Horror Book Reviews (page 5)

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 >

SUICIDE FOREST by Jeremy Bates
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Bates' choice to avoid brazen scares makes for an understated horror story that will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like."
In Bates' (The Taste of Fear, 2012, etc.) horror novel, a simple excursion into a reputedly haunted forest turns into a nightmare when people start dying in conspicuously unnatural ways.Read full book review >
THE PARDONER'S TALE by Morgan Ferdinand
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"This supernatural thriller's humor and well-developed relationships will keep the pages turning."
Ferdinand's sharp debut novel features a shape-shifting private eye who's hellbent on slaying demonic beasts. Read full book review >
Foehammer by Duncan Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2014

"An often refreshing tale that will thrill, horrify, and amuse in equal measure."
A motley band of misfits must defeat an ancient, deadly foe in Campbell's debut sci-fi/horror novel. Read full book review >
Kazungul Book 1 by Marcus L.  Lukusa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"The groundwork for a sci-fi epic is here, but the story falls short of its lofty aspirations."
An ambitious sci-fi debut pits a young man against ancient forces, heavenly armies, and his own bloodline. Read full book review >
REVIVAL by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"No one does psychological terror better than King. Another spine-tingling pleasure for his fans."
In his second novel of 2014 (the other being Mr. Mercedes), veteran yarn spinner King continues to point out the unspeakably spooky weirdness that lies on the fringes of ordinary life. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2014

"A flawed but strangely engrossing tale that's sometimes tragic and sometimes farcical.
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A Mississippi family survives the Great Depression by making bootleg wine, but one member meets a tragic end in this memoir. Read full book review >
PATH OF NEEDLES by Alison Littlewood
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Tied together by bird sightings, both the main characters spend page after page contemplating what they've seen, said and done, making for a frustrating story that will please neither fans of crime nor fans of horror."
The death of a young girl brings together a dull female police officer and an equally dull professor who specializes in sorting through classic versions of fairy tales in Littlewood's lackluster sophomore effort. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >