Horror Book Reviews (page 5)

THE PRESIDENT'S VAMPIRE by Christopher Farnsworth
THRILLERS
Released: April 28, 2011

"This book won't change lives or linger long in the memory, but for pure entertainment purposes, it's hard to beat Cade and company riding to the rescue."
Farnsworth (Blood Oath, 2010) turns in another fast-paced thriller with a supernatural flair in the second installment of his Nathaniel Cade series. Read full book review >
THE MEDUSA AMULET by Robert Masello
THRILLERS
Released: April 26, 2011

"Great writing and rich detail combine for a gripping read."
A bookish librarian encounters danger and intrigue when he sets out in search of a lost Renaissance masterpiece rumored to possess strange powers, in Masello's latest novel (Blood and Ice, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

HURRICANE by Jewell Parker Rhodes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Less sexy and more spooky than its predecessors, but a fine entry in a solid supernatural series."
Voodoo sorceress Marie Laveau gets into more black magic and menace in the Louisiana Bayou. Read full book review >
THE ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES by Steven C. Schlozman
THRILLERS
Released: March 25, 2011

"A superfluous but entertaining sideline to the current zombie craze that nicely complements Max Brooks' The Zombie Survival Guide. "
A neurodevelopmental biologist with the Centers for Disease Control gets down with the sickness when he's tasked to investigate the roots of a zombie apocalypse. Read full book review >
WITCHES ON THE ROAD TONIGHT by Sheri Holman
THRILLERS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Flawed but intriguing work from an estimable novelist who keeps extending her range and never fails to surprise and engage."
Past and present, reality and dreams, harsh truths and dangerous delusions mingle intriguingly in this unusual fourth novel from the versatile author of vivid historical and contemporary fiction (The Mammoth Cheese, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

DEMON SONG by Cat Adams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Notwithstanding the absurd backdrop, a warmly involving, action-packed yarn whose heroine is engagingly tough, vulnerable, principled and passionate in equal measure."
Adams' (the joint pseudonym for C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp) third outing for fearless, supernaturally powered professional bodyguard Celia Graves (Siren Song, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Entertaining, though not in the league of J.K. Rowling—or even Anne Rice. But please, people: no more vamps and wizards, OK?"
Harry Potter meets Lestat de Lioncourt. Throw in a time machine, and you've got just about everything you need for a full-kit fantasy. Read full book review >
CAN YOU SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE? by Max Brallier
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A boy's own adventure that breathes a little well-deserved juvenile humor into the apocalypse."
Dude, it's the zombie apocalypse. What are you going to do? Turn to page… Read full book review >
FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT by Darynda Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"This first in a series ends with the son of Satan and the promise of a grand battle between good and evil, but this opening offers little more than a clever premise and a ho-hum murder mystery."
The intended laughs don't materialize in this supernatural chick-lit whodunit, featuring a back-talkin' P.I. who sees dead people. Read full book review >
THE CURSE-MAKER by Kelli Stanley
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The whodunit often takes a backseat to the subtle and interesting interactions of his characters."
In ancient Rome, a vacationing physician turns reluctant sleuth to save his family. Read full book review >
AUTUMN: THE CITY by David Moody
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The series staggers on, but without adding anything new or interesting to the zombie genre."
In the second book in Moody's Autumn series, a few dozen city dwellers try to survive after a mysterious plague wipes out almost everyone, then turns a third of the dead into shuffling zombies. Read full book review >
GHOST IN THE POLKA DOT BIKINI by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Adding two paranormal series (Granny Apples and Fang in Cheek) to her long-running paralegal series doesn't take a bit off Jaffarian's edge."
A romantic weekend lands a talk-show host in the middle of a 40-year-old murder nobody will acknowledge. Read full book review >