Updated book recommendation: The House of Small Shadows, by Adam Nevill

A copy of The House of Small Shadows, by Adam Nevill

(Note: This recommendation was first published in March of 2015. You can see the original version here.)

It’s getting close to Halloween, which means a lot of us are craving books, movies, and TV shows that fall into the creepier set of genres.

Then again, I can crave that sort of thing any time of the year. Sometimes I just need to read something that shakes me up a little bit.

Luckily, I can turn to books like The House of Small Shadows, by Adam Nevill, to achieve that effect. I’ve read this one twice now–and the reason I’ve only read it twice is because of how easily it gets under my skin. It’s that creepy, and it stuck with me for so long that I couldn’t pick it up again without remembering what happened in it, shuddering slightly, and putting it back down. I needed some time away from it before I could read it again.

Then, after time passed, I read it again this summer. And I’m happy to say I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time I read it.

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Book excerpt: Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

I love getting inside a villain’s head. There’s just something really intriguing about finding out what motivates them, even when you don’t agree with what they’re doing–even when you’re utterly appalled by it.

I think that’s why I enjoy this excerpt from Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor, as much as I do. It gives us a sneak peak into the mind of the main character, a young boy who is described right in the novel’s summary as a psychopath intent on making people suffer. There’s so much tension in this little but of text, and it definitely leaves me wanting more.

Before you take a look for yourself, though, stop over at Alexandrea and Lucas’s rafflecopter, where they’re giving away a $20 Amazon gift card.

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Book recommendation: Clowders, by Vanessa Morgan

Clowders, by Vanessa Morgan

I don’t watch a lot of horror movies, but I do watch horror TV shows. Not many of them, but a few. Mostly, though, I satisfy my horror craving by reading books in the genre.

You know what’s particularly satisfying, though? A horror novel written in a way that has me picturing its scenes as though I’m watching a horror movie. It doesn’t happen very often, and I’m always left a little extra impressed when it does.

That’s the type of experience I got when I read Clowders, by Vanessa Morgan. I can’t guarantee you’ll have that exact same experience if you read it, but, if you’re a fan of eerie horror stories, I’m sure you’ll at least enjoy it.

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Cover reveal: Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

When’s the last time you read something creepy? If your answer is, “It’s been a while,” then you should change that. Soon.

In the meantime, you should at least take a look at a creepy cover. I can even help you out with that. Today’s post is dedicated to helping reveal the cover of Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor, and there’s really just one thing I can think of to say about it: Wow.

Seriously, you guys, it’s that good. Are you ready to take a look?

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Book recommendation: The Marbury Lens, by Andrew Smith

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

I won’t lie: The Marbury Lens, by Andrew Smith, is one of those books I had on my to-read list for a long time before I read it. I don’t even know why it took me so long; every time I saw the book, my desire to read it was renewed. I just never seemed to get to it, for some reason.

That changed recently. I was looking for something a little bit dark, a little bit literary, and a little bit fantasy. The Marbury Lens fit that perfectly.

True, that can be a bit of an odd combination, but it works for this book. Don’t believe me? Well, here’s your chance to check it out for yourself–I’m giving away a copy of the book. You can hop on over to my rafflecopter giveaway* now, if you like. Entering is as simple as clicking a few buttons.

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