It’s all fun and games until someone ends up undead.
Minotaur is 60% coming-of-age story and 40% monster hunt adventure.
Set in the 1930’s, the book opens with 16 year old Thera Ballard coming to live at Rock Point Girls’ Home, an all-girls orphanage, after the last of her family washes their hands of the troublesome teen. Mad at the world and determined to hate everyone and everything, Thera feels a strong kinship with the Minotaur, a vicious sorceress with her own anger problems who once went on bloody rampage through a nearby town until she was imprisoned in the labyrinth.
The Monstrous is a collection of some truly dark tales, but they’re not just tales of horror and depravity for the sake of shock value – these are stories that will stick with the reader and make them think, even though the thoughts conjured may not be truly comfortable to contemplate.… Read More [Anthology Review] The Monstrous Edited By Ellen Datlow & Dark Matters Coffee Giant Step Dark Roast
It’s a Goosebumps Halloween! Back in the day, I used to watch Goosebumps on tv and read the books – all in broad daylight and they still scared the bejeezus out of me (the ones with that living dummy gave me nightmares). They recently added the show to Netflix and I marathoned it in the days before Halloween this year (don’t judge me). I was completely surprised by how…cheesy it seems to me now, but cheesy in fun way. That’s how Zombie Halloween felt to me – cheesy, but in a fun, nostalgic way that totally brought me back to my childhood when Halloween was scary in that fun, innocent way.… Read More [Book Review] Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #1: Zombie Halloween By R. L. Stine & Coffee Shop Of Horrors Hare’m Scare’m Demented Harvest Autumn Spice
The Dead House is a fantastically dark, chilling mystery told in a very unique case-file style that uses newspaper clippings, transcripts, reports, and very detailed diary entries to tell the story of a very unique girl, two “sisters” trapped in one body, and the horrifying events involving her at Elmbridge High, an English co-ed boarding school, that ended in death and destruction.… Read More [Book Review] The Dead House By Dawn Kurtagich & Gloria Jean’s Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Coffee With Inclusions
Okiku, the 300 year old vengeful spirit of a murdered Japanese teenage girl, and Tark, a seventeen-year old Japanese-American high school student/spirit magnet, are back in The Suffering, a companion novel to The Girl From The Well.
In The Girl From The Well, Okiku helped Tarq fight the evil living within his skin. Now the two are inseparable (literally). They make a bit of an odd team, what with one being a vengeful spirit who often looks like a rotting corpse and all, but the two are actually the best of friends. Okiku helps Tark with his hobby of exorcising spirits and Tark helps Okiku carry out her bloody vengeance on those guilty of horrible crimes against kids and teens.