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Book Review: THE TOLL by Cherie Priest
THE TOLL by Cherie Priest was released July 9th, 2019 by Tor.com
I loved this! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The atmosphere that Cherie Priest creates in this book is amazing. Every little detail about the town of Staywater struck the exact right note to make me feel like I was hanging out in a small mysterious swamp town.
The book starts with a couple, Titus and Melanie Bell, traveling to their honeymoon in the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. They are driving down State Road 177 when something happens. Titus wakes up on his back in the...
Side by Side Review: DEAD GIRL BLUES by David Sodergren
Side by Side Review: DEAD DAUGHTERS by Tim Meyer
When Dead Daughters opens, we meet Drew Lowery on his birthday. His wife, Eve, has thrown him a surprise party. As the party ends, he looks in the mailbox. Among the junk mail and bills is an envelope with no stamp or address, and inside that envelope is a polaroid of his murdered daughter. Only, it can’t be her; she’s sleeping in her bedroom. When...
Creature Feature: SEA MONSTERS by Matt Redmon
For this month's Creature Feature article, I decided to focus on sea monsters. I went into this having read some Peter Benchley books when I was younger but other than that, I'd only read three of these before this article. I was lucky enough to discover Severed Press, an independent publisher that focuses on the apocalypse and creature horror. If you go to their website, you can sort their books by the type of creature you're jonesing for. A lot of books on this list are theirs, but I haven't even scratched...
Creature Feature: Vampires by Matt Redmon
Creature Feature: Vampires
This year, I will be reading as many books about monsters and creatures that I can. Each month, I will focus on a different type of monster and reporting my results in a series of articles. For January, I decided to read vampire books. I wanted to focus on lesser-known and indie titles for these articles, so if I don't include a classic in my run down, forgive me. For example, for the vampire article, I'm assuming that everyone interested in vampire fiction knows about Bram Stoker, Charlene Harris, Stephanie Meyer, and Anne Rice....