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message 1: by C.C.Webb (new)

C.C.Webb | 40 comments Hey everyone!
I know there are a lot of topics around this kinda thing but I figured it wouldn't hurt to make another?

I've got a couple books lined up to read for now, but they won't last forever. Thought I'd ask if anyone has any good horror recommendations?

I'm a big fan of anything involving monsters, especially vampires. I also love the old spooky asylum theme, some supernatural-ghost stuff and psychological things (think Misery.)

I don't really like to read anything involving the occult, or with a heavy romantic subplot. Historical horror, however, is more than welcome.

I don't mind YA if you've got a good one (I quite like the Asylum series) but I'm really interested in reading more "adult" horror novels. I don't seem to have a lot of luck, finding them.

Any recs?


message 2: by Mehmet (new)

Mehmet | 1217 comments Brian Lumley Necroscope series i would recommend. Its got vampires but with a different type of twist.


message 4: by C.C.Webb (new)

C.C.Webb | 40 comments Oh wow...thanks guys!!


message 5: by Angela (new)

Angela Verdenius (angelacatlover) | 248 comments Briane Keene does some great zombie books The Rising (The Rising #1) by Brian Keene City of the Dead (The Rising #2) by Brian Keene Dead Sea by Brian Keene
Then Joe McKinney has a good zombie series as well Dead City (Dead World, #1) by Joe McKinney Apocalypse of the Dead (Dead World, #2) by Joe McKinney Flesh Eaters (Dead World, #3) by Joe McKinney


message 6: by Beth (last edited Mar 14, 2018 11:24PM) (new)

Beth (evilpoptartarmy) | 4 comments I love "We're Alive" We're Alive: A Story of Survival, the First Season

The series is about zombies, with a twist. And it starts on the day the zombie plague (for lack of a better term) begins


message 7: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin Appleby-Dean (benjaminappleby-dean) As far as sinister asylum stories go, I can recommend Rawblood and The Silent Companions


message 8: by C.C.Webb (new)

C.C.Webb | 40 comments Thanks!!


Mixofsunandcloud | 539 comments Draculas One of the few vampire books I've been willing to read in a while. I've gotten a bit burned out on vampires, werewolves and zombies.


message 10: by Karen (new)

Karen (hmssparky) | 167 comments Children of the Dark

Hex

Two excellent books I've been suggesting to everyone!


message 11: by Luvtoread (new)

Luvtoread | 1852 comments Nostradamus. by Peter Cawdron (Terrific book with twists)
Ancient Enemy by Mark Lukens (Not vampire but great)
The Gorge by Scott Nicholson (very different)
The Haunted Forest Tour. (No vampires but monsters galore) A favorite of mine, very unique!!

All favorites, I have many more if these interest you at all. Let me know!! :)


message 12: by WendyB (new)

WendyB  | 2885 comments Mod
For a book that has a quiet creepiness to it: Bird Box


message 13: by David (new)

David Brian (davidbrian) | 1610 comments Mixofsunandcloud wrote: "Draculas One of the few vampire books I've been willing to read in a while. I've gotten a bit burned out on vampires, werewolves and zombies."

Draculas is a fun read!


message 14: by Luvtoread (new)

Luvtoread | 1852 comments Is Draculas a really good book or just short stories? It is on sale right now, so I'm very curious since there are very mixed reviews!!


message 15: by Mixofsunandcloud (new)

Mixofsunandcloud | 539 comments Luvtoread wrote: "Is Draculas a really good book or just short stories? It is on sale right now, so I'm very curious since there are very mixed reviews!!"

It's a book with 4 writers collaborating. They are all good horror writers. I enjoyed Draculas, and I believe there's a sequel I haven't read yet. I'd say it's worth a look if it's on sale.


message 16: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 756 comments Night shift by Stephen king


message 17: by Jen_Ken (new)

Jen_Ken a.k.a....Jenny from the block | 31 comments I’m trying to decide on my next goodRead and I like to read something that incorporates elements of the particular season I’m reading. For example Jaws was a perfect summer and terminal freeze was a great winter read while the Dark Half was a nice fit for the fall. Any suggestions for April??


message 18: by Luvtoread (new)

Luvtoread | 1852 comments Thanks so much Mixofsunandcloud! That does answer my question!! :)


message 19: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Williams (thewrongwriter) | 48 comments Seconding the Necroscope series. I'm only barely into the first one, but it's already churning along really well.


message 20: by C.C.Webb (new)

C.C.Webb | 40 comments WendyB wrote: "For a book that has a quiet creepiness to it: Bird Box"

Oh wow this sounds creepy...definitely adding that to my list.


message 21: by Scout (new)

Scout (goodreadscomscout) | 122 comments I recommend The House Next Door. Great writing, and scary.


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