Genre: Horror

[Manga Monday] Claymore Volume 1

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11 September
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Hey, look, it’s Fry. I’m technically back into the reviewing groove after taking some time off. I hope you’ve missed me, or, you know, at least noticed I was gone. I’m going to take over our Manga Monday feature for the time being from our lovely friend Carol, who had to leave blogging for the time being due to some personal reasons. I hope at some point she can come back! With that, I am going to do things a little different than Carol did. She reviewed a whole series. I’m going to review a volume at a time, relishing in… Read more »

[Review] This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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07 July
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I like horror movies and TV shows. One of my favorite movies is Jaws. The Walking Dead and Supernatural rank high in my all-time favorite TV shows. You would think that would mean I like horror novels too. Wrong. I am very picky about the any scary book, or a book that I think might be scary, I pick up. The reason: I guess when I read and I get so invested in a story I just want to be somewhat sure there is going to be a happily ever at the end. I gave This Savage Song a chance… Read more »

[ARC Review] Nightstruck by Jenna Black

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03 April
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Nightstruck starts out really really creepy and that insidious feeling never lets go the whole way through. Imagine a place where inanimate objects can come alive and murder people on the streets. Imagine a dark magic that can infect people to the point they are killing each other on the streets. I really liked this book because parts of it made the hair on my arm stand up.   This review will be very short and sweet because I don’t want to give too much away. I think the best part of experience reading Nightstruck was that didn’t know too… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth

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31 January
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I think this was one of those books I tried to read the Netgalley ARC of it but just couldn’t seem to get into it. I waited until the audiobook came out. I don’t know if was a different mindset or if I just really liked the narrator but I had no trouble finishing the audiobook. The Killing Jar is definitely one of those stories that for me you either like it or you don’t. It is this realistic horror fantasy wrapped up in a coming of age story. It is weird but at the same time strangely intriguing. The… Read more »

[Review] Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

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01 October
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I liked this book well enough. I was so excited to read this book that I think I held it up to something it wasn’t in my head. I liked the story but I was also a little disappointed by it. I was expecting something really spooky. The story was a little spooky and a lot of confusion. There were plot twists left and right in this book. Sometimes it was hard to keep up with it all. Best thing I can compare my reaction to reading Blood and Salt, is when I watched the movie Oculus. I was looking… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Deep by Nick Cutter

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16 January
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I had extremely high expectations for The Deep. I had just finished reading The Troop before getting this ARC, and after how thrillingly and brilliantly disgusting that had been, I was very excited to see what Nick Cutter would do next. Unfortunately, I hadn’t considered that his next release could have been an immense flop. The premise sounded GREAT while I was in full virology/horror mode: a strange disease is causing people to literally forget everything from their memories to how to eat, and eventually how to breathe. In order to get to the bottom of this bizarre condition (The ‘Gets’) and the substance suspected of causing it… Read more »

[Review] Kill the Dead by Richard Kadrey

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28 December
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Sandman Slim, aka Stark, is living the life of a half angel returned from hell who has gotten his revenge on the mage who sent him there. And now does he get to relax? No, now he gets to deal with a zombie apocalypse. But things are never this easy, there are secrets within secrets and hidden players acting behind the scenes. And to top it all off, he must play bodyguard to Lucifer. Now… I had to ask WHY the devil himself needs a bodyguard, but by the end it was starting to all make sense. The world continues… Read more »

[Review] Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

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19 December
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Before I review this book, here is my bias alert: Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles are pivotal to my literary experience. They were a huge part of my adolescence and remain some of my favourite books I have ever read. Her characters are special to me in that nostalgic way that you can never let go of. On top of that, I was apprehensive about reviewing this book because I am aware of Anne Rice’s habit of being a badly behaving author. I really hate that fact. And because her books have been huge in my life and I am such a fan… Read more »

[ARC Review] Brood by Chase Novak

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12 December
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Meh.  After this book, I have officially given up anything that promises creepy horror style children. They always seem like they have such great ideas and promise, and they never deliver. This is my third such disappointment this year, after The Uninvited which was horrendous, and The Three.  Brood is the story of Alice and Adam Twisden, whose wealthy parents had undergone fertility treatments that eventually turned them into feral cannibals. They, like all the other children who were the offspring of these types of fertility treatments, aren’t exactly normal children. When the offspring of these fertility treatments reach puberty, some of them grow… Read more »

[ARC Review] Strands of Sorrow by John Ringo

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11 December
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I was both excited and regretful to read this book. Excited because I have loved this series from the beginning. Regretful because this is the final installment of the Black Tide Rising Series. Over the series I have come to enjoy following the adventures of Steven “Wolf” Smith and his family as they lead the effort to restore civilization after a “zombie” apocalypse. And the family hi-jinx continue in this latest book, complete with dealing with idiots who think the rules of the pre-plague world still exist. I won’t give away any spoilers here, but I will say John Ringo… Read more »