A good Halloween read can mean many things. Some readers are looking for scares that will keep them up at night, while others want to feel the coziness of autumn in a more lighthearted romp. Evil can come in the form of zombies and monsters, or you can root for well-meaning witches and ghosts. LJ’s SELF-e Select runs the gamut for a well-rounded literary experience this October.
Debuts showcase diverse voices, epics reign, space operas blast off, and horror rises from the grave (again) in our annual sf/fantasy preview. Plus Kensington and Tor launch digital and podcasting sf imprints.
Gwendy’s Button Box It’s creepy. It’s magnificent. And for me, it’s an easy 5 stars for just having sucked me in right from the very start, and having never let me go. I didn’t put it down (at least… not by choice). Sure, it’s a shorter read, but I honestly felt like this story was […]
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Bracht, Mary Lynn. White Chrysanthemum. Putnam. Jan. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780735214439. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735214453. lrg. prnt. CD/downloadable: Penguin Audio. HISTORICAL Of Korean heritage, Bracht boldly faces one of the ugly facts of World War II: the Japanese military forced 200,000 women into sexual slavery when it annexed Korea. In 1943, Hana, one of the […]
The diversity of Fisher’s characters and the intermingling of absorbed personalities are well done; this top-notch movie adaptation is a gory nightmare fun house worth exploring again and again; the high artistic standard and compellingly literate noir tales by the industry’s finest
In our Genre Spotlight, the most exciting new offerings in graphic novels don’t conform easily to expectations.
The Girl With All the Gifts <— OMG I was DYING to read this. I one-clicked this book back October of 2015 (yep… for Halloween – what perfection! Especially when I read this chilling blurb): Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her “our little genius.” Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be […]
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Short stories are alive and kicking when it comes to tales of terror. Here are some recent anthologies that will deliver just the right amount of chills and thrills.
Welcome to the world of horror fiction, where monsters roam the streets, vampires attack at night, ghosts haunt every home, and mayhem is the norm.
Bonansinga, Jay. Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Return to Woodbury. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781250058522. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466862753. CD: Macmillan Audio. HORROR Lilly Caul has survived the apocalypse and settled her people safely in plague-desecrated Atlanta. But she cannot let go of her dream of returning to home-sweet-home Woodbury and […]
Baxter, Stephen. The Massacre of Mankind. Crown. Aug. 2017. 480p. ISBN 9781524760120. $27. SF Winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, Baxter does something daring: he offers a sequel to H.G. Wells’s iconic The War of the Worlds, featuring Wells’s narrator, Walter Jenkins. Fourteen years after the last invasion, humans complacently […]
On January 22, RUSA’s Reading List Council announced the 2017 selections of the annual best-of Reading List, comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Check out below LJ’s full reviews of the winners and look for the complete reviews of the short list titles in BookVerdict.
<— CREEPY BOOK SUPER-SALE ALERT!!!! Actually the whole trilogy is on sale right now!! He’s investigating the disappearance of some of his colleagues… and ends up in a town that won’t let him leave. Eeeeeeeep!!! I’m actually watching this series on Hulu and LOVING it!! Plus, it’s from Blake Crouch and I loved his book […]
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