Genre: Horror

DEPARTMENT ZERO by Paul Crilley – Review

DEPARTMENT ZERO by Paul Crilley – Review
Posted January 16, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 26 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A clever, inter-dimensional homage to Lovecraft & Co., with lots of action, snark and humor. So here’s the thing. When I set off after the guy who stole the spear, I really didn’t expect to end the night chained to an altar in the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral while my blood is […]

THE LAST HARVEST by Kim Liggett – Review

THE LAST HARVEST by Kim Liggett – Review
Posted January 9, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 16 Comments

The nitty-gritty: The devil, teens and wheat fields collide in Liggett’s latest terrifying story. Once again, Kim Liggett tackles the irresistible combination of teenagers and horror. In her debut Blood and Salt, she set her story in the corn fields. This time the story revolves around wheat fields (OK Kim what’s up with the crop stories??) […]

HAVEN, KANSAS by Alethea Kontis – Review

HAVEN, KANSAS by Alethea Kontis – Review
Posted January 2, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Heart-pounding horror meets a touching story about friendship and family bonds. It’s an odd thing that I start 2017 off by reading three very similar books in a row (and those reviews will all be up in the next week or so). It wasn’t planned, it just shook out that way. If you’ve […]

THE GRAVEYARD APARTMENT by Mariko Koike – Review

THE GRAVEYARD APARTMENT by Mariko Koike – Review
Posted October 31, 2016 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 16 Comments

Translated by Deborah Boliver Boehm The nitty-gritty: An atmospheric and creepy ghost story that kept me turning the pages, but ultimately suffered from awkward writing and plotting. I thought it would be nice to close out the month with a ghost story, especially since today is Halloween! I was initially drawn to The Graveyard Apartment […]

THE FAMILY PLOT by Cherie Priest – Review

THE FAMILY PLOT by Cherie Priest – Review
Posted September 19, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 51 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An eerie and heart-stopping ghost story, with unexpected depth. If you love haunted house stories, and especially if you love old houses, you won’t want to miss this one. She took the stairs slower than she could have, stalling the inevitable every step of the way. She didn’t want to let them in. […]

I AM PROVIDENCE by Nick Mamatas – Review

I AM PROVIDENCE by Nick Mamatas – Review
Posted August 19, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A hilarious romp through the weird world of a Lovecraft convention, narrated by a murder victim and full of strange characters. The crowd drank with an intensity that only comes with the combination of free alcohol, unsuccessful writers, and high stress. Colleen took sips, and the booze flooded her veins. Raul, as it […]

THE DEVOURERS by Indra Das – Review

THE DEVOURERS by Indra Das – Review
Posted August 4, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Mesmerizing, beautiful, raw and shocking, The Devourers is a completely unique werewolf story that brings something new to the genre. She-wolf you, Cyrah, moon-shone maiden, I kissed you on your lips, licking the aphrodisiac of your burning anger. My second self struggled to emerge like the latent orgasm but I held it back, […]