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

    What We’re Reading #55

    Here are three titles that we hope become future favorites for everyone (if they aren’t already!) Food Fright by Nico Bell High school junior Cassie Adler just wanted the bullying to stop. She thought gaining a spot on the varsity soccer team would whip up instant friends, but it isn’t until the popular girls need Cassie’s help that they acknowledge her presence. Cassie reluctantly agrees to participate in a prank that turns sour fast. Now with blood on their hands, she and the popular girls race to cover their tracks. But something savage knows what they’ve done, and it’s hungry for revenge. Can Cassie redeem herself before it’s too late,…

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    What We’re Reading #51

    Treat yourselt to some new books! Here are a few recommendations to get you started. River of Souls by T. L. Bodine Undeath is a manageable condition. That’s what the media says, anyway: with the help of the miracle life-extension drug, Lazarus, the Undead can retain their humanity and live normal, happy lives. Without it, they become violent, mindless walking corpses. Davin Montoya was eager to believe all of that. Forced to drop out of college to take care of his teenage sister, Zoe, after their father drank himself to death, he was more than happy to sign the no-good alcoholic over to the government’s Lazarus House for treatment. That…

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    Monthly Recap

    April 2020: Monthly Recap

    If you missed this month’s new releases, announcements, or any of the amazing books we’ve read and reviewed recently, you can find them all below! News and Announcements April 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. Congratulations Bram Stoker Award Winners!The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the amazing women who took home Bram Stoker Awards! We are so happy to celebrate your achievements! Reviews What We’re Reading #45 What We’re Reading #46 What We’re Reading #47 Special Topics YA/MG Horror Spotlight May 2020Check out…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    March 2020: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team hopes you all are healthy and safe. If you missed this month’s new releases, our readalong selection for April, or any of the amazing books we’ve read and reviewed recently, you can find them all below! New Releases March 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. April Readalong Selection April Readalong SelectionThe Ladies of Horror Fiction Goodreads Group selected The Toll by Cherie Priest as our April readalong selection. Reviews What We’re Reading #41 What We’re Reading #42 What We’re Reading #43 What We’re…

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    Monthly Recap

    February 2020: Monthly Recap

    This month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team celebrated Women in Horror Month and Black History Month. Thank you so much to V. Castro, Kathleen Kaufman, Jennifer Barnes, Annie Neugebauer, Jessica Guess, and R.J. Joseph for joining us this month with some amazing guest posts. Be sure to check those out below! And thank you to Stephanie M. Wytovich for sharing her shelves with us this month. Be sure to check out all of our reviews and features from February! Reviews What We’re Reading #37 What We’re Reading #38 What We’re Reading #39 What We’re Reading #40 News and Announcements February 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror…

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    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #39

    It’s time to add more books to your pile! Who am I kidding? It’s always time to add more books to your pile. Here are a few recommend reads to get you started. Mary Shelley Makes A Monster by Octavia Cade All our monsters are mirrors. And when Mary Shelley’s monster—built from her life rather than her pen, born out of biography instead of blood—outlives its mother, that monster goes looking for a substitute. But all the monster really knows of women is that women write, and so the search for a replacement takes it first to Katherine Mansfield, and then to other women who know what mutilated things can…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    January 2020: Monthly Recap

    This month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team made several exciting announcements regarding our plans for Women in Horror Month. Be sure to check those out below! We also took a deep dive into Japanese horror with books in translation and a look at Japanese horror films. Be sure to check out all of our reviews and features from January! Reviews What We’re Reading #33 What We’re Reading #34 What We’re Reading #35 What We’re Reading #36 News and Announcements January 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. A Bloody…

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    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #36

    Here’s a new batch of review link-ups of recent reads recommended by the Ladies of Horror Fiction! We hope you find your new favorite book. The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters A supernatural thriller in the vein of A Head Full of Ghosts about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic–and terrifying–consequences that follow one of them into adulthood. Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face… In 1991, Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the spirit…

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    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #35

    Happy Wednesday! The Ladies of Horror Fiction have some recommendations to help you get through the week. The Festering Ones by S.H. Cooper A monster lurking in the mountain. A mysterious cult seeking a doorway. An otherworldly evil waiting to be unleashed. Faith York was a young girl when she saw her father dragged into the ground by a spider-armed woman, never to be seen again. Twenty years later, the events of that day continue to haunt her, and her need for answers has only grown stronger with time. After her estranged mother’s death forces her to return home, old wounds are reopened and Faith finally decides to face her…

  • What We've Been Reading
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    What We’re Reading #32

    Everyone should take a few moments to treat themselves to some terrific new books! Here are a few recommendations to get you started: Dear Laura by Gemma Amor Every year, on her birthday, Laura gets a letter from a stranger. That stranger claims to know the whereabouts of her missing friend Bobby, but there’s a catch: he’ll only tell her what he knows in exchange for something…personal.So begins Laura’s sordid relationship with her new penpal, built on a foundation of quid pro quo. Her quest for closure will push her to bizarre acts of humiliation and harm, yet no matter how hard she tries, she cannot escape her correspondent’s demands.…