Halloween Horror Spotlight (10/28/21)

Halloween is just around the corner, so get your best screams and scares ready with a creepy twist on the classic haunted house tale, a gothic fantasy about a wedding night gone wrong, and a mesmerizing and terrifying look at technology.

NOTHING BUT BLACKENED TEETH by Cassandra Khaw

A LibraryReads pick and an Indie Next pick!

“Khaw’s prose oozes dread as malevolent creatures from Japanese mythology swarm the pages and the characters’ interpersonal relationships crash and burn. Horror readers and folklore fans will find this tale of terror to be brutally satisfying.”–Publishers Weekly

THE DEATH OF JANE LAWRENCE by Caitlin Starling

A LibraryReads pick!

“Starling captivates and horrifies by turn in this intricately plotted, deliciously bonkers secondary world gothic fantasy… Starling’s magic system is so spookily and fully realized, and the final twist so brilliantly turns the novel on its head, that even the most skeptical will be won over. This proves impossible to put down.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THIS THING BETWEEN US by Gus Moreno

2 starred reviews!

“In graceful prose peppered with terrifyingly vivid descriptions, Moreno gives a nod to 2001: A Space Odyssey to explore the perils of technology while probing the all-too-human complexities of grief. The devastating result marks Moreno as a horror writer to watch.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Moreno makes clever use of structure to maximize dread, opening with Vera’s funeral and then doubling back, while references to famous horror novels and films trick readers into thinking they’re following a familiar path before the tragic plot veers wildly off-map. Harrowing existential horror that lingers like a nightmare.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

NOTHING BUT BLACKENED TEETH by Cassandra Khaw; 9781250759412; available now.
THE DEATH OF JANE LAWRENCE by Caitlin Starling; 9781250272584; available now.
THIS THING BETWEEN US by Gus Moreno; 9780374539238; available now.

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