LitStack Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

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A Gathering of Shadows V. E. Schwab Tor Books Release Date:  February 23, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-7647-3 In the nine books that Victoria Schwab has written thus far (six as YA author Victoria Schwab, three books under the name V. E. Schwab), A Gathering of Shadows – which is the second book in her Darker Shade [….]

LitStack Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

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Owl and the Japanese Circus Kristi Charish Simon & Schuster Release Date:  January 13, 2015 ISBN 978-1-4767-9499-0 Alix Hiboux is a thief, specializing in antiquities.  Well, thief is a somewhat suggestive term, but she has built a reputation for acquiring ancient artifacts for discerning (and wealthy) clients.  It wasn’t always that way.  Not so long [….]

Doll Bones by Holly Black

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Doll Bones Holly Black Margaret K. McElderry Books First Edition:  May 7, 2013 ISBN 978-1-4169-6398-1 Now this is the kind of horror story I wish was around when I was a kid.  Instead, I got to obsess on flying monkeys. Zachary Barlow is 12 years old, and even though his body is growing by leaps [….]