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Title: Bad Glass Author: Richard E. Gropp Genre: Horror, Speculative Fiction Publisher: Del Rey Publication Date: September 2012 Paperback: 433 Pages One of the most hauntingly original dark fantasy debuts in years—perfect for fans of Lost and Mark Danielewski’s cult classic, House of Leaves. Something has happened in Spokane. The military has evacuated the city […]
Title: The Haunting of Hill House Author: Shirley Jackson Genre: Horror Publisher: Penguin Publication date: First published in 1959 Paperback: 246 pages First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously […]
You may or may not be familiar with All Hallow’s Read, a new book-centric holiday tradition invented by the genius Neil Gaiman. Two years ago, the illustrious Mr. Gaiman decided that there were far too few excuses to put books in others’ hands, and so put together this delightful, globe-spanning event. As with last year […]
Title: Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone Author: Stefan Kiesbye Genre: Horror, Fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: September 2012 Paperback: 208 Pages Shirley Jackson meets The X-Files in this riveting novel of supernatural horror The village of Hemmersmoor is a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition: There is the […]
Today we are thrilled to welcome a guest publisher to partake in Halloween Week. Steam Press is an independent publisher of Speculative Fiction, based in New Zealand. When we were approached by Stephen Minchin, the Publisher of the new press, we were instantly intrigued by the titles comprising Steam Press’ list. Here to talk about […]
Title: Girl of Nightmares Author: Kendare Blake Genre: Horror, Young Adult Publisher: Tor Teen Publication date: August 7 2012 Hardcover: 332 pages It’s been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can’t move on. His friends remind him that […]
“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their…well, Inspirations and Influences. The best part about I&I posts? Writers are given free rein so they can go wild and write about anything they want: their new book, series or career as a whole. Today […]
Title: Break My Heart 1,000 Times Author: Daniel Waters Genre: Horror, Thriller, Young Adult Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children (Disney Books) Publication Date: October 2012 Hardcover: 352 Pages Living in the aftermath of the Event means that seeing the dead is now a part of life, but Veronica wishes that the ghosts would just move […]
“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their…well, Inspirations and Influences. The best part about I&I posts? Writers are given free rein so they can go wild and write about anything they want: their new book, series or career as a whole. Today’s […]
Hello everybody! It’s time for the traditional Halloween Week Giveaway! Based on Thea’s fabulous The Book Smugglers’ 10 Recommended Halloween Reads (which we posted over at Kirkus last Friday), we are giving away 6 books from that list! One lucky winner gets to take home: The giveaway is open to ALL and to enter, use […]
I haven’t had the pleasure of reading Ty Drago before, but I’ve had my eye on this middle grade/young adult series for a while, featuring a very different type of zombie. So, to kick off our Halloween Week 2012-style, I’m thrilled to have a double feature review of books 1 and 2 of Drago’s Undertakers […]
“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their…well, Inspirations and Influences. The best part about I&I posts? Writers are given free rein so they can go wild and write about anything they want: their new book, series or career as a whole. Rise […]
It’s Friday so this means we are over at Kirkus! This week, Thea kicks off Halloween Week 2012 with a list! A list of 10 recommended, lesser-known (ok, mostly lesser-known) Halloween Reads. No Stephen King (ok, ONE Stephen King book). Head over to Kirkus to check it out!
BOO! Wait, is this…a Stash post on a FRIDAY? Yes, dear boys and ghouls, your eyes do not deceive you. Because today we start our Halloween Week 2012!!! (Cue to Thea’s cry of delight and Ana’s groan of “not again”) This is what we have in store this year: We kick off Halloween Week over […]
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1 : a book review blog specializing in speculative fiction and popgeekery for all ages since 2008.
2 : a digital-first publisher of speculative fiction and nonfiction since 2014.
3 : 2017 Hugo Nominee for Best Semiprozine
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