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Monstrous Beauty
3.63
it was amazing
Take a photographic tour of the Monstrous Beauty world as Elizabeth Fama stops by The Midnight Garden to kick off her blog tour! Plus win a finished h ...more
Apr 02, 2012
Nov 10, 2011
 
This Monstrous Thing
3.86
really liked it
"Have you ever thought...that maybe (he) only acts like a monster because you treat him like one?"

This book seamlessly blends history, gothic mystery,
...more
Nov 20, 2015
Aug 04, 2014
 
Cuckoo Song
3.94
it was amazing
Creepy, complex, genuinely frightening, thrilling, sad, and unbelievably tender and hushed and beautiful all at once. This is a dark, violent fairy ta ...more
Dec 13, 2014
Dec 19, 2013
 
Affinity
3.73
it was amazing
In reading the gothic psychological novel Affinity, it is nearly impossible to shake off an overwhelming feeling of gloom and pervasive dread. Followi ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Jan 06, 2010
 
Of Metal and Wishes (Of Metal and Wishes, #1)
3.77
it was amazing
4.5 stars This gorgeous, poignant retelling of The Phantom of the Opera has shudder-inducing moments, wistful romance, and protagonists who care deepl ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Feb 06, 2013
 
Alice (The Chronicles of Alice, #1)
3.88
really liked it
This is a bizarre, violent story, one full of menace and dark magic. It's trippy the way that every Alice book should be, and full of nightmarish imag ...more
Aug 10, 2015
Aug 07, 2015
 
Rebecca
4.21
it was amazing
Still my favorite gothic novel of all time. A troubled love interest, an unwelcoming housekeeper, a house haunted by the memories of its previous mist ...more
not set
Mar 24, 2011
 
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)
3.57
it was amazing
4.5 stars If the idea of Tennessee Williams writing a supernatural gothic novel interests you, you will not want to miss this.

Shrieking, wild-eyed, d
...more
May 28, 2013
Apr 13, 2012
 
The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter, #1)
3.69
really liked it
* Riveting beginning with fantastic scenes of horror
* An uneven middle that I'd love to do all kinds of unholy surgery to, especially the over-emphas
...more
Jan 02, 2013
Apr 13, 2012
 
Darkwater
3.38
it was ok
2.5 stars The fantastic premise behind this book sadly does not deliver on its promise.

16-year-old Sarah Trevalyn, a young girl in Victorian England,
...more
Oct 21, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
 
The End of the Party
3.77
it was amazing
It's the fifth of January, so I just re-read this story since it takes place on that date. Graham Greene's The End of the Party is the unsettling dram ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
 
Strands of Bronze and Gold
3.47
liked it
I was fully prepared to love this book, but alas, I ended up with more of a mild liking instead. The idea of the Bluebeard fairy tale retold tugged at ...more
Feb 28, 2013
Jul 31, 2012
 
The Asylum
3.40
liked it
This might have been a better experience if Fingersmith and Sarah Waters didn't exist. But they do. And the complexity of writing and emotion and char ...more
Sep 23, 2016
Apr 18, 2013
 
Blythewood (Blythewood, #1)
3.88
it was amazing
4.5 stars I love this so, so, so, so, much. PLEASE let there be a sequel soon!

Full review is on the blog:
http://www.themidnightgarden.net/2013...
Oct 27, 2013
Apr 02, 2013
 
Strange Sweet Song
3.83
really liked it
I like cat-smiles. <3

This is such an odd, lovely little book. The usual magic and mystery at a boarding school, a most unfortunately named heroine,
...more
Aug 18, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
 
The Poisoned House
3.70
really liked it
A haunted house, a forbidding lady, a master who has gone mad, and a servant girl caught up in the middle of the whole mess. If this premise appeals t ...more
May 06, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
 
The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed, #1)
3.77
So excited that there seem to be so many YA gothics coming out recently! Well, "so many" meaning...a few.
not set
Aug 26, 2012
 
The Masque of the Red Death
4.09
really liked it
Rereadad the story online since I'm reading Masque of the Red Death soon, and I'm so glad I did. Wow, what an extravagant, fantastical setting! This i ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
Suspicion
3.59
Always a little suspicious of these things, but REBECCA. My favorite.
not set
Jul 30, 2014
 
A Sound of Crying
4.06
it was amazing
One of my favorite books growing up, and one I wish more people had read. A pervasive dread and terrible sadness permeates the story, and the characte ...more
not set
Apr 24, 2011
 
Night Beach
3.65
really liked it
I am creeped out, but conflicted. 3.5 stars, I think? This needs some consideration.
Sep 06, 2012
Jun 11, 2011
 
The Summer Before I Met You (The Lynburn Legacy, #0.5)
3.79
Read the freebie short companion story to UNSPOKEN here:

http://www.randombuzzers.com/blog/vie...
not set
Sep 06, 2012
 
White Crow
3.41
really liked it
Utterly fantastic.
Oct 2011
Sep 22, 2011
 
Jane-Emily, and Witches' Children
3.75
liked it
3.5 stars

This feels surprisingly dated with the plethora of exclamation points present in the narrative, but I still enjoyed it. I'd hoped it be a bit
...more
Dec 05, 2015
Dec 05, 2015
 
Vacations from Hell
3.50
liked it
3.5 stars

"The Law of Suspects" by Maureen Johnson - 4 stars To my great surprise, this was my favorite of the short stories. I've always liked stories
...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
The Vanishment
3.77
liked it
3.5 stars

Great atmosphere, but lost a little bit of steam and punch towards the end, and I think the plot would have been much stronger without the (v
...more
Oct 12, 2016
Oct 05, 2016
 
The Twin's Daughter
3.65
liked it
3.5 stars Recommended, although with some strong reservations. The story gets pretty convoluted as it progresses, and the book would have been much st ...more
Jun 07, 2012
Oct 10, 2011
 
Mere Mortals
3.75
really liked it
A short, well-written, gay gothic mystery with obsessive love at its center. An ingenious blend of genres.
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural
3.59
None
not set
May 19, 2013
 
Airs Above the Ground
4.02
None
not set
Sep 01, 2011
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