"As a history buff, Alma Katsu's books always pull me into their set perfectly. You get a real feel for the times she's writing about while also getting a touch of magical realism. Getting a look at her to take on The Titanic was a real treat."
"Great hunted house story with a twisted sense of self. I really enjoyed the build to things going fully out of control."
A fun science thriller with a great touch of humor in the writing. David Koepp hits a perfect balance of tension and character development in this story of an out of control fungus that could wipe out all life on the planet if it gets loose.
This was a hard book to categorize. It's moody and dark. With just a hint of the possibility that things may horribly and supernaturally go wrong at any turn. Russell really makes you feel the history of his setting in this psychological horror/thriller story and it all revolves around a simple question. Is the devil real? Or is it just a product of our darker nature when we truly go mad.
An adaptation of the 90s comic of the same name and the original story that the Venom movie drew some inspiration from. This is one of my favorite stories to involve the Eddie Brock version of Venom. Violent, a bit crazy, and trying his hardest to be a hero to the people of San Francisco they battle the Life Foundation and a group of killer cloned symbiotes of their own to protect the homeless of the city.
Mira Grant loves to take a traditional horror trope and turn it on it's head. Here she shows you how we can pay for forgetting how much we've "disney-fied" our legends like Mermaids. I really enjoyed how science and mythology met in this story to form a truley terrifying creature to come up against Mira's always well fleshed out and likable characters.
When I first came upon Limetown, it was in a list of top horror podcasts. While a little hard to pin down into a genre, it didn't disappoint. There are elements of sci-fi and horror mixed with conspiracy on epic levels. This prequel helps draw you into the deeper mysteries involved in how everyone ended up where they are when the podcast starts, and it prepares you for Season 2 perfectly.
Historical fiction is a tricky genre, especially when the subject is a tragedy like the Donner Party. Most people know the ending already and it’s not a happy one so the author’s job isn’t to surprise you with what happens but to make you feel for the characters involved and why they’re in the horrible situation. Alma Katsu does this with great skill and weaves in a bit of the supernatural for good measure. If your a fan of the period or are interested in what her idea of what the people of the Donner Party might have been like this is the book for you.
This was a surprising book. What I thought was going to be a pretty traditional sci-fi story about meeting weird aliens and some great complicated plot hook was in fact a “road trip”-style story about what it might be like to live on a space ship-- getting along with the crew, meeting strange cultures, and finding acceptance in a world you sometimes don’t fit in. Becky Chambers instills a lot of heart into the ragtag group of misfits that make up the crew of the Wayfairer. This is a great palate cleanser from some of the hardcore fare out there in the genre right now and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
Hey there. If you’ve never heard of her, let me introduce you to Squirrel Girl. One of Marvel Comic most accomplished superheroines. With a set of squirrel powers and her friends (Thousands of squirrels) she’s done things like save Iron Man from Doctor Doom, made friends with cosmic gods, and even beaten Thanos. This book series is about her start as superhero at age 13 when she finds serious trouble brewing in the sleepy New Jersey town she’s just moved to. I hope you have as much fun reading this book as I did.
This is a fun book with a lot of layers to it, it's both a satire and a neo-noir novel of coping with life. The internet has disconnected, maybe to never come back. Those addicted to twitter, instagram, and more must take to the streets to get their "fix". Be it by forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement or by standing in the street looking for validation in 140 characters. The economy tumbles and people start to freak out at the massive change to the world that may be the new way of things. All this is told through the eyes of Wayne Gladstone, who's going through a divorce and just lost his way of ignoring the world. He's heard a rumor that someone in NY is still online. So with a blogger and a webcam girl, both now out of work, he sets out to find the internet and the why of things.
A fun, frenetic, sci fi mystery with a really good premise. A jaded time traveler has a birthday party for himself where every version of him from each year of his life will attend. Only this year when he turns 39 he finds his 40 year old self murdered. Now he has to solve his own murder before it becomes his set destiny and all his future and past selves are the suspects. I had a lot of fun reading this story, Sean Ferrell tackles something that could be really confusing as you can see from the description and makes it very easy to follow. Definitely read for anyone that likes mysteries wrapped in complex problems or those that like time travel shenanigans.
A virtually instant cult film based on Barker's novella Cabal, this is an anthology that picks up after Midian the city of the Nightbreed has been destroyed and they themselves have been scattered throughout the world hiding till it's time that Cabal calls them together to a new home.
Can we survive when all of nature turns against us? The folks of Benediction Island are about to find out. (Will)
Zoey Ashe just became the richest person in America if not the world, assuming her father's group of violent problem solvers can keep her alive long enough to collect that is. Meanwhile all she really wants to do is go back to her trailer with her very smelly cat and forget any of this ever happened. Set in the near future this is David Wong's darkly humorous tale of a girl, her cat and a crazy adventure they're forced into to protect their lives.
Grady Hendrix writes these great blended genre horror stories that I really enjoy. My Best Friend's Exorcism is no exception. It's a wonderful coming of age story about two girls growing up in the 80's. When one of them seemingly becomes possessed by evil can their friendship survive? Can they themselves survive? (Will)
A pretty great light horror book when you're in the mood for a good ghost story. When I picked this up I mostly knew about the Youtube show. While I thought it would be a bit weak for me, the story had some twists I didn't expect, and I found myself really enjoying it by the end. (Will)
What's worse than thousands of ravenous spiders hatching out of the ground everywhere? Ezekiel Boone figured the answer out. Boone is a great character writer, which I find really important in horror. You can quickly get to know the people you're reading about—really feel for them when they're in danger. The first in a three-part series in which we face an ancient enemy that most of us are terrified of even today. (Will)