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THE GHOST PRISON by Joseph Delaney and Scott M. Fischer

October 8, 2013

The Ghost Prison by Joseph Delaney and Scott M. Fischer is an awesome little story chockfull of beautiful and creepy illustrations. The narrative is short enough to be read aloud in a sitting – preferably by candlelight to listeners young enough to get totally involved in the story. I had a blast with this one. […]

THE MISADVENTURES OF SALEM HYDE by Frank Cammuso

October 1, 2013

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde is a hilarious kid’s book! It’s simplistic, easy to read (and to look at), and it cruises right along from beginning to end with gags (sight and words) around every corner. I assume this is the start of a series. At least, I hope it is because I’d like to […]

SHADOW SQUADRON: SNIPER SHIELD by Carl Bowen, Wilson Tortusa, and Benny Fuentes

August 12, 2013

Carl Bowen’s Shadow Squadron is a Tom Clancy type military series written for young readers (third or fourth grade). He keeps the action true to life without the gore (there is killing but it’s the clean shot/clean kill variety – shoot the bad guys, they fall down). His use and understanding of military weapons and […]

SHADOW SQUADRON: BLACK ANCHOR by Carl Bowen, Wilson Tortosa, and Benny Fuentes

August 5, 2013

Carl Bowen’s Shadow Squadron is a Tom Clancy type military series written for young readers (third or fourth grade). He keeps the action true to life without the gore (there is killing but it’s the clean shot/clean kill variety – shoot the bad guys, they fall down). His use and understanding of military weapons and […]

STITCH HEAD: THE PIRATE’S EYE by Guy Bass and Pete Williamson

July 27, 2013

The Pirate’s Eye is the second book in Guy Bass’s Stitch Head series. There are four books about the young monster so far. Stitch Head was put together in a mad professor’s laboratory, which is how he also got his name. The book is an early reader chapter book made up of short chapters, lots […]

STEAMPUNK!: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FANTASTICALLY RICH AND STRANGE STORIES by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

May 12, 2012

Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant was a mixed bag for me. Some of the stories didn’t seem to have more than a passing acquaintance with steampunk, or seemed to be too estranged from the genre to work for me. Others seemed to be the […]

UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS by John Joseph Adams

January 17, 2012

For those in the know, Under the Moons of Mars was the original title of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ first John Carter novel, which was subsequently retitled A Princess of Mars. With that one story, of dead Mars and the most beautiful woman in two worlds – a princess that just can’t seem to stay out […]

BEHEMOTH by Scott Westerfeld

January 15, 2012

Scott Westerfeld created a fascinating world out of the ashes of what was World War I (The Great War) in the real world. He peopled his Leviathan trilogy with real heroes and heroines young readers (and the young at heart) could get behind and root for, and he seasoned it with the wonderful spice of […]

NETHERWORLD #1: PLEASURE MODEL by Christopher Rowley and Justin Norman

November 18, 2010

Greg Manchess’s cover art for Pleasure Model made me order the novel from Amazon. I haven’t seen any of Tor’s new Heavy Metal Pulp novels on the shelves yet, but I am now looking for them. I’ve picked up the other two novels in this opening trilogy. The concept of the finished book is an […]

BARNABY GRIMES: CURSE OF THE NIGHT WOLF by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

October 23, 2010

Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell have been an awesome team in the YA fantasy field for a few years now. Their bestselling Edge Chronicles have ran ten books long. The last book in the series has come out only lately. I would be hard pressed to figure out who is more creative of the two. […]