Guest Author - Alice Andersen
If you’ve read the self-help and improvement books and are due for a change a pace, you’ve stopped by the right place. The books I review for bellaonline are meant to entertain and send shivers down the spine. Each of us wants a little something different and whether I enjoy a horror book or not doesn’t necessarily mean that you will.
What I will try to do in my reviews is not only review the quality of the writing and the plot, but also the amount of violence portrayed so you can judge for yourself if it’s too graphic or too tame for your taste. I will be updating and adding to this collection of reviews so stop by any time you want to look over the latest additions to the list.
Book Reviews for the Horror Fan
Carnival of Fear by JG Faherty - From the first eighteen wheeler rolling out of a black void and eerily unloading in the foggy dark of night, JG Faherty will have you enthusiastically turning the pages of Carnival of Fear to find out what happens next.
Cemetary Club by JG Faherty - JG Faherty begins this fine tale of horror with ancient evils buried in the past of the small town of Rocky Point, NY. If you enjoy horror, this one is a fun, spooky page turner.
Conception by K.S. Fish - In the novel Conception, evolution is given a boost in a bizarre plot to create living gods. Children with telekinetic skills are secretly trained to use them. Good suspense and characters keep this story moving.
Frankenstein - Lost Souls by Dean Koontz - People in the town of Rainbow Falls, Montana are being duplicated and replaced with intruders engineered by the evil Victor Helios (i.e. Dr. Frankenstein). Lost Souls is Book 4 in the Frankenstein series by Dean Koontz.
Frankenstein's Confessional - A collection of short horror stories from the monster's point of view.
Ghosts of Coronado Bay by JG Faherty - In this young adult fiction by JG Faherty, ghosts come to life for Maya Blair as she deals with the typical teenage dramas of work, school, and relationships.
Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson - The perfect haunted house setting plus a desperate woman longing for love make for a deadly mix in this classic literary horror novel from the 50's.
Hell House by Richard Matheson - A classic haunted house story, Hell House will chill you with it's evil history as a team of researchers attempt to prove whether or not there is life after death.
Lisey’s Story by Stephen King - Everyone knows Stephen King as a horror writer. Reading Lisey's Story there is more than horror. This is an enduring love story. An odd, complicated relationship for sure. As well as a sweet and scary one.
May Bird by Anderson - May Bird is a ten-year old girl with the spirit of a warrior who finds herself trapped in the land of the dead. Follow the adventures of May Bird and her cat Somber Kitty as they try to return to the land of the living.
Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice - Most prolific readers know Anne Rice writes vampire novels. She’s been writing them for years and her titles are classics in the vampire genre. If you aren't already a fan, you might want to give her a try. You may become a fan yourself.
The Southern Vampire Mysteries (with Sookie Stackhouse) by Charlaine Harris - Charlaine Harris' fun and smart characterization of Sookie Stackhouse has drawn fans around the globe. The HBO cable series True Blood is based on her witty and original series of supernatural horror/mystery novels.
The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke - Summer is out and two boys go exploring. An ordinary childhood trip to the local pond turns creepy in a hurry and 11 year old Timmy Quinn is left trying to figure out why.
Under the Dome by Stephen King - If you're a Stephen King horror fan, be sure and check out the review of "Under the Dome".
Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King - The Dark Tower series is King’s epic adventure of one lone man out to save the world – or an infinity of worlds as the reader comes to find out. Book Five – Wolves of the Calla – is a temporary diversion on the path to The Dark Tower.