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Category Archives: Murders, Monsters, & Mayhem
Yet another year of Murder, Monsters & Mayhem has come to an end! Its always a lot of worth but well worth it in the end! This year I introduced a new series of guest posts, The First Book to Terrify Me and I truly loved reading all the submissions! So, in case you missed it, […]
#Mx3 Guest Post: The First Book to Terrify Me (The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs)
I know, I know. Halloween is over! That said, I received so many great contributions to The First Book to Terrify Me! series that I couldn’t turn them away! I will continue to feature them over the next few Saturdays! Today’s guest post comes from Belle from Ms.Bookish.com! Middle Grade Shivers: The House with a Clock in […]
I am really excited to share today’s First Book to Terrify Me guest post! This one comes from Jennifer Connor of Literate Housewife. When Jennifer indicated an interest in participating in this series, she opted to face her fears and do a reread of the first book to terrify her, Pet Sematary, in preparation for […]
Age Range: 7 – 12 years Series: Amp! Comics for Kids Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 1, 2013) ISBN-10: 1449435483 Source: Publisher Today, I’m excited to welcome my youngest son, Justin (8), for a guest review! He’s only reviewed a few books for me but, as he gets older, he’s interested in […]
In today’s edition of The First Book to Terrify Me, I am pleased to welcome Sarah Woodberry, who blogs over at WordHits! The Book(s) That First terrified Me: A Clockwork Orange and Nineteen Eighty-Four There are two books that first terrified me in a way that I hadn’t known reading could do. Neither is a […]
Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (September 10, 2013) ISBN-10: 0375868771 Source: Publisher The citizens of the small town of Oleander, Kansas call it the killing day: five people with seemingly no connection commit murders, killing 12 individuals, then attempt to kill themselves. In four out of five cases, they succeeded. A […]
I can’t believe we’re down to the last week of Murder, Monsters & Mayhem. I’ve certainly enjoyed it; I hope you have too! Before we start the final week, let’s do a wrap-up of last week: Review: Suburban Legends: True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans by Sam Stall Guest Post: The First Book To […]
Print Length: 240 pages Publisher: Quirk Books (October 1, 2013) Source: Publisher (via Edelweiss) In this collection of horrifying true stories, Stall proves that living in the suburbs isn’t as quiet or calm as one would tend to believe. In stories ranging from hauntings to brutal killings and supernatural creatures, Stall terrifies readers with tales […]
Welcome to yet another edition of The First Book to Terrify Me! Today’s guest poster is Nicole Wolverton. Nicole (pictured here at the age of 14 on a day when she was not horrified, except perhaps by her awesome 80s hair) is an adult and young writer of thrillers and horror fiction. The Millions calls […]
Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (September 17, 2013) ISBN-10: 0765331829 Source: Personal Copy Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman living in early 20th century San Francisco. She holds a unique gift; she can see, and communicate, with spirits of the deceased. She’s returned to her home, certain that it holds […]