Mayhem

From  Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Sarah Pinborough
Title:  Mayhem
Visions of blood! Opium induced dreams of doom! Nineteenth century London is gripped by fear, as Jack the Ripper and the Torso Killer are leaving mutilated corpses throughout the city. Scotland Yard and police surgeon, Dr. Thomas Bond, are hunting these elusive killers.  A mysterious Jesuit priest is also searching for the Torso Killer, but his theories about this monster are much darker and unnatural.  Definitely not for the squeamish, this macabre suspense will haunt you.

Extraction

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Preston Douglas
Extraction
This is a fairytale gone terribly wrong. Pendergast tells his ward the story of an event that happened during his childhood in New Orleans French Quarter. Children in his neighborhood believed that old Maurus Dufour, who lived in a decaying mansion, was the tooth fairy. They would leave their teeth in a wooden box on his porch and even though they received no reward, they would be safe from Dufour’s revenge. One day Pendergast stole his brother’s tooth from the box, his brother went missing for a day, and Uncle Everett, who went to Dufour’s home, never returned. Pendergast and his father went to the mansion and made a gruesome discovery. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

The Playground

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Ray Bradbury
The Playground
Charles Underhill wants to protect his 3 year old son Jim from bullies in the playground. Memories of his own tortured childhood keep him awake at night and he vows that his son will not suffer the same horrors. He makes a pact with the mysterious playground manager but only after the pact is set does he discover the true nature of the deal. Sometimes the subtle horrors are the most chilling; this is the case with Bradbury’s short story. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

 

Plain fear : forsaken

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Leanna Ellis
Plain fear : forsaken 
Vampires and the Amish, sounds bizarre and I was skeptical at first but the story slowly lured me in until I was hooked.  It begins with a young man running for his life and evolves into a young Amish woman haunted by her dead boyfriend and an ex-cop from New Orleans hunting for his wife’s killer.  It is a dark story of secrets, love, faith and a battle to save a woman’s life and her immortal soul.

Bloody Horowitz

From Kyle Teen Book Reviewer
Author:  Anthony  Horowitz
Bloody Horowitz 
I read the book Bloody Horowitz by Anthony Horowitz. This has 12 different stories in it that do not have happy endings. One of the stories in this book was about a guy named Henry who accused Darren Shan of stealing his story and rewording parts of it in his own words. Then Henry tries to murder Darren Shan by sending him a letter with poison on the envelope. Henry hopes Darren Shan will open the letter and lick the poison off the envelope before sending him a letter back. Darren Shan receives Henry’s letter in the mail. It is all over the news that Darren Shan was murdered by licking poison off an envelope that one of his fans sent to him. You have to read the story to find out what happens next.

 This was my favorite story in this book because I thought it was weird how someone would try to murder another person by putting poison on an envelope. This was a scary, yet very interesting and fun book to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a bunch of different scary stories without happy endings.

Haunted Teachers: True Ghost Stories

From Gina Scaglione
author: Zullo, Allan
Haunted Teachers: True Ghost Stories
The adventures continued with haunted teacher stories.  These ones seemed a bit more frightening than the last set I wrote about.  I definitely think that these ones need to be for the tween set, rather than the younger crowd.  I actually spooked myself with one of these stories:)  Enjoy.

Haunted Campers: True Ghost Stories

From Gina Scaglione
author: Zullo, Allan
 Haunted Campers: True Ghost Stories
 This book is a young adult novel.  I was reading it in order to be able to tell my children some really good ghost stories when we are camping.  My children are only six and seven, yet they actually really liked the book.  At first I was reading it and then retelling them the stories.  By the end, they wanted to hear the stories exactly as they were written.  The vocabulary was obviously not easy for them, but the stories are very descriptive, so the children loved them.  I highly recommend this series of books for a light read, especially if you are camping with your family this summer.  Enjoy, and happy trails:)