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

    What We’re Reading #27

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have you covered if you’re looking for some good reads! A startling, moving, and innovative memoir from the National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with wit, inventiveness and an inquiring spirit, as she uses a series of narrative tropes—including classic horror themes—to create an entirely unique piece of work which is destined to become an instant classic. Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK Tracy’s Teaser Review Imagine your perfect house; your dream house. Where…

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    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #23

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction are back with three more must-reads to help you get through the week! Ghosts of You by Cathy Ulrich Cathy Ulrich’s Ghosts of You is a collection of stories from her Murdered Ladies series about seeking the lost and finding the person behind the sensationalism. It examines and subverts the tropes of mystery and crime storytelling in which the narrative always begins with the body of yet another murdered woman. They are mothers and daughters, teachers and students, lovers and wives, actresses and extras. They have been taken, but their stories still remain. This is how they set the plot in motion. Release Date: 10/15/19…

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    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #22

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have several new titles to recommend to you this week! The Apocalyptic Mannequin Doomsday is here and the earth is suffering with each breath she takes. Whether it’s from the nuclear meltdown, the wrath of the Four Horsemen, a war with technology, or a consequence of our relationship with the planet, humanity is left buried and hiding, our bones exposed, our hearts beating somewhere in our freshly slit throats. The Apocalyptic Mannequin by Stephanie M. Wytovich is a collection that strips away civilization and throws readers into the lives of its survivors. The poems inside are undelivered letters, tear-soaked whispers, and unanswered prayers. They are every…

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    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #19

    We’re back with more Ladies of Horror Fiction book recommendations. Let those tbr piles topple! Tinfoil Butterfly by Rachel Eve Moulton The Shining meets About a Boy in this electrifying debut about a troubled young woman and a lonely boy facing their demons in the frozen Black Hills. Emma is hitchhiking across the United States, trying to outrun a violent, tragic past, when she meets Lowell, the hot-but-dumb driver she hopes will take her as far as the Badlands. But Lowell is not as harmless as he seems, and a vicious scuffle leaves Emma bloody and stranded in an abandoned town in the Black Hills with an out-of-gas van, a loaded gun, and…

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    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #18

    We’re back with more must have Ladies of Horror Fiction book recommendations! Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff LAST ONES LEFT ALIVE is the story of Orpen, a young woman who must walk on foot across a ravaged Ireland in the desperate hope of saving herself, and her guardian Maeve, from the zombie-like menace known as the skrake. Sarah Davis-Goff’s strikingly original debut will appeal to readers of dystopian literary fiction such as STATION 11 or THE END WE START FROM. Watch your six. Beware tall buildings. Always have your knives. Growing up on a tiny island off the coast of a post-apocalyptic Ireland, Orpen’s life has revolved around…

  • Podcast Episodes

    Episode 7 Horrific Motherhood

    Join Toni as she discusses horror and the intersection with motherhood. Motherhood and Horror         Horror has always been used as vehicle for societal warnings. Parental warnings are no different.  Being a parent is one of the most rewarding yet terrifying experiences that a human will go through. Being a parent can be downright terrifying. There are so many different primal fears that start swirling around. Are you raising them right, are they okay, will xyz experience scar them for life?  It is no surprise that horror fiction and films highlight the parent/child dynamic so often. Even though being a parent is terrifying; motherhood is inherently scary. The terror begins…

  • Lizzie, Speak
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #5

    Here are some of our recent favorite reads with links to our team members full reviews. Lizzie, Speak by Kailey Tedesco A conjuring, an invocation, a communion with Lizzie Borden herself. These poems reveal—letter by word by line—a spirit, a history, an identity. Lizzie speaks through Tedesco. Amazon | White Stag Publishing | Goodreads Emily’s Review Teaser Lizzie, Speak was my introduction to Kailey Tedesco’s work. As soon as I heard about this book of Lizzie Borden poetry, I had to have a copy. That amazing cover also grabbed my attention! Click here to see Emily’s full review at Goodreads A Primer to Kaaron Warren Australian author Kaaron Warren is widely…

  • Interviews,  Reading Recommendations

    LOHF Shelf Edition: Cassie

    It’s time for another Ladies of Horror Fiction: Shelf Edition! This time we’re chatting with Cassie Daley, who has some of the most eye-catching shelves on social media. Cassie is a reviewer, blogger, Etsy artist, and also reps for A Stranger Dream and Abominable Book Box. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? I’m also always going to recommend this forever, but INTO THE DROWNING DEEP (and the prequel novella, ROLLING IN THE DEEP) by Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) are two of my absolute favs of the last couple of years. I’m super into ocean related horror, and the mermaidesque creatures in these books are so creepy and…

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    LOHFReadalong

    Choose Our Next Readalong + Giveaway Winner!

    Thank you so much to everyone who joined in as we read The Between by Tananarive Due. Books are even better when read with friends!! Giveaway Winner As a thank you to those who were able to participate in the discussions on the LOHF website, we randomly selected one winner from the readalong discussion posts. The winner of the giveaway is Meredith L! Meredith, please reach out to us with a current address so we can send you a copy of Suspicious Minds (Stranger Things #1) by Gwenda Bond. It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad.…

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    Book Reviews

    The Bone Weaver’s Orchard by Sarah Read Review

    He’s run away home. That’s what they say every time one of Charley Winslow’s friends vanishes from The Old Cross School for Boys. It’s just a tall tale. That’s what they tell Charley when he sees the ragged grey figure stalking the abbey halls at night. When Charley follows his pet insects to a pool of blood behind a false wall, he could run and let those stones bury their secrets. He could assimilate, focus on his studies, and wait for his father to send for him. Or he could walk the dark tunnels of the school’s heart, scour its abandoned passages, and pick at the scab of a family’s…