Saturday, December 8, 2012

Scary Reads, Freshly Bagged!

It's Christmas in the bookshop, which means it's insanely busy, but I had a moment to snap some pics of these new horror releases from the last couple of months. 

For Older Readers (mostly 12+)

  • Zom-B by Darren Shan: Shan is one of the undisputed masters of YA horror, and I'm halfway through this excellent book. Review coming soon.
  • Oblivion by Anthony Horowitz: I've only read Raven's Gate, the first in this series, but it completely blew me away. Can't wait to get up to book 5, I love a horror story set in the ice.
  • The Sacrifice by Charlie Higson: One of my absolute favourite series, and my favourite zombie apocalypse tale. Review coming soon.
  • Unwholly by Neal Shusterman: SO excited to see this. Unwind (the prequel to Unwholly) has one of the most memorably horrific scenes I've ever read. 
  • Haunters by Thomas Taylor: More time travel than horror, but still a great read. Review here.
  • Spook's: Slither's Tale by Joseph Delaney: Wow. Where do I even begin? A new Spook's tale, but one that follows a Haizda mage called Slither. Possibly my favourite Spook's story yet. Review coming soon.
  • Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick: Sequel to Ashes which I never quite got around to reading, but was highly recommended by friends.

 For Younger Readers (mostly 8+)

  • The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen: I must admit, this one caught me just by the cover alone but I don't know much more about it. Looks like interesting dark fantasy.
  • Constable and Toop by Gareth P. Jones: This looks like such a great read. I loved Thornwaite Inheritance a few years ago, so I'm itching to give this a go.
  • Undead Pets 1 & 2 by Sam Hay: I've already sold this into many eager little hands. It's right on target for those young kids wanting something a-bit-scary-but-not-too-scary.
  • Stitch Head by Guy Bass: Mad Scientists? Castle dungeons? Frightening monsters? Forget the kids, this sounds right down my alley!
  • Scarygirl by Nathan Jurevcius: This is a graphic novel, so it's bound to be a hit with the kids. Reminds me a little bit of Emily the Strange, but I've yet to give it a proper read through.

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