Category Archives: Horror Reviews

Amber Fang: The Hunted – Book Review

 

Amber Fang is the only vampire she knows of. She lives on the run, hunting down murderers for food and trying to finish her degree in Library Sciences. Amber has mad research skills and stretchy pants, but the world is more complicated than her mother told her.

Amber Fang is a boss ass bitch and I love her. Brutally matter-of-fact and self aware, she spends a lot of time alone in Amber Fang: The Hunted interrogating herself and the world. She is acidly observant and is good company as she and the reader navigate author Arthur Slade’s carefully thought-out and realized urban fantasy landscape.

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Editorial Review – The Outsiders

 

Title: The Outsiders: Book One

Author: Brandon Faircloth

Genre: Science Fiction / Thriller

 

When Jason witnesses his grandfather hauling a woman’s lifeless body into the backyard under the cover of night, he is understandably concerned. After confronting his grandfather the next morning at breakfast, Jason is pulled into increasingly elaborate justifications for murder that quickly become a truth stranger than fiction.

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Affinity’s Window – Book Review

 

The first time I had to put Douglas L. Wilson’s Affinity’s Window down because I was too scared was on page 51. If you think that sounds like it’s not very far into the novel, that’s because it isn’t. The sun was going down, the back of my neck had begun to prickle, and I was seriously considering the possibility that there was a little girl on a tricycle watching me. I closed my e-reader and turned on all the lights.

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Editorial Review – What Lurks Beyond the Veil

 

Title: What Lurks Beyond the Veil

Author: Stephen Paul

Genre: Supernatural / Science Fiction / Mystery / Thriller

 

This paranormal thriller recounts the story of how three unlikely twenty-somethings, Shawna, Colton, and Adam, take on an apocalyptic threat with the help of an FBI agent and Mariah, an inter-dimensional being.

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Editorial Review – The Beasts of Electra Drive

 

Title: The Beasts of Electra Drive

Author: Rohan Quine

Genre: Literary Fiction/Magical Realism/Horror

Aptly titled, The Beasts of Electra Drive tells the story of a video game designer’s revenge on the “Dreary Ones,” the corporate leaders at Bang Dead Games, the company where he worked until recently.

They’re about to release a new, glamorous social media software, Ain’t They Freaky!, designed to fuel the tabloid-style view of the world—cutting others down to build oneself up—and Jaymi Peek feels that something is wrong. Despite owning an opulent house on Electra Drive and two nearby rental properties, something is missing…and then he has an epiphany.

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Editorial Review: Pray Lied Eve 2: Further Tales of the Untoward

 

Title: Pray Lied Eve 2: Further Tales of the Untoward

Author:  Lydia Peever

Genre: Horror – Short Stories

This collection of six unrelated short stories spans a few subgenres of horror from the psychopathic to the fantastical. Death, however, circulates as a recurrent theme with tales hitting on different aspects or relationships to deaths both tragic and unnatural.  Fittingly, Halloween is central to several tales which update existent folklore to create single-sitting reads of dark urban fantasy.

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Editorial Review – Ramonst

 

Title: Ramonst

Author: Anthony Knott

Genre: Fiction, Southern Gothic, Crime

This novel reads somewhat like a memoir or a snapshot of the past. The summer in Tennessee enters as almost another character to the story of young Rodney, a boy tottering on the brink of puberty. He’s interested in everything and regularly writes down what he hears, but he struggles to know what to do after witnessing a series of disturbing events committed by an older, local boy adept at violence and threats.

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Bone Witch – Book Review

 

Bone Witch (2017, Sourcebooks Fire, Young Adult Fantasy) by Rin Chupeco

When I finish a book and review it, I also post on sites such as Amazon and GoodReads which gives me a chance to see what other people are thinking about the book too.

If I really love a book, I’m always eager to check out reviews and see if everyone else loved it as much as I did.

So after reading Bone Witch, I rushed over to GoodReads only to discover most reviewers did not enjoy this book. I was so confused, how could someone not love this book?

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Nest – Book Review

 

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review in November last year, but I’ve only just got to reading it! Despite being on a short break from blogging, any books I am sent to review I will be posting reviews of as and when I get to reading them. I was excited to read Nest because the concept sounded great, and I wanted to start the year off with an exciting thriller! I had read good and bad reviews, so I just decided I would push them away and make what I wanted out of it.

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Priceless Treasures and Ghastly – Book Review

 

Title: Priceless Treasures and Ghastly: A Slight Collection of Hallowe’en Tales and Miscellanea

Author: Thomas Olivieri

Published: October 25, 2016

42 Pages

Blurb: THESE days, Hallowe’en is a night of ghosts, celebrated by people who can longer believe in them, a day of tricks, treats, and twilight. A night when — sanctioned by custom — the proudest and most willful child politely begs for candy at strangers’ doors and the most docile child transforms in a monster.

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