Racism: business as usual

If you’re lucky enough to see a person of colour in any of these books, they’ll be stereotyped to the hilt.

Recap #226: Short And Shivery by Robert D. San Souci – Part 3

GHOUL evening, boils and goops

Title: Short & Shivery a.k.a. “The Wide World of Horror” Author/Editor/Reteller: Robert D. San Souci Illustrator: Katherine Coville Summary: Everyone loves a spooky story. Don’t you? Welcome to a chilling world of hair-raising tales! The thirty stories in this book were gathered from around the world, selected for their ghastly details and terrifying twists. Come OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

Recap #196: Spellbound by Christopher Pike

Spellbound by Christopher Pike

Title: Spellbound by Christopher Pike Summary: No one knew how the girl had died. They found Karen Holly in the mountain stream, her skull crushed. There was only one witness to the tragedy, Karen’s boyfriend, Jason Whitfield. He said a grizzly had killed her. But a lot of people didn’t believe him. They thought Jason OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

Recap #115: Friday the 13th, Part III 3D

Title: Friday the 13th Part III-3D (Out of eleventy-billion, am I right?) [Wing: Pretty much.] Summary: A carefree summer becomes a deadly nightmare for another group of naïve counselors who choose to ignore Camp Crystal Lake’s gruesome legacy. They find themselves in a bloody game of cat-and-mouse with the maniacal Jason who stalks their every move… OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

Recap #87: Friday the 13th, Part 2!

cover image of Friday the 13th Part 2 with font in white on a black background. Red partially covers "Part 2"

Title: Friday the 13th Part 2 (I guess we’re not into Roman numerals yet?) [Wing: Well, the cover image I have is into Roman numerals, but there are a bunch out there without it.] Summary: Get ready for twice the terror with Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition! Fives years after the massacre at Camp OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

Recap #63: Wickedpedia by Chris van Etten

Wickedpedia by Chris Van Etten

Dove recaps Wickedpedia by Chris van Etten, one of the new Point Horrors, that address the injustice of the lack of diversity of leads in PH: we need MOAR WHITE MALES. And that’s probably the least shitty thing about this book. Brace yourself.

Recap #62: Twins by Caroline B. Cooney

Twins by Caroline B. Cooney

Title: Twins by Caroline B. Cooney Summary: Twice the evil. Twins Mary Lee and Madrigal are living double lives – with some shocking secrets Mary Lee and Madrigal are twin sisters, beautiful and deeply attached to each other. Then in high school, Mary Lee and Madrigal’s parents decide to send Mary Lee away to boarding OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

Recap #40: The Stranger by Caroline B Cooney

The Stranger by Caroline B. Cooney

Dove recaps The Stranger by Caroline B Cooney, which turns out to be an unexpected joy. It is basically Twilight, except the Bella character is not an energy-sucking void, and the Edward character is cursed with an *actual curse*, rather than “tragically attractive and awfully good at everything he does”.