Book Review: Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Synopsis: “Set in 1981, Let Me In is the horrific tale of Oskar and Eli. It begins with the grisly discovery of the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last — revenge for all the bad things …

Book Review: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)

After spending several months on the hold list through my local library’s OverDrive, my chance with Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes finally came up. With papers and a new job taking up much of my time, I almost didn’t get to finish it before my checkout ended. Because I was running out …

Book Review: Fungoid by William Meikle

Post-apocalyptic stories are, by far, among my favorites to read, perhaps because it’s a hypothetical possibility that could still occur in our future. From zombies to biological warfare, many stories offer a new perspective on the end of the world and William Meikle’s Fungoid is no different. Fungoid takes place in …

Book Review: The Rage of Plum Blossoms by Christine M. Whitehead

Phew, midterms are over and I finally finished the book I started reading two weeks ago. At least, I think it was that long. Now, my time will be divided up between reading and working on my National Novel Writing Month project, H E N S B A N E. If …

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

I don’t really tend to read a lot of vampire books anymore, especially when they’ve been labeled young adult. Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is definitely an exception to that habit. I needed a break from flipping pages and wanted to get in a little bit of time gaming. …

Book Review: The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo

Though wonderfully written, The Fall of Lisa Bellow is not what I expected it to be. That isn’t to say that it isn’t a good read, — it most definitely is — but because it was not as I had envisioned it, it took me much longer to get through the book than …

La Llorona: The Weeping Woman

In the wake of all the creepy clown nonsense that has been sweeping the States, I happened across a meme that poked fun at those frightened by the idea of random clowns popping up. It referenced La Llorona, or the weeping woman, as being, more or less, the Hispanic equivalent. …

Book Review: Siren of Depravity by Gary Fry

To say that I love all things horror would be an understatement; in fact, I thrive on the very things that many people turn away from with an upturned nose. It’s not uncommon that I’m asked, “How can you read that kind of stuff? Doesn’t it give you nightmares?” Even …