Posts Tagged: horror

[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 »

[Audiobook Review] 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

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07 January
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I should really know better than to think I’d even get chills or anything remotely bordering thrills from a young adult novel. Not to mention I’ve been burned my mysterious moon media in the past. Have you seen that ‘found footage’ one where the moon rocks are made of spiders? I don’t even think the spiders did anything, really? They didn’t eat people? People just died around the moon spiders. Anyway. This was kind of like that, only some how worse. I have to hand it to the narrator of the audio book. She did a wonderful job with the… Read more »

[Review] The Sham by Ellen Allen

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26 November
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The author contacted me on Goodreads after seeing my review of The Walled City. Her book is nothing like the other, but it was still an interesting ride. Cleavesham is a small town with the usual small town cliques and the usual small town drama. Everyone is related to everyone else, it seems. Even our main character is related, through marriage to other kids in her class. The book starts out with a dead body, bled out on the floor of Emily’s family’s shop. That’s pretty shocking, how did it get there? What is even happening? Of course the book… Read more »

[Review] The Wicked We Have Done by Sarah Harian

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26 October
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I finished this book a few days before I started writing this review. Why have I waited to write the review? I actually don’t like writing bad reviews and I was trying to think if I could find anything redeeming in this book that would raise my original assessment from a two star rating to a three star. No, I wasn’t able to think of anything that might make me think The Wicked We Have Done is an okay book and makes want to read more stories in The Chaos Theory world. Others might disagree and for them this book… Read more »

[Review] Birdbox by Josh Malerman

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24 October
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After two thoroughly disappointing ‘suspense’ novels, Birdbox was a welcome surprise that thoroughly delivered on the genre. This book was a thriller! Birdbox begins with scattered reports of unusual incidents, where people are reported to have ‘seen something’, then suddenly fly into a mania where they kill themselves, and anyone else around them. Something out there, is causing these people to go mad, and once they have seen it, there is no going back. When the reports started, no one could have any idea that it would turn into such a pandemic, but soon, people everywhere are committing heinous acts of violence and mass suicides…… Read more »

[Review] Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck

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23 October
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I’m a huge fan of monster hunter style novels, and this one did not disappoint. The main character, Deacon Chalk, hunts monsters for a living and uses a strip club he owns, Polecats, as a base of operations. His bartender is an ordained priest and his right hand woman is an expert at electronic information gathering. Together they make a formidable team. I loved how the author brought these elements together and added a wannabe rookie monster hunter with a silly name, a supernatural legend out of the bible, and a supernatural threat that may be too powerful for them… Read more »

[Review] Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

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19 October
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When I first started Sandman Slim I was under the assumption that this would be just another paranormal detective novel. I was wrong. Sandman Slim follows the actions of James Stark after he has returned to the mortal realm, from hell. And what did he do in hell, battle monsters, slave to demons, oh, and he was a hitman for one of the princes of hell. But he is much more than that, he is also a magic user of significant strength. I was captivated by the whimsey and humor of the protagonist’s exploits. There really was never a dull… Read more »

[Review] Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

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18 October
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I’m not sure what I read here, not sure what I read at all. The only other time I’ve encountered Jeff VanderMeer’s writing is in his informative book about Steampunk and that was kind of dull and boring but full of information (that I already knew). This was a different beast and was meant to be a different beast. But what sort of beast, who knows, perchance a crawler? Anyway, Area X is an unexplained, confusing place that people travel to in order to do science experiments on it. They are sent in small, precise groups, in order to execute… Read more »