Book Review: Henry Franks by Peter Adam Salomon

Title: Henry Franks Author: Peter Adam Salomon Genre: YA, psychological thriller Publisher: Flux Publication Date: September 2012 Goodreads | B&N | Amazon Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for honest review. A dark, psychological thriller about a boy’s search for himself Four thousand, three hundred and seventeen stitches, his father had told him […]

Book Review: Deliver Us by Santino Reynolds and Giveaway

Title: Deliver Us Author: Santino Reynolds Genre: Suspense, Thriller Publisher: Senzuri Books Publication Date: October 2012 Author Website | Goodreads Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions. “I caused this, because I’m too afraid of…him.” “I caused this, because I sat back and let life pass me by.” “I caused this, because I let my […]

Book Review: Seven Point Eight (The First Chronicle #1) by Marie Harbon

Title: Seven Point Eight (The First Chronicle #1) Author: Marie Harbon Genre: Science-Fiction, Thriller, Fantasy Publisher: Createspace Publication Date: April 6th 2012 Author Website | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N Review copy provided by the author in exchange for honest review. Seven Point Eight: The most powerful number in the universe. The number that connects […]

Book Review: The Vanishing Game

Title: The Vanishing Game Author: Kate Kae Meyers Genre: Thriller, YA, Supernatural Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Publication Date: February 14th 2012 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N Review copy provided by the publisher through Netgalley. Seventeen-year-old Jocelyn follows clues apparently from her dead twin, Jack, in and around Seale House, the terrifying foster home where they once […]

Book Review: The Angel Maker by Stefan Brijs

Title: The Angel Maker Author: Stefan Brijs Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery, Literature Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: December 30th 2008 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N A literary page-turner about one man’s macabre ambition to create life-and secure immortality The village of Wolfheim is a quiet little place until the geneticist Dr. Victor Hoppe returns […]

Book Review: Timeless Innocents by Janis Susan May

Timeless Innocents is one of the first horror novellas published by Carina Press, and I’m glad they expanded into this genre. I’ve always enjoyed reading horror, and in my opinion, there simply aren’t enough publishers interested in the genre. That said, this book was an enjoyable read, but not a particularly outstanding one. On the one hand, the story feels like it’s too short to really gets its message across, on the other hand it’s suspenseful enough to keep me reading. My major problem was with what happens at the end of the novel, and what the Innocents really turn out to be.

Book Review: The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin

Let’s face it. Vampires are sissies, and have been for the last decade. Ever since the paranormal romance genre introduced us to the vampires in love with our heroes or heroines, vampires have been known as goody-two-shoes, true romantics at heart. We’ve forgotten the roots of these creatures. They’re not meant to fall in love or seduce our main characters. They’re meant to be terrifyingly scary, dark and dangerous, bloodthirsty murderers who maim and kill with a passion. No longer do good and evil overlapse in these creatures of the night. Instead, they’re delightfully evil, returned firmly to their roots in the deepest circles of hell. No sparkling vampires if you read The Darkening Dream, and to be honest, aren’t we all glad for that?

Book Review: Beneath The Shadows by Sara Foster

If you’re as much of a fan of gothic horror as I am, then the synopsis of Beneath The Shadows probably intrigues you more than you’d like to admit. It was the synopsis that first drew me in for this story, but it definitely didn’t dissapoint. It’s a bit less gothic than I would’ve liked, but it does its best to be a gothic horror with a modern twist, and it succeeds in that department. The only problem? To me, it read more like women’s fiction meets mystery. Or even a cozy mystery of sorts. There were creepy, ghostly elements, but they were either quickly dismissed or offered little to nothing to the story. This could’ve been handled differently, better even, by living up to its genre and giving the reader true gothic horror.

Book Review: Abandoned (Smoky Barrett #4) by Cody McFadyen

I purchased Abandoned at a booksale last year for the very low price of $1. The best dollar ever spent, if you ask me. Sure, I wouldn’t rate this book a five star, but it was a decent, satisfactory read that kept me chilled the entire time. I had to keep on turning pages to find out what would happen next to the main characters, and if that happens, it’s always a great sign.

Book Review: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Title: The Woman in Black Author: Susan Hill Genre: Horror, Supernatural Thriller, Ghosts Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: First publication in 1983 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor in London, is summoned to Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, and to sort through her papers before returning to […]