Tag: Book Review

A Cinefessions Video – Book Review – Branden Chowen on Sadie by Courtney Summers

Branden gives his spoiler-free thoughts on Sadie by Courtney Summers. If you enjoy this review, please consider subscribing to Cinefessions on YouTube. New members can try Scribd free for 60-days, and listen to Sadie free by clicking here!   Branden ChowenBranden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster…


A Cinefessions Video – Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Institute by Stephen King

Branden gives his spoiler-free thoughts on Stephen King’s The Institute from 2019. If you enjoyed this video review, please consider subscribing to Cinefessions on YouTube! You can also enjoy 60-days free (for new members) of Scribd, where you can read The Institute for free, by clicking right here. Please note that if you use this…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Baby-Sitter II by R.L. Stine

Title: The Baby-Sitter II Author: R.L. Stine Published: 1991 Publisher: Scholastic — The Baby-Sitter II is a much different book in tone than the original, but, at the same time, follows a familiar path when it comes to the story beats. My biggest surprise throughout was the realization that, contrary to my belief, I had…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Baby-Sitter by R.L. Stine

Title: The Baby-Sitter Author: R.L. Stine Published: 1989 Publisher: Scholastic — The Baby-Sitter series holds a special place in my heart, even though I’ve never actually read through all four entries. Much like I do today, when I was younger, I felt the urge to own all four of these books after reading just one….


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…


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…