Posts Categorized: Horror

Jan 12
Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

The Troop is not for the squeamish.  In fact, much of it is downright disgusting.  If you decide to read this book, prepare yourself for graphic, merciless descriptions of oozing sores, bloody wounds, and worms squirming into (and out of) a variety of orifices.  In case you’re wondering, yes, I’m recommending this book.  I do have to mention upfront several instances of animal torture.  It starts off somewhat mildly with the burning of ants, but it gets much, much worse… Read more »


Sep 05
Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

The Waking Dark gets off to an amazing, horror-filled start.  A few people in the small town of Oleander, Kansas inexplicably murder their friends and neighbors one day.  Only one of the murderers survives, and she has no memory of her crime.  The way-out-of-his-league police chief described it thus: “A lot of people had a bad day.” While the town is still recovering, a devastating tornado rips right through the middle of it. The sights described are horribly graphic: aside… Read more »


Jun 26
Review: Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

Review: Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

Note – This review contains spoilers of Zom-B, the first book in the series.  (Check out my review of Zom-B here). I give Darren Shan credit for trying something different in the zombie genre.  Unfortunately, Zom-B Underground didn’t work that well for me.  B barely meets the definition of a zombie.  Yes, she craves brains, but all of her mental abilities are intact.  Where is the fun in that?  It felt like a bit of a cheat, to be honest…. Read more »


Jun 13
Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

I knew I wanted to read Another Little Piece as soon as I saw this blood-spattered cover.  The story certainly lived up to the cover, as it has gore and violence that surpasses what one may expect to see in YA.  Interestingly, Another Little Piece contains a plot line similar to two other books I’ve read this year – that of a girl who vanishes and returns home with a mysterious long-term memory loss.  (If you’re interested, those books are… Read more »


Apr 28
Review: Zom-B by Darren Shan

Review: Zom-B by Darren Shan

This is one zombie book that doesn’t hold back.  When the apocalypse hits, it hits hard, and the majority of the brain-gorging happens to kids trapped in a high school.  They die in a variety of gruesome ways, occasionally with limbs their ripped off.  B attempts to lead a group of kids to freedom, and the group is slowly getting picked off. But before we get to the good stuff in this short (180 page) book, we’re first introduced to… Read more »