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Top Ten Tuesday-Books to Get You in the Halloween Spirit-10/28/14

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This week The Broke and the Bookish are getting into the Halloween spirit! I am a big scaredy cat and can’t even watch the horror movie previews/commercials on tv, so I am going to stick to books…that are sort of spooky.

 

1. Amity by Michol Ostow. Super creepy haunted house!
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2. Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen. The title speaks for itself-the new librarian is a demon!

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3. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy.  A skeleton detective solving supernatural crimes.

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4. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. Gothic, graphic ghost stories.

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5. Screaming Staircase by Jonathon Stroud. Clever middle grade/teen ghost story.

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6. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. Spiritualism and Spanish Influenza, plus creepy photos!

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7. Diviners by Libba Bray. The scariest book on my list! Flappers, the occult, supernatural powers…and that song. Oh, man, that song.

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8. Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender. Evil ghost out for revenge.

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9. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride. Wicked, dark humor.

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10. Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. My favorite zombie book!

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Happy (Spooky) Reading!

∼Megan

 

 

 

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Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen Review 10/14/14

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Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
Candlewick Press
September 9, 2014
Hardcover, 352 pgs.

What it’s about:

There is a new librarian at Cyn’s high school and he is hot…too bad he is also a demon who has enthralled her best friend, Annie, and is sucking the life essence from the students. Cyn has an unusual immunity to his charms so while she juggles school and the set design for the school’s production of Sweeney Todd, she also now has to save her best friend. Luckily she has help from her long-time crush and star of the musical, Ryan to help her out.

Why you might like it:

Are you looking for a creepy Halloween book? Look no further! You have found your evil, murdering demon. Are you a fan of musical theater? Well, you will definitely appreciate all the Sweeney Todd references and Cyn’s dedication to making the best murder chair. Want a fast-paced horror story full of memorable characters? Cyn is a fantastic heroine. She is smart and snarky, full of fight and optimism. And how often do you come across a smarmy, hot librarian guy? What a rare literary gem! But wait! There’s more! How about an awesome teen romance? That’s right, folks, even a soul-sucking demon can’t temper all the raging, lusty hormones. Ryan is total dreamboat. As a librarian I admit to laughing out loud at some of the library jokes. I also really loved being in Cyn’s head when she was around Ryan. News flash: girls think about IT too! Finally a female character who gets to be all lusty and swoony and not be labeled a slut.

Want more like this?

Try the Maggie Quinn: girl vs evil series by Rosemary Clement-Moore, Firebug by Lish McBride, and Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst.

Happy Reading!

∼Megan

 

 

There is a new librarian at Cyn’s high school and he is hot! He is also a demon who has enthralled her best friend, Annie and is sucking the life essence from the students. Cyn has an unusual immunity to his charms so while she juggles school and the set design for the school’s production of Sweeney Todd, she also now has to save her best friend. This devilishly hilarious book has a little something for everyone-horror, humor, romance, as well as musical theater! And while a soul-sucking demon is not necessarily an improvement, I find this librarian to be a refreshing change of pace from the stereotypical shushing old lady librarian!

Mondays with Megan

It was a busy weekend for me that actually included a lot of reading, despite the fact that I worked both Saturday and Sunday. The big boost came on Saturday when I proctored a practice ACT test at the library. That means I had about 4 hours of reading time! I also squeezed in a little book shopping. I am very excited about my purchases:

afterworlds in a handful of dust

 I will be starting Afterworlds sometime very soon! In the meantime, check out all the books I finished in the last week. I am still so far behind in my goal, but progress was made!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts. Be sure to stop by and check out more lists!

Finished:

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  • Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole-an epistolary novel set against the backdrop of WWI and details the relationship between a young Scottish poet and a young American fan. I lingered over this one, reading a few letters a night. A sweet, easy read.
  • Firebug by Lish McBride-LOVED.
  • Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson-I decided by nephews needed a little Calvin and Hobbes in their lives. I was right, they ate it up and even shared with me.
  • Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen-There is a new librarian at Cyn’s high school and he is hot! He is also a demon who has enthralled her best friend, Annie and is sucking the life essence from the students. Cyn has an unusual immunity to his charms so while she juggles school and the set design for the school’s production of Sweeney Todd, she also now has to save her best friend. This devilishly hilarious book has a little something for everyone-horror, humor, romance, as well as musical theater! And while a soul-sucking demon is not necessarily an improvement, I find this librarian to be a refreshing change of pace from the stereotypical shushing old lady librarian!
  • Sisters by Raini Telgemeier-in her companion to Smile, Telgemeier recounts her changing relationship with her younger sister. Anyone with a sibling can relate to the ups and downs having a brother or sister.

Current Audio:

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Currently Reading:

famous last words gregor blood of my blood

On Deck:

skulduggery killer instinct pawn

Happy Reading!

∼Megan