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REVIEW: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu is the one of the first great works of vampire fiction, published in 1872, about a quarter century before Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Like the undead titular character, Carmilla...

REVIEW: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

The Silent Companions is Laura Purcell’s unnerving tale of Gothic horror that gradually reveals itself over multiple timeframes. The novel opens during an undisclosed year as the main character, Elsie Bainbridge, finds herself imprisoned...

REVIEW: The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride is Roshani Chokshi’s adult novel debut. I’ve read some of her young adult fantasy before and enjoyed it, and her short story was one of my stand...

REVIEW: Little Eve by Catriona Ward

Gothic horror comes to northern Scotland in Little Eve, Catriona Ward’s terrifying second novel. Originally published in 2018, Little Eve is winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel and the British Fantasy...

REVIEW: Leech by Hiron Ennes

Leech – In Verdira, a brutal winter encroaches as a replacement arrives for a doctor who just died. Both the dead doctor and the replacement are part of The Institute, where doctors are trained;...

REVIEW: Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Strangely, it’s the macabre and eerie intimacy with death that feels normal so it’s no extreme statement that gentleness within this casually gothic world would ensnare me as Death has in Adalyn Grace’s Belladonna....

REVIEW: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is the latest novel from award winning fantasy author Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Known for her weird but beautiful writing, I think that The Daughter of Doctor Moreau should appeal to...

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade: Vol. 2: The Mortician’s Army

Vampire: The Masquerade: Vol. 2: The Mortician’s Army by Tim Seeley, Blake Howard, and Tini Howard is the second installment of the entertaining graphic tie-in to the World of Darkness gameline. It finishes up...

REVIEW: Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid

Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid takes the fairy tale “The Juniper Tree” into a gothic horror story about survival in a deeply haunting world. Ava Reid’s magical storytelling always makes me feel like...

REVIEW: Deepwater King by Claire McKenna

My personal comfort place is by a wild coast, listening to the sea bashing against rocks. The wildness of it, the vast presence of the water and the rough saltiness of the sea air...