Horror

Near the Bone by Christina Henry - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593199763
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Published: Berkley - April 13th, 2021

An immersive and atmospheric creature feature in the form of a book! Mattie has lived on a mountain with her abusive husband for as long as she can remember. She relies on him for almost everything and doesn’t recall much of her life before- all she knows is to avoid upsetting him at all costs. After finding a mutilated fox in the snow, Mattie quickly realizes that maybe the two of them aren’t alone. Henry has constructed a story combining real life horrors with unseen monsters in a way that is claustrophobic, tense, and terrifying. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


This Thing Between Us: A Novel by Gus Moreno - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374539238
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - October 12th, 2021

Comparable to Tremblay or King, with a little Palahniuk flavor, Moreno plays on the very modern paranoia of smart tech; more importantly, the unique type of isolation and transient sense of self that comes with grief. The narrator is punchy and clever and trying his best to deal with his loss, isolation, and lack of familial connection or heritage on top of a too-real paranormal element that goes so far beyond the choppy recorded voice of a not-Alexa device and brings some honest-to-god terror to the table.
Content Warning: death, resurrection, pet death, gore, body horror, suicidal thoughts ~ Reviewed by Sara Gates


The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250812629
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 28th, 2021

If you've listened to a single true crime podcast or watched an episode of Forensic Files, you think you have an idea how this one is going to end up - you're probably wrong.
It's a weird one (you can tell from the first chapter from the bible-reading cat's perspective) but that's not a bad thing and it's absolutely worth it. Dark and nerve-y and full of personality, bared teeth, and a little hope. Kind of.
Content Warning: body horror, psychological turmoil, child endangerment ~ Reviewed by Sara Gates


The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593201237
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Published: Berkley - July 13th, 2021

The Final Girl Support Group is your classic slasher film, in book format. It is brilliantly paced with twists around every corner. Not only was it a thrilling read, but it also incorporated humor to help lighten the mood. If you've ever wondered what happened to the survivors at the end of horror movies, read this book! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel by Grady Hendrix - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781594749766
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Published: Quirk Books - July 11th, 2017

Grady Hendrix hit the nail on the head with this campy 80’s inspired horror novel! My favorite part about Hendrix’ writing is his ability to blend the perfect amount of nostalgia, humor, gore, and terror without sacrificing any effectiveness. This reigns especially true in My Best Friend’s Exorcism- it is at once tropey yet genuine, and hilarious yet gruesome. A classic and self-aware exorcism story with a dash of social criticism and even a sprinkle of touching moments about the power of friendship. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


Pet Sematary: A Novel by Stephen King - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982115982
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Published: Gallery Books - February 26th, 2019

My personal favorite King novel, Pet Semetary will psychologically grip you and won’t let go until long after the last page. Only King could portray this level of horror with minimal bloodshed and gore, capturing the essence of grief and loss in such a brutal way that will haunt even the most seasoned horror readers. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


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