Category: horror

Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist Review

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The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw Review

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horrorandhalloween: by Mike Mignola

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Mike Mignola

50 Must-See Horror Films Directed by Women

50 Must-See Horror Films Directed by Women:

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hmmm……….. ive seen maybe 3 of these. *drags self*

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge Revie…

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Currently Reading: A Skinful of Shadows by Fra…

Currently Reading: A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge!

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao …

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One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake Review

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Halloween Book Reviews!

I have finished reviewing all the books I read during the spooky season and the reviews are linked below! All the reviews are spoiler free 🙂

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (read this!!!!)

The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein Book Review

Author: Mary Shelley

Rating: 4/5

As a reader who doesn’t usually go for classics, I really really enjoyed this! Of course, the story of Frankenstein is legendary but the book itself wasn’t at all as I expected. Surprisingly, it wasn’t that scary. The monster speaks so eloquently when we first see him talk that I kept imagining him as a civilised person – just with mouldy skin and more murder on their record. But where it lacks in the horror department it gains in emotion and almost elegant suffering.

I know that sounds odd, but this story is so full of grief, guilt, regret and misery and yet somehow the author manages to portray these emotions in such a darkly beautiful way. At some points, though, it did sound like the author looked up every single word in a thesaurus and picked out the longest synonym (sometimes the language was a bit unnecessary). 

The pace was kind of imbalanced. I wish we had more description of the monster being brought to life than we did – and I wish we had a little less of Frankenstein just wallowing in his own misery. But the writing is so beautiful I’m going to let that slide.

The ending was so morbid and unexpected but I absolutely LOVED it. Throughout the whole story we are questioning the morals of ourselves as well as the characters and it finished on such a note that I was doubting the morals of everything that happened.

Definitely a must-read. I envy the people who get to study this story for school, because it’s so amazing and I’d love to dig deeper into the language the author uses.