Recent Reads: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

The Death House by Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz, 2015, 273 pgs) Toby lives in ‘the Death House’ – a re-purposed manor being used as a quarantine for young people designated ‘Defectives.’ Kept away from the public on an island, and separated from society and loved ones, the young patients all live as if in a boarding school.… Continue reading Recent Reads: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

Recent Reads: Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers

Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers (Corvus, 2012, 511 pgs) When Christina Rossetti was a young woman, she inherited her father’s coveted – and cursed – pocket statuette. It bore within it the vampiric spirit of her long-dead uncle, author John Polidori, who, when summoned, begins to threaten the lives of those closest to… Continue reading Recent Reads: Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers

Recent Reads: Crimson & Bone by Marina Fiorato

Crimson & Bone by Marina Fiorato (Hodder & Staughton UK, 2017, 314 pgs) London, 1853. Annie Stride stands on Waterloo Bridge ready to end her life. Destitute, trapped in prostitution, pregnant with child, and mourning the loss of her dearest friend, she plans to end her suffering when she is suddenly rescued by a mysterious young… Continue reading Recent Reads: Crimson & Bone by Marina Fiorato

Recent Reads: The Deep by Nick Cutter

The Deep by Nick Cutter (Simon and Schuster, 2015, 394 pgs) A disease is spreading with no signs of slowing down. Nicknamed “the ‘Gets,” it causes people to slowly forget everything they know, eventually causing complete catatonia and death. Luke Nelson is a veterinarian called in by the government at a secret location near Guam to… Continue reading Recent Reads: The Deep by Nick Cutter

Best Reads of 2017

During 2017, I read thirty-four books (not including graphic novels, comics, etc.) and this is a quick little post of the most memorable, with special mentions at the bottom for those which I absolutely loved, regardless. Nonfiction: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi (Arrow, Kindle ed., 1975, 2015, USA –… Continue reading Best Reads of 2017

Recent Reads: The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker

The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (Macmillan, 2015, 419 pgs) The Cenobite Hell Priest, known as Pinhead, is murdering the Earth’s sorcerers, stealing their secret arts and abilities. Harry D’Amour is a private investigator and demon hunter – teamed with blind psychic Norma, they help spirits in need. When assisting one lost soul, D’Amour is… Continue reading Recent Reads: The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker

Recent Reads: Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs (Penguin UK, 2016, 192 pgs) A collection of short stories from the annals of Peculiar history, told by Millard Nullings, accomplished philologist and scholar, and ward of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. In these tales are lessons to be learned, sights to see, and secrets to keep.… Continue reading Recent Reads: Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs