Category Archives: horror

The Edge of Everything – Jeff Giles

Zoe lives in an isolated cabin in Montana where the winters can be brutally cold.  During a blizzard, she finds her little brother almost frozen and they take shelter in an abandoned cabin where an elderly couple was murdered.  The … Continue reading

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Scythe – Neal Shusterman

In this ponderous dystopian thriller, the Cloud is now the Thunderhead.  Medical technology allows for long life with citizens resetting their DNA to their 20s or 30s.  This resetting can be done for hundreds of years allowing for a very … Continue reading

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A Shadow Bright and Burning – Jessica Cluess

Set in an alternate Victorian England ravaged by Ancients, Henrietta is now a teacher at a charity boarding school where she was abandoned years before.  Around the time she was born, witches opened the portals to allow the Ancients to … Continue reading

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The Coldest Girl in Cold Town – Holly Black

Gone are the days when vampires were mere rumors or legends.  Vampires have gone public thanks to a rogue vampire that went on a biting spree.  Now vampires are corralled into large fortress type cities.  Those infected and expected to … Continue reading

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Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake

Cas leads a difficult life.  He is the son of a ghost killer; ghosts that refuse to go quietly into the night but keep on killing.  When his father is killed at the hand of a particularly nasty evil entity, … Continue reading

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Another Little Piece – Kate Karyus Quinn

Annaliese thinks she has amnesia.  She’s alone and far away from where she was reported missing by her parents.  As she puts together the mystery of her past, the truth is rather horrific.  At first I thought Annaliese had lived … Continue reading

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The Murmurings – Carly Anne West

A psychiatrist in a mental institution may not be a very good guy.  Sophie’s older sister was found dead after escaping from the mental institution where she was being treated for hearing voices or murmurings.  She was found in a rather … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Dead (The Last Apprentice #10) – Joseph Delaney

The previous book focused on Grimalkin, the witch assassin who was striving to keep the Fiend’s head separated from the body, while being attacked from all sides.  Now it is back to Tom.  He sets out with his dear friend, … Continue reading

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The Hunt – Andrew Fukuda

Instead of the traditional humans turning into zombies storyline that wipes out humanity, humans are facing extinction from a vampire-ish majority that crave a diet of the few remaining true humans called hepers.  The story opens with Gene, a heper doing … Continue reading

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Grimalkin The Witch Assassin – The Last Apprentice (bk 9) – Joseph Delaney

The storyline in the highly addictive The Last Apprentice series continues with the focus on Grimalkin, the witch assassin.  The books must be read in order.  Tom is the apprentice to the Spook whose mission is to hunt down and … Continue reading

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Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry

This is one of the best YA zombie series I have read – by far.  Yes, another zombie dystopia.  There is plenty of zombie goriness and horror.  An isolated town battles zombies to stay alive and try to create some semblance of … Continue reading

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The Monstrumologist – Rick Yancey

Ahhh – this is horror and suspense writing at its best.  Horror is not my favorite genre but I do read a fair amount.   The story is told from 12-year-old Will Henry’s point of view (memoir) set in 1888.  He … Continue reading

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