Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya comes in contact with the undead while falling in a hole. The ghost has dream of becoming a real person once more. Anya must now protect her family because the ghost will stop at nothing until she gets what she wants.

— L.P. (age 15)

Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black, Justine Larbalestier, and many others

Zombies vs. Unicorns is a delightful book containing a collection of stories written by famed authors about either zombies or unicorns. Each story was unique, and each had a different take on a world containing zombies or unicorns. I loved that the stories never felt redundant. Particularly haunting was “Prom Night,” about teens managing in a zombie world. Overall I loved this book, two thumbs up.

— A.L. (age 14)

Fear by R.L. Stine

Enter the realm of Fear, an anthology containing 13 short stories filled with horror and suspense. Read about anything from baby sitter eating cannibals to fast paced Japanese mythology set in the 21st century. It’ll appease anyone from sci-fi fans to straight out horror junkies. My favorite thing was the variety!

— S.D. (age 14)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Jeanty and Whedon

This book is about the old time vampire slayer “Buffy.” She went from TV to books. This book is about how Buffy can change the world because she’s one of the chosen ones.

— S.P. (age 17)

The Zombie Autopsies by Steven C. Schlozman, MD

This novel is about secrets about the undead. It’s a diary of a professor trying to figure out how zombies are formed and if he can make an antidote to save the humankind. But, things get more and more difficult after discovering unexplained mysteries of how a person can be dead but still alive at the same time if you’re decomposing, sick, and your organs are shutting down? The world will never know … I love this book because it explains how some unexplained apocalypse of zombies are forming and what causes it.

— D.B. (age 17)

Rangers Apprentice Book 6: The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan

This book was very suspenseful and action.  I would highly recommend this book to just about anyone.  Some words to sum it up thriller, action/adventure, suspense, and exciting.

—M.H. (age 11)

Breathe by Cliff McNish

‘Breathe” is a book about jack being able to see ghosts!  jack goes through a lot trying to help his friends, and especially his dead dad.  Jack finds out things about himself he never knew.  I encourage anyone to read this book.  It will leave you on the edge of your seat.

–submitted by Kate C. (age 12, grade 7)

The Last Apprentice(Revenge of the Witch) by Joseph Delaney

I would recommend this to horror lovers.  Warning, not to be read after dark, especially page 148.  Would you like to be the spook (definition: Spook, a person who rids villages of ghosts, ghasts, baggarts, and withces).  Thomas Ward the last apprentice is only in his first year and hi fights a level one witch (the worst of all).  Will Tom survive to become the spook or will he end up like the apprentice before him?

—submitted by Simone D. (age 11, grade 6)

Bizebghast by Alice Legrow

Scary pictures, a twisting plot one of the book that makes it fun to be scared.  Dinah and her friend find an abandoned graveyard in the woods.  Then they uncover the terrifying secret that sends them on an adventure, but they can’t come back.  They either finish…or die.

—submitted by Simone D. (age 11, grade 6)

Black Duck By: Janet Taylor Lisle

Black Duck is a great mystery and intense book. One second it is peaceful and the next… someone is getting kidnapped. Jeddy and Ruben were once best friends, but then that friendship was split by a dead body washed up on the beach. Jeddy’s dad was a policeman and was trying to figure out this case. Every piece of evidence all traced back to the Black Duck. The Black Duck was a big speed boat that would always out run the Coast Guard. The Duck smuggled thousands upon thousands of cases of illegal liquor into the United States. Ruben gets into the action and is now telling his unpredictable story to the public in this science-fiction book.