• What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #92

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more recommendations. Antioch by Jessica Leonard Antioch used to be a quiet small town where nothing bad ever happened. Now six women have been savagely murdered. The media dubs the killer ‘Vlad the Impaler’ due to the gruesome crime scenes of his victims. Clues are drying up fast and the hunt for the monster responsible is hitting a dead end. After picking up a late-night transmission on her short-wave radio, a local bookseller named Bess becomes convinced a seventh victim has already…

  • Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight March 2021

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books that were released in March as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. Young Adult New Releases Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft He saw the darkness in her magic. She saw the magic in his darkness. Wren Southerland’s reckless use of magic has cost her everything: she’s been dismissed from the Queen’s Guard and separated from her best friend—the girl she loves. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his estate, Colwick Hall,…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #91

    We’re a few days late but we can’t let a week go by without reading recommendations! Today we have another eclectic mix of books and we hope you find your new favorite. Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥   Where The Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda In this witty and exuberant collection of feminist retellings of traditional Japanese folktales, humans live side by side with spirits who provide a variety of useful services—from truth-telling to babysitting, from protecting castles to fighting crime. A busybody aunt who disapproves of hair removal; a pair of door-to-door saleswomen hawking portable lanterns; a cheerful lover who visits…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post,  National Poetry Month

    Guest Post: Decant Your Chaos—The Power of Poetry by Sara Tantlinger

    The first tattoo I ever had inked on me several years ago ended up being lines from Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”—a poem that is thought to have been written about his father, so it’s no wonder that I found myself continually drawn back into those lines. I decided to get “Do not go gentle into that good night / rage, rage against the dying of the light” permanently etched into my skin as a way to deal with my own grief at losing my dad when I was younger. I’m not sure how much we can ever really deal with grief; I mean, sixteen…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #90

    We’re back with our review round-up featuring three recommendations that we’re pretty certain you are going to adore! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth Our story begins in 1902, at The Brookhants School for Girls. Flo and Clara, two impressionable students, are obsessed with each other and with a daring young writer named Mary MacLane, the author of a scandalous bestselling memoir. To show their devotion to Mary, the girls establish their own private club and call it The Plain Bad Heroine Society. They meet in secret in a nearby apple orchard, the setting of their…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: The Alternate Reality of Internet Horror by Kate Doughty, author of THE FOLLOWER

    One of the best parts about writing a social media-based thriller was being able to spend hours on the internet in the name of research. I’m sure it will surprise absolutely no one that I ended up diving into a lot of fun horror content. For those that love all things creepy, I’m excited to be able to share some of my favorite internet spooks and Alternate Reality Games with you—for all those nights where, hey, you could go to sleep, but wouldn’t terrifying yourself with internet content be so much more fun? What is an Alternate Reality Game? Think The Blair Witch’s internet-obsessed little sister, but it’s not so…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #89

    Today several of our team members are sharing their recent and recommended reads. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, Immanuelle Moore’s very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #88

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads with links to complete reviews. All come very highly recommended and we hope you’ll find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Little Feasts by Jules Archer Following her successes from All the Ghosts We’ve Always Had, critically-acclaimed flash fiction writer, Jules Archer, returns to the dinner table with Little Feasts, her debut short story collection. The stories are a table-long buffet of femininity, a lying tree, childhood innocence, toxic masculinity, and a 20-pound cast-iron skillet. Works within have been featured in Five:2: One, SmokeLong Quarterly, Maudlin House, PANK, and more. Goodreads | Amazon…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    March 2021 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. Please let us know if we missed any new releases so we can add it to the list! Bridge of Souls (Cassidy Blake #3) by Victoria Schwab Where there are ghosts, Cassidy Blake follows … unless it’s the other way around? Cass thinks she might have this ghost-hunting thing down. After all, she and her ghost best friend, Jacob, have survived two haunted cities while travelling for her parents’ TV show. But nothing can prepare Cass for New Orleans, which wears all of its hauntings on…

  • Reading Recommendations,  Women's History Month

    Load Up Your TBR: Women’s History of Horror

    This month, we’ve been celebrating Women’s History Month, and of course, that means we’re celebrating the LOHF way: it’s time to stack up your TBR! This list is all about a Women’s History of Horror, highlighting books written by (and books that feature) women who pioneered the horror, sci-fi, and other speculative genres. If you’re interested in learning more about women in horror throughout the ages, check out our previous post outlining the history of the genre and the women who created it here. Now on to the books! Happy reading! You can also view this list on our Bookshop.org page. If you purchase any book through our Bookshop, we…