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Review: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

Review: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

From Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster: Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel. Christopher Rowe, apprentice to Master Apothecary Benedict Blackthorn, is learning all his master’s secrets—like how to decipher complex … Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Thrice Burned by Angela Misri

Cover Reveal: Thrice Burned by Angela Misri

One of the things that first drew me to Angela Misri‘s debut novel, Jewel of the Thames: A Portia Adams Adventure (Fierce Ink Press), was its amazing cover. Come March, Portia Adams is back on the case! This time round, the young detective at 221B Baker Street investigates arsen, thivery and sins—all while dealing with … Continue reading

Review: Jewel of the Thames by Angela Misri

Review: Jewel of the Thames by Angela Misri

Move over Nancy Drew—there’s a new detective in town and her name is Portia Adams! Jewel of the Thames: A Portia Adams Adventure (Fierce Ink Press) by Angela Misri follows Portia Adams, the newest consulting detective to take up residence in 221B Baker Street, the former office of Holmes and Watson. Following the death of … Continue reading

The Dead Kid Detective Agency: A Review

So here’s what you need to know: October Schwartz (yes, that’s her real name) is the new kid at Sticksville High School. She likes black eyeliner, hanging out in the cemetery behind her house and writing horror. She is the youngest person at Sticksville High on account of her skipping a year, and if that … Continue reading

{Guest Post} The Spookiest Book From My Childhood

Today I welcome middle-grade author and children’s book expert Vikki Vansickle: I read a lot of scary books in my middle grade years. I chalk this up to the fact that I was coming of age at the height of R.L. Stein’s Goosebumps series and Christopher Pike’s Fear Street series, not to mention the plethora … Continue reading