Some red and black to match the engagement party this weekend! I’m so excited to see all my cousins and relatives before the wedding. With all of us living all over the place, and busy lives, we never really get to see each other as much as we want to. So being able to see them for more than just the holidays is always great 🙂
Thanks to Gallery Books for the free copies in exchange for my honest reviews
A CATHEDRAL OF MYTH AND BONE – Kat Howard (Releasing January 8th, 2020)
THE TWISTED ONES – T. Kingfisher (Released October 1st, 2019)
SHINING IN THE DARK: CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF LILJA’S LIBRARY – Hans-Ake Lilja (Releasing October 22nd, 2019)
Here are the synopses:
A CATHEDRAL OF MYTH AND BONE – Kat Howard
In these sixteen exquisite stories Kat Howard deftly weaves in and out of the countries of myth and hagiography to write the lives of women untold and unexplored.
A woman being written into her boyfriend’s fiction is at first flattered to be his muse, but then finds her real life literally consumed and overtaken by his. A desperate young woman makes a prayer to the Saint of Sidewalks, but the miracle she receives isn’t what she expected. A painter spies a naked man, crouched by the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, transform into a beautiful white bird and decides to paint him, and becomes involved in his curse. Jeanne, a duelist and a sacred blade for God and Her holy saints, finds that the price of truth is always blood. And in the novella “Once, Future” Howard reimagines the Arthurian romance on a modern college campus as a story that is told, and told again, until the ending is right.
THE TWISTED ONES – T. Kingfisher
When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods.
When Mouse’s dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother’s house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be?
Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there’s more—Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather’s journal, which at first seems to be filled with nonsensical rants…until Mouse encounters some of the terrifying things he described for herself.
Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse finds herself face to face with a series of impossible terrors—because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they’re looking for you. And if she doesn’t face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale.
From Hugo Award–winning author Ursula Vernon, writing as T. Kingfisher.
SHINING IN THE DARK: CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF LILJA’S LIBRARY – Hans-Ake Lilja
From the founder of the #1 Stephen King news website Lilja’s Library comes a terrifying and deliciously creepy anthology of horror stories, including a rare story from Stephen King himself, classics by Clive Barker and Edgar Allan Poe, and a novella by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In).
Celebrating twenty years of the expansive Stephen King fan site Lilja’s Library, this creepy collection of stories is perfect for horror fans of all backgrounds. With a terrifying story that has never been previously included in any of Stephen King’s collections, Shining in the Dark is an unforgettable anthology, featuring short stories by some of the genre’s best-known and most talented authors.