Archive for the ‘Horror’ Category

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

February 10, 2010

This book is a post apocalyptic romance…with zombies.   Mary’s village is protected one all sides by a large fence.  The fence keeps the zombies (unconsecrated) out, and the villagers in.  When tragedy strikes Mary’s family she starts to dream of life outside of the village.  She becomes convinced that the Sisters who run the town are keeping secrets about the outside world. 

This is an interesting take on the classic Zombie Apocalypse tale.  Mary and everyone in the town has always lived with the threat of attack from these creatures, but no one is a super zombie killing ninja.  It’s a realistic look at how people might survive.  The ending left me a little flat but overall the book had me up all night turning the pages to find out what would happen next.  I recommend it to anyone who likes a good tragic romance, or zombies, or an exciting adventure.

If you like the book you will love the sequel.  What happens to Mary?  What happens to the people living beyond the forest?  Find out in The Dead-Tossed Waves.

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Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

February 3, 2010
 

 

Have you ever met a guy and known at first sight that he was dangerous?  You know you should stay away, but no matter how hard you try you are drawn to him.  Nora Grey finds herself drawn to the mysterious and dangers Patch in this romantic horror novel.  If you like Twilight you will enjoy this book.  There are no vampires, but there are fallen angels and earth walking demons. 

The story is told from Nora’s point of view, and we get to see how she deals with the forces of evil plotting against her.  The book will have you guessing throughout who the good guys are, and who the bad guys are.  With all the mind games and dirty tricks you won’t know who to trust.

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Book Trailer for Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

January 27, 2010

Click the pink box to watch the book trailer.

                

 

If you like this book trailer stop by the library and pick up a copy of the book.  Click on the book to place a hold.

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Carrie by Stephen King

December 8, 2009

If you like unexplained or extraordinary events, and don’t mind pushing a PG-13 rating in what you read, Carrie is a great novel for you.  If you’re interested in horror novels, this book is a good to introduction to the genre and to Stephen King. If you like this book, you’ll also like works by a similar writer, John Bellairs and some of King’s other early novels, like ‘Salem’s Lot or The Shining. King’s writing is interesting, but not heavy, and it’s easy to read.

A second opinion:

Definitely worth giving the time to read, especially if you’re  interested in the abnormal and anything that gives a creepy or scary feeling.  I’m not into horror, but I’m not going to scratch the book because of that.  It’s well written, enjoyable to many, as long as you can keep your cool when reading it and not have nightmares.  Got time to spare or just finished another book and looking for a replacement? Give Carrie a go.

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The Stone Child by Dan Poblocki

November 27, 2009

The best horror writer that ever lived has vanished from his home in Gatesweed and no one has seen or heard from him in thirteen years.  When Eddie moves to Gateseweed he starts noticing that the town is not what it seems.  When the monsters from his favorite horror stories start coming to life and trying to kill him, Eddie and his friends must try to find a way to stay alive.
This book moves fast and is full of scary things that will make you question every noise you hear in the night.  What if the monsters from your favorite horror book came to life in your backyard?  Could you handle it?

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Bad girls don’t die by Katie Alender

November 27, 2009

When Lexi and her sister move into an old Victorian house strange things start to happen.  When her little sister starts behaving violently, and the history of the house comes out, it’s up to Lexi to put aside her problems with the popular girls at her school and find a way to save her sister and herself.

This book is the perfect haunted house story.  The villain is as freighting as Chucky, the mysterious sounds and lights keep you guessing, and you can almost feel the heat of the vicious fire when you read the book.  If you like being scared, but not too much this book is the perfect read.