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Side By Side Review: Donnie, Andrew, Tav on IMAGINARY FRIEND by Stephen Chbosky

Side By Side Review: Donnie, Andrew, Tav on IMAGINARY FRIEND by Stephen Chbosky

IMAGINARY FRIEND: Review by The Horror Hypothesis

When I heard that Stephen Chbosky was moving into the horror genre nearly 20 years after gracing the world with the flawless coming of age novel, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, I was thrilled.  I absolutely love when writers branch out and explore different genres and I had a strong feeling that Chbosky’s foray into horror would be successful due to the literary chops he flashed throughout TPOBAW.  However, I am sad to say that at the end of this novel I was left feeling heavy disappointment. The first...


Side by Side : Tav & John's Reviews of A VOICE SO SOFT by Patrick Lacey

Side by Side : Tav & John's Reviews of A VOICE SO SOFT by Patrick Lacey

Tav's Review:
A VOICE SO SOFT intrigued me right from the start because we've got mainstream Pop music being the devil's music instead of the traditional Metal or Rock. Not only is Pop music the devil, but the possessed evil-doer is none other than a beautiful teenager girl named Angie.
Angie's won an American singing competition and her hit single "Forever With You" is taking over radios across the country and causing more than just an earworm. Her fans (called Glitter Critters)...


Tav's Review of FULL THROTTLE by Joe Hill

Tav's Review of FULL THROTTLE by Joe Hill

 

Full Throttle by Joe Hill

This is a thick collection of thirteen short stories from Joe Hill. A few of the stories are new and just for this collection where he references some of his favorite writers.  My average rating for these stories is 3.3 stars, which is a kind of disappointing considering how much I love Joe Hill. I just think his talent is better suited to longer stories and maybe his dad should stick to short stories. 

The collection begins and ends with a story co-authored...


Tav's Review- Gretchen by Shanon Kirk

Tav's Review- Gretchen by Shanon Kirk

Gretchen by Shannon Kirk

A review by Tav @readswithdogs


Last year I read and loved Into the Vines by Shannon Kirk, so I was really excited and a bit nervous to receive a copy of her newest novel, Gretchen!

Gretchen is about a fifteen-year-old named Lucy who’s been on the run from her supposedly estranged father since age two, with her mother. When they arrive in their eleventh state (New Hampshire), Lucy is determined to obey her mother’s rules: don’t make eye contact with...