Shark by Paul De Gelder

“From shark attack survivor to the shark’s biggest advocate, Paul de Gelder tells us just why these majestic diverse animals need our help as much as we need them. Something happens to you the first time you dive with sharks… We have a perennial fascination with sharks. Portrayed in the media and popular culture asContinue reading “Shark by Paul De Gelder”

Haunted Houses and Family Secrets

Haunted houses are an absolute classic horror trope, and these books take that trope to the next level, making it personal as well as unsettling. Every family most likely has some secrets, some members the others in the family don’t like to mention, but the families in these books have secrets that go above andContinue reading “Haunted Houses and Family Secrets”

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

“Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre. For more than a decade, she’s been meeting with five other final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, working to put their lives back together. Then one woman misses a meeting, and their worst fears areContinue reading “The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix”

Re-imaginings of Classics

I love when an author can take a classic story and make it their own. The best ones often add to the original in a stunningly complimentary way. The following are some such books that I have read recently and believe to be masterful pieces of work that could become classics themselves. What Moves theContinue reading “Re-imaginings of Classics”

The Nightmare Man by J.H. Markert

The Nightmare Man is a book filled with folklore come dangerously to life. Folklore that was told to one of our main characters, Ben Bookman, by his grandfather when he was a child. Nightmares that he put into the books he writes, including his latest release, The Scarecrow. A book he wrote in three daysContinue reading “The Nightmare Man by J.H. Markert”

Honorary Losers Club Members

Do you love the way Stephen King writes friend groups, like in It and Stand by Me? If so, you will love these books. The kids in these books have that tight-knit comradery that is always prevalent in Stephen King’s writing, and of course, they each have their own monsters to conquer. The Stars DidContinue reading “Honorary Losers Club Members”

Brenna Yovanoff books

I’ve read a majority of Brenna Yovanoff’s work. She has become one of my favorite authors. She is so incredible at her craft and knows exactly how to tear my heart in two then put it back together again. If you’ve never read any of her books, I highly recommend you check one out. I’veContinue reading “Brenna Yovanoff books”

Books with a twist!

This is a short list of books I read in 2022 that each had a twist or two at the end that caught me off guard. I love when a book can make me audibly gasp, and these books did just that. Don’t worry! I won’t spoil the twists for you. I’m just going toContinue reading “Books with a twist!”

From the killer’s POV

I’ve put together a short list of books I’ve read that use the killer as the narrator. It’s a technique that I’ve always found intriguing. As there are so many different mindsets that a person could be in when committing any crime, but especially murder, having a peek into such a mind is fascinating –Continue reading “From the killer’s POV”

The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

Joe believes you can run from your past, that you can become a new person in a new place and completely shed your old skin. But, when you go back home, you slip right back into it. And you will always eventually end up back home, for one reason or another, whether you like itContinue reading “The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor”