Category: Reviews

Book Review: Before by Paul Kane

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“If you enjoy losing yourself in a well-written supernatural thriller with strong elements of horror, curling up in your favourite reading spot with this book may well be the perfect way to spend a long winter evening or two.” A fan of horror, science fiction and fantasy from a young age, it should come as …

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Book Review: The Polite Ones by Cody Goodfellow

The Polite Ones by Cody Goodfellow

“Goodfellow is the go-to guy for your fix of things strange and wonderful.” The Polite Ones by Cody Goodfellow is about a girl who has grown up in an underground world, years after the end of the human world above. She is a member of a clan and it’s customary for them to wear masks …

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Book Review: I’ll Bring You the Birds From Out of the Sky by Brian Hodge

I'll Bring You Birds From Out of the Sky by Brian Hodge

“By turns emotional, thrilling, and dread-inducing, leading to a muted yet devastating conclusion. Brian Hodge is clearly a master craftsman of a writer.” Released as a limited-edition hardback through Cemetery Dance, Brian Hodge’s novella I’ll Bring You the Birds From Out of the Sky is a stellar example of a complete artistic package. From the …

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Book Review: The Wilderness Within by John Claude Smith

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“A page turner filled with surprises, leaving the reader with a sense of satisfaction, and another name to add to their favorites list.”   While Derek Gray visits a fellow writer and long time friend, Frank Harlan Marshall, he senses something is off about him and the forest surrounding his home, far away from civilization, …

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Book Review: Quiet Places by Jasper Bark

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“Quiet Places is an adventurous novella from Jasper Bark and one that pays off, with its slower, quieter story allowing us to feel closer to the protagonist and all the more to suffer from the gut punch of its conclusion.” Quiet Places opens with a prologue that launches the reader head-first into a weird, unsettling …

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Book Review: Hasty for the Dark by Adam Nevill

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“These tales are dark, starkly violent, but also subtle and ambiguous, often at the same time.” Following 2016’s rather excellent collection Some Will Not Sleep, Adam Nevill returns with another output of his shorter fiction in the form of Hasty for the Dark. Once again published through the author’s own press, Ritual Limited, and matching …

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Book Review: Ugly Little Things: Collected Horrors by Todd Keisling

“Ugly Little Things is a soundtrack to darkness, hauntingly inviting and absolutely horrific.”   A foreword by the talented Mercedes Murdock Yardley hails Keisling as secret treasure of the genre and sets the reader up to witness the true awesomeness contained within the pages of Ugly Little Things, a collection of some truly well written …

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Book Review: The Lairdbalor by Kathleen Kaufman

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“The Lairdbalor is a mythic, disturbing tale, full of folklore and nightmares, and with it Kathleen Kaufman has proved herself as an author to watch.”   Author Kathleen Kaufman gives readers a horrific fantasy, journeying into childhood nightmares and anxieties, in her latest release, The Lairdbalor. Seven-year-old Jamie falls down a hill in Southern California …

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Book Review: The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

Dark Net

“With expert pacing, an incredible group of characters, a relentless evil, and a premise straight out of today’s headlines, The Dark Net delivers the goods.” Confined to a life of darkness, Hannah longs to see, and with modern technology, her wish can come true. Every wish comes with a price, and for Hannah, the technology …

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Book Review: A Small Charred Face by Kazuki Sakuraba

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“Beyond the average tale of vampires, it bares the truths of life through both violence and beauty, imparting lessons one won’t soon forget.” A Small Charred Face is a series of three young adult stories that connect and describe the lives of an ancient Chinese race of vampires and the humans entwined in them. The …

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Book Review: House of Windows by John Langan

House of Windows by John Langan

“If you like your haunted house stories to ask questions, to deliberately obfuscate truth and to have a sparkling style, then House of Windows is the intelligent horror you’ve been waiting for.”   John Langan’s House of Windows is not just a literary horror novel but also a novel about literature. Dealing with thematic links …

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Book Review: Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders

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“The tales draw you in with the charm of a sideshow barker, promising your imagination things it has never seen before, and a few it may wish it could soon un-see.” From the alluring foreword written by the astonishing Josh Malerman, to the table contents packed with writers who have true magic up their sleeves, …

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Book Review: The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

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“Jemc’s words haunt the reader as much as they haunt the characters in her latest novel, making The Grip of It an unforgettable experience.”   With The Grip of It, author Jac Jemc has created a darkly twisting 21st Century Weird Fiction haunted house novel. Scary, smart, and beautifully written, the only thing missing The …

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Book Review: Those Who Follow By Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason

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“For those readers looking to be thrilled, compelled to turn page after page and to have their stomachs turned inside out by horror in the very truest sense of the word, Those Who Follow may be exactly what they are looking for.”     Those Who Follow is a rip-roaring thrill ride of a horror …

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Book Review: Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones

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“Fans of Stephen Graham Jones will find their expectations shattered in all the right ways, while newcomers will find themselves introduced to their new favorite writer.” Stephen Graham Jones is a true master of storytelling in any format. Novel, short-story, novella, comics, it doesn’t matter, because you know he’s going to pack a ton of …

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