Book Genre: Horror

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Nunzio DeFilippis
Thane
4

Bad Medicine takes tried and true B-Movie horror elements (the invisible man, werewolves, zombies, etc.) and makes them fresh again by approaching them from a medical viewpoint. A team of scientists and law enforcement agents investigate paranormal mysteries in modern setting reminiscent of the...

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Peter Stenson
Zac
3

Rarely have I encountered a book so pessimistic, so heartbreaking, so hopelessly despondent…yet so entertaining as Peter Stenson's Fiend. I mean, zombies and tweekers? That right there is enough to pique my disturbed interest.

The book begins with an unabashed meth addict who’s...

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Brian (Brian Michael) Lynch
Adelina
4

For Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans out there, this graphic novel is part of the continuing story and universe of Buffy. This graphic novel connects to the After the Fall (post-Angel TV series) comic book series storyline and to Buffy’s TV series Season 8.

Spike is dealing with the...

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Dana F
4

Since I've not read many graphic novels, I decided to read one based on a book I have already read. I like The Stand's story, so I could concentrate on the artwork and how it presents the story. This is actually part 1 of 6 books in the graphic-novel series--the original...

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Ben Tripp
Becker
3

A satisfying sequel to Tripp's 2010 novel Rise Again, Below Zero continues to follow veteran and ex-sheriff Danny Adelman. It's 2 years after the dead have risen, decimating society and leaving small bands of survivors. Danny leads a traveling convoy of survivors, always on the lookout for...

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Marisha Pessl
Georgia
5

The daughter of a famous film director is found dead of an apparent suicide. Though all signs point to this conclusion, investigative journalist Scott McGrath thinks there is more to it. This book is the story of the investigation done by McGrath and the two assistants he acquires along the way...

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Ed Brubaker
Thane
4

Frequent collaborators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have made a name for themselves producing excellent crime comic books together. Their latest effort carries on that tradition with a twist. Fatale is crime/horror comic book. Think Raymond Chandler meets HP Lovecraft. It has the usual...

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Joe Hill
Mandy M.
4

Locke and Key has been a series that has been getting a lot of acclaim over the past few months so I knew I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I finally got the chance to check it out and it does not disappoint. I've always had a strange fascination with keys and so the first time I saw...

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Tim Seeley
Mandy M.
5

Imagine a classic slasher film played out in vignette length tales, graphic novel style. You've just found Tim Seeley's Hack/Slash. Hack/Slash chronicles the journey of Cassandra Hack and her companion Vlad. They travel the country and sometimes world looking for slashers and put an end to them...

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Susan Hill
Kristen M
3

From the jacket:

In the apartment of Oliver's old professor at Cambridge, there is a painting on the wall, a mysterious depiction of masked revelers at the Venice carnival. On this cold winter's night, the old professor has decided to reveal the painting's eerie secret. The dark art of...

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Chris Priestley
April
3

Edgar loves hearing stories—especially his Uncle Montague’s stories.  School breaks at home are generally spent, at least in some part, visiting his uncle in his rather dark, forbidding house.  His uncle collects interesting objects and each one has a story attached to it.  Over...

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Neil Gaiman
Thane
4

After years of producing children and young adult stories, Neil Gaiman has finally returned to adult fiction. And although The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told through the perspective of a child, this is a story for adults. The Ocean at the End of The Lane has all the hallmarks of a classic...

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Arthur de Pins
Angelita
4

This graphic novel is a part of a series, and it is the first of the series. This is definitely a quick read, but when I was done reading I was unhappy because I will have to wait for the second book. I believe the books are first published in another language, then translated to English. I am...

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Ashley Marie Witter
Kristen M
5

A richly-illustrated adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, told through the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was just a little girl when she was turned by the vampire Lestat. Though she spends many years of happiness with her two vampire fathers, she gradually grows discontent...

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Paolo Bacigalupi
mmcgowan
4

Nailer, a teenage boy, works on a ship breaking down parts on a boat which could be a dangerous job.His nickname is "lucky boy" because he survives an accident.  A few days later he meets a beautiful and wealthy girl in which he saves her life so she is known as "lucky girl."  A...

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Jason Vanhee
Melody
4

Mama has died and Merciful knows that the proper thing to do is bury her, but that’s not possible with a blizzard blowing and the ground frozen solid. Her brother, Gospel, thinks leaving her body in the cellar will have to do for now. The Minister, a “made creature” the dispenses religious...

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Stephen King
seanamo
5

I absolutely loved this book! The writing is wonderful and so evocative. King spends just the right amount of time breathing life into his characters and giving them all dimension. In a story like The Stand - a classic battle between good and evil - relate-able characters make all the difference...

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Stephen King
Thane
4

"The man and black fled across the dessert... And the gunslinger followed."

So begins the first, and frankly the best, book of Stephen King's epic Dark Tower seven book series. In a bizarre mash up that's part Lord of the Rings and part Spaghetti Western, King has created an alternate...

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Mary P
3

This is a collection of scary stories for children that was compiled in the early 1990s.  The stories all seem to be written from the perspective of a British storyteller, so a few of the words and references might be a bit foreign to an American reader.  Some of the stories involve...

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Jane (Jane Alice) Kelley
DawnM
4

What makes this book fun is that this a ghost story told in the ghosts own words! In addition to some scary parts there is a storyline of twin sisters who no longer do everything together, for instance only one of the sisters can hear the ghost! I would recommend to 4th and 5th grade girls...

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Kathleen Tierney
Becker
4

Gritty, sarcastic, queer, violent, and foul-mouthed, Siobhan Quinn is a former junkie turned demon-hunter (sort of) turned, in one violent confrontation with both a werewolf and a vampire, into the very kind of creature she's been killing. It's all part of a complicated game involving other...

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John Boyne
Shanna
4

After her father's sudden death, Eliza Caine must leave London and make her own way in the world.  She accepts a governess position at Gaudlin Hall, but when she arrives, she is shocked to discover that her two charges are alone in the large mansion-there are no adults or household staff,...

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Matt Mogk
Kristen M
3

An interesting twist on a classic tale about a boy and his dog fighting for survival during a zombie outbreak at Christmas. After witnessing his mother attacking Santa on Christmas Eve, Johnny knows just what to do. With a little prep and the right supplies, Johnny, his dog Fido, and friends...

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Kim Harrington
Georgia
3

Jade is finally getting what she’s always wanted, a fresh start in a new town. She is thrilled that her dad and step mom can finally afford the big house that she’s always dreamed of living in. That is, until she discovers that her new house is haunted. Kayla, who was the most popular and...

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Stephen King
mmcgowan
5

A college student decides to work at Joyland amusement park after his girlfriend decides to take a job out of State.  As a result of the separation this relationship goes sour.  The college student is very upset over the breakup and turns his mind over to trying to solve a murder that...