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#2016ClassicsChallenge: GREAT TALES OF HORROR by H.P. Lovecraft

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 | Leave a comment

#2016ClassicsChallenge: GREAT TALES OF HORROR by H.P. Lovecraft

  H.P. Lovecraft wrote horror stories like no other author before of after him. In the pages of Weird Tales and other pulp-fiction magazines of the 1920s and ’30s, Lovecraft pioneered a new type of story that fused the thrills of supernatural horror with the visionary concepts of science fiction. His unique style of cosmic horror revolutionized the modern horror tale through its depiction of a vast universe indifferent to human existence and populated by incomprehensibly alien monsters. This volume collects twenty of Lovecraft’s best-known horror stories, including several that laid the foundation for the Cthulhu Mythos, a pattern of myth and lore...

Books Read in May 2016

Posted by on May 31, 2016 | Leave a comment

Books Read in May 2016

  Vendetta by Catherine Doyle — YA romantic thriller. I’ve wanted to start this trilogy for a long time as I’ve seen so many rave reviews. Having read book one, I can confirm it’s worthy of the hype! Billed as a Mafia Romeo & Juliet, it’s got action, humour, a strong female main character, and lots of unashamedly hot boys. My favourite read of the month. The Raven King (The Raven Boys #4) by Maggie Stiefvater — YA fantasy. One of my most anticipated books of 2016. The Raven King left me with various questions (especially about one of my favourite characters, Noah), but...

Review: BREAKER by Kat Ellis

Posted by on May 23, 2016 | Leave a comment

Review: BREAKER by Kat Ellis

  Kyle Henry has a new name, a new school, and a new life. A year has passed since his serial killer father’s execution, and it finally looks like he has a chance to escape the stigma and fear that haunts him.   Until he recognizes the girl sitting in the back row in homeroom.   Naomi Steadman is immediately intrigued by Kyle, but she doesn’t know he is the son of the man who murdered her mother. What she does know is she and Kyle have a connection—and a spark that Kyle continues to back away from.   Pretty soon, the death count on campus starts to rise. Someone is set on finishing what the Bonebreaker started, and reliving the horrors of their...

Review: SWAN BOY by Nikki Sheehan

Posted by on May 2, 2016 | Leave a comment

Review: SWAN BOY by Nikki Sheehan

  When Johnny moves house and starts a new school he has to deal with a bully who can’t leave him alone. But help comes from an unexpected and surprising source and Johnny’s growing power soon puts him in a very special place.   A chance encounter with a swan sparks a series of events that result in Johnny playing the lead in a school ballet. His teacher wants him to live the role, and when feathers start sprouting on his chest, Johnny begins to understand his true potential. But will he be strong or brave enough to beat his bullies, take care of his brother, support his mother and find a place for himself among all the chaos that is prevailing in...

Books Read in April 2016

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 | Leave a comment

Books Read in April 2016

  The Red Tree by Caitlín R. Kieran — Psychological horror. The Red Tree is about a woman called Sarah who moves to an isolated house after the suicide of her lover. We know from the opening of the book that the main character kills herself at the house, but don’t know why. The story — mostly composed of Sarah’s journal — is a slow unravelling of increasingly weird happenings. Is the evil tree of the title out to get her, or is she going mad? It’s not a story to read if you like concrete explanations, but I thought it was cleverly done, and it succeeded in creeping me out. Uncle...