When a gruesome murder opens Sarah's eyes to the existence of vampires, she's determined to put an end to their reign of terSalem, Massachusetts 1913.
When a gruesome murder opens Sarah's eyes to the existence of vampires, she's determined to put an end to their reign of terror. Little does she know that the monster she hunts serves another far worse and she's just antagonizing the beast.
A historical, dark fantasy full of action, paranormal, and a good deal of creepy, The Darkening Dream is an engaging read that leaves you looking for the sequel. Readers should be aware that this book contains lies/deception, many disturbing and gruesome images of pain, injury, death, and killing; witchcraft, consorting with demons, and death rituals; religion related name calling and profanity (damn it, F word, whore); references to sodomy and sex slaves as well as sexual banter, male and female arousal, erections, full nudity with references to both male and female genitals, references to fingers being stuck up unmentionable places, and awareness of sexual activity. The level of sexuality in this story is more fitting an adult than a young adult book.
Be sure to check out my interview with Author Andy Gavin for more information on The Darkening Dream!
For Mercy Thompson – being a shape-shifter raised by a pack of werewolves has its advantages. It meant that, when Mac showed up at
By: Patricia Briggs
For Mercy Thompson – being a shape-shifter raised by a pack of werewolves has its advantages. It meant that, when Mac showed up at her auto-shop, she knew instantly what he was, but nothing could have warned her of the danger that followed him.
Moon Called is a fast paced adult read full of werewolves, fairies, vampires, and witches. It contains profanity, taking the Lord's name in vain, use of magic, kissing, full nudity, references to arousal, homosexuality, animal behavior (territorial, possessive of opposite sex, aggressive, desire to kill & eat), as well as non-graphic killing and injuries.
All Callie wanted for her sixteenth birthday was a drivers license - what she got, was the magical ability to freeze time. Pretty cool, unless you donAll Callie wanted for her sixteenth birthday was a drivers license - what she got, was the magical ability to freeze time. Pretty cool, unless you don't have a clue what's going on, and the only person who seems to know is your least favorite individual in the whole world. Then there's the matter of the monster on it's way to kill her. . .
MUSE is an easy flowing young adult read with strong links to Greek Mythology. It contains some language ("hell", The Lord's name in vain), injuries, fighting (punching a parent, throwing things at a monster), ghosts, use of magic, throwing up, kissing (on lips and neck), bodies pressed together, a butt swat, and an intense desire for physical contact. There is also a significant amount of strife between the main character and the parental figures in the form of verbal fights, and parents demanding that a child keep information from another parent. MUSE is the first in a trilogy.
Parents may want to screen the sexual content and parent-child relationship material with young readers.
Full of thought provoking observations, Katniss the Cattail is a quick, clean read for any fan of The Hunger Games trilogy. It provides the historicalFull of thought provoking observations, Katniss the Cattail is a quick, clean read for any fan of The Hunger Games trilogy. It provides the historical and scientific background of the names of people, places, and symbols in the series as well as their links to other well know literature (Plato, Shakespeare, etc...). Frankel also provides some very interesting and convincing speculations as to the relationship between the names and the messages of the story itself.
Readers who have not read the entire series should be aware that this book contains spoilers as it is analyzing the series as a whole.
Fourteen year old Reggie and his younger brother Jeremy are expert on-line gamers, but when the line between fantasy and reality disappears, they findFourteen year old Reggie and his younger brother Jeremy are expert on-line gamers, but when the line between fantasy and reality disappears, they find themselves caught in a fight they don't know how to win.
Echo's Revenge combines gaming with science fiction in an easy flowing young adult read that keeps you guessing to the very end. Readers should be aware that it contains physical abuse of children by an adult (hitting, shaking, banging against the wall, death threats, etc...), injuries such as burns and cuts, bullying, electrocution, a bare butt, farting, urinating, name calling and use of the phrase "wuss out". Divorce and a dysfunctional home-life factor prominently into the backdrop of this story. Parents should be aware that while the story itself is aimed at readers age 10 and up, the content may be disturbing for some.
The caged habitat may protect the humans from vampires, fairies, shifters, demons, and mixbreeds like Lanore, but it does nothing to protect supernatuThe caged habitat may protect the humans from vampires, fairies, shifters, demons, and mixbreeds like Lanore, but it does nothing to protect supernaturals from each other. So when Lanore catches a murderer's eye, and the people around her start dying – there is no one but herself to save her skin.
Fire Baptized is an easy adult read set in a familiar yet very different world where the thugs can shape shift and the drug dealers are truly demons. Readers should be aware that this book contains extensively detailed sexuality (rape attempt, prostitution, strippers, lap dance, sexual banter, full nudity, arousal, erections, fondling, groping, and sex scenes detailing the progressive state of underwear, where fingers/other things are thrust, and tongues/mouths are employed), gruesome images (burning flesh, chopped off limbs, dismembered bodies, and cannibalism), regular profanity (including the F word), and illegal activity (stealing and drugs).