Horror Book Reviews (page 4)

Vampires In The Vatican by Stephen James Burch
Released: May 14, 2014

"Lord maketh darkness, just as He maketh the light.'"
In Burch's (Angels and Vampires, 2013) horror novel, a conflict boils over at the Vatican, where the ranks of evil have learned to blend in with the good.Set in the strange, dystopian postwar future of November 2112, this book features a colorful, perplexing cast of characters. Read full book review >
Dark South by William T. Stewart
Released: May 12, 2014

"Quite a collection of dark gems; readers looking for somber tales with Southern flair need look no further."
Stewart's debut is a collection of short horror stories from the Southern U.S., where ghosts, vampires and the darker side of humanity tend to reside.Many of these stories can be labeled Southern gothic; most have a gloomy ambiance even when there's no murder. Read full book review >

Released: May 5, 2014

"Another worthy entry in this love-and-fangs series."
In the third installment of their horror series, Hays and McFall (The Cowboy and the Vampire: Blood and Whiskey, 2014, etc.) return to LonePine, Wyoming, as human Tucker and vampire Lizzie discover that they have a whole new type of bloodsucker to worry about. Read full book review >
THE FLIP by Michael Phillip Cash
Released: May 4, 2014

"A deliciously deft horror page-turner."
In Cash's (Collision, 2014) horror novel, a young couple confronts malicious spirits while renovating a Victorian mansion. Read full book review >
THE FOREVER SONG by Julie Kagawa
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2014

"A bloody good way to end a trilogy. (discussion questions) (Horror. 14 & up)"
Vampire Allie, one of the genre's toughest heroines, returns with one last chance to save both vampire- and humankind in this conclusion to the Blood of Eden series. Read full book review >

CROW CREEK by Thomas Drago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"A brisk, accomplished horror debut from an author to watch."
In Drago's debut novel, an insidious horror reveals itself in a small North Carolina town. Read full book review >
HYDE by Daniel Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Cleverly imagined and sophisticated in execution, this book may appeal to those who like magical realism and vampire stories, but the latter should know that the book is more intellectual than thriller."
Levine debuts with a dark literary-fiction re-imagining of the macabre tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde. Read full book review >
THE KINDRED OF DARKNESS by Barbara Hambly
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2014

"Although Hambly's fans may enjoy returning to her carefully constructed and lavishly detailed world, the uninitiated may be less enthralled."
On the eve of World War I, a couple fights to rescue their daughter from a vampire's clutches. Read full book review >
Bat Blood: The Devil's Claw by Richard Myerscough
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"An intriguing scientific concept that unfortunately devolves into a splatterfest."
This debut novel is a frightening but labored journey through the perils of unfettered scientific research.The victim in this horrific tale, the first of a planned series, is Sarah Douglas, who has spent much of her young life battling leukemia. Read full book review >
MONSTER CITY by John Cowlin
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 20, 2013

"A fun read for PI aficionados and kitschy horror fans alike."
A jaded private detective in a monster-stricken city gets more than he bargained for when his client dies under suspicious circumstances. Read full book review >
UNSETTLING by Vincent Macraven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2013

"Three riveting stories of evil, revenge and death."
Fresh, original horror in three bone-chilling novellas. Read full book review >
RED PHONE BOX by Warren Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2013

"This mix of horror, noir and urban fantasy plays with the boundaries of literary genre fiction."
A genre-bending collection of horror-fantasy short stories set in London, centering on a red phone booth, gateway to the netherworld. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >