Horror Book Reviews

ONCE UPON A ZOMBIE by Billy Phillips
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2018

"Imaginative, whimsical, and a fine preamble to a potential sequel."
Phillips and Nissensen's (The Color of Fear, 2015) YA horror series continues as 14-year-old Caitlin Fletcher returns to a transdimensional fairy-tale realm to rescue her kidnapped sister. Read full book review >
THE PRICE GUIDE TO THE OCCULT by Leslye Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 13, 2018

"An atmospheric, blood-drenched dark fantasy for a cold and stormy night. (Horror. 12-adult)"
Despite physical and emotional scars, a teenage witch must find the strength to stand against her villainous mother. Read full book review >

NIGHTMARE'S EVE by Stephen H.  Provost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2018

"Worthy tales that prove external forces are no more terrifying than what's inside people's heads."
Characters battle loneliness and unsettling occurrences in this assortment of otherworldly poems and stories. Read full book review >
ALONE by Cyn Balog
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A bloody, wonderfully creepy scare ride. (Horror. 12-adult)"
A thriller in a decrepit, isolated mansion—and in the double-occupancy mind of a teen girl. Read full book review >
DEMON FREAKS by J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A funny supernatural tale with spooky scenes, sincere emotions, and a solidly satisfying ending."
Plans to study for the SAT go horribly wrong when they are interrupted by a golfer cult's demon-summoning plot in this comic YA horror novel. Read full book review >

NOW THAT WE'RE ALONE by Nicholas Day
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"Often horrific, relentlessly stark, and truly unforgettable."
Day (Necrosaurus Rex, 2014) offers 11 dark tales teeming with monstrous beings.Read full book review >
GEORGETOWN HAUNTS AND MYSTERIES  by Joshua Viola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"An impressive gathering of stories that entice and unnerve."
The small mountain town of Georgetown is a hub for ghostly figures and ferocious creatures throughout history in editors Stein (Anna and the Vampire Prince, 2017, etc.) and Viola's (Blackstar, 2015, etc.) horror anthology. Read full book review >
NOCTURNAL by Mark Allen
Released: June 3, 2017

"A savagely good vampire tale that's unafraid of its subject's potential."
A horror debut sees a vampire cross paths with an undercover cop in a drug cartel. Read full book review >
HOUSE OF FURIES by Madeleine Roux
Released: May 30, 2017

"Atmospheric, moody, and great fun. (Horror. 13-adult)"
A runaway works at a boardinghouse for the damned in late-Georgian-period England. Read full book review >
THE HUNTER by Nicholas Arriaza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An enticing tale and an effective introduction to an expansive fictional world."
In Arriaza's supernatural debut novel, a doctor aids a wounded stranger who shows up on her property and then faces a wave of otherworldly creatures. Read full book review >
HEKLA'S CHILDREN by James Brogden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"An exciting and bloody read with teeth."
When a vicious, ancient evil is loosed upon the Earth, a motley crew must band together to halt its murderous rampage and return it to its prison. Read full book review >
THE WRONG DEAD GUY  by Richard Kadrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A goofy, flamboyant, and breathless horror adventure by one of the genre's sharpest creators."
Supernatural agent "Coop" Cooper returns in an overstuffed, hyperkinetic sequel to The Everything Box (2016). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >