Aug
29
12:05 AM00:05

Dream Date

By Sinclair Smith

Katie, a shy and pretty girl who yearns to meet the perfect guy, encounters the handsome, charming Heath Granger in her dreams, but her life becomes a nightmare when this perfect man begins to make macabre, threatening appearances in her real life.

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Sep
5
12:05 AM00:05

Game of Triumphs

By Laura Powell

At an exclusive Soho party one rainy night, Cat stumbles into an ancient and dangerous game of fortune. A mysterious quartet of game masters deal out challenges—moves that unfold in the Arcanum, a dream-scape version of our world. Success can earn players fame, fortune, inspiration. Failure can be deadly.

At first Cat is skeptical, but undeniably curious. And when a journey into the Arcanum reveals a shocking glimpse of her family's past, Cat begins to understand what drives people to play. Sometimes it's greed or longing—other times desperation. She must know more.

Right now, the game masters hold all the cards. But Cat finds others like herself on the fringes of the game. And together an unlikely group of chancers hope to change the rules in their favor.

In the Game of Triumphs, the risks are high, but the rewards may just be worth dying for. . . .

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Sep
26
12:05 AM00:05

Sweet Valley High No. 104, 105, & 106: The Werewolf Trilogy

By Francine Pascal

Sweet Valley High No. 104: Love and Death in London

Working as summer interns for the London Journal, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are assigned the Scotland Yard beat and decide to investigate a series of grisly murders.

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Sweet Valley High No. 105: A Date with a Werewolf

Elizabeth suspects something lupine is up with her sister's present beau, Lord Robert Pembroke, as a string of vicious murders attributed to a werewolf plague London, and she races to save Jessica from being the killer's next victim.

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Sweet Valley High No. 106: Beware the Wolfman

On assignment for the London Journal, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield track a deadly werewolf and discover that they have become the villain's next targets.

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Oct
3
12:05 AM00:05

Daughters of Darkness (Night World Book 2)

By LJ Smith

There’s something strange about the new girls in town. Briar Creek, Oregon, has never seen anything like the supernatural grace of Rowan, Kestrel, and Jade, three sisters who move into the dilapidated old house next to Mark and Mary-Lynnette Carter.

Mark is obsessed with Jade—but she and her sisters have a secret. And when Mark and Mary-Lynnette follow them into the woods one night, they are plunged into a nightmare beyond their imagination.

Because the sisters are fugitives from the Night World, and their brother Ash is hot on the trail behind them. He’s ruthless, gorgeous, and he has orders to bring the girls back at all costs. And when he sees Mary-Lynette, he decides to take her too…

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Oct
10
12:00 AM00:00

Teacher's Pet

By Richie Tankersley Cusick

An aspiring horror writer, Kate likes a little scare. When offered a spot at an exclusive weeklong writing conference, she jumps at the chance to go. After all, it’s taught by William Drewe, the master of horror himself.


But strangely, when Kate arrives, William Drewe is nowhere to be found. Filling in for him is his brother, Gideon, whose assignments give Kate the thrills she seeks. With a teacher like this, she’ll get all the material she needs to become a bestselling author . . . if she survives.

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Aug
15
12:00 AM00:00

Stranger With My Face

By Lois Duncan

Laurie Stratton finally has everything a sixteen-year-old could ever want. But just as her perfect summer comes to a close, things start to unravel when her boyfriend insists he saw her out with another guy-when Laurie was really home sick! More mysterious sightings convince Laurie someone very real is out there, watching her. . . .

The truth reveals a long-lost sister who has spent the years growing bitter and dangerous. She has learned how to haunt Laurie, but the visits soon become perilous. She wants something from Laurie-her life!

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Aug
8
12:00 AM00:00

Twilight

By Stephanie Meyer

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.

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Aug
1
12:00 AM00:00

Whitefern

By VC Andrews

Audrina remembers a better time, when her husband, Arden, was a young man with a heart filled with devotion for her. He didn’t used to be this ambitious, expansive...this cruel. But then, the death of Audrina’s father changed a great many things.

When the reading of her father’s will reveals that Audrina herself will control fifty-one percent of the family brokerage—the halls of Whitefern again don’t feel safe. Arden’s protestations become frantic, nearly violent. And while Audrina didn’t anticipate running the family business, she’s curious to do so. And she can’t help but wonder what had made her father change his will at the last minute? What did he know about Arden that she didn’t?

Trapped in the middle of it all: her fragile, simple sister—the beautiful, trusting Sylvia. Audrina promised her father she’d watch over the young woman. But after years of relative quiet, the dark days of Whitefern may have returned...

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Jul
25
12:00 AM00:00

Fear Street: You May Now Kill the Bride

By RL Stine

Two sisters, divided by time. Each with a terrible resentment she can barely contain.

Two Fear family weddings, decades apart... Each bride will find that the ancient curse that haunts the Fears LIVES ON. It feeds off the evil that courses through their blood. It takes its toll in unexpected ways, and allows dark history to repeat itself.

In this all-new Fear Street story, family ties bind sisters together—till DEATH do they part.

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Jul
18
12:00 AM00:00

99 Fear Street: House of Evil (Books 1 -3)

By RL Stine

Book 1: The First Horror - Buy it on Amazon

Here begins the terrifying story of a family who moves into the house that even their neighbors on Fear Street are afraid to enter. Twin sisters must learn the secret of the evil or be the next victims.

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Brandt thinks moving to Shadyside is great, but he hasn’t heard the terrifying stories about his new home—99 Fear Street. He doesn’t know about the headless bodies or bleeding walls. And he doesn’t know that Cally Frasier still haunts the house and plans gruesome deaths for him and everyone close to him.

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Kody Frasier always swore she’d come back to 99 Fear Street. She knows the spirit of her dead sister, Cally, is trapped there, waiting to be set free. Now Kody is starring in a movie about the evil that murdered Cally, and she hopes she can find and help Cally. But Cally doesn’t want to be saved…she wants revenge.

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Jul
11
12:05 AM00:05

Bleeding Violet

By Dia Reeves

Love can be a dangerous thing...

Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna’s tired of being the outcast, the weird girl, the freak. So she runs away to Portero, Texas in search of a new home.

But Portero is a stranger town than Hanna expects. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Good thing for Hanna, she’s far from normal. As this crazy girl meets an even crazier town, only two things are certain: Anything can happen and no one is safe.

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Jul
4
12:05 AM00:05

The Hardy Boys' Casefiles #7: Bad Rap

By Franklin W. Dixon

Somebody's ripping off rap artist Randy Rand by counterfeiting copies of his hottest tunes. For Frank and Joe Hardy, the case is a piece of cake. The trail leads right to a hustler. But when the con man turns up dead, rapster Randy faces a murder charge--and the Hardys face deadly danger in the mean streets of New York, as they try to find the real kiler.

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Jun
27
12:05 AM00:05

The Last Vampire 4: Phantom

By Christopher Pike

After five thousand years she was again mortal.

The dead alchemist's experiment has worked. Alisa is no longer a vampire, but a frail and confused human. Not only that -- she is pregnant. The baby grows in her at supernatural speed. As the stranger watches. The stranger from the past.

But what child will Alisa's seed produce?

A demon or an angel? Alisa does not know.

But the stranger does. He knows everything that ever was.

And he knows everything that is to be.

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Jun
20
12:05 AM00:05

My Best Friend's Exorcism

By Grady Hendrix

Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act…different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, Abby realizes there’s only one possible explanation: Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her. And Abby is not about to let anyone or anything come between her and her best friend. With help from some unlikely allies, Abby embarks on a quest to save Gretchen. But is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

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Jun
13
12:05 AM00:05

Time Windows

By Kathryn Reiss

When Miranda moves with her family to a new house in a small Massachusetts town, she discovers a mysterious antique--a dollhouse. Through the windows, she is shocked to find what seem to be living people in the tiny rooms, and gradually she realizes that scenes from the lives of the big house’s past inhabitants are being replayed there.

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Jun
6
12:05 AM00:05

Whispers From the Grave

By Leslie Rule

When Jenna discovers the diary of a girl who was murdered over 100 years ago, she is startled by how much they have in common. Rita looked like her, acted like her, and faced the trials of high school while experiencing the thrill of first love. As Jenna reads of Rita's tragic past, she fears for her own future. Because Rita's history is repeating itself--in Jenna's life.

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May
30
12:05 AM00:05

The Mall

By Richie Tankersley Cusick

He's Everywhere...Waiting Just For Her!

Trish smiles into the dressing-room mirror, admiring herself in the gorgeous white dress. Unknown to her, someone else is watching. He knows she is smiling just for him. His soft, strange voice whispers her name from the crowd. His hooded eyes follow her every move...

At first she thinks he's just a creepy customer, hanging around Muffin-Mania where she works at the mall. But suddenly he's everywhere, the man with a thousand faces tormenting her day and night. He knows her secrets. There's no safe place to hide. There's no one she can tell, no one she can trust. How can she escape a madman willing to kill to make her his---forevermore.

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May
23
12:05 AM00:05

Ender's Game

By Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. Set in Earth's future, the novel presents an imperiled mankind after two conflicts with the "buggers", an insectoid alien species. In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children, including the novel's protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are trained from a very young age through increasingly difficult games including some in zero gravity, where Ender's tactical genius is revealed.

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May
8
12:05 AM00:05

And I Darken (PATREON OUTSIDE GENRE EPISODE)

By Kiersten White

FULL SUMMARY WITH PLOT SPOILERS

Twelve-year-old Ladislav (aka Lada) and her 11-year-old brother Radu are taken from their home in Wallachia and moved to Edirne, having been given over to Murad, Sultan of the Ottomon Empire, as collateral for their father Vlad's loyalty to the Empire. Lada is unattractive, fierce, independent, and violent — Radu is beautiful, kind, lonely, and submissive. The two endure cruelty, and the constant possibility of death hangs over their heads. Although the two receive extensive education from a tutor, Lada leaves Radu a victim to beatings from the tutor, so that she doesn’t betray how much Radu means to her. Lada's greatest fear is anyone having power over her. Lada will spend the whole rest of the book OBSESSED with getting back to Wallachia.

After Lada gets her first menstrual period at 13, Halil Pasha, the Sultan’s most powerful adviser, attempts to marry her off. Lada threatens her husband-to-be, putting herself and Radu in danger of Halil Pasha's wrath. But before they can be punished, Mehmed, the sultan’s 12-year-old youngest son, is thrilled by Lada's temper and demands they be given over to him as companions instead. The three of them leave for Amasya where they become friends, though Lada remains just as fierce and independent as ever, holding her feelings for her brother and Mehmed at a distance. Though derided for being a girl, she manages to train to fight with the Sultan's armed forces, the Janissaries, men given over as slaves to defend the Ottomon Empire.

While still in their pre-teens, Mehmed’s two older brothers die (their deaths having been secretly arranged by his mother, Huma, one of the sultan’s concubines). Murad makes the decision to retire and make Mehmed, at only 12-years-old, the new sultan. They return to Edirne for Mehmed to rule, but find that the Janissaries are not loyal to Mehmed, whom they call "the little zealot," due to his belief that he is destined to be the Islamic leader prophesied to conquer Constantinople, something the Janissaries view as a veritable death sentence, as no Ottomon leader has been successful in the many attempts to conquer the city. This leaves Mehmed vulnerable to an assassination attempt arranged by Halil Pasha to remain in political power. To protect him, Lada and Radu betray Mehmed by conspiring with Huma to arrange a full rJanissary evolt in order to force Murad to return as sultan. With Murad back as Sultan, Mehmed, Lada, and Radu are able to return to Amasya.

Time passes. Mehmed, now 14, returns from a six month campaign against Hunyadi, an enemy of the Sultan's. Things between the three change. Mehmed and Lada are attracted to one another and fall in love. At the same time, Radu, spurred on by the warning of a Janissary guard named Lazar who , realizes he also loves Mehmed. While Radu's love is forbidden, Lada's becomes difficult as well. One day, Lada and Radu spy Mehmed entering a harem they didn't know existed, greeting an infant son. Within a short period of time, Murad arranges for Mehmed's marriage to a girl named Sitti Hatun, to get him out of the way, now planning to make his own new infant son by another concubine, Halima, his successor.

During one of the many marriage celebrations, Mehmed and Lada sneak off to mack on each other. While they kiss, Lada sees an assassin in the dark and lunges out, eventually winning by not only stabbing him repeatedly, but tearing him apart with her hands and teeth. It's gross. She's brought to Murad, accused of murdering an innocent man. Before she can be punished, Radu steps forward and charms the pants off of Murad, thanking him for his "kind" patronage over the years and saving them from their infidel father. Murad buys it and they're all safe again. Radu stays in Edirne to find ways to protect Mehmed politically, while Lada and Mehmed return to Amasya.

In Amasya, Lada and Mehmed fall into a weird relationship stalemate. Making out, but not having sex, while Mehmed still regularly visits his harem. He gives Lada her own Janissary guard to command. She chooses her closest Janissary friend, Nicolae, to act as her second in command. Then, a war begins with another of the Sultan's enemies, Skanderberg, a former Janissary favorite named Iskander Bey. Mehmed leaves to the battle, not allowing Lada and her guards to accompany him. This obviously pisses Lada off. Radu joins the Sultan in battle, the two only seeing each other once.

After the war is lost to Skanderberg, Radu accompanies his sick friend Kumal home, Kumal having helped him convert to Islam when he was 11. On the way, he runs into Skanderberg. They don't fight. They're hella tired and just talk. Skanderberg gives Radu the nickname "Radu the Handsome." Radu gets Kumal home and talks with Kumal's sister Nazira, who he sort of promised to marry when he thought Kumal was going to die, but now Kumal is holding him to that. Things work out when Nazira makes it clear that she knows Radu is gay, which is perfect for her because she's also gay and in love with her servant, Fatima. They're both like, "Great! Awesome perfect marriage." Though Radu is also saddened by the fact that he'll never have Mehmed's love the way Nazira has Fatima's.

After the loss, Murad goes into a depression and wants to drink and party all the time, Radu always at his side. This exhausts Radu, who is also taken up full time with trying to figure out how to get rid of Halil Pasha. He pays a grateful servant boy, Amal, to tell him whenever Halil Pasha is with Murad. Then kind of out of nowhere for the reader, Amal shows up in Amasya to give Mehmed and Lada Radu's message to get their asses back to Edirne. Murad is about to die. They do. They sneak into Murad's harem and with Huma's help, arrange a meeting with Kazanci Dogan, the Sultan's head Janissary. They're like, "Hey, we're gonna pay you guys more. We good?" And Kazanci Dogan is like, "Uh, I guess."

Mehmed takes his place as Sultan and goes about securing people's loyalty. He makes Halil Pasha now Halil Vizier and he agrees to pay more to Constantinople for "housing" his cousin Orhan, a possible threat as a far removed heir to the throne. In the midst of this, suddenly Nicolae brings back Lada's childhood best friend Bogdan in. Bogdan was taken to be a Janissary when they were still in Wallachia as children, which I couldn't quite find a graceful way to put in earlier. Radu marries Nazira. When he gets back, Mehmed is clearly jealous Bogdan AND he's jealous of Nazira, which is obviously unfair to Radu. Mehmed is like, "Hey, Radu. What do you think of this Bogdan guy?" And Radu's like, "That fucker used to beat the shit out of me. Fuck him." And Mehmed's like, "Yeah, I didn't like him either." He's also like, "By the way, your father died. Do you want to be Prince of Wallachia?" And Radu's like, "No, fuck that place. My home is with you." And Mehmed is like, "Oh, by the way, your asshole half brother Mircea died too." And Radu is like, "You are making my day. I hated him even more." And then they're like, "Let's not tell Lada that they died for ... reasons."

Even having done all this, there's another assassination attempt on Mehmed's life. Ilyas, thought to be a loyal Janissary, attacks Lada and Mehmed when they're alone. Lazar holds Radu back, trying to keep him safe. Radu kills Lazar and breaks into Mehmed's room, saving Lada and Mehmed by killing Ilyas. Kazanci Dogan didn't tell fucking anyone about the Janissary pay raise, because he fucking sucks. He's executed. Mehmed sets about trying to make things right when suddenly Halima shows up. And they're like, "Uh, what are you doing here?" And she's like, "Uh, you sent for me." And they're like, "Uh, okay." And she's like, "By the way, your infant brother, Ahmed, is doing great." And Mehmed is like, "Oh, good. That makes me genuinely happy. Now please live with him very far away because he's a threat to my being Sultan." And she's like, "Great. Just happy to have a kid." She leaves and Huma shows up, very yellow and sickly, and is like, "So I arranged for Ahmed to be drowned while Halima was here. Now he's not a threat. You're welcome." Mehmed is furious. He sends Huma away to be put in a tiny room with no luxuries. Huma is like, "Oh, yeah? Well fuck you, because Lada and Radu arranged for you to be de-throned when you were 12. Now they're like, "Fuck! This doesn't look good." And Lada decides to fall on the sword for Radu and is like, "Hey, I did that whole de-throning thing, Radu had nothing to do with it. By the way, I know how to fix this dead baby thing. Just issue a degree that all sultan's are allowed to hill their brothers as threats." And everyone is like, "That is FUCKED up." And Lada is like, "So sue me." And Mehmed's like, "Hi, you're a monster, but please marry me." And she's like, "No, fuck you. You never told me my father was dead. And if you're not gonna make Radu the Prince of Wallachia, then make ME Prince of Wallachia. I've been obsessed with getting back there since always." So Mehmed is like, "Ugh, fine!" And he does. She leaves and Mehmed falls crying on Radu and is like, "Never leave me!!!" Which is unfair, because it's pretty clear that Mehmed is aware that Radu loves him, but he's selfish and wants his love. So then Lada is back in Wallachia with her Janissary friends Nicolae and Bogdan and she's like, "By the way. I'm no longer Ladislav Dragwlya, I'm Lada Dracul. I am the dragon, motherfuckers."

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May
2
12:05 AM00:05

Spring Break

By Barbara Steiner

Angie is looking forward to the perfect spring holiday with her four best friends. The only problem is all the cabins, shacks and motels in the village are full. Except one...

The Jamison place sits dark and mysterious on the edge of the cliff. Nursing a sinister past. When the unsuspecting five awaken the sleeping evil, there are deadly consequences...

One by one, Angie's friends go missing, and somewhere, lurking in the shadows, someone or something is awaiting the next victim...

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Apr
11
12:00 AM00:00

The Belles

By Dhonielle Clayton

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But it's not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orleans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision. With the future of Orleans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.

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Mar
28
12:00 AM00:00

Sweet Valley High #40: On The Edge

By Francine Pascal

Headed for trouble...
Regina Morrow and Bruce Patman have been going together for months. But when beautiful, devious Amy Sutton is paired up with Bruce on a school project, she schemes to steal him away from Regina. Little by little Bruce's resistance to Amy's charm begins to crumble.
Regina is furious when she discovers that Bruce has been seeing Amy behind her back. Hurt and betrayed, she turns to Justin Belson, a troubled senior at Sweet Valley High. Regina's friends are worried. They think Justin and his crowd are bad news--it's rumored that some of them are drug users. Is Regina on a dangerous course?

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Mar
21
12:00 AM00:00

Secret, Silent Screams

By Joan Lowery Nixon

Is Barry’s death the latest tragedy in a string of suicides at Farrington Park High School? Or is it murder? Marti is sure her friend Barry didn’t take his own life, but no one will believe her except Police Officer Prescott. But opening an investigation takes time, and Marti is determined to find her friend’s killer soon. Because even now he could be planning his next crime…

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Feb
28
12:00 AM00:00

The Dead Lifeguard

By RL Stine

The lifeguards at North Beach Country Club know they’re lucky. While other kids are flipping burgers, they’re sunning themselves by day and partying by night. So what if some people say the place is cursed, haunted. This is the life!

And then, one by one, the lifeguards start to die horrible deaths. Someone—or something—evil is stalking them. They all know how to save other people’s lives...but who will save theirs?

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Feb
21
12:00 AM00:00

Slice of Cherry

By Dia Reeves

Kit and Fancy Cordelle are sisters of the best kind: best friends, best confidantes, and best accomplices. The daughters of the infamous Bonesaw Killer, Kit and Fancy are used to feeling like outsiders, and that’s just the way they like it. But in Portero, where the weird and wild run rampant, the Cordelle sisters are hardly the oddest or most dangerous creatures around.

It’s no surprise when Kit and Fancy start to give in to their deepest desire—the desire to kill. What starts as a fascination with slicing open and stitching up quickly spirals into a gratifying murder spree. Of course, the sisters aren’t killing just anyone, only the people who truly deserve it. But the girls have learned from the mistakes of their father, and know that a shred of evidence could get them caught. So when Fancy stumbles upon a mysterious and invisible doorway to another world, she opens a door to endless possibilities….

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Feb
14
12:05 AM00:05

The Boyfriend

By R.L. Stine

Too bad about Dex. He was in love with Joanna. She broke up with him. And then he died.

Joanna's sorry, of course. But it's not her fault he's dead, is it? Besides, she never loved him. Boys are just toys, to be used and thrown away.

But this time, Joanna's gone too far. Because Dex is back. From the dead. For one last date with her....

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Feb
7
12:05 AM00:05

House of Bones

By Graham Masterson

No one lives for very long in the houses they buy from Mr Vane. Neighbours complain of noises that chill the blood, and then deathly silence. Maybe the occupants have moved away. But then maybe they haven't... John has just joined Mr Vane's estate agency. He thinks houses are for living in happily-ever-after. He has no idea about the hidden forces inside Mr Vane's properties, nor about their strange appetites. But he's about to find out...

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