Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

★★★☆☆ Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness. I have been looking for a good ghost story for some time now. One of those stories that I am unable to read at night, or risk going to bed hiding under my blankets. After reading…

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

★★★★★ i>It had never occurred to her that God would cry, but of course that was wrong. God would be crying all the time. He would cry and cry and never stop. I don’t normally like vampire books. Vampires have become integrated in a formula for an instant best seller, thanks to books like Twilight,…

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Fellside by MR Carey

★★★☆☆ This is between 3 and 4 stars rounded up simply because the author’s writing is awesome, and I so much adored their other works. Fellside is a prison, where Jessica Moulson finds herself after discovering that in a heroin induced haze she lit a fire that killed her upstairs neighbour, a little boy the…

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Brother by Ania Ahlborn

★★★★☆ I had my doubts going into this book. After reading the synopsis I feared that I was going into a book that would be just a huge gore fest, but I liked Ania Ahlborn’s last book Within These Walls so I decided to give it a shot. Not that a gore fest is a…

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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

There’s nothing wrong with me, Merry. Only my bones want to grow through my skin like the growing things and pierce the world. A Head Full of Ghosts is a story from the POV of Merry Barrett. It opens with her many years later after the events surrounding her sister Marjorie, giving an interview to…

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The Fold by Peter Clines

★★★☆☆ The Fold is my second encounter with Peter Clines after reading 14, and while I see a number of similarities between the two books I actually surprisingly liked this better. Mike Erikson is a high school teacher living an ordinary life in an ordinary town, but when he is approached by an old friend…

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The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

★★★★☆ It’s about to get very dark you see. For some reason the title and the young narrator of this had me thinking this was a Young Adult novel. It most definitely IS NOT. Carolyn was a normal girl once, until the day she called Adoption Day, when her parents and those of children around…

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The Good House by Tananarive Due

★★☆☆☆ The blurb for this one sounded so interesting, and the line at the library for this book was so long that I thought it would definitely be the spooky ghost story I had been looking for. Unfortunately it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Angela Toussaint is returning to the house of…

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Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory

★★★★☆ My parents saved me. My brain can make up all the scary stories it wants to, but I know that much is true. Harrison Squared is a prequel to We Are All Completely Fine, a book I thoroughly enjoyed, so when I saw it on Netgalley I had to pick it up Harrison Harrison…

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The Broken Ones by Stephen M. Irwin

★★★★☆ Our guests that arrived on September 10 three years ago seem fixed to stay; the psychological impact of their arrival may have to be judged by future generations. In the menatime, our economies run flat and our stomachs get emptier. The question remains: Where is the silver lining? Where, in short, is the hope?…

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