STARVELINGS by S.D. Hintz (2012 Aristotle Books / 58 pp / eBook)
A bestselling horror writer (!) and his family move from the city to an isolated part of the country. Their dog goes missing and the young son thinks a weird creature he swears he saw in a barn on their property is responsible. Before long the Paget family is up against two menacing figures who look like white-washed, malnourished skeletons.
STARVELINGS is a standard horror romp with an over-used plot, but Hintz makes it fun and even gets the goosebumps going a few times. Cool creatures and a fast pace make this a fun and quick--if familiar--read.