15. November 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fiction, Horror

Horns by Joe Hill, 370 pages, read by Brian, on 11/20/2014

hornsJoe Hill’s Horns is so much in a little book it’s amazing.  A black comedy with terror, sex and intrigue, Horns has a little bit of everything.  The main character, Ig, has been in a depressive state after his girlfriend, Merrin, was raped and killed.  Ig, develops horns on his head and eventually powers as vows to track down the monster who killed his love.


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08. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Courtney, Fiction, Horror, Teen Books · Tags:

The Infects by Sean Beaudoin, 384 pages, read by Courtney, on 10/04/2014

A feast for the brain, this gory and genuinely hilarious take on zombie culture simultaneously skewers, pays tribute to, and elevates the horror genre.

Seventeen-year-old Nero is stuck in the wilderness with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents on an “Inward Trek.” As if that weren’t bad enough, his counselors have turned into flesh-eating maniacs overnight and are now chowing down on his fellow miscreants. As in any classic monster flick worth its salted popcorn, plentiful carnage sends survivors rabbiting into the woods while the mindless horde of “infects” shambles, moans, and drools behind. Of course, these kids have seen zombie movies. They generate “Zombie Rules” almost as quickly as cheeky remarks, but attitude alone can’t keep the biters back.

Serving up a cast of irreverent, slightly twisted characters, an unexpected villain, and an ending you won’t see coming, here is a savvy tale that that’s a delight to read—whether you’re a rabid zombie fan or freshly bitten—and an incisive commentary on the evil that lurks within each of us.

25. October 2014 · 1 comment · Categories: Adult Books, Fantasy, Horror, Noelle, Paranormal

Sunshine by Robin McKinley, 416 pages, read by Noelle, on 10/17/2014

There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it’s unwise to walk. Sunshine knew that. But there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years, and she needed a place to be alone for a while.

Unfortunately, she wasn’t alone. She never heard them coming. Of course you don’t, when they’re vampires.

They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion–within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight.

She knows that he is a vampire. She knows that she’s to be his dinner and that when he is finished with her, she will be dead. Yet, as dawn breaks, she finds that he has not attempted to harm her. And now it is he who needs her to help him survive the day.

14. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fiction, Horror, Lisa, Mystery

The Dreadful Revenge of Ernest Gallen by James Lincoln Collier, 240 pages, read by Lisa, on 10/13/2014

In the quiet town of Magnolia, someone is a’ haunting, making people do awfully weird things. Eugene knows because he’s being haunted, too. His friend Sonny’s dad walked right off of a building and fell to his death, and then another friend’s dad crashed his car into a tree. The same “specter” that was haunting them is inside Eugene, talking to him, telling him to do crazy things! Along with the help of their friend (conveniently, the daughter of the town’s newspaper editor) Eugene and Sonny pledge to get to the bottom of the haunting.  But not before uncovering a bigger mystery that will affect nearly every townsperson in sleepy little Magnolia…

10. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror

The Unwritten, Vol. 8: Orpheus in the Underworld by Mike Carey, 171 pages, read by Brian, on 10/10/2014

unwrittenOrpheus in the Underworld is the 8th volume of a critically series.  Tommy ventures into the land of the dead to ue Lizzie.  During his journey, Tommy finds more than he expected.

 

30. September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Noelle

The facts in the case of the departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman, 51 pages, read by Noelle, on 09/18/2014

Come, come and hear of the strange and terrible tale of Miss Finch, an exacting woman befallen by mystery and abduction deep under the streets of London! New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivers another stunning hardcover graphic novel with longtime collaborator Michael Zulli (Creatures of the Night, The Sandman). This is the first comics adaptation of his popular story “The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch,” which saw print only in the U.K. edition of Gaiman’s award-winning work Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions and was recently interpreted for his Speaking in Tongues CD. The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch is a “mostly true story” that combines the author’s trademark magic realism with Zulli’s sumptuous paintings, and has been newly rewritten for this hardcover. Join a group of friends, with the stern Miss Finch in tow, as they enter musty caverns for a subterranean circus spectacle called “The Theatre of Night’s Dreaming.” Come inside, get out of the pounding rain, and witness this strange world of vampires, ringmasters, illusions and the Cabinet of Wishes Fulfill’d.

19. September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror

Fat & Bones: And Other Stories by Larissa Theule, 112 pages, read by Angie, on 09/17/2014

Mr. Bald, the farmer, dies and his son Bones is finally free to go after Fat, the fairy in the tree. Mrs. Bald can’t stop crying over her husband’s death. Fat and Bones have been enemies for a long time though it is not explained what made them such. Fat makes a potion for Bones’s pig foot stew and unfortunately Mrs. Bald eats it instead causing her to go flat. Bones tries to cut down Fat’s tree and instead cuts off the cat’s tail. There are other stories interspersed in the Fat and Bones tales. A pig loses her last foot to the pig foot stew. A spider loses some blood to one of Fat’s potions. It is a gruesome little collection of stories that I am sure will find fans among those kids who like horror.

20. August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fiction, Horror

Gingerbread Girl by Stephen King, 124 pages, read by Brian, on 08/20/2014

runAfter the devastation of her baby dying, Em could only relieve pain by running. Em would run and keeping all the way to Florida.  Making her new home in the Vermillion Key she ran every day and everything was fine until the day she stopped to see what was in her neighbor’s trunk.  Time is running out for Em.

 

 

16. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Horror

Mile 81 by Stephen King, 80 pages, read by Brian, on 07/16/2014

mile 81Mile 81 is a short book by Stephen King. Mile 81 is a broken down abandoned rest stop on the Maine Turnpike.  A perfect place for teenagers to hangout that’s until a Malibu Wagon knocks down the barricade and rolls in making the abandoned stop not so abandoned.  Get too close to the open door of the car and it will be the last thing you will do but maybe scream.

14. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fiction, Horror

Riding the Bullet by Stephen King, 400 pages, read by Brian, on 07/13/2014

ridingRiding the Bullet was originally an audio book and a short one at that.  It was eventually expanded into a full length novella.  The premise of the story is a college student’s mother is dying and he must hitchhike to her hospital.  Along the way he takes a ride with young talkative man who just happens to be dead.  They have a long discussion about the Silver Bullet, the best roller coaster ever made.  The hitchhiker chickened out when he was a kid.  The driver,  gave the young man a choice, either he could live or his mother could live…a real life silver bullet.

 

01. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Horror

In the Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill, 62 pages, read by Brian, on 07/01/2014

grassWhen it comes to Stephen King, I prefer his Novels over his short stories.  In the Tall Grass takes place in Kansas, a brother and sister pull over at a run down rest area where they hear the cries of child in the tall grass. It’s a good old fashion horror story and predictable.  I did enjoy the story as it was well written.  I listen to the book and was read by Stephen Lang.

 

26. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Horror · Tags:

Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King, 128 pages, read by Brian, on 06/25/2014

cycleStephen King’s short story is fast paced and entertaining. A werewolf terrorizes a New England town and local search for the creature to destroy it before the town is destroyed.

 

23. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Horror

The Plant by Stephen King, 291 pages, read by Brian, on 06/22/2014

plantThe Plant is an unfinished serial novel by Stephen King published as an e-book in 2000.  The premises of the book is a small publishing house struggling to survive has an editor who receives a manuscript from what appears to be a disturbed man. After receiving a rejection notice the author goes on a rampage wanting revenge on the editor.  He sends the editor a plant with unique qualities.  The whole story is written with office memos, letters and correspondence.  I would have liked to see a longer story but did enjoy what I read.

 

01. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Tammy · Tags:

Harlequin Valentine by Neil Gaiman, 40 pages, read by Tammy, on 05/10/2014

harlequinHarlequin sets out to win the heart of his next valentine, but with Harlequin there’s always a trick. Also includes a brief history of Harlequin character.

 

22. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror

Fatale Vol 4.: Pray For Rain by Ed Brubaker, 144 pages, read by Brian, on 05/22/2014

fatale4A woman with no memory stumbles upon a Grunge band in 90s. As demons try to track her down along with psycho killer, Josephine must find her memory before she destroys the people closest to her or the demons find her.

 

22. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror

Fatale Vol. 3: West of Hell by Ed Brubaker, 128 pages, read by Brian, on 05/22/2014

17689064Volume 3 of Fatale follows our heroine through the Great Depression, Middle Ages and the Wild West.  We learn more about our main character as she tries to evade the demons that chase her..

 

21. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal

Fatale Vol 2: The Devil's Business by Ed Brubaker, 136 pages, read by Brian, on 05/20/2014

fatale2Ed Brubaker’s second book in the “Fatale” series focuses on Los Angeles in the 1970s.  Our leading lady, Josephine, is trying to escape the Satanic Cults.  All seems fine until she comes across an actor crosses her path.

 

20. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror

Fatale Vol. 1: Death Chases Me by Ed Brubaker, 144 pages, read by Brian, on 05/17/2014

fatale1Ed Brubaker has a nice look at his Batman stories, so I thought I would try this horror series.  This is a story of a man who obsessed over woman back in the 1950s.  He meets her again in present day and his life is turned into a horror show.  Every where this woman goes death follows.  This is story about the occult and can be grisly at times but a fascinating read.

 

01. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror · Tags:

American Vampire Volume 2 by Scott Snyder, 160 pages, read by Brian, on 05/01/2014

vampireScott Snyder & Stephen King, have created an alternative history based on the vampire, The American Vampire.  Volume one focused on the Hollywood vampires.  Volume two we meet a stronger more vicious vampire in the Las Vegas territory.  Read the series, you will get SUCKED into it.

 

01. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Horror, Teen Books

Daylighters by Rachel Caine, 368 pages, read by Brian, on 04/01/2014

daylightersMorganville, Texas not really a fun place to live, sure they have a college but that’s about it, unless, you like vampires.  In this chapter of the Morganville saga, a group called the Daylighters Foundation have gathered up the vampires to either cure them or kill them. The normal people like this idea of freedom from the vamps but Claire, Shane and Eve feel different about the vampires and feel humans and vamps can live in peace.