City of the Shrieking Tomb by Patrick Rogers: A Spoiler-Free Review


Author: Patrick Rogers

Publication Date: September 24, 2018

Genre: Horror

Summary: When a traveling American photographer is stranded in Humayunpur, a mysterious city in a remote corner of Southern India, he becomes fascinated with the crumbling city’s bloody history and stumbles into something far more frightening than a few ancient tombs.

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The Darkening by Chris Sarantopoulos: A Spoiler-Free Review

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Author: Chris Sarantopoulos

Publication Date: October 28th, 2018 (Releases TODAY! See the bottom of this review for purchase links!)

Genre: Post-apocalyptic horror

Summary: In the world of this novel, light kills. Survivors scrape out their meager livings in whatever dark crevices they can find. When one survivor comes across a mysterious glowing girl, he learns that not everything is as it seems in the cruel new world born from the horrific event known only as “the Darkening.”

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American Street by Ibi Zoboi: A Spoiler-Free Review

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Publisher: Balzar + Bray

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Magic Realism

Awards: Lincoln Award Nominee (2019), Americas Award (2018), National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature (2017)

Summary: When Fabiola Toussaint and her mother leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti to stay with their relatives in the United States, they are separated by Immigration Enforcement and Customs officers upon their flight’s arrival. While Fabiola is settling into life with cousins and aunt in Detroit, she is approached by a stranger who offers her a dangerous choice. Despite her newly found freedom, she finds herself trapped once again, this time forced to make an impossible decision and holding her mother’s future in the balance.

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