Horror Book Reviews (page 4)

Stonewall Valley by Ulysses Rubin Luersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2015

"Although filled with potential—particularly in delivering social commentary—this book ultimately fails to achieve its goal of blending genres."
A debut novel, the first installment of a trilogy, mixes a diversity of narrative elements—apocalyptic fiction, black comedy, zombie-powered horror, and dystopian fiction. Read full book review >
The Key by Timothy Weatherall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"A promising first installment in a strange blend of theological horror."
An intriguing supernatural tale in which a young man uncovers a hidden truth about his heritage. Read full book review >

THE UNNOTICEABLES by Robert Brockway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A nasty, freaky, and haphazardly funny horror story."
A punk-rock vagabond circa 1977 and a struggling Hollywood stuntwoman circa 2013 find themselves connected through a grotesque paranormal underground society. Read full book review >
Knack by Tom Twitchel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"A darkly polished superteen adventure."
This YA novel stars a handicapped teen with special powers striving to make the most of his traumatic past. Read full book review >
I Am Titanium by John Patrick Kennedy
Released: June 18, 2015

"The sort of teen horror-fantasy that would play well for high school heshers drawing horror comics in study hall."
Mayhem reigns as a dying boy and an outcast girl are boosted to the level of miraculous superhumans and thrust into violent battle against monstrous forces (or each other). Read full book review >

WORLD WAR MOO by Michael Logan
THRILLERS
Released: June 9, 2015

"If it all sounds slightly bonkers, it is—but Logan's unique combination of bombastic action sequences, off-kilter characters, and wild-eyed scenarios should please fans of speculative fiction and horror alike."
The stakes are raised when opposing forces threaten all-out war in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. Read full book review >
SWEET by Emmy Laybourne
Released: June 2, 2015

"A glitzy bloodbath with the most ironic title ever. (Horror. 13 & up)"
Celebrities, romance, and carnage on the high seas. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >