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The Lost Village: A Novel by Camilla Sten - Book Review

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By Camilla Sten, Alexandra Fleming (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781250249258
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 23rd, 2021

A delicious and creepy story, which reminded me a bit of watching the Blair Witch Project movie. Alice Lindstedt, a documentary filmmaker, has been obsessed with the missing/vanished residents of the town dubbed "The Lost Village" since childhood. Her grandmother's entire family disappeared and what remained was a dead woman tied to a tree and an infant found crying in a building. She persuades a team to go and investigate and immediately unusual and threatening things begin to happen and they feel they are being watched...what IS the secret this abandoned village is hiding? Classic Scandinavian noir with a totally unexpected ending. It is fast paced and will keep you guessing. ~ Reviewed by Tambra Johnson Reap


The October Country: Stories by Ray Bradbury - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780345324481
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Published: Del Rey - April 12th, 1985

A delightfully eerie collection of short stories from the master of science fiction and fantasy. Bradbury's special gift in his subtle horror storytelling is that you aren't necessarily frightened while reading his stories, but after a few hours or even days go by, the stories come back to you and leave the creepy feeling that maybe some of the tales weren't fictional after all... ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525620785
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Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

Mexican Gothic is a suspenseful, gothic horror novel that will leave you questioning reality itself. Its creepy atmosphere only adds to the horror of the events throughout, flawlessly leading up to the surprising finale. Just when you think you know what is going to happen, you’re thrown off course by even more information. It is a book that will keep you reading long into the night, but read with caution, as you might just get nightmares! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593099605
Published: Ace - July 21st, 2020

I just have one question... who gave Alexis Henderson permission to write such a fabulous debut novel!? The Year of the Witching is a dark feminist fantasy that follows a young woman named Immanuelle as she learns of her mother's past and the forces that conspire against her. As Immanuelle discovers the truth of her settlement's history and the Church that runs it, she soon realizes that the biggest threat may just lie in their own past sins. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984826787
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Published: Del Rey - June 16th, 2020

If it matters: this was my first foray into the "Horror" genre. (That's the dept we file it in.) And to be sure, there was, ultimately, quite some gruesome passages in here. Overall, though, I was impressed with the scientific reality brought to bear by Brooks on this unprecedented display of Big Foot aggression chronicled in 1st hand journal form. Very astutely, he brings existing knowledge and observations from the fields of zoology and, most specifically, primatology into sharp focus in analyzing this post-volcanic Big Foot ape attack on the ultra-eco conscious mountain community of Green Loop.
Did you think that big hairy ape was our friend? Think again. And if you do come across a Sasquatch in the woods and must take a video, do it while running for your life; please, I beg of you. The image will have a lot of blur and vibration to it, but we're all used to that. Just run. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine


The Institute: A Novel by Stephen King - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982110567
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Published: Scribner - September 10th, 2019

The Institute is a terrifying, psychological thriller that sits on the shoulders of young children, all of whom display extraordinary abilities and intelligence. Inside its walls, experiments are performed for classified reasons, children are held against their will, and heroes sometimes come in unexpected ways.

In a surprisingly satisfying deviation from his usual classic horror stories, this novel is completely mind-bending, suspenseful, terrifying, and heart breaking. An instant favorite for me, and a perfect choice for anyone who wants to start reading books by King. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


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