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The Salt Grows Heavy By Cassandra Khaw Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250830913
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Published: Tor Nightfire - May 2nd, 2023

Finally! This book has given me the depiction I've wanted since I was child, that of a mermaid gnawing on raw viscera. Its an ashy and melodic tale that packs an impressively rich world into so few pages. Honk if you love mermaids! *HONK HONK*


Review by Dean

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Monstrilio By Gerardo Sámano Córdova Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781638930365
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Published: Zando - March 7th, 2023

This tender horror novel unhinged its precious jaw, bared its beautiful fangs, and devoured me completely. Please, don't forget to feed your inner Monstrilio. 


Review by Sarah C.

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Voices in the Snow (Black Winter) By Darcy Coates Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728220185
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - January 7th, 2020

In an instant everything stops and the world goes silent, but why? As the first novel in the Black Winter series, we are thrown into a mysterious yet terrifying new look at what the end might look like. A perpetual blizzard rages outside whilst Clare and Dorran must confront that what brought them together was much more sinister than a car accident. This book is fast-paced, insidiously descriptive, and thoroughly spine-chilling. 


Review by Lauren

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Sister, Maiden, Monster By Lucy A. Snyder Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250825650
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Published: Tor Nightfire - February 21st, 2023

This book is fast-paced, gut-wrenchingly macabre, and well-fitting for a cosmic horror novel. Through the eyes of three women–Erin, Savannah, and Mareva–we are shown the devastating and life-altering effects of an unknown virus which ravages the human population. Their world is only made more terrifying as it is often difficult to differentiate between reality, dream, and hallucination. As the story unfolds, the pieces of what is happening to the planet crash into place and we must face the wreckage. 


Review by Lauren

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The Book of Accidents: A Novel By Chuck Wendig Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399182150
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Published: Del Rey - March 15th, 2022

This book delivers horror, with an even greater dose of humanity, revolving around cycles of abuse, ghosts of our past, generational trauma, and the ultimate power of having love for our fellow humans. It does all of this with a readability that makes time melt away, I had a hard time putting this book down whenever I picked it up.


Review by Arlo

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Our Share of Night: A Novel By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by), Pablo Gerardo Camacho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by), Pablo Gerardo Camacho (Illustrator)
$28.99
ISBN: 9780451495143
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Published: Hogarth - February 7th, 2023

I just love this woman. Enriquez has a signature scent to her writing, one that conjured up images of bone shards and blood mingled with mud. This table-shaking tome offers up so much: Argentinian mysticism, the (literal) cult of family, political trauma, queer experiences and an attempt to escape the tugs of fate. An enriching and grisly read.
 


Review by Dean

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This Thing Between Us: A Novel By Gus Moreno Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374539238
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - October 12th, 2021

A man dealing with the sudden death of his wife then has to deal with the evil that follows him even when he tries running away. A little omniscient technology horror, a little haunted house horror, a little Mexican folklore horror. And Moreno's writing, Moreno's writing, Moreno's writing. Intimately written in the second person POV as if we were Thiago's wife. Funny, poetic, sharp and round. (Also a good soft eerie horror for the newbies.)


Review by Emily

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Motherthing By Ainslie Hogarth Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593467022
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Published: Vintage - September 27th, 2022

Everything starts normal enough, you know, a hypothetical hot tub full of shit kind of normal. But then everything begins to ooze and build and she just wants to be the perfect wife, the perfect woman. Kill the bacteria, save your family. Buy the healthy snacks, save your family. Do whatever you can, save your family. Enjoy with jellied salmon, Chicken à la King, and a wine cooler or five. A quirky, gruesome, fresh horror that will rival the classics.
 
The trashier (in a good way) cousin of A Certain Hunger and the 60's housewife sister of Nightbitch


Review by Emily

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Patricia Wants to Cuddle By Samantha Allen Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781638930044
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Published: Zando - June 28th, 2022

Hard to put down! Very readable like chips are very eatable; you can't have just one. It tickled my behind-the-scenes of the Bachelor itch and hit me in my PNW heart. Allen really brought out the stops for this horror comedy with just the right amount of camp and believability. Come on, this lady sasquatch just wants to cuddle. 


Review by Emily

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Our Wives Under the Sea: A Novel By Julia Armfield Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250229892
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 12th, 2022

I can hear the untold depths whispering now and it's this book's fault.


Review by Allie

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