You Must Not Miss is a wonderful piece of fantasy horror that proves the YA genre isn't without its gems. Magpie's life has completely fallen apart. Her father was caught cheating, her mother has turned to alcohol, her sister has left, and all of Magpie's friends have left her following a situation at a party six months previously.
The Troop is my first Nick Cutter, and it did not disappoint. It is well known that Nick Cutter writes body horror well, so I have been looking forward to finally picking this one up.
Lussi is desperate for a new job after she is let go from her previous publishing company. She has a string of bestselling horror books to her editing bow, so it shouldn't be that hard to find a new company. Sadly, she finds that the lead up to Christmas isn't the ideal time to be job hunting, especially as nothing is released over the holidays. Secret Santa is a festive horror comedy set in the 80's, which doesn't skimp on the nostalgia.
Carly is meant to be getting ready for college and making decisions about what route she wants her life to follow. She should be doing that, but she just can't stop thinking about her aunt Viv, who disappeared before she was born. The last anyone knew of her was that she was working at The Sun Down Motel when she went missing, so where better to look for answers once and for all?
As an auto-buy author, I can't get enough of Stephen Graham Jones and how he builds horror into your everyday. Stephen Graham Jones moves between folk horror and grindhouse horror with complete ease, offering a unique look at horror you won't find anywhere else.
If you are a fan of amazing 90's slashers and enjoy a small-town mystery with a topping of gore, look no further than Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare.
Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica (translated by Sarah Moses) is a book that gets under your skin and sits there festering long after you've put the book down.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia has yet to write a miss, in my opinion, and Mexican Gothic doesn't buck the trend! Mexican Gothic oozes homage to some of our favourite gothic horror authors, including characters named after some well-known authors.
Written and illustrated by the rather talented Kristen Tomaru, Night Terrors is described as a picture book for kids, but don't let that fool you! Night Terrors is creepy enough to give adults chills.
Based on the 1904 short story by Arthur Machen, The White People, T. Kingfisher created a contemporary retelling of what is considered one of the greatest horror tales ever written. The Twisted Ones builds on the creepy atmosphere for a modern audience.