Saturday, 27 October 2012

On My Wishlist #105

This is a meme that started on Book Chick City before moving to Cosy Books and is now hosted by the wonderful Sarah at Workaday Reads. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I can keep track!
With Halloween this week, there are a couple of horror books that might get me in the mood...
Red Rain - R.L. Stine
Publisher: Touchstone
Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, the wrong place at the wrong time. A merciless, unanticipated hurricane cuts a path of destruction and Lea barely escapes with her life. In the storm’s aftermath, she discovers orphaned twin boys and impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys, Samuel and Daniel, seem amiable and immensely grateful; Lea’s family back on Long Island—husband Mark and their two children, Ira and Elena—aren’t quite so pleased. But even they can’t anticipate the twins’ true nature—or predict that, within a few weeks’ time, Mark will wind up implicated in two brutal murders, with the police narrowing in.
I used to read a lot of Point Horror books growing up and when I heard that one of the stalwarts of Point Horror, RL Stine was releasing an adult novel, I knew I wanted to see what he has instore for adults...
Horns - Joe Hill
Publisher: Gollancz
Merrin Williams is dead, slaughtered under inexplicable circumstances, leaving her beloved boyfriend Ignatius Perrish as the only suspect. On the first anniversary of Merrin's murder, Ig spends the night drunk and doing awful things. When he wakes the next morning he has a thunderous hangover . . . and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look--a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his lover. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. Now it's time for revenge . . .

Two reasons I want to read this book - Joe Hill is Stephen King's son and I'm curious what that kind of pedigree would breed, plus Daniel Radcliffe's new film is Horns and I always want to read the book of the film!
Ghost Road Blues - Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: Pinnacle
Evil Doesn't Die The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village. The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country's largest Halloween celebration in what is now called "The Spookiest Town in America." 
It Just Grows Stronger
But then--a month before Halloween--it begins. Unspeakably desecrated bodies. Inexplicable insanity. And an ancient evil walking the streets, drawing in those who would fall to their own demons and seeking to shred the very soul of this rapidly fracturing community. Yes, the residents of Pine Deep have drawn together and faced a killer before. But this time, evil has many faces--and the lust and will to rule the earth...

I love Jonathan's YA books and this is one of his adult books that looks creepy and will have you worried about what your neighbour is getting up too...

So what's scaring you this weekend? :-) 


  1. I used to read Stein's Fear Street... I have to check out that Joe Hill book. Like you, u need to know if Genius is hereditary.

    Happy weekend!

  2. These all look so good. Just right for Halloween!

  3. I got a hardcover copy of Horns a while ago, when I found it on sale at a local book store for $5. And you know, I still haven't read it yet. I keep hearing what a good book it is, but I always forget that I have it until I'm in the middle of three other books! I really need to take the time to read that one.

    I've also heard some good things about the new Stine novel, though I don't have a copy for myself at the moment. If you read it, I'll definitely be interested in the review!

  4. Those look like good reads for Halloween week. I used to read a lot of RL Stine as a kid too.