Book reviews for horror fans; weather a sleepless night with literary accounts of hauntings, possessions, zombies, vampires and beyond.
BloodLaw by Blaise Ramsay
The chills. The thrills. The overwhelming sense of impending dread that conjures images of pure nightmare fuel. This is what makes a good monster story.
Reed's Literary Horror Review of 'Blood of the Sun' by Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts (2020)
I'm impressed by the way this writer duo created vivid scenes using very subtle descriptions. The best way to captivate your audience is to let the reader construct their own experience between what's described and what's not. Getting too bogged down in the details can be a slog. For readers like me, with severe ADHD, too much detail is sure to stymie the imagination and make the read boring. So, when a writer casually works the details in with the flow of the stories and characters, It makes for better immersion and a far more enjoyable read... for me anyway.
Things I'm Passionate About Part 12
Part 12 of my passionate series of planned writing! 1. Publishing Books One of the angles I’ve tried to experiment with as a side hustle since becoming crippled was creating books. Print on demand stuff through Amazon’s KDP service. It’s fun, it’s free, and anyone can do it. Do some research, make some books, (custom journals, puzzle books, game books, notebooks, logs for different subjects etc.), do some advertising and build a following, and let the passive money roll in through your own promotion and Amazon’s organic traffic ranking. It has worked really well for me so far and I encourage other people to learn about it and try it if you want to have some new ways to monetize your passions or businesses and side hustles. I’ve started a whole publishing company with its own site and everything and have been growing it from there. It’s still a work in progress but you can check it out here: http://nightbladepress.com
Rules for Vanishing - Kate Alice Marshall - Book Review
Plot Summary: Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall is that supernatural road trip with your high school friends that you never had. Students at Sara’s school receive a mass phone text asking them to play Lucy’s game - to go down the legendary road which opens up one night a year and search for the ghost of Lucy Gallows. No one knows if the road even exists or if the journey down the road is safe. Sara is going to go down the road to look for her sister Becca, who everyone says ran away from home, but Sara knows she’s somewhere on the road. Her friends join her on her journey as well - some because they care about Sara and Becca and some because it sounds like a good lark. Will they find Becca and more importantly, will they survive the road?
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires - Book Review
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is the latest book offering by author Grady Hendrix. It’s Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula a Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ‘90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend.
Reed's Literary Horror Review of "Extinction Peak" by Lucas Mangum (2020)
I'd like to point out that I never finished Jurassic Park because the meat and potatoes of that book bored me to tears. I tried multiple times, but there was just something too dry, too clinical about it. Perhaps it was the wording or the plot format, but it always felt like far too long before raptors started eating people. As I've stated that I'm a hard customer to please; being severely ADHD as well as being easily bucked from my reader's trance. If either issue arises in my readings, it's likely to stop my reading altogether.
Overview of Goosebumps Welcome to Dead House
Enter at Your own Risk... Amanda and Josh think the old house they have just moved into is weird. Spooky. Possibly haunted. And the town of Dark Falls is pretty strange, too. — But their parents don't believe them. You'll get used to it, they say. Go out and make some new friends. — So Amanda and Josh do. But these creepy new friends are not exactly what their parents had in mind.
'Pet Sematary' : Does it still hold up?
The 1983 horror novel 'Pet Sematary' is undoubtedly one of Stephen King's greats, with a uniquely terrifying plot and iconic imagery. But do the scares hold up?
Coraline: The perfect horror book for kids
'Coraline' is a novella written by Neil Gaiman that was first published in 2001. It was adapted into a critically acclaimed stop-motion film in 2009. Now Gaiman is a household name amongst fans of fantasy fiction and rightfully so, with incredible works like the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book, to say the least. With an ever-growing fanbase and multiple screen adaptations, let's have a look at the children's novella that helped catapult Gaiman into the spotlight.
'IT' by Stephen King book review
'IT' is in King's top 5, without a shadow of a doubt. A lot would call it his best, over other classics like 'The Shining' and 'Misery'. It's macabre, nostalgic and terrifying but this doesn't mean it's without its flaws. Let's talk about IT.
Lock Every Door Spoiler Free Review
It’s no secret that I am a SUPER fan of Riley Sager. I preordered an American Copy of his latest book and it has arrived a whole year before UK release (and after this second lockdown announcement? It was a great decision).
Books to Check Out: October 2020 Reads
October has just ended, and it was quite a spooky one indeed. I only read two books during this month, but they both will help you carry that mysterious Halloween spirit with you whenever you sit down to read them. We’ve got a biography and a psychological thriller, so strap in folks.