Category Archives: Horror

Review: The Voices by F.R. Tallis

Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Pegasus (December 14, 2014) ISBN: 9781605986562 Source: Publisher It’s the summer of 1976, the hottest on record. Christopher Norton, his wife, Lauren, and their infant daughter Faye move in to their new home in North London.  The Norton’s put a lot of money into refurbishing the old Victorian home.  Christopher, a composer of […]

Frightful Friday: Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo

Frightful Friday is a regular meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week.This week’s featured title is Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo: Listening Length: 10 hours and 30 minutes Program Type: Audiobook, Unabridged Publisher: Tantor Audio (March 26, 2012) Source: Personal copy Narrated by: Sean Runnette As the  H1N1 virus runs […]

Review: The House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill

Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (July 15, 2014) ISBN: 9781250041272 Source: Library copy Catherine’s life is in shambles. Loss of her previous job forced her to leave London. With a new job, she thought her life was on track, until her boyfriend, Michael, ended their relationship abruptly.  When Catherine is […]

Review: Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

Age Range: 12 and up Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: EgmontUSA (September 9, 2014) ISBN: 9781606844632 Source: Library copy After her mother passes away, Annabel Lee is summoned from Siam to Philadelphia to live with her father.  Never knowing him growing up, the father/daughter bond has much to be desired.  His physical ailments and secretive line […]

Audiobook Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

  Program Type: Audiobook Listening Length: 13 hours and 24 minutes Publisher: Hachette Audio (September 16, 2014) Source: Library Detroit Detective Gabriella Versado is used to unusual cases. Her latest, however, goes beyond anything she’s ever seen. The body of a teen boy is somehow fused to the body of a deer. Unfortunately, this is just the […]

Review: Sanctum by Madeleine Roux

Series: Asylum Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: HarperCollins (August 26, 2014) ISBN: 9780062220998 Source: Library Dan, Abby, and Jordan are still traumatized after the summer they spent at New Hampshire College Prep, formerly Brookline asylum.  Despite their attempts to return to their “normal” lives, their experiences still haunt them.  Then, they each receive a letter from Felix, another […]

Review: Red Hill by Jamie McGuire

Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Atria Books (October 1, 2013) ISBN: 9781476759524 Source: Personal copy When an outbreak hits without warning, everyday people are forced to do the extraordinary if they are going to survive. Scarlet is a divorced, single mom to two girls. After sending her daughters to spend the weekend with their father, she’s […]

Review: Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill

Series: Locke & Key (Book 1) Paperback: 152 pages Publisher: IDW Publishing; Reprint edition (August 18, 2009) ISBN: 978-1600103841 Source: Library The Locke family’s life is shattered after their father is murdered by a high school student. The three children – Ty, Kinsey and Bodie- are uprooted, moving to New England to live in Mr. Locke’s […]

#Mx3 Review: The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue

Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Picador (October 7, 2014) ISBN: 9781250057150 Source: Publisher Nearly three years ago, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan nearly drowned in the ocean. As a result of this near-death incident, Jack Peter is deathly afraid to leave the safety of his home. Trips to the doctor are filled with stress and anguish; his […]

Mx3 Review: Brood by Chase Novak

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Mulholland Books (October 7, 2014) ISBN: 9780316228008 Source: Publisher Twins Adam and Alice are reaching their teenage years.  Normal children would be joyful of this monumental change in life, but not Adam and Alice. With the start of puberty also comes the likelihood that they will become victims of the very […]