[Book Review] Monsters by Emerald Fennell

25399706Title: Monsters
Author: Emerald Fennell
Genre: Fiction, horror, mystery, YA, children’s

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Book Depository.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: In the Cornish town of Fowey, the body of a young woman is discovered in the fishing nets. She has been murdered. While the small town is in grief and shock, there is a twelve-year-old girl who is not. She loves murders and is delighted with these recent events. She starts her own investigation and is eventually joined by Miles Giffard, a twelve-year-old boy who is in Fowey on summer vacation and who has similar morbid interests. The investigation deepens, slowly revealing the town’s dark secrets and the children’s twisted humor.

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[Book Review] Mostly Void, Partially Stars by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

41mlamwkznl-_sx331_bo1204203200_Title: Mostly Void, Partially Stars
Author: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
Genre: Fiction, podcast, script, horror, science fiction, comedy, fantasy, surrealism

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Book Depository.

My rating: ★★★★★

Summary: A dog park where no dogs or people are allowed, a vague, yet menacing, government agency, and a mysterious glowing cloud… Welcome to Night Vale, a desert town where bizarre (and often deadly) events are a daily occurrence, where the inhabitants are strange but friendly, and where every conspiracy theory is true. Through a local radio broadcast hosted by the somewhat omnipresent Cecil Gershwin Palmer, we are introduced to this curious small town community.

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[Book Review] Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

51m2bpxji2bll-_sx352_bo1204203200_Title: Fever Dream
Author: Samanta Schweblin
Genre: Fiction, contemporary, surrealism, horror

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Book Depository.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: A woman named Amanda is dying of poison in a rural hospital clinic. Next to her sits a strange young boy named David, but he’s not her son. David urges Amanda to recall what has happened to her, and through their conversation emerges a feverish nightmare about damaged souls, toxins, and motherly love.

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[Book Review] Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

41fksy-1uil-_sx324_bo1204203200_Title: Frankenstein
Author: Mary Shelley
Genre: Fiction, horror, gothic, science fiction, classics

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Bokkilden.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: Victor Frankenstein is a young and ambitious scientist who becomes obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life. In an unorthodox experiment, he successfully assembles and brings to life a human being from stolen body parts, but he finds the giant creature so hideous and terrifying that he immediately rejects it. Isolated and lonely, the once innocent creature turns evil and sets out to take revenge on Frankenstein, his creator.

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[Book Review] Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King

51nroab4ydl-_sx324_bo1204203200_Title: Nightmares & Dreamscapes
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Fiction, short stories, horror, supernatural

Where I got the book: I purchased this book through Bokkilden.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: A solitary human finger pokes out of the drain in a bathroom sink. Famous dead musicians inhabit a seemingly idyllic small town. A London suburb is crawling with monsters. This collection is a multi-layered nightmare world consisting of 24 short stories.

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