Book Genre: Horror

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Blake Crouch
Leslie Y
4

Blake Crouch knows how to tell a fast-moving, compelling story, and I enjoy that about his books.  Although I felt that the scenario, and especially the denouement, in this book were somewhat unrealistic, I had a hard time putting it down.

Rachael Innis disappears one night on her...

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Stephen King
Leslie Y
5

The second book in the Bill Hodges' Trilogy begins with murder, but not the random destruction of life seen in Mr. Mercedes.  In Finders Keepers, a famous author, John Rothstein, is murdered because a crazed fan of his novels, Morris Bellamy, feels that Rothstein sold his character, Jimmy...

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Stephen King
Leslie Y
5

Stephen King is one of my all-time favorite teller of stories.  Definitely some better than others, but almost always very entertaining, and creepy.  Mr. Mercedes continues this tradition.  In the first book of the Bill Hodges trilogy, King tells the story of Mr. Mercedes (Brady...

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Jeremy Haun
Becker
4

What if you could be beautiful, just like that? The Beauty is an STD that will do just that to you--make you into a beauty ideal, quickly. What could be wrong with that? Over half of the world's population is infected, many by their own choice. As with many things that sound too good to be true...

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Mira Grant
Emily
4

Sometimes you should be REALLY careful of what you wish for. When the crew of the Atargatis sets out with a full compliment of crew and the cast of a reality tv-cum-documentary show on the search for REAL LIVE MERMAIDS, they think their worst headache will be dealing with prima donnas and...

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Becky Cloonan
Becker
3

An intriguing blend of science fiction, mystery, and horror fills this graphic novel. Alex Braith is on tanker Southern Cross, on her way to Titan to collect her sister's remains--and find out what happened to her. Turns out that getting there may be the hardest part--the ship's crew is...

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Amelia Gray
ShellyB
4

Disturbing, disturbing stories, but I enjoyed reading them, seeing what totally unexpected path each story would take!

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Maile Meloy
Laurie.
4

The book is deceiving. Packaged like a children's fairytale in mini-book format, a reader may think the rat is finally receiving a happy makeover. At least I did. Instead, the familiar rat-inspired-dread is updated with a single mom with pink streaked hair, and a four-year-old daughter who...

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David Morrell
lisab
4

David Morrell is back with Thomas De Quincey, the opium eater and his daughter Emma. This time there is a serial killer who is killing off members of the English upper class and appears to be working his/her way towards Queen Victoria.  A suspenseful novel that gives the reader a good...

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Michelle Knudsen
CoCo Supreme23
4

An insanely attractive librarian is sucking souls and taking names and students cannot help but be under his spell when they are in his presence. Cynthia Rothschild suspects there is more to the librarian once her friend Annie falls under his spell. Once Cynthia discovers that he is, in fact, a...

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Barry Lyga
Kristen M
5

"I Hunt Killers" by Barry Lyga follows the life of 17 year old Jasper Dent, son of the infamous serial killer Billy Dent. As a child, Jasper was witness to his fathers violent serial killing lifestyle. When most children learned to tie their shoes and ride bikes, Jasper was learning how to...

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R. L. Stine
CoCo Supreme23
1

I grew up reading R.L. Stine and loved his books, so when I came across A Midsummer Night’s Scream I was excited to read this for two reasons:  R.L. Stine was the author and it was a spin on A Midnight Summer Night’s Dream.  Needless to say, I was disappointed beyond belief by this...

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Jean Thompson
Liberty
4

Jean Thompson's mostly contemporary retellings of classic fairy tales brim with "grimm" and convey an undertone of Shirley Jackson-esque dread. Fabulous!

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Anne Rice
lisab
3

Anne Rice has resurrected her Vampire Series with the book Prince Lestat. It is a tale of change in the vampire world but more than that it is an overview of many of the older vampires and their stories both current and past.  For those who haven’t read the series or need a refresher, there...

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Marie Pommepuy
ShellyB
4

It may look like a light and lovely fairy tale, but look deeper and you will see that it is not!  From the very beginning few pages you may notice there is something a little off, a little different about this one, and both the artwork and the story have deeper levels, much darker levels,...

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1971- Hubert
ShellyB
4

Starting out like a typical fairy tale where the poor, picked on girl gets her wish when she does a good deed, but alas, be careful what you wish for because nothing is quite what it seems, as the old saying goes!  Interesting in the extremes this story travels to and the changes brought...

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Keith Donohue
Becker
4

Set on the isolated coast of Maine during winter, this book will creep you out whether you're reading it during a snowstorm or during the heat of summer. Jack Peter has always been a little different--he has Asperger's. But that difference got even more profound when he was 7, and he and his...

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Keith Donohue
Shanna
4

Jack Peter hasn't been the same since he almost drowned. After the fateful day when he and a friend nearly died in the ocean, Jack Peter refuses to set foot outside his house. He stays inside, drawing nightmarish pictures that he says are not imaginary, but rather, things that he sees. His...

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Katy Towell
Hope H
3

For twelve days straight in the twelfth month of the year 1912, the small town of Widowsbury was ravaged by a storm which brought with it all manner of paranormal threats. Now, twelve years later, everyone in the town operates under the rule that, "Known is good! New is bad!" Unfortunately...

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Barry Lyga
CoCo Supreme23
4

I have read many Young Adult novels however; I have not read any in the thriller/horror genre.  Recently, I  read, I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. Jasper “Jazz” Dent is the son of the Lobo’s Nod most notorious serial killer; Jazz has witnessed horrific crime scenes – from a criminal...

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Joe Hill
Becker
3

Did you like NOS4A2? Like horror comics? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, give Wraith a shot. Joe Hill moves between the worlds of traditional books and graphic novels quite a lot, and here he connects them. Wraith tells the story of Charlie Manx, the ominous presence in NOS4A2...

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
lisab
4

Oscar Drai is a 15 year old boarding school student in Barcelona in the early 1980s. He disappears for a week and this is the tale of where he went beginning with his meeting of the mysterious Marina and her father.  Dark and suspenseful, the book is a classic horror story that begins in a...

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Jim Butcher
lisab
4

The Dresden Files lasted only one season on TV but it was my first introduction to the character Harry Dresden. Curiosity made me start reading Jim Butcher’s series and while I’m not really a series type of person, I’m hooked on this one. In the latest title, Harry continues his sojourn as the...

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Kathleen Tierney
Laurie.
4

This sequel to Blood Oranges does not disappoint! Quinn (don't ever call her Siobhan) is still the same in-your-face cantankerous werewolf/vampire who can't seem to untangle herself from Mean Mr. B's dirty...

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Jennifer McMahon
Brianna
5

I just finished this book and enjoyed it so much that I've been trying to convince everyone around me to read it too so we can revel in the creepy fun of it together.

It's the story of a family whose search for their suddenly disappeared mother leads them to discover that their home was...