Category Archive: Book Reviews

Book Review: Twittering from the Circus of the Dead

Joe Hill writes Twittering from the Circus of the Dead in a twitter style format, and has fittingly only made Twittering… available through electronic print. The digital cover of a hand-drawn dead twitter and shaded grey… Continue reading

Book Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

It’s easy to confuse the title with The Walking Dead, but no, there are no zombies in this new YA novel. Instead, horror bleeds out of the living, capturing the terror that a… Continue reading

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn’s third novel, Gone Girl, is the story of a marriage gone very wrong. Nick and Amy have married for five years. They met in New York, but then both got laid… Continue reading

Book Review: The Longings of Wayward Girls

Semi-Spoiler Alert! If you enjoy mysterious thrillers then you came to the right place. Think of this novel as a tightly wound up ribbon baton that slowly unravels as the chapters alternate from… Continue reading

Book Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender is more than just a murder mystery with a link to the French Revolution.  It follows a young girl as she navigates through friendship, love, and… Continue reading

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by J. K. Rowling

Horror in the form of deceit and revenge is revealed in J. K. Rowling’s The Cuckoo’s Calling. Rowling chose to use the pen name Robert Galbraith because, as an article from BBC News… Continue reading

Book Review: Ichiro by Ryan Inzana

Ryan Inzana’s second graphic novel is the story of Ichiro, a teenaged boy, struggling to find his place in this world. He lives in New York City with his Japanese mother, having never… Continue reading

Book Review: The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach

“Duérmete mi niño, duérmete me ya… Que viene el Coco y te comerá.” “Sleep child, sleep now… Or else the Coco will come and eat you” El Cucuy or El Coco, depending on… Continue reading

Book Review: Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard

Project Cain, by Geoffrey Girard is digestible horror, compartmentalized and managed in such a way that young readers can enjoy.  It reads like an encyclopedia of serial killers full of photographs, stats, and… Continue reading

Book Reviw: First Aide Medicine by Nicholaus Patnaude

First Aide Medicine is Nicholaus Patnaude’s first published work. It won the International Emergency Press award from Emergency Press. Nicholaus Patnaude did social work before moving to Istanbul, where he teaches, and travels… Continue reading

Book Review: The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Susan Angela Ann Harrison’s latest novel The Silent Wife is a mysterious psychological horror about an unofficial marriage that goes awry after 20 years. The reader plunges into the mind of passive psychologist,… Continue reading

Book Review: The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates

Horror in the form of disgust and fear is documented in Joyce Carol Oates’s new 2013 postmodern Gothic novel The Accursed, which centers around the abnormal happenings around the Princeton Crosswicks curse. The… Continue reading