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”
As a baby, Signa was surrounded by death when everyone, including her parents, died from poison at a party at her family estate. When Death reached for her, he saw her future instead of memories of her short life, and her soul was not to be taken that night. Now, at nineteen, Signa has beenContinue reading “Belladonna by Adalyn Grace”
Art Barbara (alias) is writing a memoir about his relationship with a strange friend he made back when he was a teenager – a friend he believes to be a vampire. They meet through a small club Art founded at his school (because it would look good on a college application) called the Pallbearers Club.Continue reading “The Pallbearers Club by Paul Tremblay”
“Set the watch. Do not leave the gate open. Do not let it go hungry.” Fourteen people are chosen for a competitive game of Hide-and-Seek in an abandoned amusement park that is more like a labyrinth – the winner promised $50,000. Mack knows all about Hide-and-Seek. At a family get-together when she was younger, herContinue reading “Hide by Kiersten White”
Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World is, on one hand, a story about the beautiful and mundane love of Eleanor and Sam who are just trying to live a normal life in the times of an impending apocalypse. On the other hand, it is also the story of America thatContinue reading “Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World by Sasha Fletcher”
In Devil House, Gage Chandler, a writer of true crime novels, is asked to write about a crime that, at first, seems right up his alley. He moves into the house in which the crimes took place, a house that had many facades over the years, most notably the porn shop it was before itContinue reading “Devil House by John Darnielle”
“The novel takes place in a small Wyoming community called Potter’s Field. Though normally a quiet town, Sheriff Nathan Slaughter suddenly finds himself confronted by inexplicable outbreaks of mindless violence, several bodies and the discovery of a new kind of viral infection that appears to be closely related to rabies, though it works much quicker. Along with the town coroner and anContinue reading “Books by State: Wyoming”
I sat by the window every night waiting foryou to blow through, since you never stay long I’m desperate for even a glance.You would pause at my window and leavebehind tendrils of ice from your frosty kisses. Iwanted so bad to reach out, to feel the chillingsting of you on my skin. But then youContinue reading “From the flower’s point of view, after Robert Frost’s poem Wind and Window Flower”
“It’s the summer of 1994 in Claypot, Wisconsin, and the lives of ten-year-old Fischer “Fish” Branson and Dale “Bread” Breadwin are shaped by the two fathers they don’t talk about. One night, tired of seeing his best friend bruised and terrorized by his no-good dad, Fish takes action. A gunshot rings out and the twoContinue reading “Books by State: Wisconsin”
“In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place,Continue reading “Books by State: West Virginia”
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