Book Genre: Horror

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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...

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Ashley Marie Witter
Kristen M
5

A richly-illustrated adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, told through the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was just a little girl when she was turned by the vampire Lestat. Though she spends many years of happiness with her two vampire fathers, she gradually grows discontent...

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Paolo Bacigalupi
mmcgowan
4

Nailer, a teenage boy, works on a ship breaking down parts on a boat which could be a dangerous job.His nickname is "lucky boy" because he survives an accident.  A few days later he meets a beautiful and wealthy girl in which he saves her life so she is known as "lucky girl."  A...

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Jason Vanhee
Melody
4

Mama has died and Merciful knows that the proper thing to do is bury her, but that’s not possible with a blizzard blowing and the ground frozen solid. Her brother, Gospel, thinks leaving her body in the cellar will have to do for now. The Minister, a “made creature” the dispenses religious...

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Stephen King
seanamo
5

I absolutely loved this book! The writing is wonderful and so evocative. King spends just the right amount of time breathing life into his characters and giving them all dimension. In a story like The Stand - a classic battle between good and evil - relate-able characters make all the difference...

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Stephen King
Thane
4

"The man and black fled across the dessert... And the gunslinger followed."

So begins the first, and frankly the best, book of Stephen King's epic Dark Tower seven book series. In a bizarre mash up that's part Lord of the Rings and part Spaghetti Western, King has created an alternate...

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Mary P
3

This is a collection of scary stories for children that was compiled in the early 1990s.  The stories all seem to be written from the perspective of a British storyteller, so a few of the words and references might be a bit foreign to an American reader.  Some of the stories involve...

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Jane (Jane Alice) Kelley
DawnM
4

What makes this book fun is that this a ghost story told in the ghosts own words! In addition to some scary parts there is a storyline of twin sisters who no longer do everything together, for instance only one of the sisters can hear the ghost! I would recommend to 4th and 5th grade girls...

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Kathleen Tierney
Becker
4

Gritty, sarcastic, queer, violent, and foul-mouthed, Siobhan Quinn is a former junkie turned demon-hunter (sort of) turned, in one violent confrontation with both a werewolf and a vampire, into the very kind of creature she's been killing. It's all part of a complicated game involving other...

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John Boyne
Shanna
4

After her father's sudden death, Eliza Caine must leave London and make her own way in the world.  She accepts a governess position at Gaudlin Hall, but when she arrives, she is shocked to discover that her two charges are alone in the large mansion-there are no adults or household staff,...

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Matt Mogk
Kristen M
3

An interesting twist on a classic tale about a boy and his dog fighting for survival during a zombie outbreak at Christmas. After witnessing his mother attacking Santa on Christmas Eve, Johnny knows just what to do. With a little prep and the right supplies, Johnny, his dog Fido, and friends...

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Kim Harrington
Georgia
3

Jade is finally getting what she’s always wanted, a fresh start in a new town. She is thrilled that her dad and step mom can finally afford the big house that she’s always dreamed of living in. That is, until she discovers that her new house is haunted. Kayla, who was the most popular and...

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Stephen King
mmcgowan
5

A college student decides to work at Joyland amusement park after his girlfriend decides to take a job out of State.  As a result of the separation this relationship goes sour.  The college student is very upset over the breakup and turns his mind over to trying to solve a murder that...

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Thomas Harris
Rebecca
4

I have hinted at this in other reviews, but I will say it now directly: horror and I do not get along. When I was a kid, if I saw a horror movie by accident, I wouldn't sleep for weeks. Thankfully, as an adult,...

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Stephen King
Becker
4

This is the much-hyped sequel to King's classic The Shining, and I think even those who haven't read that story set in a haunted Colorado hotel during Danny Torrence's long, scary winter there would enjoy Doctor Sleep (honestly, I read The Shining so many years ago that I don't remember much...

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James Preller
lcole
4

Readers of easy chapter books will love the chills and thrills of Good Night, Zombie.  This book is part of a series called Scary Tales by James Preller.  Each book in the series is a stand-alone story, so you don’t need to read these in order. ...

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Stephen King
Charlissa
4

Full Dark, No Stars is collection of four novellas: "1922," "Big Driver," "Fair Extension," and "A Good Marriage." The afterward begins, “The stories in this book are harsh. You may have found them hard to read in places.” Yup.

"1922" is a story about a man who kills his wife in...

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Joe Hill
Jennifer B.
3

Heart-Shaped Box gets off to a roaring start.  Protagonist Judas Coyne, a 54-year-old semi-retired leader of a metal band, buys a suit online that supposedly comes with the ghost of the man who wore it.  The suit's in his hands by page 15 and the ghost is already on the scene in...

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Peter Stenson
Charles
3

Fiend, by Peter Stenson, does not differ much from any other apocalyptic, zombie themed book.  There is the typical shocking revelation that the people outside are not normal and want to eat you, the characters realize that everyone but themselves have become zombies, and the rest of the...