Hayley Knighten

BOOK REVIEW: The Witching House by Brian Moreland

BOOK REVIEW: The Witching House by Brian Moreland

Ask any horror fan what they’re passionate about and you’ll find that movies consistently top their lists. I’m always recommending books to fellow horror nerds only to be met with bored stares. Well, Brian Moreland’s The Witching Hour is a book for all horror fans. Yes, even those that swear they never read. Like a […]

 Hayley Knighten

BOOK REVIEW: The Girl from the Blood Coven by Brian Moreland

BOOK REVIEW: The Girl from the Blood Coven by Brian Moreland

As AC/DC put it, “If you want blood, you got it.” Brian Moreland’s horror short story The Girl From The Blood Coven delivers a heart-pounding thriller with just enough mystery to whet your appetite for the follow-up novella, The Witching House. Download the free ebook Publisher | Amazon | Nook So a blood-soaked girl walks into a […]

 Hayley Knighten

Spielberg to direct Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’

Spielberg to direct Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’

My wildest geek dreams have come true. A movie of Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel, Ready Player One is in the works and Warner Bros. Studios has Steven Freakin’ Spielberg set to direct it. So why is this so amazing? First, they’re gonna need a bigger special effects budget. To give you an idea, here’s a brief synopsis […]

 Hayley Knighten

Teaser for MockingJay 2 looks better than the book

Teaser for MockingJay 2 looks better than the book

Another year; another Hunger Games. I won’t lie, I’m nervous about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two. Forewarning, spoilers ahead. If you haven’t seen Mockingjay Part One, you might want to stop reading here and get on that or just skip to the end of this article and check out the new teaser trailer for […]

 Hayley Knighten

Book Review: Penpal by Dathan Auerbach

Book Review: Penpal by Dathan Auerbach

You know those crane machines filled with cheap stuffed toys and the occasional awesome one that you simply must have? Penpal is a lot like those. The writing is long-winded and poorly paced, but if you’re patient, you will find the story is worth the trouble and the purse full of coins it costs to buy the book. […]

 Hayley Knighten

Book Review: Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie

Book Review: Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie

Like a car crash, Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie is tragic and horrifying, but no matter how much you may want to, you simply cannot look away.   Suffer the Children Author: Craig DiLouie Publisher: Permuted Press Genre: Horror Pages: 352 Release date: May 20, 2014 Sound like your cup of tea? Then buy […]

 Hayley Knighten

Revisited: Hemlock Grove, A Review of the Book that Inspired the Hit Series

Revisited: Hemlock Grove, A Review of the Book that Inspired the Hit Series

With season two of the hit Netflix television series Hemlock Grove premiering next week, it seems a perfect time to revisit the novel that started it all. I loved the first season of the television series and as soon as I heard that it was based on a book, I knew I had to read […]

 Hayley Knighten

A very superhero book review of “Sidekick”!

A very superhero book review of “Sidekick”!

Sidekick takes everything you love about chick lit comedies like Bridget Jones’s Diary and throws them into the superhero realm. Author, Auralee Wallace delivers laughs, action and heart in her début novel. Bremy St. James used to be an heiress; now she sleeps beside a toilet in a tiny apartment. She left her old life […]

 Hayley Knighten

Book Review: Awesome Jones

Book Review: Awesome Jones

Imagine a fairy tale read by Stan Lee: romance and magic combined with high-flying, comic book action. The result is Awesome Jones. you have to start believing that you can be the man you want to be. Awesome is a regular guy living in an extraordinary world where superheroes patrol the city and wield incredible […]

 Hayley Knighten

Vampire Academy the movie just….bites

Vampire Academy the movie just….bites

Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy books are surprisingly good. Based on the cheesy title, I didn’t expect a series of engrossing, well-written novels. When I learned Mark Waters of Mean Girls fame was directing the film adaptation and working with screenwriter Daniel Waters of Heathers. I thought that despite the terrible tag line: “they suck at […]

 Stefani Sloma

Revisiting John Green’s Novel The Fault in Our Stars

Revisiting John Green’s Novel The Fault in Our Stars

With the upcoming release of The Fault in Our Stars movie starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, I think we should have a little revisit of the 2012 novel it’s based on. You know, to refresh readers and prepare them for the ugly crying they’ll be doing in the theater. I mean, I teared up […]

 Hayley Knighten

‘Twilight’ Author Producing ‘Anna Dressed in Blood’ Movie

‘Twilight’ Author Producing ‘Anna Dressed in Blood’ Movie

Anna Dressed in Blood is coming to the big screen thanks to none other than Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga. Meyer’s production company Fickle Fish Films works to bring new author’s work to the big screen. The tagline for Kendare Blake’s 2011 ghost story is “just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story.” Best. Tagline. […]

 Hayley Knighten

Watch the Gone Girl Official Trailer

Watch the Gone Girl Official Trailer

The trailer for the film Gone Girl  has been released and, like all other promotional materials for this upcoming movie from the poster to the website, it looks amazing. Author, Gillian Flynn has written the screenplay for the film based on her bestselling novel by the same name about a woman who goes missing on […]

 Hayley Knighten

Moretz to Star in The Fifth Wave, Dark Places and If I Stay

Moretz to Star in The Fifth Wave, Dark Places and If I Stay

Chloë Grace Moretz has signed on to play Cassie in the movie adaptation of Rick Yancy’s young-adult, science-fiction novel “The 5th Wave” Later this year, Moretz will also star in “If I Stay” and “Dark Places: A Novel“. All three of these films are based on books. But these aren’t just books. These are really […]

 Hayley Knighten

Top Five Young Adult Fiction Clichés

Top Five Young Adult Fiction Clichés

Seven years, four books, and five awful movies ago Twilight was released and since then the young adult genre has exploded with new paranormal romance titles. Say what you will about Twilight, but that one book has since altered the entire genre, doing for YA novels what Halloween did for horror movies. Now the following […]