The Shining

THE SHINING Written by Stephen King Published by Anchor, January 28, 1977 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his…

Wanderers

WANDERERS Written by Chuck Wendig Published by Del Rey, July 9th, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with…

Teeth In The Mist

TEETH IN THE MIST Written by Dawn Kurtagich Published by Little Brown, June 11, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil’s Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations… Sixteen-year-old photography enthusiast Zoey has been fascinated by the…

The Haunted

THE HAUNTED Written by Danielle Vega Published by Razorbill, June 4, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Hendricks Becker-O’Malley is new in town, and she’s bringing baggage with her. With a dark and wild past, Hendricks doesn’t think the small town her parents moved her to has much to offer her in…

The Cabin at the End of the World

THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD Written by Paul Tremblay Published by William Morrow, June 26, 2018 My star rating: 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in…

Scream All Night

SCREAM ALL NIGHT Written by Derek Milman Published by Balzer + Bray, July 24, 2018 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Dario Heyward knows one thing: He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens of cult…

A House at the Bottom of a Lake

A HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE Written by Josh Malerman Published by This Is Horror, October 21, 2016 My star rating: 3.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Both seventeen. Both afraid. But both saying yes. It sounded like the perfect first date: canoeing across a chain of lakes, sandwiches and beer in the cooler. But teenagers…

Horrorstor

HORRORSTOR Written by Grady Hendrix Published by Quirk books, September 23, 2014 My star rating: 3.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds – clearly someone, or something, is up to…

Mirrors and Thorns – A dark fairy tale anthology – Blog Tour Review!

I’ve never hidden the fact that anthologies and short stories aren’t really my thing. I find that short stories just aren’t long enough to catch my interest but, most often, I can’t find many anthologies that cover a topic that interests me. That is, until Mirrors and Thorns. UMMMMM hello?! Dark Fairy Tales?? YES PLEASE!…