Horror Book Reviews (page 4)

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 >
THE COUNT OF SAN FILIPPO by Mauricio D'Tejada
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"A sometimes-engaging horror tale, hampered by an undercooked plot."
A creepy aristocrat who recently arrived in town turns out to be a hungry vampire on the prowl in this debut horror yarn set in an unspecified Latin-American country. Read full book review >
THE HANGING TREE by Michael Phillip Cash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A creepy tale with potential that ultimately lacks enough punch."
A curse brings death and ruin to several generations of a family in Cash's (Stillwell, 2013, etc.) supernatural novella. Read full book review >
THIS HOUSE IS HAUNTED by John Boyne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Boyne saves a nice surprise for the last word of the novel, but otherwise, this is not edge-of-your-seat scary."
Standard gothic fare, from the frisson of cold hands on one's throat to creepy ghosts. Read full book review >
LET THE OLD DREAMS DIE by John Ajvide Lindqvist
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Gripping, cerebral, intriguing, enigmatic—like a puzzle you enjoy working on but may never solve."
The Swedish author offers sequel stories to Handling the Undead (2010) and Let the Right One In (aka Let Me In, 2007; adapted for film in Sweden and in the U.S.). Read full book review >
RED HILL by Jamie McGuire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"By the time the novel lurches to the end, readers may find themselves pulling for the zombies."
Far-fetched coincidences, encounters with reanimated cadavers and a smorgasbord of emotions, including—what else?—love, connect a group of people who flee a zombie apocalypse in McGuire's (Walking Disaster, 2013, etc.) novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >