Horror Book Reviews (page 2)

BE NOT AFRAID by Cecilia Galante
Released: April 28, 2015

"A quick, freaky read. (Horror. 13 & up)"
A girl finds herself unwillingly connected to her classmate's spiritual possession. Read full book review >
NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE by Adam Nevill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"A macabre, otherworldly tale of a young woman 'swallowed whole and alive by the horror that refused to be sated.'"
British author Nevill (House of Small Shadows, 2014, etc.) out-Kings Stephen in this intense tale of séances, houses of ill repute and pervert convicts captured by The Other.Read full book review >

QUEENSBORO by Thomas Drago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2015

"A thoroughly effective horror page-turner from an author who's mastered the genre."
Drago follows up his debut novel (Crow Creek, 2014) with another tale of small-town horror in the tradition of Stephen King. Read full book review >
SUNBURN by Darren Dash
Released: April 13, 2015

"A sometimes-engaging horror story with a familiar, predictable conclusion."
Three 20-somethings' holiday in Bulgaria becomes a vacation from hell in Dash's (The Evil and the Pure, 2014) horror novel. Read full book review >
THE EVIL OF OZ by Ryan Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"An assertive, endearingly deranged take on the well-known tale from a writer-artist duo readers will want to keep their eyes on."
In Fuller and Baijnath's debut graphic-novel reimagining of L. Frank Baum's classic, Dorothy returns to an Oz corrupted by evil in a tale of bloody retribution. Read full book review >

BONES & ALL by Camille DeAngelis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"The book reads like a cheesy episode of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer."
Love is challenging for any species—but things get more complicated when you're a ghoul who wants to eat anyone who gets close to you. Read full book review >
A LOVE LIKE BLOOD by Marcus Sedgwick
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"In this macabre psychological thriller, Sedgwick offers atmospheric settings and a relentless, chilling plot that gives a whole new meaning to the idea of 'blood feud.'"
In Sedgwick's first adult fiction, Charles Jackson, a young World War II soldier, happens upon a horrific crime—a perverted ritual?—that haunts him for decades. Read full book review >
THE DAMNED by Andrew Pyper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A treat for fans of intelligent treatments of the supernatural and rock-solid writing."
Pyper's portrait of twins—one good and one evil—isn't a new literary concept, but his version is memorable and, perhaps, nightmare-inducing. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Custer completists will want to have a look, but there are many better books on the subject."
Revisionist study of one of the most signal defeats in the annals of America. Read full book review >
THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE by Seth Grahame-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A rather thrilling adventure spun off from a throwaway joke."
Grahame-Smith (Unholy Night, 2012, etc.) continues his lunatic reimagining of American history after the death of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.Read full book review >
A PLEASURE AND A CALLING by Phil Hogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Deft characterization, but reading about someone this relentlessly unconscionable will make most readers lunge for the shower as soon as they've reached the final page."
William Heming sells real estate, but that's not his only pursuit in this dark first-person tale by English journalist Hogan. Read full book review >
GIDEON by Alex Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"This novel will thoroughly satisfy readers looking for suspense, horror and a grisly good time."
A seductive work of paranormal horror that will draw readers into its cold and gloomy world. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >