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    What We’ve Been Reading #100

    We are back for our 100th review round-up! We hope you’ll find a new book or three to add to your collection. If you’re looking for more reading recommendations please click either tag above which will bring you to our previous review posts. Dracula, Motherf**ker! by Alex de Campi and Erica Henderson Vienna, 1889: Dracula’s brides nail him to the bottom of his coffin. Los Angeles, 1974: an ageing starlet decides to raise the stakes. Crime scene photographer Quincy Harker is the only man who knows it happened, but will anyone believe him before he gets his own chalk outline? And are Dracula’s three brides there to help him… or…

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    7 Books You Should Save for After Dinner This Holiday Season

    Who else looks forward to holiday food all year long? 🙋 I’m a big fan of a huge holiday feast, and love cooking my favorite dishes each year, living off of leftovers for days afterward. Stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with marshmallows… I guess you could eat these things year-round, but they just taste better when there’s a little bit of chill and festivity in the air! I especially love curling up after a big dinner with a spooky book, snuggled under the covers while turning the pages of the latest story to give me nightmares, my belly full of home cooked deliciousness. That said, there are a few…

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    What We’re Reading #70

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We feature two graphic novels and a dark poetry collection that we think you will love. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ The Night Silver River Run Red by Christine Morgan Some things, according to Cody McCall, are worth risking a whipping. Such as, sneaking out with your friends after dark for a peek at the traveling show setting up just outside of town. Oddities, the signs promise. Marvels. Grotesqueries. Exotic attractions and mysterious magics. Not as if they’d be allowed to attend otherwise,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Horror Adjacent
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    Horror Adjacent: Spooky Nonfiction

    Another type of read I like to consider horror adjacent are nonfiction books that incorporate some aspect of the spooky, macabre, occult, weird—whatever floats your creepy red balloon. Everything from taxidermy to true crime fits under this label, and if we’re being honest, who isn’t interested to learn more about severed heads? Here are some horror adjacent nonfiction reads to spook up your Halloween TBR! Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton What celebration of All Hallows Eve would be complete without learning about the history behind this mysterious event? From the Halloween queen herself, Trick or Treat takes you on a journey from the ancient origins…

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    What We’re Reading #69

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! A dark thrilling mystery, a graphic novel, and a story filled with the creepy atmosphere we all love best! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But that’s not enough for Margot.…

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    What We’re Reading #68

    We have several new recent reads to share with you today! Are you ready for a creepy ghost story, a ghostly thriller and a Halloween collection? Of course you are! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Seeing Things by Sonora Taylor Abby Gillman has discovered that with growing up, there comes a lot of blood. But nothing prepares her for the trail of blood she sees in the hallway after class – or the ghost she finds crammed inside an abandoned locker. No one believes Abby, of course. She’s only seeing things. As much…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
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    Horror Adjacent: Latinx Reads

    Welcome to our horror adjacent curation station! What is horror adjacent, you ask? Well, I go into more detail about that here, but in all honesty, it’s different for everyone. Because what scares you is subjective—and that’s what makes horror such a diverse and fascinating genre to begin with! Horror-adjacent reads might not blow your pants off with the scare factor, but they are still interested in dark themes, difficult ideas, real-world issues, and pushing the envelope of what speculative fiction can be. For this post, I’ve collected horror-adjacent reads by Latinx authors to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month (9/15–10/15). From a feminist story collection to coming-of-age tales to novels tackling…

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    What We’re Reading #67

    We have several new recent reads to share with you today. We have a fun-filled slasher, a timeless reprint of a ’70s novel, and a gorgeous gothic suspense novel. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥  Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess The summer of 1989 brought terror to the town of Shadows Creek, Florida in the form of a massacre at the local carnival, Cirque Berserk. One fateful night, a group of teens killed a dozen people then disappeared into thin air. No one knows why they did it, where they went, or even how…

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    What We’re Reading #66

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have a new batch of review link-ups of recent reads to add some dark joy to your week! Today we have reviews of a horror play, a graphic novel collection and a collection of short horror stories. There’s a little something for everyone! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥  Unboxed by Briana Morgan Greg Zipper is a paranormal vlogger whose livelihood relies on his online popularity. When a fight between him and his girlfriend goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Greg purchases a dark web mystery box in…

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    What We’re Reading #57

    We’ve been reading and reviewing and here’s our latest batch of recommendations. We hope you find your new favorite book! We Wait by Megan Taylor The wealthy Crawleys can’t abide a scandal, so when fifteen-year-old Maddie’s behaviour causes concern, she’s packed off to the family’s country estate, along with her best friend, Ellie. But while Maddie is resentful, Ellie is secretly thrilled. A whole summer at Greywater House, which she’s heard so much about – and with Maddie, who she adores… But from the moment the girls arrive, it’s clear there’s more to the house and the family than Ellie could ever have imagined. Maddie’s aunt, Natalie, and her bedridden…