Horror Book Reviews (page 5)

Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Layering several familiar elements expertly, Tallis (Death and the Maiden, 2012, etc.) creates a deliciously creepy mood of neogothic suspense."
A remote psychiatric hospital in the 1950s is the perfect setting for progressive treatments...and paranormal activity. Read full book review >
CAIN'S BLOOD by Geoffrey Girard
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Mostly suited for horror fans with an interest in real-life serial killers and with exceptionally strong stomachs."
A former Black Ops soldier with a troubled history is called in after a deranged geneticist creates multiple clones of famous serial killers and then releases them into the world. Read full book review >

FROM A KILLER'S MIND by Jason Helford
Released: July 29, 2013

"A violent, disturbing thriller."
A psychological novel that takes readers inside the mind of a serial killer. Read full book review >
RAGGED LOVE by Caroline Fedotowsky
Released: July 23, 2013

"A unique but hurried account of a difficult relationship."
Fedotowsky's debut combines experimental passagesand more straightforward memoir fodder in a tribute to her late husband. Read full book review >
JOYLAND by Stephen King
Released: June 4, 2013

"A satisfyingly warped yarn, kissing cousins of Blue Velvet. Readers may be inclined to stay off the Tilt-a-Whirl for a while after diving into these pages."
Great. First we have to be afraid of clowns. Now it's the guy who runs the Ferris wheel. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 22, 2013

"A thought-provoking, singularly strange and absorbing novel."
A desperate villager's quest to become Zimbabwe's newest executioner kicks off this intriguing debuthorror novel involving man-eating plants, organ harvesting and other uncanny oddities. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A fine read for horror fans who think they've seen everything in a zombie story."
This sprawling horror debut sees a tight-knit band of Florida natives battle tides of flesh-eating savages. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"A stark division of narratives, but each is absorbing, especially for history fans."
An engaging, suspenseful occult novel set in historical and contemporary Prague. Read full book review >
ASSASSIN'S CODE by Jonathan Maberry
Released: April 10, 2012

"The story's fast pace helps it go down easy, but it's almost all empty calories."
Even protagonist Joe Ledger, hero of three previous Maberry novels (The King of Plagues, 2011, etc.), knows that the premise of his latest adventure is totally ridiculous: Ledger scoffs at the idea of vampires with nuclear bombs, and Maberry can't quite make a convincing case for them either. Read full book review >
DEAD OF NIGHT by Jonathan Maberry
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An outlandish but superfluous zombie yarn that is gruesome, imaginative and grateful to its inspirations."
A rogue scientist's experiment in revenge wreaks havoc on a rural township in Pennsylvania. Read full book review >
WHO GIVES A HOWL by David J. Deines
Released: Oct. 20, 2011

"A fun, dark horror tale."
Deines, in this first installment of a planned four-part series, takes familiar conceits of fantasy and horror—werewolves, vampires and brave, relentless heroes—and freights them with religious significance. Read full book review >
ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The latest from a generation of literary novelists who are erasing the distinction between art and pulp."
The zombie genre provides unlikely inspiration for the author's creative renewal. 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 >