Horror

The institute. book cover

The institute.

Stephen King

RECEIVED
Fiction, Horror

Jason's picture

Can summer be considered over without there being a new Stephen King novel? Fortunately, “The Institute” arrives soon (September 10) so we can safely move into fall at our normally scheduled time. In his most recent supernatural thriller kidnapped children with psychic powers are being held prisoner and exploited for their supernatural gifts. King has had prior success covering similar topics with “Firestarter” (pyrokinetic abilities, kidnapping) and “It” (adolescents teaming up against an enemy) and I could also see this sort of story receiving a popularity bump from the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” This should be another tense, can’t-put-it-down winner from the King of Horror. -Jason

My sister, the serial killer : a novel book cover

My sister, the serial killer : a novel

Oyinkan Braithwaite

FICTION Braithwaite, Oyinkan
Horror, Humor

"Slasher meets satire, in this darkly comic novel set in Nigeria about a woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends"--

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I was tickled by this darkly comic quick read! Even if you are put off by horror/murder as a plot element, as I usually am, check this book out - it's very funny and the narrator's voice is wonderful. -Heidi K

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Pet sematary

Stephen King

FICTION King, Stephen
Fiction, Horror

Jason's picture

A new adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel about a pet cemetery that reanimates the dead comes to theaters in April. My coworkers were scared just watching the trailer. -Jason

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Broken monsters

Lauren Beukes

MYSTERY Beukes Lauren
Horror

Shawna's picture

Beukes offers a creepy story filled with gruesome imagery in this 2014 book set in Detroit. Mystery and Horror fans will both find appeal in this novel in which detective Gabi Versado is hunting down a murderer/grotesque artist. -Shawna

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Hark! the herald angels scream

808.83873 /Hark
Horror

Shawna's picture

For the Holiday Horror reader on-the-go, this recently published book of short stories is a great option. With stories ranging from shockingly terrifying to mildly disquieting, this collection keeps readers entertained and wanting more. -Shawna

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The shining

Stephen King

FICTION King, Stephen
Horror

Shawna's picture

People often say a movie can't stand up to a book. In this case, the book and the movie are both amazing works in their own right. -Shawna

NOS4A2 : a novel book cover

NOS4A2 : a novel

Joe Hill

FICTION Hill Joe
Horror

Shawna's picture

As the son of Stephen King it is no wonder Joe Hill has written some marvelously creepy novels. Hill's truly horrifying depiction of a Christmas wonderland leaves haunting imagery and weaves a story that keeps readers wanting more. -Shawna

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Into the drowning deep

Mira Grant

FICTION Grant Mira
Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense

"Seven years ago Atagaris set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a "mockumentary" bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy. Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost. Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves"--

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This is NOT your grandma's book about mermaids. These mermaids are vicious, murderous creatures who live at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. I couldn't put this book down! It's impeccably, beautifully researched, so rich and complex, and features many strong, smart, fierce female characters. Also, it's about killer mermaids, which I loved! -Amanda

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Final girls : a novel

Riley Sager

FICTION Sager Riley
Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Suspense

Emerging as the lone survivor of a serial killer's massacre a decade earlier, Quincy Carpenter struggles to ignore traumatic memories and move on as one of a group of other survivors who look to her for answers when one of them is found dead in a suspicious suicide.

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I never read scary books, but I absolutely loved this one! Strong women, a really compelling plot, and a plot twist that's still haunting me nearly a month later. I can't recommend this book enough! -Amanda

The shining book cover

The shining

Stephen King

FICTION King, Stephen
Horror

Amanda's picture

This is probably the only horror book I've ever read, and it's completely amazing. Gripping, compelling, intensely psychological. -Amanda