Authors: Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Publication date: May 5, 2020
Genre: fantasy, dark humor, horror
My rating: 5/5 stars
Do you like ghost stories? This book is for you!
Do you like revenge plots? This book is for you!
Do you like ragtag teams of criminals? This book is for you!
Do you like bizarre alternate versions of historical Europe? This book is for you!
Do you like dark humor and bitterly harsh realities? This book is for you!
Do you like Welcome to Night Vale? Obviously this book is for you; that’s probably what brought you to this review anyway, right?
Do you like sweet and happy endings? Dear god, please don’t read this book; find yourself something more wholesome.
This story can only turn out the way things happened. I cannot conjure a happy ending where none exists.
Author: Emily Lloyd Jones
Publication date: September 24, 2019
Genre: young adult, fantasy, light horror
My rating: 4.5/5 stars
THIS BOOK HAS A ZOMBIE GOAT. If that isn’t enough to convince you it’s worth reading, well…I don’t know what is. But here are a few more things this delightful book has to offer:
- A kickass, axe-wielding gravedigger girl
- A small town plagued by a curse
- A quiet, mapmaking boy with chronic shoulder pain (omg relatable)
- Dark forests, abandoned castles, and legendary monsters
- Witty banter alongside profound moments
- Did I mention the freaking amazing ZOMBIE GOAT???
Author: Erin A. Craig
Genre: YA Fantasy/Horror
Rating: 4/5 stars
A horror-infused twist on “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig is a haunting and original debut novel.
I don’t like the blurb provided for this book. It gives too much away. Don’t read it; read mine instead: