Archibald Lox and the Pick of Loxes by Darren Shan

Oh, Archie, Archie, Archie… the predicament you are in. Shan’s choice to end Book 7 of the Archibald Lox series where he did guaranteed Archibald Lox and the Pick of Loxes began with a bang. A snarl, to be more precise. The return of the hell jackals forces Archie to make a split-second decision that … Read more

Archibald Lox and the Rubicon Dictate by Darren Shan

What a groptastic roller coaster of a ride! Book 6 of Darren Shan’s newest series picks up at the grop tournament (a type of hyper-violent rugby) in Ruby where plans are made and foiled. Before Hugo, Inez, and Archie can kidnap Hiroto, he’s kidnapped by our two favorite assassins Orlan and Argate. What are two … Read more

Archibald Lox and the Slides of Bon Repell by Darren Shan

This book hit me in a million directions, and not all of them in a good way. Spoiler-free summary: The grop tournament is getting underway, bringing old friends, old enemies, and new problems to Archie’s life in the Merge. As this is Book 5 of 9, I will try to keep my review spoiler-free but … Read more

Archibald Lox and the Forgotten Crypt by Darren Shan

I devoured this book in a day and can’t wait to see what happens in this next set of books. We join Archie one year after returning to the Born (London) after helping Inez get Princess Ghita to the vote of alignment on time. He’s struggling emotionally, constantly torn between wanting to return to the … Read more

Archibald Lox and the Bridge Between Worlds by Darren Shan

We join Archie one morning as he decides to skip school. It’s something he’s done often since the death of his brother a few months earlier. No one in Archie’s family is handling the change well and he feels ignored and alone. While walking a bridge in London, he spots a girl around his age … Read more

Open Mic Night at the Westminster Cemetery by Mary Amato

Fantastic! Lacy wakes up in the Westminister Cemetery, not realizing that she is dead. She is the first person buried in the cemetery in decades and immediately thrusts the place into a silent revolution. Under the stern, watchful eye of Mrs. Steele, residents have been ruled and scared into sleeping. What started as a challenge, … Read more