Author Archives: Audrey

The Rook, by Daniel O’Malley: 5/5

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In the rain, surrounded by unconscious attackers, she opens the envelope in her pocket. It says her name is Myfanwy Thomas. It says, ‘The body you are wearing …

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Summer and Bird, by Katherine Catmull: 4/5

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Sisters Summer and Bird awaken one morning to find the house empty and cold. Their parents—and the family cat—have disappeared. Following an encoded message from …

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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente: 3.5/5

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September has waited all year for Fairyland to reveal itself to her again. She wants nothing more than to experience the lightness and joy that Fairyland has to offer, after the darkness …

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Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman: 4.5/5

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Though humans and dragons have lived peacefully for 40 years, old tensions run high. Dragons take human form and act as ambassadors, and as lightning rods for anti-dragon sentiment …

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The Aviary, by Kathleen O’Dell: 3.5/5

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Clara Dooley has spent most of her life in the decaying Glendoveer mansion with her mother; the maid, Ruby; and Mrs. Glendoveer herself, a magician’s widow. The only other company …

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The Last Dragonslayer

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The Last Dragonslayer, by Jasper Fforde, has finally been released in the U.S.! I loved this book when I read it almost a year ago. The story and characters are …

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The Twelve, by Justin Cronin: 3.5/5

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In this sequel to The Passage, more stories of the apocalypse and its victims are told. And 100 years in the future, the story of the last human stand against the Virals, and Amy …

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The Passage, by Justin Cronin: 4/5

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A government experiment to prolong human life goes horribly wrong, releasing 12 Virals—mutated, super-strong, undying creatures with an insatiable hunger and a desire to spread—upon …

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Locke & Key, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez: 5/5

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After their family is attacked and their father is brutally murdered, the Locke siblings, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, move with their mother to Keyhouse, their ancestral New England home …

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All Hallow’s Read Story from Neil Gaiman

While we’re on the subject of All Hallow’s Read, Neil Gaiman has written and recorded a special scary story for All Hallow’s Read this year available for free at audible.com/ScareUs

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