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