Horror Book Reviews

THE FIREMAN by Joe Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"A satisfying tale overall, just right for the beach. Be sure to wear sunscreen."
Pleasing mayhem from horror/thrillermeister Hill (NOS4A2, 2013, etc.), the chip-off-the-old-block son of Stephen King.Read full book review >
THE MARK OF CAIN by Lindsey Barraclough
Released: May 10, 2016

"Literary, scary, and made to read with all the lights on. (Historical fantasy/horror. 12 & up)"
Cora, Mimi, and Roger are back—back at Bryers Guerdon and in for another dose of mysterious, creeping horror in Barraclough's follow-up to Long Lankin (2012). Read full book review >

Hallow Mass by J.P. Mac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2016

"An imaginative back story and a rollicking plot make this an entertaining addition to the genre of occult fiction."
A university gets ensnared in a paranormal battle over a dangerous book in this debut horror novel. Read full book review >
The Hunted Tribe by Roma Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2016

"Equally appealing back story and characters make a sequel to this novel about an animal spirit something to look forward to."
A teen descendant of a tribe cursed by an ancient creature may be the one who can save his bloodline in this horror tale. Read full book review >
BLEEDING EARTH by Kaitlin Ward
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Grisly and sickening (but in the best way possible), the novel more than delivers on its promise of the macabre for lovers of horror, and curious readers will close the book with countless questions about religion, science, and human nature. (Horror. 13 & up)"
"Bones Found to Be of Human Origin, Blood Beginning to Fester." In the spirit of M.T. Anderson's Thirsty (1997), Ward's apocalyptic novel will have readers checking the ground beneath their feet after each turn of the page. Read full book review >

Twisted Reunion by Mark Tullius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Time-honored frights with innovation infused throughout.
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Deranged killers and creatures veiled in darkness inhabit the somber pages of this horror story collection. Read full book review >
Nightmares Unhinged by Joshua Viola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2015

"A slew of gloriously disturbing, well-told tales to unnerve readers."
Viola (Luna One, 2014, etc.) amasses a series of blistering horror stories, including a few of his own, from authors who tell of vampires, demons, killers, and things better left hidden in the dark.Read full book review >
Daughters of Arkham by Justin Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2015

"A savage YA read filled with fish men, cutting wit, and supernatural gore.
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The first volume of a paranormal horror series delivers a tale about a New England town in the grip of a monstrous cult. Read full book review >
Out of Darkness by M.A. Richards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2015

"Warm characters and a hero worth cheering for make this page-turner a satisfying addition to the paranormal YA trend."
A bullied teenager turns into an important warrior in this debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >
Developing Minds by Jonathan LaPoma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2015

"Entertaining and authentic look at the troubled American educational system, courtesy of two men propelled by perseverance and adventuresome spirits."
Two unlikely friends learn about life and hard work through the students they teach. Read full book review >
Hunted by Guido Henkel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A fun, supernatural Victorian mystery.
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Henkel's (Zen of eBook Marketing, 2016, etc.) paranormal detective Jason Dark investigates a deadly ancient vampire in his series' 11th novel.Read full book review >
Daughters of Frankenstein by Steve Berman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2015

"A lively and engrossing collection of female-driven fiction."
Berman (Red Caps: New Fairy Tales for Out of the Ordinary Readers, 2014, etc.) edits an anthology of sci-fi and horror from queer perspectives. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >