Tag Archives: circus horror

Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexico, 1950s. Noemí travels out to check up on her newly-married cousin after some strange letters arrived from her at home. She’s “welcomed” into a decrepit old house by a family who believes they are superior to the “local” population … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Call, by Peadar O’Guilin (audio)

It’s been twenty-five years since the Sidhe began their revenge on the Irish. They were banished thousands of years ago, and now they plot to exterminate the population of the island. No one can get in or out of Ireland. … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Motion of Puppets, by Keith Donohue (audio)

Theo and Kay Harper are newly married and spending the summer in Quebec when Kay goes missing. Theo frantically tries to find her, but Kay has been turned into a puppet, and while it’s possible for him to rescue her … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Creeping Shadow, by Jonathan Stroud (audio)

Book 4 in the Lockwood & Co series. This review will have minor spoilers from previous books but no spoilers from this volume. So this book begins a few months after the abrupt end of The Hollow Boy. Lucy is … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Children's, Prose | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater

1. Book 4 of the Raven Cycle. 2. There will be no spoilers at all in this review (book or series). 3. I honestly considered simply writing the word LOVE!!!!! on this review and being done with it. 4. I … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, 2017, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Wink Poppy Midnight, by April Genevieve Tucholke

I’m not going to summarize this book. Even a small summary would provide spoilers. The book jacket is extremely vague on purpose. The GoodReads summary provides a little more, but even then, I’d be a bit wary. Read it if … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Children’s Home, by Charles Lambert (audio)

Morgan is a disfigured recluse living in a large manor home with only a housekeeper, Engel, for company. Then the children begin to arrive on the grounds, their origins mysterious, and they are welcomed into the home. The family grows … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Hollow Boy, by Jonathan Stroud

Lockwood & Co. are still on the case(s), this time trying to contain one of the largest sources of supernatural outbreak since the Problem began. Only now, the team is disjointed. Business has been booming, the team is split up … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, 2016, Children's, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

Richard Mayhew is ordinary and passive, floating through life and letting things happen to him. One day he makes the choice to take an action, helping an injured girl that he stumbles upon. Suddenly, he’s thrown into an alternate London: … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson (audio)

I have read the story of Jekyll & Hyde so many times since my first read eight years ago that I really cannot just review it like a normal book. Even my first review – my third read-through, and one … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Adult, Personal, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments