by Stephen King

“The Outsider, probably my favourite horror novel by far, is a thrilling and disturbing story from the twisted mind of Stephen King. We’re introduced to a horrific crime centred around an 11-year-old boy whose corpse was found after an unspeakable crime in the park. Piles of evidence point to neighbourhood Little League coach, Mr. Terry Maitland. But slowly, new evidence and discoveries are found and blows the case wide open. 

This book was a wild ride of fear and drama that was virtually impossible to put down. I mean some crazy stuff happens. Unfortunately, there aren’t many things I can say without spoiling this book, but trust me: for anyone who loves horror or thriller, this book is a must-read. If you do plan to read this novel, you should know that this story contains homophobic language, homicide, suicide, sexual assault, swearing, and gory depictions. 

This book was definitely a good read and worth the $25.99. Some parts had me too scared to even go to the bathroom at night. I would say this book should probably be read by people older than 12 for sure. Not only is it pretty scary, but the gore is pretty intense. This book has also been made into an HBO mini-series, but if I’m being completely honest, I preferred the book. This book also contained little Easter eggs from another Stephen King series known as the Bill Hodges Trilogy. Overall, I rate this book 4.8/5 only because it was longer than necessary in my opinion and my attention span isn’t great. Otherwise, it was amazing.” 

Raheil B.

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Dread Nation

by Justina Ireland

Jane McKeene was born into a world about to change. A world where the dead started walking, changing the civil war and America forever. Along with many others, Jane is required by the Native and Negro Reeducation Act to attend combat school to learn how to kill the dead who walk among them. However there are other opportunities, and Jane starts training to become an Attendant, training in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the rich and wealthy.

Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1) by Justina Ireland

Jane however, does not want the life of an Attendant and has every notion of returning to her home in Kentucky and being rid of the politics of America. When she arrives back home, Jane does not expect to become entangled in a conspiracy when she returns, fighting against powerful enemies. Now the walking dead are the least of her worries.

A compelling Historical Fantasy, Justina Ireland has creating a moving, own voices horror novel that will stand the test of time.

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Rules for Vanishing

by Kate Alice Marshall

Once a year, in a small town, a path appears in the woods and the legend of Lucy Gallows comes alive.

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

It’s also been one year since the disappearance of Sara’s sister Becky, who walked into the woods to find the path and never came home. Not only is Sara struggling with the loss of her sister, but she is also suffering the loss of her friends. But, when a mass text message is sent to her high school to ‘follow the path’ Sara and her friends meet up for the first time in almost a year. They are thrown into a dangerous game of darkness and secrets, where their cameras are the only things that can offer proof of what happened.

In Rules for Vanishing, Kate Alice Marshall has created a documentary style novel, in line with The Blair Witch Project. Rules for Vanishing is an eerie and heavily atmospheric read with a great cast of characters.

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by Stephen King

5 Stars

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The Shining is definitely a horror that will force you to fall back into your seat, making you not want to stop reading the book. This book is definitely not a children’s book as it has swearing, and is very scary. The Shining is a horror book about a family that moves to a hotel to take care of it and eventually goes insane. It has some suspense that gets you hooked, and there is always something happening. You will never be bored in this book, and you will want to read it over and over.   This book does get confusing in certain parts, and there are uneven transitions from scenes in the book. Sometimes this book will change between characters, and you would never know. Sometimes in this book, you will have to re-read some paragraphs to fully understand it. If you are a non-fluent reader, I would suggest not reading this book and listen to the audiobook.   I would highly recommend this book as a birthday gift to an older person that loves suspense. Although this book has certain disadvantages, this book has way more positives than disadvantages. This book was an amazing book, and I recommend it to anyone that enjoys reading. Good luck reading this book, and I hope that this review gives you enough information to properly influence your decision. 

Luke P.

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