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

    What We’re Reading #60

    We’re back again with three recently recommended reads! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. Jennifer Strange by Cat Scully “JENNIFER STRANGE is a gruesomely fun, demon-infested YA romp in which two teenage sisters learn and ply the family’s secret demon-fighting trade. A promising debut.” -Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange is the Sparrow, cursed with the ability to give ghosts and demonic spirits a body—a flesh and blood anchor in the mortal world—with the touch of her hand. When a ghost attacks her high school and awakens her…

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    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #54

    Happy Wednesday, everyone! We’d like to recommend a few of our recent reads to you today and hope you find a new favorite. The Fourth Whore by EV Knight Kenzi Brooks watched The Scribble Man collect her brother’s soul after a hit and run when she was seven. He gave her a present that day—a lucky rabbit’s foot. Sixteen years later, she no longer believes in The Scribble Man, she believes in survival and does what she has to in the slums of Detroit. When thugs kill her mother and beat Kenzi to near death, she accidentally releases Lilith from her prison within the time-worn keychain. And Hell hath no…

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    Book Reviews,  New Release

    While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt Review

    It begins, they say, with a woman screaming . . . On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there; just last year a local boy, visiting for a dare, disappeared without a trace. For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events: nighttime intrusions; unknown voices; a constant sense of being watched. The locals want her to believe that these incidents are echoes of the McBrides’ dark past. Zoe is convinced the danger is closer…

  • The Between by Tananarive Due
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    Announcement: Our Next Readalong + Giveaway Winner

    Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Rebecca readalong! We had such a blast reading all of your thoughts throughout this past month. Our Next Readalong We are excited to announce our next selection is The Between by Tananarive Due. We will be hosting the readalong during the month of February 2019. Stay tuned to the Ladies of Horror Fiction site for the chapter breakdown and discussion schedule. A brilliant novel of horror and the supernatural in which a middle-class family’s very existence is threatened by inner and outer demons When Hilton was just a boy, his grandmother sacrificed her life to save him from drowning. Thirty…

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    Rebecca Readalong: Week 4

    We’ve reached the final discussion week of our Rebecca readalong! We hope you have enjoyed reading and discussing it as much as we have. We are so glad you all joined us and made this readalong so much fun! This week we read chapters 22 through to the end. Please be aware this post contains spoilers for all of Rebecca. The LOHF team has posted and answered some discussion questions below. We’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Discussion 1. Was Rebecca your first Daphne du Maurier book? Will you read another, and if so, which one will you read next? Emily: Rebecca was my first du Maurier book,…

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    Rebecca Readalong: Week 3

    We are now 75% through Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca! If you are just joining us, be sure to check out the full readalong schedule. This week we read chapters 16-21. Please be aware this post contains spoilers for the first 21 chapters of Rebecca. The LOHF team has posted and answered some discussion questions below. We’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Discussion 1. Why do you think the narrator decided to trust Mrs. Danvers and wear the costume she suggested to the fancy dress ball? Lilyn: She is a twit. A brainless, naive twit. Laurie: She is very insecure and has an undying desire to please…

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    Rebecca Readalong: Week 2

      We are halfway through Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca! If you are just joining us, be sure to check out last week’s discussion of the first 8 chapters as well as the full readalong schedule. This week we read chapters 9-15. Please be aware this post contains spoilers for the first 15 chapters of Rebecca. The LOHF team has posted and answered some discussion questions below. We’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Discussion 1. This was a very entertaining week for the LOHF team as we read and discussed Rebecca. There may have allegedly been bets placed on what really happened to Rebecca (if she is…