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The Secret of Ventriloquism
4.06
it was amazing
Jon Padgett’s "20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism" stuck with me long after listening to the audio version on Pseudopod, so I was excited to read his co ...more
Mar 06, 2017
Jan 05, 2017
 
A Natural History of Hell: Stories
3.92
it was amazing
A solid collection of strange and supernatural stories. My favorites were "Word Doll," "A Terror," and "The Thyme Fiend."
Feb 21, 2017
not set
Feb 15, 2017
 
The Empire of Ice Cream
4.05
really liked it
Another fantastic collection by Jeffrey Ford. The title story, about synesthesia, is phenomenal. I preferred the stories with mythic themes, such as " ...more
Nov 30, 2017
Feb 15, 2017
 
Sharkpunk
4.08
it was amazing
This book is just what I hoped it would be: fun and humorous stories about ghost sharks, space sharks, mafia sharks, and more, with a touch of horror. ...more
Jul 15, 2016
May 14, 2016
 
In Mind of the Vampire
3.37
it was amazing
I enjoyed this gothic horror novel with a unique perspective on Bram Stoker's Dracula, told from the viewpoint of an early Freudian physician determin ...more
not set
Oct 04, 2016
 
The Last Days of New Paris
3.58
really liked it
I loved the concept of Surrealist art brought to life in an altered Paris, but the art historian in me wishes the author had done more with it. The ex ...more
Aug 12, 2016
Jul 29, 2016
 
In the Country of the Young
3.92
really liked it
Haunting, heartbreaking, and at times disturbing, this is a ghost story unlike any other I have read. Although I found the paranormal romance distract ...more
Oct 11, 2017
Sep 27, 2017
 
The Visitors: A Novel
3.63
really liked it
I loved the sections set in Egypt, especially the insights into the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and the personalities of those involved. Other sec ...more
Jul 05, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
 
The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales
3.88
liked it
I admire Kirsty Logan’s imagination and prose, and was excited to read her short stories after finishing her beautifully surreal novel The Gracekeeper ...more
Jul 14, 2017
Sep 28, 2016
 
By Light We Knew Our Names
4.06
really liked it
Beautifully written, often heartbreaking stories with elements of magic realism. My favorites were Latchkey, Until Our Shadows Claim Us, and Mollusk, ...more
Oct 07, 2016
Sep 20, 2016
 
Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
3.78
really liked it
A gorgeous book, and the most fun and imaginative art historical fiction I've read in a while. The humor isn't always my style, but Toulouse-Lautrec h ...more
Jan 31, 2017
Jan 04, 2017
 
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6)
4.46
it was amazing
Dark and satisfying retold fairytales, beautifully written and illustrated.
May 16, 2018
Apr 30, 2018
 
Savage Girl
3.19
really liked it
Exciting historical mystery with well-researched glimpses into the Gilded Age, made more intriguing by an unreliable narrator.
Aug 31, 2016
Aug 08, 2016
 
The Brothers Three (The Blackwood Saga, #1)
4.10
really liked it
I received a copy of this book thanks to a Goodreads giveaway. I especially wanted to read a fantasy novel featuring a relatable protagonist with pani ...more
May 13, 2018
Mar 30, 2018
 
The Stolen Child
3.61
it was ok
The Irish lore and enchanted setting that drew me into the book were soon overshadowed by themes of motherhood and childbirth, to which I can’t relate ...more
Sep 29, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
 
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance
3.62
really liked it
A delightful mystery. Brandreth’s Wilde is brilliant and charismatic, although the narrator’s personality pales in comparison. The story nevertheless ...more
Sep 19, 2016
May 20, 2016
 
The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
3.40
liked it
This collection was a mixed bag for me, but my favorites were the delightfully creepy retellings of the Little Mermaid (The Daughter Cells) and the Ve ...more
Apr 14, 2018
not set
Sep 28, 2017
 
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)
4.39
liked it
A Darker Shade of Magic is still my favorite of the trilogy, and this finale could benefit from some heavy editing, but overall an enjoyable series wi ...more
Mar 2017
May 13, 2016
 
Strange Practice (Dr. Greta Helsing #1)
3.83
really liked it
Supernatural mystery with droll dialogue and Gorey-esque cover art, bringing back fond memories of reading John Bellairs' gothic thrillers as a child.
Aug 28, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
 
The Voynich Manuscript
4.42
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not set
Dec 13, 2016
 
Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1)
4.00
None
not set
Feb 14, 2017
 
Of Mice and Men
3.85
None
not set
Jan 02, 2017
 
The Mummy (Ramses the Damned #1)
3.82
None
not set
Oct 21, 2016
 
Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish (Celtic World of Morgan Llywelyn)
4.12
really liked it
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not set
May 01, 2017
 
Rebecca
4.21
None
not set
Aug 09, 2016
 
The Cooper's Wife Is Missing: The Trials of Bridget Cleary
3.47
None
not set
Feb 14, 2017
 
Conversations with Eternity: The Forgotten Masterpiece of Victor Hugo
3.54
really liked it
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not set
May 28, 2016
 
The Black Violin
3.61
really liked it
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not set
Jan 05, 2017
 
The Hummingbird's Daughter
4.16
really liked it
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not set
Jun 01, 2016
 
Ship Fever: Stories
4.04
it was amazing
None
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May 14, 2016
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