Genre: Horror

Book Review: ‘The Girl..

Book Review: ‘The Girl From the Well’ by Rin Chupeco

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco started out as a really solid read that had me totally captivated, but then it all fell apart. Let’s all take a moment to mourn the lose of such promise. So here’s the deal. The Girl from the Well is a novel that pulls heavily from Japanese folklore and J-horror movie tropes. In the novel, our narrator is a ghost named Okiku, betrayed and murdered centuries earlier, […]

March 1, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Slasher Girls & Monster Boys’ by Various Authors

Happy Halloween, everyone! In honor of this very wonderful, mostly spooky holiday, I felt it necessary to discuss Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, an anthology written by 14 of the hottest Young Adult authors out there. It’s like Stephen King took a bunch of writers under his bloodstained wing and said “Come, be my spine-tingling protege.” Basically, what I love about Slasher Girls & Monster Boys is that it’s not afraid to get bloody, but […]

October 31, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Until the Sun Rises: One Night in Drake Mansion’ by Channing Whitaker

When I first approached Channing Whitaker‘s Until the Sun Rises, I was expecting something a bit like House on Haunted Hill. A group of strangers can win a boatload of cash if they make it through one night in a small town’s mystery house, deemed haunted due to its shady history. But what I got was a satisfyingly creepy story that dealt with much more than a simple Casper. The shift between the two narrators Whitaker presents […]

April 19, 2015
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Book Review: ‘House of Echoes’ by Brendan Duffy

Brendan Duffy’s House of Echoes is a chilling and fantastic start for a debut novel. Duffy combines just the right amount of drama and Stephen King-style horror to make the novel a page-turner with an exciting end. I felt chills reading sections, both from nerves and disgust, that stuck with me for quite a while, and it’s all because Duffy knows just when and where to reveal little hints about the town of Swannhaven and […]

March 25, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Ask the Dark’ by Henry Turner

It has been way too long since I’ve loved a book as much as I love Henry Turner’s Ask the Dark. From the very first paragraph, I found myself hooked by the unique voice and view of the narrator Billy Zeets, and his intriguing way of telling his gripping and often times terrifying story. I still have goosebumps just thinking about it. So what makes Billy Zeets the perfect narrator for this particular tale? He […]

February 15, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Scowler’ by Daniel Kraus

“The demon offspring of Stephen King’s The Shining and Hitchcock’s Psycho.” That’s what Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone and BRZK, is quoted as saying on the back of Scowler, the newest brainchild of the world of the weird author Daniel Kraus. I knew I should have geared up for disappointment right there. I fell in love with Kraus and his writing style when I picked up a copy of his 2011 […]

January 12, 2015
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