Category: Reviews

Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (The First Law Trilogy #1)

Title: The Blade Itself (The First Law Trilogy #1) Author: Joe Abercrombie Published: 2006 Publisher: Gollancz Audiobook Narrator: Steven Pacey — I don’t often find myself reaching for an adult fantasy novel, but this dark fantasy trilogy has gotten so much love on Booktube that I had to pick it up during an Audible sale…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Candyman (1992)

Title: Candyman (1992) Director: Bernard Rose Runtime: 99 minutes “The pain, I can assure you, will be exquisite. As for our deaths, there is nothing to fear. Our names will be written on a thousand walls. Our crimes told and retold by our faithful believers. We shall die together in front of their very eyes…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Carnevil by J.H. Reynolds (MonsterStreet #3)

Title: Carnevil (MonsterStreet #3) Author: J.H. Reynolds Published: 2019 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books — I happened across the MonsterStreet books while browsing the children’s section at Barnes & Noble a couple months back. I was looking for another middle grade horror series (which I hope to review in 2020) from a different author when I…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Chase Darkness With Me by Billy Jensen

Title: Chase Darkness with Me: How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders Author: Billy Jensen Published: 2019 Publisher: Sourcebooks Audiobook Narrator: Billy Jensen — Billy Jensen set out to make his hero proud, and he has done just that. Jensen tells stories about how his father would show him the latest crime stories in…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on In a Dark Place by Ray Garton

Title: In a Dark Place Author: Ray Garton Published: 1992 Publisher: Villard Audiobook Narrator: Todd Haberkorn — Ed and Lorraine Warren have gained a lot of fame thanks to the Conjuring film universe, which is one of the better horror franchises going today. These demonologists claim to have helped many different families, including the family featured…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Halloweeners by J.H. Reynolds (MonsterStreet #2)

Title: The Halloweeners (MonsterStreet #2) Author: J.H. Reynolds Published: 2019 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books — Fisher is excited to finally join up with his new friends, and become a member of the Halloweeners, which is a group that is obsessed with all things Halloween. Unfortunately for him, he finds himself grounded on Halloween night because…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Title: Rosemary’s Baby Author: Ira Levin Published: 1967 Publisher: Random House Audiobook Narrator: Mia Farrow — It took me a long time to finally sit down and watch the Roman Polanski directed Rosemary’s Baby. Not because I didn’t want to see, but because I just didn’t take the time to watch it until relatively recently….