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REVIEW: Vampire: The masquerade: Swansong

Vampire: The Masquerade: Swansong is a very difficult game to review and is basically a heart monitor when it comes to quality. There are parts that are magnificent with incredibly good writing, world-building, and...

REVIEW: My Brother’s Keeper by Tim Powers

My Brother’s Keeper is the latest novel from World Fantasy Award-winning author Tim Powers. Powers may be familiar to readers with a career spanning decades and scores of books to his name. My Brother’s Keeper is a...

REVIEW: Blight by Tom Carlisle

Blight is the debut novel from author Tom Carlisle. A traditional gothic novel, it has elements of horror, the arcane, and furtive goings-on. Blight is the perfect read for this time of year and would appeal to...

REVIEW: Starling House by Alix E. Harrow

Alix E. Harrow has this knack for writing characters like bruised steel. It’s specifically those dents, scratches, and ugliness that make her work stick out as more enchanting than the entirety of book releases...

REVIEW: Bloodborne: The Bleak Dominion by Cullen Bunn (W), Piotr Kowalski (A)

Based on the acclaimed action role playing video game of the same name, Bloodborne: The Bleak Dominion throws the reader straight into the action as it opens in the final moments of an orgy...

REVIEW: The Vessel by Adam Nevill

The Vessel opens with protagonist Jess McMachen in a desperate situation. Having separated from her violent husband, she supports herself on meager wages earned weekly as a caregiver for the elderly. Her primary school-aged...

REVIEW: Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward

Looking Glass Sound is Catriona Ward’s deeply unsettling literary horror that will lure readers in with its charming coming-of-age façade but leave them entangled in a web of metaphysical dread. From the retro cover...

REVIEW: City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer

The city buzzes with life in City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer. Citizens piss on the grimy walls. Pterodactyls fly above tall buildings. Speakeasies hide beneath the city’s secrets while Nightmare hunters fly in...

a house with good bones

REVIEW: A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher

Kingfisher combines Lovecraftian horror with a charming sense of humor in A House with Good Bones, her new Southern Gothic novel about unearthing long-lost family secrets. Kingfisher has crafted an irresistibly delightful narrator in...

REVIEW: Gothic by Philip Fracassi

Philip Fracassi’s new horror novel Gothic opens with its protagonist Tyson Parks trapped in an untenable situation. Twenty years ago he was a New York Times bestselling horror author, hailed as Stephen King’s heir...