Donna

Donna’s been an avid reader since she found out what books were and she’s had horror on her shelves since way too impressionable of an age. Some might say so much horror at such a young age adversely affected her development in some weird, as-yet-unknown way. She’ll just tell you she’s nearly completely desensitized to the horror genre and only has irrational fears of the dark and clowns and refuses to sleep with the closet door open. That’s not *that* abnormal. From Goosebumps to Fear Street to everything Christopher Pike, it was all on her shelves. And then it wasn’t and it wasn’t until years into adulthood that she realized she made a big mistake in purging all that glorious cheese all those years ago and feverishly started re-collecting it all again. Right down to that first edition Fear Street #1 signed by the master himself. Because of a rather unfortunate nose-to-chin collision in high school that rattled her memory a tad, she can’t remember her original reactions to these books, but as an adult she revels in all the gouda gloriousness that they are. From Stine’s incredibly elaborate and creative death scenes to the caricatures that these authors thought human beings (especially teenagers) were, she loves it all. To varying degrees, at least. She’s reviewed cheese at her own review blog, www.litbites.com, since 2009 and she looks forward to recapping some of her favorite (and not so favorite) cheese brands among such lovely like-minded folks at The Devil’s Elbow.
Witch by Christopher Pike

Recap #184: Witch by Christopher Pike by on 27 September 2018

The Author: Christopher Pike is a prolific writer of teen horror-ish novels, with a few sprinkled in there for adults. He is the literary horror to RL Stine’s gore porn/B-movie-type novels. But that’s putting him a bit high up there, isn’t it? Sometimes he overwrites, sometimes his stories are just outright ridiculous. But there’s no OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Fear Street Super Chiller 6: The Dead Lifeguard by R. L. Stine

Recap #166: Fear Street Super Chiller #6: The Dead Lifeguard by R. L. Stine by on 23 June 2018

The Author: Like RL Stine needs any introduction. The incredibly prolific author of such series as Goosebumps and Fear Street, not to mention the Fear Street Reboot and some adult titles as well, Stine’s been around for a while and integral to the formation of horror love for many people my age. Sometimes ridiculous, sometimes OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Driver's Dead by Peter Lerangis

Recap #142: Driver’s Dead by Peter Lerangis by on 27 March 2018

Title: Driver’s Dead by Peter Lerangis The Author: A rather prolific author, Peter Lerangis has been writing for decades, although if you go to his website the farthest back you’ll find is his The Watchers series. No mention of his Point Horror writing that I can find. Seriously. Not even his Wiki page goes beyond his OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #108: The Forbidden Game #3: The Kill by LJ Smith by on 22 November 2017

The Author: L.J. Smith, who finally ditched the ridiculous descriptions and probably realized what she did with Dee in the last book was a bit much so she toned it down a ton in THE KILL. The othering is still there, but it’s minimal in comparison. [Wing: Third time’s the charm, I guess.] The Blurb: It OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #98: The Forbidden Game #2: The Chase by LJ Smith by on 23 October 2017

The Author: Who uses really oddball descriptions of things, repeatedly. Seriously. What the hell are spaniel eyes? Maybe? I don’t know. But one character, Michael, always has some kind of spaniel eyes going on. And Audrey with her spiky lashes and bangs. The same thing. All the time. And who others the crap out of OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Halloween Extravaganza: How to Re-Halloween When You’ve Un-Halloweened Halloween (aka Donna’s list of Halloween feels) by on 11 October 2017

I was born and raised in Connecticut. The only way I could get more New England is if I pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd. Which I don’t. I don’t paRk my caR anywhere near HaRvaRd YaRd because I always avoided driving in Massachusetts as much as possible. At least in the eastern portion of OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #90: The Forbidden Game #1: The Hunter by LJ Smith by on 23 September 2017

The Author: LJ Smith was never part of my reading repertoire when I was younger. In fact I never even read The Vampire Diaries until earlier this year and it was only the very first book (the original, not the re-releases). That kind of drama never interested me and still doesn’t. I’ve always known who OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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cover of Song of the Vampire by Carmen Adams, dramatic image of white dude vampire holding a fainting white woman

Recap #82: Song of the Vampire by Carmen Adams by on 23 August 2017

[Wing: OH NO THAT COVER. We’ve come a long way from the fun of The Band.] The Author I stand corrected with now knowing that Adams also wrote THE CLAW, a Point Horror addition that the lovely ladies at The Devil’s Elbow already recapped. I’d never heard of it, but should I stumble across it OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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four teens on a black cover; three guys and one girl, all white, wearing leather and pouty expressions, very 80s and 90s vampire style

Recap #75: The Band by Carmen Adams by on 23 July 2017

[Wing: RECAP #75! Thank you all for sticking around for this ridiculous, amazing ride.] The Author As far as I can tell Carmen Adams has only written two books, THE BAND and SONG OF THE VAMPIRE. [Wing: Well, she also wrote The Claw, which I recapped in 2016, and despite some lazy writing and the OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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