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Category: Horror


Deathless Divide

Deathless Divide is the sequel to Dread Nation and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. After escaping Summerland, Jane and Katherine are reluctant to place trust in another settlement. With a hungry horde on their heels, the survivors begrudgingly ask for…

Horror, Young Adult

Sawkill Girls

On the island of Sawkill, it’s not that unusual for girls to go missing, especially the pretty ones. You are a small girl. You are mighty. You are fragile. You can move mountains. You are breakable. You will never break. I wanted an atmospheric listen…


The Hunger

In 1846 a group of American pioneers set out towards a new life in California. They were to be known as the Donner party, and beset by problems, just over half of them made it. Based on this true story, The Hunger adds a supernatural…

5 Star, Horror

Into the Drowning Deep

Into the Drowning Deep reminded me in many ways of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, but instead of dinosaurs, there are killer mermaids. It’s set in the very near future, enough to allow for some slight technological advances and a bit more damage to the environment….

5 Star, Horror

Dread Nation

You might expect the dead are rising from the battlefields of the American Civil War to change everything, but Justina Ireland uses Dread Nation to explore how minorities continue to be exploited. Jane is a pupil at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, receiving…

Historical Fiction, Horror

Thin Air

In 1935 the summit of Kangchenjunga in the Himalayas remained unreached. Stephen Pearce joins his brother, Kits, as the expedition’s medic as they follow in the footsteps of Lyell’s disastrous 1907 attempt. But on the eve of their descent, the only other survivor warns Stephen…

Horror, List, Top Ten

Top Ten Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I am a bit of a wimp so I don’t read much horror at all, but I guess there’s more to Halloween than being scary these days. My choices are 10 books to get…

5 Star, Horror, Translation


One evil spawned another, greater evil, and ultimately everything could be traced back to Black Spring. Welcome to Black Spring, once you move in there’s no going back. The town keeps a secret, it’s home to a witch who walks the streets, and often lurks…