Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Book Review

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Morena-Garcia Book Cover

Full disclosure: I requested Mexican Gothic from the library back in September or October, which is practically the only time of year that I seek out horror and/or Gothic reads. When my turn finally came up in November, I wasn’t necessarily in the mood for this kind of book but I decided to read it anyway and see what all the […]

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The Deep by Alma Katsu: Book Review

The Deep by Alma Katsu Book Cover

I liked this well enough. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the Titanic and the paranormal elements. I was never entirely sure what was going on, although I did have all the pieces pretty early in the story. It is refreshing when I can’t quite put everything together. My biggest quibble is that the story could have been tightened up […]

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Emma Brown by Clare Boylan: Book Review

When Charlotte Brontë died, she left 20 pages of a novel behind. Clare Boylan decided to finish it. A little girl is enrolled in a private girls’ academy. She is shy and reclusive, but the headmistresses make much of her because it’s obvious that her benefactor has money. Trouble arises when her benefactor can’t be Continue Reading…

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The Resurrectionist by E. B. Hudspeth: Book Review

Dr. Spencer Black was a brilliant doctor whose career was derailed by an obsession with mythological creatures. He believed that anatomical deformities were not so much mutations as throwbacks to earlier days in the evolutionary timeline. He believed he could prove this by recreating creatures from fable and myth. If he could make them viable, Continue Reading…

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The Bells by Richard Harvell: Book Review

Moses Froben, an opera singer of world-renown, raised a son who could not possibly have been his own. When his son asked how they had come to be together, Moses would studiously avoid the question. On Moses’s death, however, his son found a memoir that told of Moses’s humble beginnings and how father and son Continue Reading…

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