Category Archives: Horror

The Devil in Silver, by Victor Lavalle: 3.5/5

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Pepper gets in a fight with a couple of cops, and finds himself suddenly committed to a mental institution. The fact the he is not mentally ill doesn’t seem to matter, and he begins doubting his own …

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The Fifty Year Sword, by Mark Z. Danielewski: 4/5

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Narrators tell the story of Chintana, an East Texas seamstress who went to a party against her own inclination, and there in the company of five children, with the woman who …

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The Aviary, by Kathleen O’Dell: 3.5/5

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Clara Dooley has spent most of her life in the decaying Glendoveer mansion with her mother; the maid, Ruby; and Mrs. Glendoveer herself, a magician’s widow. The only other company …

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The Twelve, by Justin Cronin: 3.5/5

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In this sequel to The Passage, more stories of the apocalypse and its victims are told. And 100 years in the future, the story of the last human stand against the Virals, and Amy …

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The Passage, by Justin Cronin: 4/5

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A government experiment to prolong human life goes horribly wrong, releasing 12 Virals—mutated, super-strong, undying creatures with an insatiable hunger and a desire to spread—upon …

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Locke & Key, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez: 5/5

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After their family is attacked and their father is brutally murdered, the Locke siblings, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, move with their mother to Keyhouse, their ancestral New England home …

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Girl of Nightmares, by Kendare Blake: 4/5

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Cas Lowood’s job is to send ghosts on, but that work is being affected by his unwillingness to let one ghost go. Cas sees and hears Anna everywhere—and always in terrible pain …

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Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake: 4/5

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Teenager Cas Lowood travels this world, sending ghosts into the next. His mother wishes he would stop putting himself in danger, and stick around one …

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Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz: 4/5

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Spooky elements: Creepy atmosphere, dueling magic, deadly artifacts, plenty of villains (including one who is downright dastardly) …

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In A Glass Grimmly, by Adam Gidwitz: 5/5

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Spooky elements: Creepy retold fairy tales, creepy made-up fairy tales, frightening sea creatures, bone collections. Also: there’s lots of …

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