• Add a subheading 5 - Blog Tour: Camp Death by Jim Ody
    Horror

    Blog Tour: Camp Death by Jim Ody

    Camp Death was my first story by Jim Ody but it certainly won’t be my last.  I have really enjoyed checking out these point horror-type stories making a resurgence.  From the prologue, I was intrigued and a little freaked out.  A cracking storyline with a hard-hitting writing style.  The story follows Richie, a boy still trying to find himself.  Themes of unrequited teenage love, angst, and social awkwardness are relative to the problems of today’s teenagers.  What I particularly enjoyed about this one was just how Jim Ody was able to transport me to the centre of the story, like in the middle of a perfect storm I anticipated the…

  • Add a subheading 3 - Blog Tour: Ouija by Zoe-Lee O'Farrell
    Horror

    Blog Tour: Ouija by Zoe-Lee O’Farrell

    Ouija is a book that needs to be read by all fans of Point Horror, Fear Street and Goosebumps.  Boy, has reading this eerie story taken me back to my first experience of reading for fun!  It gave me the chills, the excitement and it brought me a taste of nostalgia.  I won’t lie, I had a lurking sense of trepidation going into this story.  Could I still get on board with Teen and Young Adult based narratives?  Did it have a storyline that I could still connect with?  Fear not, as it delivered on all those and still managed to get my adrenaline pumping. Reading Ouija taught me that…

  • 0001 5703141415 20210810 190316 0000 - Review : The Nothing That Is by Kyle Winkler
    Cosmic Horror

    Review : The Nothing That Is by Kyle Winkler

    The Nothing That Is by Kyle Winkler was a huge surprise. Adrenaline  and mystique keep the reader engaged. We get everything that we could possibly anticipate from an excellent Cosmic Horror. Winkler sets impossibly high standard from the get go. That exquisite level of imagination is continued throughout the novella. Trust Winkler and his vision, he doesn’t steer you wrong. The Nothing That Is is a creation that lives in the deepest recesses of a brilliant mind. His writing never once failed me. I love Cosmic Horror and the accuracy and shock value entranced me. The plot is a dangerous roller-coaster of strangeness and obscurity. It’s the perfect stage for…

  • Horror

    Blog Tour: Wicked Little Deeds by Kat Ellis

    Wicked Little Deeds was a story that I ended up gobbling up. I reviewed Harrow Lake, which I absolutely adored last year and I just hoped that this was going to hold up to the same promise. Kat Ellis knows how to write a thriller; this is very different to Harrow Lake but Wicked Little Deeds had the ability to smack you upside the head with its killer hook. Paranormal entity. An impending threat. Twists by the bucket load. If you think you have this one figured out be prepared for a grenade to blow up in your face. Wicked Little Deeds Has the building block of teenage relationships, trust…

  • Add a subheading 25 - Review: The Goners by L. Stephenson
    Horror

    Review: The Goners by L. Stephenson

    The Goners was a home run for L. Stephenson.  The cover was ominous, secretive, and forewarned of the threatening shadows that lurked beneath the surface. It’s the kind of story that will become etched into your mind and you can’t put the book down until that last page has been devoured.  Stephenson is a master storyteller that envelops you in atmospheric brilliance and complexity that will literally tie you up in knots.  His brilliance is his reader’s weakness, and The Goners did not disappoint.  This isn’t just another Horror – it is an experience.  Set on the fictional island of Boatmore, we meet a Paramedic Liam and his team, with…

  • Add a subheading 22 - Review: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
    Horror

    Review: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

    After loving A Southern Book Groups Guide to Slaying Vampires, I was seriously looking forward to reading The Final Girl Support Group.  The perception and reality, unfortunately, were completely different.  A premise that should have both been intriguing and thrilling, it turned out to be neither.  Something is lacking, be it characters of more substance and grit, racial tropes that don’t belong there and the feminist monologue just didn’t feel genuine and if I’m honest a bit contrived.  The Final Girls were just girls that had a traumatic event happen to them – I wanted to the raw and unfiltered story of their backstories, we only had Lynette’s story, one…