June in Review

June in Review

(Read: 4 / Reviewed: 4)

It was a quiet month, which was seriously nice for a change. I can’t say I’m a big fan of the sun (actually, it’s my nemesis), so the heatwave currently raging through the UK forces me indoors. Yes, indoors, as my skin can’t stand even a minute of sun and the heat itself makes me feel ill. Global warming, dammit!

Anyway, I decided to post some different content where I had some free spaces this past month, including June 9th – Creativity and Mental Health and My Top Five Horror Games. It’s put me in mind to branch out, try new things, and give a little more of myself to the blog. If I enjoy doing it, then it’s certainly worth it, and it’s an added bonus if others enjoy reading it too!

Oh! And don’t forget the Hottest Horror Books of the Summer!

Read

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The Moor by Sam Haysom – Catching my attention on Netgalley, I was eager to read this debut novel. I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest, as I found it clever and different enough to be refreshing. My review can be found here.

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison – This was in my collection for some time, and whilst not labelled as horror, it is in its own way. It focuses on the ugliness of humanity, and how terrible actions affect young minds. I do have my issues with some plot elements, but it was an addictive read regardless.

Wild Blood by Nancy A. Collins – I purchased this at the local secondhand bookstore, as it sounded interesting enough and had a funky cover. Being a short book of less than three hundred pages, I decided to slip it into my reading schedule. I’m still unsure of my exact thoughts regarding it – it’s graphically violent, with emphasis on rape. It’s too bad I found the story suffered due to its focus on shock value.

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver – I decided to reactivate my Audible account! It seems everyone I interact with within the horror community enjoys listening to audiobooks, so it got me in the mood to join in. I’m happy with my first pick – Jeremy Northam was perfect; the reflection of his voice giving me the chills.

Reviewed

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The Sadist’s Bible by Nicole Cushing

Wrath of the Ancients by Catherine Cavendish (WORST READ)

The Moor by Sam Haysom

Immortown by Lily Markova (2015 Review)

NOS4R2 by Joe Hill (BEST READ)

What about you? How was June for you?

I hope you’re having a great summer!

Red xx

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