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    {Review} Suckers by Z Rider

    by Z Rider on 17th February 2015 (ebook); 25th November 2014 (paperback) Genres: Apocalyptic, Dark Fiction, Horror Pages: 302 (ebook) Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads There’s an old adage deriding the judging of books by their covers. I’ve long thought that adage should be amended to more specifically target book blurbs, and I’m more convinced than ever that I’m right about this after reading Z Rider’s debut novel, Suckers. As you can see from higher up this page, the summarising blurb paints Suckers as some kind of hybrid zombie-vampire apocalyptic read, which frankly, sounded pretty damn good to me. But in reality, Rider here serves up something more akin…

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    {Review} The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

    Published by Balzer & Bray on January 2013 Genres: Gothic, Horror Pages: 360 Format: Audiobook Buy on Amazon Goodreads   This is a young adult horror novel with a love triangle. You have been warned. “Edward and Montgomery were suddenly both by my side, each taking an arm. My face burned as I looked between them. Two boys, two sets of hands on my wrists. One rough and calloused, the other strong yet smooth. My emotions knotted tighter, threatening to cut off my circulation.” I picked it up knowing this and expecting the above because I was seduced by the plot. The “madman” is actually Dr. Moreau. Yes,that Dr. Moreau.…

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    {Review} The Squidder by Ben Templesmith

    by Ben Templesmith Published by IDW Publishing on 2.10.15 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Pages: 128 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads I requested this graphic novel from Net Galley because a few of my friends checked it out and thought it was pretty good. They were right. I found this to be action packed fun! I liked the characters and I enjoyed the artwork quite a bit. I found that I enjoyed looking at the panels more from a distance rather than up close. Once I got a feel for the artist, I knew in which few parts I wanted to zoom in to see the details.…

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    {Review} The Nightmare Girl by Jonathan Janz

    by Jonathan Janz Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller Buy on Amazon Goodreads This crazy cult story was a lot of fun! This was my first Jonathan Janz book, but it will not be my last. This was a fast paced tale about Joe and his family, (wife Michelle and daughter Lily). I became a big fan of Joe throughout this story. Mostly because all of his problems started due to one good deed: stopping a woman from abusing her toddler at a gas station. Once he stops her and the police arrive, his whole life goes to hell. I enjoy stories about cults and satanic worship…

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    {Review} Exorcist Road by Jonathan Janz

    by Jonathan Janz Published by Samhain Publishing on 2nd September 2014 Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller Pages: 132 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads You might think that constructing a homage to The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty is attempting to fill some fairly large shoes. But author Jonathan Janz does so commendably well with his new novella from Samhain Publishing. Coming in at a fairly lean 132 pages, Exorcist Road not only manages to set up the same structure as The Exorcist – insofar as a young priest teams with an older, more experienced one to determine whether a previously decent teenager has been possessed by some form…