Book Genre: Horror

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Jonathan Stroud
Kristi
4

Lucy Carlyle has joined Lockwood & Co. It's a ghost hunting agency run by tweeners in turn of the century London. They are trying to deal with "the problem".  In their world ghosts are more present and dangerous and most people don't go out after dark because getting touched by a ghost...

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Patrick Rothfuss
Em
4

The Princess continues her innocent and weirdly terrifying adventures in this second installment of The Princess and Mr. Whiffle, only this time she’s got her baby brother to take care of. We get a few hints about her mysteriously absent parents and more carnage courtesy of the Princess...

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Joe Hill
Em
4

So I don’t usually read horror, but this book had been sitting on my bookshelf for about six years, since some friends of mine from grad school recommended it to me. I finally got around to reading it and was not disappointed. As I started the first story, I had a momentary panic at the horror...

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Richard Yancey
Lily
3

Yancey takes the Victorian obsession with medical oddities to a new level in The Monstrumologist. It is not overtly scary, but definitely gory. It is not over-the-top in sickening detail, but there is definitely a fair share of blood and guts... but only about as much as you would...

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Dan Wells
Emily
4

This debut novel introduces us to John Wayne Cleaver, he's named after a murderer and a murder weapon, he lives in a mortuary and he really doesn't want to kill you. Ok, well maybe he does a little bit but he's trying his hardest to keep that desire under wraps. John knows he’s dangerous, but he...

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Chelsea Cain
Colleen
3

In Let Me Go serial killer Gretchen does anything but to detective Archie Sheridan. And Archie must choose between going after the elusive Gretchen or saving intrepid girl-reporter Susan Ward while attending a Halloween party hosted by a twisted mob boss. The longer the series goes...

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Paolo Bacigalupi
Colleen
2

I picked up this book on CD because who doesn't love baseball and zombies? But I feel like the author preached at me the entire time about the evils of ICE and immigration policies, plus the evils of meat processing, wrapped up in a few zombie interactions to make kids pick it up. I saw how good...

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Jason Ciaramella
KateM
3

I picked up The Cape simply because I recognized Joe Hill’s name on the cover, which should have been a warning from the first. I do not usually enjoy the horror genre, but the premise piqued my interest. What if there was a cape that granted the wearer the ability to fly like a superhero, but...

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Sarah Waters
Brianna
4

The Little Stranger was a fun, fairly creepy Victorian ghost story. It's the story of a country doctor in post-WWII England who becomes close with the family of a dying estate. As one by one, the family and their maid become convinced something sinister lurks in their stately home, the doctor...

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Cate Culpepper
Becker
3

If you like your books to have lesbian main characters, but are tired of the traditional romance formula and want something a bit different, try Windigo Thrall. Culpepper's latest is all about the horror and suspense, with a creepy snowed in cabin near Mt. Ranier setting. Six women are there for...

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Paolo Bacigalupi
Jennifer
3

It's a book about zombies...I mean, it's a book about factory farming...I mean...

This book is an unusual combination of topics, but the story is pretty enjoyable, if you like books about kids fending off packs of zombies. Bacigalupi's other books are probably better known, and in my...

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Michael (Journalist) Logan
lisab
3

A zombie book that has a definite tongue in cheek vibe, Apocalypse Cow is the story of animals becoming zombies through government experiments causing the isolation of the British Isles. Having seen snotty (and I don’t mean snobby) cows, the descriptions of the cows sneezing brought back...

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Nunzio DeFilippis
Thane
4

Bad Medicine takes tried and true B-Movie horror elements (the invisible man, werewolves, zombies, etc.) and makes them fresh again by approaching them from a medical viewpoint. A team of scientists and law enforcement agents investigate paranormal mysteries in modern setting reminiscent of the...

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Peter Stenson
Zac
3

Rarely have I encountered a book so pessimistic, so heartbreaking, so hopelessly despondent…yet so entertaining as Peter Stenson's Fiend. I mean, zombies and tweekers? That right there is enough to pique my disturbed interest.

The book begins with an unabashed meth addict who’s...

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Brian (Brian Michael) Lynch
Adelina
4

For Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans out there, this graphic novel is part of the continuing story and universe of Buffy. This graphic novel connects to the After the Fall (post-Angel TV series) comic book series storyline and to Buffy’s TV series Season 8.

Spike is dealing with the...

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Dana F
4

Since I've not read many graphic novels, I decided to read one based on a book I have already read. I like The Stand's story, so I could concentrate on the artwork and how it presents the story. This is actually part 1 of 6 books in the graphic-novel series--the original...

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Ben Tripp
Becker
3

A satisfying sequel to Tripp's 2010 novel Rise Again, Below Zero continues to follow veteran and ex-sheriff Danny Adelman. It's 2 years after the dead have risen, decimating society and leaving small bands of survivors. Danny leads a traveling convoy of survivors, always on the lookout for...

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Marisha Pessl
Georgia
5

The daughter of a famous film director is found dead of an apparent suicide. Though all signs point to this conclusion, investigative journalist Scott McGrath thinks there is more to it. This book is the story of the investigation done by McGrath and the two assistants he acquires along the way...

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Ed Brubaker
Thane
4

Frequent collaborators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have made a name for themselves producing excellent crime comic books together. Their latest effort carries on that tradition with a twist. Fatale is crime/horror comic book. Think Raymond Chandler meets HP Lovecraft. It has the usual...

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Joe Hill
Mandy M.
4

Locke and Key has been a series that has been getting a lot of acclaim over the past few months so I knew I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I finally got the chance to check it out and it does not disappoint. I've always had a strange fascination with keys and so the first time I saw...

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Tim Seeley
Mandy M.
5

Imagine a classic slasher film played out in vignette length tales, graphic novel style. You've just found Tim Seeley's Hack/Slash. Hack/Slash chronicles the journey of Cassandra Hack and her companion Vlad. They travel the country and sometimes world looking for slashers and put an end to them...

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Susan Hill
Kristen M
3

From the jacket:

In the apartment of Oliver's old professor at Cambridge, there is a painting on the wall, a mysterious depiction of masked revelers at the Venice carnival. On this cold winter's night, the old professor has decided to reveal the painting's eerie secret. The dark art of...

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Chris Priestley
April
3

Edgar loves hearing stories—especially his Uncle Montague’s stories.  School breaks at home are generally spent, at least in some part, visiting his uncle in his rather dark, forbidding house.  His uncle collects interesting objects and each one has a story attached to it.  Over...

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Neil Gaiman
Thane
4

After years of producing children and young adult stories, Neil Gaiman has finally returned to adult fiction. And although The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told through the perspective of a child, this is a story for adults. The Ocean at the End of The Lane has all the hallmarks of a classic...

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Arthur de Pins
Angelita
4

This graphic novel is a part of a series, and it is the first of the series. This is definitely a quick read, but when I was done reading I was unhappy because I will have to wait for the second book. I believe the books are first published in another language, then translated to English. I am...