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.
It has been one year since Becca disappeared, leaving behind her sister Sara with more questions than answers. Did Becca really run away with some guy, or is it something more sinister? Sara has lost everything since that day, not only Becca but their strong friendship group and the person she had always hoped for more with.
What happens to a final girl after she survives and the media has lost interest? Lynette is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre 22 years ago. She, along with five other final girl's meet regularly in the Final Girl Support Group to help each other find a way to cope with life after the trauma.
The Dark Chorus by Ashley Meggitt is one of those books that will take you on a ride from start to finish. You follow The Boy as he looks to save his mothers lost soul, helping his friends he meets along the way. However, do not think this a cute YA book about a boy making friends and learning to find his place in the world, The Dark Chorus quickly shows its hands as a gruesome horror that takes you on a trip through other worlds, ritual killings and child abuse.
Day thirteen of 13 Days of Horror | This World is Full of Monsters by Jeff VanderMeer
Day twelve of 13 Days of Horror | Victor LaValle's Destroyer by Victor LaValle and Dietrich Smith
Day eleven of 13 Days of Horror | The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe (Rapid Review)