Yolk | book review

New York has not been kind to Jayne. She barely makes it to class most days, she lives in a shitty apartment with her leach of a (not)boyfriend, and she struggles daily with an eating disorder that she's not really able to admit to or deal with yet. But she's made it out of Texas, and that's all that matters. Until her sister June, who Jayne is . . .

In the House in the Dark of the Woods | book review

In colonial New England, a woman is collecting berries for her son and her man. She ventures into the woods, but winds up getting lost. Or did she run away, abandoning her family? Or was she taken into the woods, now trapped and unable to leave? Try as she might to leave, she always finds herself back in the woods. Back at the house in the dark of the . . .

House of Salt and Sorrows

The Thaumas sisters live in a manor by the sea with their father and step-mother. There were 12 girls in all, but now only 8 remain. Ever since their mother died, tragedy seems to strike the family every year. People say the family is cursed. And now that another sister has died, Annaleigh, now second-eldest of the girls, begins seeing her dead sisters’ ghosts. She begins to . . .

Flowers in the Attic

The Dollangangers are a beautiful, happy family, just as normal as any other family. There’s Cathy, her older brother Chris, and the two younger twins Carrie and Cory. But when a surprise party for the father has a horrific end, the children, along with their mother, must escape in the night. They wind up hiding in an attic—just for a night or two, says their mother, just . . .