Reading Challenge: 2016 Horror Reading Challenge

Book Review: Endurance (Afraid) by Jack Kilborn

Book Review: Endurance (Afraid) by Jack Kilborn

Endurance is the 3rd book in Jack Kilborn’s Afraid series of books, and I’m glad I read another book in between it and Trapped. While it’s not as gross as Trapped, it comes a very close second. In this novel, people happen upon the Rushmore Inn, a bed and breakfast hidden in the West Virginian hills. However, once they check in, they […]

Book Review: Origin by J. A. Konrath

Book Review: Origin by J. A. Konrath

“We don’t know the Devil’s side of the story, because God wrote all the books.”  The second book in the J.A. Konrath/ Jack Kilborn collective is Origin, which is a big departure from the action-thriller, The List. In Origin, workers discover something monstrous while digging the Panama Canal. Whatever it is, President Theodore Roosevelt believe it to be so important […]

Book Review: Trapped (Afraid Series) by Jack Kilborn

Book Review: Trapped (Afraid Series) by Jack Kilborn

Trapped is the second book in author Jack Kilborn’s Afraid series. Though a part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone as it’s a completely different story from Afraid. After reading the first book I waited no time in downloading Trapped. I was so excited that I think I missed a very important key detail – Cannibalism – […]

Book Review: Afraid by Jack Kilborn

Book Review: Afraid by Jack Kilborn

“There is no decent place to stand in a massacre. —LEONARD COHEN” I came across Jack Kilborn’s Afraid while browsing through Kindle Unlimited’s mystery section. It was recommended to me because I like Blake Crouch’s work, and the two authors often work together. Yet, I let it linger on my TBR for months. I’m glad I finally […]

Book Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower Series) by Stephen King

Book Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower Series) by Stephen King

“Go then, there are other worlds than these.” As a child my favorite Stephen King novel was The Eyes of the Dragon. It’s not as popular as his other books, but I loved it because it was like a fairy tale. Later when I learned that the villain in that story appears throughout King’s books, I’d decided […]

Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias was a very suspenseful novel. The story centers around a young woman, Siobhan Russo, who discovers that the mother who abandoned her ran away to become a nun, and is now deceased. Distraught over her loss, Denise travels to Spain for closure and stumbles upon a dark conspiracy. Denise was a […]

Book Review: Survivors (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

Book Review: Survivors (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

After completing Thunder and Ashes, there was no way I couldn’t pick up Survivors right away. The third and final novel in Z. A. Recht’s The Morningstar Strain series finds the survivors trying to make their way towards Omaha. Dr. Anna Demilio is at work trying to create a vaccine, if not a cure, for Morningstar. Despite what former NSA Agent […]

Book Review: Thunder and Ashes (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

Book Review: Thunder and Ashes (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

In Thunder and Ashes, the second book in Z. A. Recht’s The Morningstar Strain, readers pick up with the survivors three months later. The Morningstar Strain has swept the globe, and the survivors find themselves divided, but trying to find their way towards each other in an effort to create a vaccine. As Dr. Demilio and her group flee […]

Book Revisit: Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht

Book Revisit: Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht

I first read Z. A. Recht’s Plague of the Dead years ago (~5 years ago?), and was hooked. However, back then I was trying to get books mostly through the library as I was subbing, and didn’t consistently have extra cash to spend on books. For some reason I was determined to download the ebook instead of […]

Book Review: Enclave (Razorland) by Ann Aguirre

Book Review: Enclave (Razorland) by Ann Aguirre

“In the enclave, the strong and the physically perfect survived, but if you were strong, you protected the weak until they had an opportunity to grow into their own power.” At least that’s how things were supposed to be. Sadly, Hunters Deuce and Fade discover that the place they’ve come to call home isn’t what […]