Horrorstor, by Grady Hendrix

HorrorstörTitle: Horrorstor
Author:
Grady Hendrix 
Publisher:
 Quirk Books
Publication date: September 23rd 2014
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9781594745263
Source: NetGalley
Rating:  4/5
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Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.
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We Will All Go Down Together, by Gemma Files

We Will All Go Down TogetherTitle: We Will All Go Down Together
Author:
Gemma Files 
Publisher:
 ChiZine Publications
Publication date: October 28th 2014
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781771482011
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4/5
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Every family has its monsters…and some are nothing but In the woods outside Overdeere, Ontario, there are trees that speak, a village that doesn’t appear on any map, and a hill that opens wide, entrapping unwary travellers.

Music drifts up from deep underground, while dreams — and nightmares — take on solid shape, flitting through the darkness.

It’s a place most people usually know better than to go, at least locally — until tonight, when five bloodlines mired in ancient strife will finally converge once more.

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Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome, edited by Stephen Jones

18591451Title: Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome
Editor:
Stephen Jones
Publisher:
 Jo Fletcher Books
Publication date: 23rd September 2014
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781623658076
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 3.5/5
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In the grand tradition of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm, some of the today’s finest fantasy and horror writers have created their own brand-new fairy tales–but with a decidedly darker twist.

Fearie Tales is a fantastical mix of spellbinding retelling of classic stories such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and Rumpelstiltskin, along with unsettling tales inspired by other children’s classics, all interspersed with the original tales of their inspiration.
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This House is Haunted, by John Boyne

Title: This House is Haunted
Author:
John Boyne
Publisher: 
Black Swan
First publication date: April 25th 2013
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780552778428
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 2/5
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Synopsis

1867. On a dark and chilling night Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor.

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A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain, by Adrianne Harun

Title: A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain
Author:
Adrianne Harun
Publisher:
Penguin Books
First publication date: February 25th 2014
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780670786107
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3/5
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Synopsis

In an isolated town of British Columbia, young girls, mostly native, begin to vanish from the sides of a notorious highway, the Highway of Tears. Leo Kreutzer and four friends are barely touched by these disappearances—until a series of mysterious and troublesome outsiders arrive on the mountain. Then it seems as if the devil himself has appeared among them. A MAN CAME OUT OF A DOOR IN THE MOUNTAIN is a seductive and chilling debut novel about what happens to Leo and his group of friends when evil—both human and otherwise—walks right through their town.
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The Devil in the Corner, by Patricia Elliott

Title: The Devil in the Corner
Author:
Patricia Elliot
Publisher:
Hachette Children’s Books
Release date:  March 6th 2014
Pages: 400
ISBN: 034095678X
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3/5
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Synopsis

Penniless, and escaping the horrors of life as a governess to brutal households, Maud seeks refuge with the cousin-by-marriage she never knew. But Juliana quashes Maud’s emerging friendships with the staff and locals – especially John, the artist commissioned to restore the sinister Doom in the local church. John, however, is smitten with Maud and makes every effort to woo her.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving

Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Author:
Washington Irving
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Release date: March 1st 2004 (originally published in 1820)
Pages: 108
ISBN: 0809594080
Source: Myself
Rating: 1.5/5
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Synopsis

The chief part of the stories, however, turned upon the favorite specter of Sleepy Hollow, the Headless Horseman, who had been heard several times of late, patrolling the country; and, it was said, tethered his horse nightly among the graves in the churchyard. The story was immediately matched by a thrice marvelous adventure of Brom Bones, who made light of the Galloping Hessian as an arrant jockey. He affirmed that on returning one night from the neighboring village of Sing Sing, he had been overtaken by this midnight trooper; that he had offered to race with him for a bowl of punch, and should have won it too, for Daredevil beat the goblin horse all hollow, but just as they came to the church bridge, the Hessian bolted, and vanished in a flash of fire. All these tales, told in that drowsy undertone with which men talk in the dark, the countenances of the listeners only now and then receiving a casual gleam from the glare of a pipe, sank deep in the mind of Ichabod.

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