Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jan-Feb Reading List #zombie #horror #Sci Fi #thriller

I'm very late on compiling the latest Blog Reading List - or I'm early for February!

Anyway, lots of new books. I'm finding a lot of great horror this time! I'm finding some neat themes, too, so I may explore specific topics in coming issues.  Enjoy!


Short Stories

All That Withers, John Palisano - First collection of 23 Lovecraftian to horror stories, includes 2016 Stoker Award Winner, "Joe's Rest Stop."

Best New Horror, Volume 25 (Mammoth Book of Best Horror) - Former UK anthology of best horror featuring stories from Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale and more. 600+ pages.

The Black Room Manuscripts, Volume 3 - (releases Feb. 24) - 25 tales of terror. David Moody and others. Do you dare enter? 



Dead Twin Sister, Jack Wallen - A band, a dead spirit... "With each recorded song, the spirit gains more power until Grog's dead twin sister is unleashed."

Haunting the Deep,- Adriana Mather - A teen finds herself on the "dream" ship. the Titanic. An interesting side note is the author's relatives survived the voyage. 

Sick House, Jeff Strand - Home invasion from beyond the grave. Creepy haunted house stuff, then the ghosts begin to arrive... (and a cool cover!) 

 The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell (pre-order, releases March 6) - Okay this sounds cool. Newly widowed Elsie goes to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling estate. Behind a locked door is a wooden figure that looks much like her...  A Victorian ghost story.
Sci Fi - Aliens 

The Other, Marilyn Peake - The world is melting down.. then people begin seeing UFO's and strange alien creatures. Then a virus begins spreading that causes hallucinations and scrambles thought. Is it from them?


Glimpse, Jonathan Maberry - (Pre-order, releases March 27) - What happens when Rain sees a boy running and screaming with laughter - or just screaming - through the crack in a pair of reading glasses? The voices are telling her to do horrible things and a spectral boogie man is haunting her in the real world. How far do you go to save someone you love?

Saving Grace (Fleetwood and Sheils Book 2), Simon Wood - Former reporter Scott Fleetwood is still recovering after tangling with a notorious kidnapper  - and now his only chance to save another girl is to trust a headline-hunting kidnapper. 



 Generation Z, Peter Meredith - Twelve years since the undead hordes swept the earth. We survive.. but for how much longer?

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter , C.A. Verstraete - Was Lizzie Borden actually guilty? What if she did commit the gruesome axe murders of her father and stepmother in 1892 for a reason no one suspected? (new 2nd edition & new cover!)

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