A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick cover

[color-box]A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick Hodder (27 Mar 2014), Ebook: 320 pages, Crime / Thriller Website • Goodreads • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Best known for his young adult fiction, Marcus Sedgwick’s A Love Like Blood marks his first foray into the adult market, with a novel that carefully treads the border between supernatural and crime. Opening with a flashback to his time as an officer in the Second World War, Charles Jackson witnesses a horror in Paris, descending into a bunker only to see a…

nightcrawlers

[color-box]Nightcrawlers by Tim Curran Darkfuse (4 March 2014), Ebook: 272  pages, Horror / Suspense Website • Goodreads • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Clavitt Fields was a small town with a dark history. To prevent the horror that lived there from spreading, the neighboring town burned it to the ground. However, the evil went underground and for generations it lived, bred and mutated. Now it is coming back to the surface and it is hungry. It has been awhile since I have read a horror story that scared me. Nightcrawlers succeeded in scaring the ever-living hell out of…

The Language of Dying - Sarah Pinborough

Well this book is quite unlike any other I’ve read for Book Chick City. The genre is more literary fiction meets magical realism. The book is written in first person, however the narrator is an unnamed woman who describes the events surrounding her father’s death. This doesn’t sound like the most fun subjects to write about; but what Sarah Pinborough does so skilfully is she weaves a world that is feels so real and truthful that you can’t help but get drawn in. The narrator is a woman in her…

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REVIEW: Red Hill by Jamie McGuire

Red Hill - Jamie McGuire

[color-box]Red Hill by Jamie McGuire Simon & Schuster (1 Oct 2013), Ebook: 368 pages, Horror / Zombie Website • Goodreads • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Red Hill is the first book I’ve read by Jamie McGuire. I’ve heard a lot of great things about her new adult romance series so this seems quite a bit of a departure from that genre. Sadly it showed. Red Hill brought nothing new to the zombie genre, and contained quite a lot of the same stuff I’ve read before. And I’ve read…

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REVIEW: Red Fox by Karina Halle

Red Fox - Karina Halle

Red Fox is book two in Karina Halle’s fabulous Experiment in Terror series. The series follows amateur ghost hunter’s, Perry Palomino and Dex Foray, as they trample through reported haunted sites. At the end of book one, Darkhouse, (see my review here), Dex’s boss Jimmy had offered them a web series, with Dex filming and producing and Perry being the terrified on camera presenter. In this book, an old frenemy of Dex’s has got in touch requesting their presence at a farm in a town called Red Fox, New Mexico. There…

The 13th Sacrifice (UK)

[color-box]The 13th Sacrifice by Debbie Viguié (Witch Hunt #1) Arrow Books (25 Oct 2012), Paperback: 359 pages, Horror / Mystery Website • Series Listing • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] A haunting book about the evils of witchcraft, The Thirteenth Sacrifice by Debbie Viguié reminded me why witches are to be feared and the evils they are capable of. It begins in the style of a crime novel, with detective Samantha Ryan and her partner, Ed, called to investigate a mysterious crime scene. The victim is a religious college student…

Sue Edge - Dead Tropics

[color-box]Dead Tropics by Sue Edge Permuted Press (7 May 2012), Ebook: 326 pages, Horror / Zombies Website • Goodreads • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Dead Tropics was a really good zombie horror, and I enjoyed the author’s writing style. It’s the typical survival plot of a group of people helping each other to survive with one leader. Lori Nelson is an unapologetic heroine, killing zombies from the get go without hesitation, whether adult, child or baby. Going from an ordinary woman, performing the normal day to day routines,…

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