[REVIEW] Lily – Nightmareland Volume 6 – by Daniel Barnett

This is why people read. Books like Lily. Books that knock your socks off. Books that excite you, scare you, fuck you up and leave you emotionally and physically drained. The Nightmareland series has been reinforcing this expertise in my mind since its debut, Nightfall. What sets Lily apart from the volumes that came first?…

[REVIEW] Born to the Dark – by Ramsey Campbell

1985. Dominic Sheldrake is now a lecturer on cinema. His and Lesley’s son small son Toby has begun to experience strange nocturnal seizures that no medical help seems to be able to treat. Meanwhile Dominic assumes the occultist Christian Noble is out of his life, but his influence on the world is more insidious than…

[REVIEW] Jedi Summer with the Magnetic Kid – by John Boden

Jedi Summer with the Magnetic KidBy John BodenVerdict: 5/5 Jedi Summer is one of those “horror” novellas that strikes me more as a coming-of-age drama than anything darker than your average reality. That being said, I love this particular subgenre. Boden writes in a very personal way, switching between active storytelling and bracketed background information…

[REVIEW] Red X – by David Demchuk

RED X by David Demchuk 4.5 out of 5.0 stars Publisher: Strange Light Genre Tags: Horror, Monsters, Queer Horror, Queer Lit Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 PLEASE NOTE: I originally reviewed Red X several weeks ago and gave it 3.75 out of 5.0 due to the difficulties I had with my digital ARC. The publisher…

[REVIEW] August’s Eyes – by Glenn Rolfe

3.75 out of 5 ** THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS ** This is my second novel by Rolfe. I had a similar experience with August’s Eyes as I did with Until Summer Comes Around. There’s a strong flow of events, mostly even pacing, and characters marred in drama. All of that is good. For the…