Rating Archives: 5

1: Terrible. 2: Blah. 3: Good. 4: Great. 5: Perfect.

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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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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In A Glass Grimmly, by Adam Gidwitz: 5/5

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Spooky elements: Creepy retold fairy tales, creepy made-up fairy tales, frightening sea creatures, bone collections. Also: there’s lots of …

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The Wolves in the Walls, by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean: 5/5

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Spooky elements: Wolves! In the walls! (and the images by Dave McKean are extremely spooky.) Good for: Kids, and Neil Gaiman and …

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The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green: 5/5

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I had a whirlwind romance with this book: it made me laugh, made me cry, and made me rush to the ending though I didn’t really want to put it …

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Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell: 5/5

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Good for: People who like books that are awesome. Adventure, science fiction, historical fiction, and suspense thriller—this book has a story …

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Hidden Gallery, by Maryrose Wood: 5/5

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Good for: Anyone who liked the first one! Oh my goodness, this book was delightful. I complained for a good 15 minutes when I found out …

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Horns, by Joe Hill: 5/5

Good for: Adults! This book is extremely disturbing. And very, very good. Spooky elements: Diabolical powers that are probably …

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Coraline, by Neil Gaiman: 5/5

Good for: This book is just excellent. I’d recommend it to anybody. While very spooky, the book is still good for the younger crowd …

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A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz: 5/5

Good for: This book is ostensibly written for the middle school crowd, but I thought it was excellent on a number of pretty advanced …

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