Truth be told, May wasn’t the greatest month in regards to my mental health. I think I had more bad days than good, but at least my reading didn’t suffer!
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Kinfolk by Matt Kurtz – A fast-moving tale of survival, Kinfolk was exciting and addictive. I felt desperate to reach the end, as I was dying to know the final outcome. I’d not hesitate to recommend this novel to anyone who relishes the chaotic backwoods, cannibal trope, yet it’s my opinion that this one offers a depth that many of its kind lacks. Read my full review here.
The Blood Lights by Elaine Pascale – The Blood Lights was beautifully written, and whilst I found the idea of mysterious lights causing a peculiar illness to be thought-provoking, I considered the payoff to be disappointing. The constant fluctuating between past and present also gave a sense of disorder. Despite the scenes I favoured being brought down by these complaints, it was worth the read overall. Read my full review here.
Will Haunt You by Brian Kirk – Will Haunt You was an outlandish read, with many twists and turns that married the bizarre and the ominous. Whilst I found enjoyment in the unpredictable sequence of events that challenged Jesse’s sanity, the ending, as well as some other aspects, didn’t quite do it for me. I would have preferred some semblance of understanding when I closed the book for the last time. As it was, more and more questions were piled upon a mountain of confusion. Read my full review here.
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon – Sometimes a book has such a promising start, and then gradually falls down a few rungs of the metaphorical ladder. The Winter People was a five-star read until a few select characters dumbfounded me with their questionable choices. Whilst these bouts of poor characterisation rubbed me the wrong way, as a whole, I enjoyed the read for the most part. I’d have no hesitation in recommending it to those that relish the quiet side of horror. Read my full review here.
Doggem by John F Leonard – Doggem was an introduction to an interesting world, one with many secrets teeming beneath its surface. I truthfully had some issues, such as the sheer amount of factors that were mentioned yet neglected, but that’s short pieces of fiction in general; sometimes it’s difficult to connect entirely. I’d still however recommend it, for Leonard’s imagination is something to admire. Read my full review here.