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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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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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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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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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 (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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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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Title: Priceless Treasures and Ghastly: A Slight Collection of Hallowe’en Tales and Miscellanea
Author: Thomas Olivieri
Published: October 25, 2016
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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The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
Published by John Murray in 2016
My copy: Secondhand paperback
Two brothers. One mute, the other his lifelong protector.
Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desperate hope of a cure.
In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. And they cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treacherous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end . . .
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Author: Lucy Fenton
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller
Published: August 3, 2015
Rating: 5 Spines
What happens when your childhood nightmares of being bitten by strange creatures in a dark wood aren’t just dreams?
Sixteen-year-old Arden St. John’s life takes a strange turn when she finds an unusual animal injured near her new house on the south east coast of Australia. When she takes it to the local vet, a terrible truth is inadvertently exposed to her.
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