Book Genre: Horror

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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...

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Thomas Harris
Rebecca
4

I have hinted at this in other reviews, but I will say it now directly: horror and I do not get along. When I was a kid, if I saw a horror movie by accident, I wouldn't sleep for weeks. Thankfully, as an adult,...

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Stephen King
Becker
4

This is the much-hyped sequel to King's classic The Shining, and I think even those who haven't read that story set in a haunted Colorado hotel during Danny Torrence's long, scary winter there would enjoy Doctor Sleep (honestly, I read The Shining so many years ago that I don't remember much...

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James Preller
lcole
4

Readers of easy chapter books will love the chills and thrills of Good Night, Zombie.  This book is part of a series called Scary Tales by James Preller.  Each book in the series is a stand-alone story, so you don’t need to read these in order. ...

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Stephen King
Charlissa
4

Full Dark, No Stars is collection of four novellas: "1922," "Big Driver," "Fair Extension," and "A Good Marriage." The afterward begins, “The stories in this book are harsh. You may have found them hard to read in places.” Yup.

"1922" is a story about a man who kills his wife in...

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Joe Hill
Jennifer B.
3

Heart-Shaped Box gets off to a roaring start.  Protagonist Judas Coyne, a 54-year-old semi-retired leader of a metal band, buys a suit online that supposedly comes with the ghost of the man who wore it.  The suit's in his hands by page 15 and the ghost is already on the scene in...

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Peter Stenson
Charles
3

Fiend, by Peter Stenson, does not differ much from any other apocalyptic, zombie themed book.  There is the typical shocking revelation that the people outside are not normal and want to eat you, the characters realize that everyone but themselves have become zombies, and the rest of the...

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Marisha Pessl
Nikki
5

I loved this book!  Night Film is about the death of a famous horror movie director’s daughter and the mystery surrounding how she died.  A reporter with a bone to pick with the elusive director, a young woman new to New York, and a man with possible connections with the deceased race...

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Tim Seeley
Laurie.
4

Cooper, one of the young characters sums up volume 2 best: "Life isn't a video game. Sometimes people have to die." And they do. I am squeamish and while I made lots of faces and uttered some words out loud, the art and storyline kept me turning the pages. Each new chapter is kicked off with a...

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Tim Seeley
Becker
3

Welcome to Wausau, Wisconsin, the world of Revival, billed as a "rural noir." This graphic format book is a contains mystery, the supernatural, an interesting spin on zombies, small town secrets, and interesting characters. The story opens on a day when 23 previously dead folks wake up and are...

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Mira Grant
Becker
3

In a kickoff to a new series, Grant (author of the Newsflesh trilogy, which I loved) introduces us to a near future world where health care as we know it has been fundamentally changed by a company called Symbogen. They developed a genetically modified tapeworm (really) that folks take in pill...

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Robert Kirkman
Manon
3

Early this summer, I found myself surprisingly hooked to the hit AMC series The Walking Dead.  I watched all three seasons, and couldn't wait for the fourth one to start this fall.  When I heard about this book, by series writer and producer Robert Kirkman and Jay...

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Joe R. Lansdale
Ken
3

This book is pretty good. It's a novella with four short stories about Reverend Jebidiah Mercer a hardened man of God, whose purpose is to wipe out evil where ever he finds it. It has a lot of horror elements, zombie, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons, and kobolds. Other than the story with...

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John Connolly
Hope
3

David loses a lot of things during the course of this novel. His mother to a horrible disease, the relationship with his father as he remarries and has another child, his home, as his father relocates them to be closer to his war job, and his sense of belonging in the world. David copes with all...

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Robert Jackson Bennett
Ken
3

This was a pretty good horror book. The background of the Great Depression was an interesting setting for the story. A good bit of the action is fairly gory, which might turn people off. The ending is awesome though.

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Joyce Carol Oates
Jennifer D
5

“Black Water” was my first journey into the world of Joyce Carol Oates, and a perfect autumn read. Lush descriptions of the day leading up to a car accident, vignettes of the main character’s life render descriptions of the accident and subsequent entrapment in the car underwater all the more...

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Robert Kirkman
Michael
4

Days Gone Bye, the first volume of The Walking Dead comic books, starts the entangled story of Rick Grimes (small town sheriff in Kentucky) and his family trying to survive what appears to be a zombie apocalypse. Waking up in a zombie-filled hospital, Grimes escapes and finds...

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Stephen King
Rebecca
3

Of all of the scary, supernatural subject matter that Stephen King is (in)famous for--haunted hotels, psychic/telekinetic/pyrokinetic children, demonic clowns from the Macroverse, sinister aliens, rabid dogs, vampires, possessed cars--what scares me the most about his novels are the twisted,...

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Josh
3

  This young adult fiction book contains thirteen stories from writers such as R.L. Stine, Jennifer Allison and others.  Some of the stories deal with typical horror story material: vampires, people with strange powers and other weird creatures. Other stories deal with perfectly...

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Robert R McCammon
Janet Q
3

Readers of classic Stephen King will enjoy this complex novel. It combines the bucolic coming of age story of Cory Mackenson, the narrator, with a darker narrative about the evil that lies below the surface of his small town. It is also a touching meditation on family and parenthood, as...