Book reviews for horror fans; weather a sleepless night with literary accounts of hauntings, possessions, zombies, vampires and beyond.
Steven and his family have just moved into a vast, ultra-modern mansion deep within the Tennessee mountains. Steven immediately begins to have vivid dreams and horrific hallucinations which leads him to believe that he knows what happened to the former family that resided in the home.
The war is over, and the good guy’s lost. Sara Greer’s husband is a prisoner, and she has been assigned his replacement: Henry.
Ghoul School: A Spooky Pop-Up Book
I started collecting spooky pop-up books when I was in fifth grade. My aunt would take me to The Book Loft in Columbus, Ohio and I would run through the maze of 32 rooms, knowing exactly where to go — the fireplace in the children's section.
Obscure Non-Spoiler Reviews “14″
What I love about this book: It’s neo-Lovecraftian horror that somehow manages to feel very light, like an episode of friends that takes an unexpected hardcore turn into Cthulu-Ville. I also love its ensemble cast of characters who are all compelling in their own ways. Finally, and the biggest reason I love this book, I’m enchanted by the vocal talents of its narrator, Ray Porter, for the audiobook edition—yes, I’m one of those.
"A way to Horror Fiction"
Horror is a peculiar genre. If it’s meant purely to scare, then some of the heftier books on this list would have wracked up a body count, terrifying readers to death over 700 pages or more. And what is scary? What might shock one reader is laughable to another. Ghosts, serial killers, great heaving monsters, the loss of self-control, plagues, impossible physics and a creepy clown all figure into our countdown, with entries spanning from the 1800s to the last few years. One (obvious) author makes five(!) appearances, and easily could have qualified for a few more; another has written just one novel during his decades-long career. We narrowed our focus to prose novels, so please don’t ask after The Books of Blood or Uzumaki. And while we kept an eye on the diversity of our featured authors, the inclusion of women, authors of color and queer creators came naturally as we gathered the best of the best. We’re prepared for you to question our choices, we ask only that you leave the chainsaw at home before doing so. Without further ado, we present our choices for the best horror novels of all time.
Who Was (Or Is) Dracula?
Created in 1897, in the novel “Dracula”, Bram Stoker named him “Vlad.” He was the start of the whole horror / vampire ‘world’ in film and thousands have enjoyed being scared to death, reading the novel over and over again. A purely fictional character, the only connection with the ‘real world’ is his name Vlad, which is connected to Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia or Vlad the Impaler.
11 YA Vampire Novels That Don't Suck
Vampires just don’t know how to die, do they? Since the 1819 story Vampyre by John Polidori, these fanged bloodsuckers have sunk their teeth into our literary history. As if each reboot ques them to rise from the grave once more and flood our mainstream media. The 2020 release of Stephanie Meyer’s latest novel, Midnight Sun only serves as proof. Within the first week of sales over a million copies were sold, showing how very alive or rather undead Team Edward is.
Nature Is Terrifying! 3 Horror Books You Should Read This Spring
It’s Spring! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the weather has started to turn, the flowers are blooming, and the Sun has finally stopped being shy. But if you’re an avid horror fan like me, then all this pleasantness doesn’t stem your desire for dark, creepy, or gory stories. With that in mind, I’ve created a list of excellent horror books you should read in Spring.
8 Most Haunted Books of All Time
No doubt that books are one of the most trusted and needed friends of humanity. Mankind has been using books for sharing knowledge and secrets to others and succeeding generations since time immemorial. Even, Almighty God uses books to share His teachings and philosophy with us. But, what if I say that some books on this earth are haunted and cursed? Not believing. But, really some books exist in our nature which are of our dimension but have a relation with other mysterious dimensions and most probably they are from the devil - the enemy of God and Mankind.
If You Like V.C. ANDREWS - Book Recommendations
If like me, you are a fan of Gothic Horror and twisted family sagas, V.C. Andrews was the first proper dive into that genre. But what about authors who tackle similar themes while being thrilling reads. Fear Not reader, I have made a quick list based on the original VCA heroines - Cathy (Flowers in the Attic), Heaven (Heaven) and Audrina (My Sweet Audrina).
Book Review: "Earthlings" by Sayako Murata
I have read some pretty disturbing books in my time. From Chuck Palahniuk’s “Haunted” to Bret Easton Ellis’s “American Psycho”, from “The Girl Next Door” by Jack Ketchum all the way back to “120 Days of Sodom” by the Marquis de Sade. These books are some of the more extreme ones I have read. When we come more and more into our own times we see names such as Stephen King, we see names such as Lionel Shriver - author of the traumatising novel “We Need to Talk About Kevin” and we also see the more recent works of Cormac McCarthy. From the Sci-Fi terror of Harlan Ellison to the disturbing love stories of Vladimir Nabokov, Iain Banks, Joyce Carol Oates, V.C Andrews and many more - the world of the psychological thriller is filled with intense stories of absolute horror. But, I have to say that one of the most disturbing things I have read in the last five years has got to be “Earthlings” by Sayako Murata - the author of the famed “Convenience Store Woman”. It is not only a psychological thriller, it is a post-apocalyptic dystopian nightmare, it is a political system which regards itself as an overlord of the planet, it is a fight for survival when one defers from the path given to them. From murder to incest, from cannibalism to rape - this book is quite possibly one of the most disturbing things you will read to date. Her is a tip for doing so: make sure you are not eating anything at the time.
Flame and Ash by Morgan Brice - Audiobook Review
Morgan Brice cleverly weaves a Romeo and Juliet romance mixed with magic and a road trip. The witch mythology was really well crafted and fitted in well in this universe Brice has created. Seth and Evan's romance was so perfectly written so naturally and I enjoyed how Brice found a balance between the small intimate character moments and the danger being in a relationship for them is.