and fantasy and even horror, but in the good-humored way that makes Night Vale so entertaining. Whether you’ve listened to the podcast or not, I have no doubt that anyone will enjoy this novel as much as I did.

Teen SRC 2017 – Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell

Image result for frozen charlotte by alex bellHi, guys! So I just finished an awesome book called Frozen Charlotte, but before I start, I just want to warn you that if you don’t like scary stories, don’t read this book!

It is about a girl named Sophie who was playing with an ouija board with her best friend, and that same night, her friend dies! She then goes to Scotland to visit her relatives, but Sophie suspects that their mansion is haunted.

Sophie quickly learns that her cousin, Rebecca, has died in an incident. One of the cousins, Lilias, tells Sophie that the little Frozen Charlotte dolls that are in Rebecca’s room are haunted, and if they are let out, they kill people in their sleep. Sophie starts to believe the stories, and she realized that the killer may lurk right beside her…

I had goosebumps throughout the whole story, but I really liked this book. I give it a 4.5 out of 5!

Teen SRC 2017 – Sanctum by Madeleine Roux

Hi today I will be reviewing Sanctum by Madeleine Roux.

If you don’t like creepy things I would not advise you to read this book.

In this book there are lots of twists I wouldn’t expect and its very adventurous.

In it Dan and his friends are going back to New Hampshire college because someone won’t let Dan and his friends move on from that odd summer and because of this they will find lots of things that are real dark.

I would rate this book 4 out of 5.

This is the second book of the Asylum series go read the first book Asylum first.

Teen SRC 2017 – Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

Image result for girl of nightmares summaryWho likes scary stories and nightmares? I do! (At least, I love this peculiar mystery).

This book is about a girl named Anna Korlov who opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it months ago, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can’t move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live — not walk around half dead. He knows they’re right, but in Cas’s eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now, Cas is seeing Anna everywhere, including in dreams. Every time, she seems to be struggling and tortured, and each time seems more brutal than the one before. Cas is determined to save her, and fast.

I wouldn’t let go of the book until I finished it, and I would most definitely not recommend it to people who don’t like scary stories. But I give it a 4 out of 5!

Teen SRC 2017: Asylum – Madeleine Roux

Hi today I will be reviewing Asylum by Madeleine Roux.

First thing first is… If you don’t like scary books then I would advise you to go look at all the other wonderful reviews from the wonderful people here now I will try to make this review I hope you enjoy.

First is this was a creepy book I didin’t get scared but I know others may get scared because it has ghosts and other things like that so that may be creepy for you. However we’re teens here so I don’t think anyone will be scared.
Okay now going back on track this is a good book it’s a good book because of how there is a big twist at the end that is fun.
I rate this 4 out of 5.

 

Teen SRC 2017 – Cold Calls by Charles Benoit

Cold Calls is a mystery-filled must read book for teens. I highly recommend this book for those who like books with a little bit of horror and mystery.

 

This book is about a boy and two girls who meet at an anti-bully session. They have been blackmailed into bullying, getting unexpected phone calls, and scary text messages.

The author, Charles Benoit, has also written a book called YOU, which is also a very good book. I give this book a 4.5 out of 5!

Teen Review – Z by Michael Thomas Ford

Z by Michael Thomas Ford

In the game of zombie hunting there can be only one winner

Step one: Cleanse with fire
Step two: Save all humans
Step three: You can’t bring them back.

This is virtual reality all day for Josh.  He’s one of the best torchers in the game and, with his buddy Firecracker, he’s unstoppable.  His mom doesn’t like it, but it’s been fifteen years since the zombie war and even though he feels bad it doesn’t stop him from playing.  Read More

Teen Review – The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

In modern day London, a new case of Jack the Ripper has appeared. Much like the original Jack in 1888, its victims were found brutally murdered. And it got away with it. No sign of it ever appeared on the security cameras stationed around where the body was found. The victims didn’t even look like they struggled.Read More