Book Reviews

Four Seriously Spooky Halloween Reads

We've selected and reviewed four spooky, spine-chilling reads to help you keep the dark at bay (or let it in) as we approach this Halloween season.

Book Reviews

Halloween
by Paula Guran (editor)

A diverse collection of entertaining, frightening, and sometimes unsettling Halloween stories.

Book Reviews

Fool’s Assassin
by Robin Hobb

In this first book of the Fitz and Fool trilogy, Hobb returns to her most beloved character, FitzChivalry Farseer. As is typical of Hobb, the story unfolds slowly, though a suspenseful finish was a nice setup for the larger storyline to come.

Book Reviews

Dark Harvest
by Norman Partridge

Dark Harvest is the perfect Halloween story. Well-written, engaging, and full of rich characters, it's one I can see myself reading every Halloween.

Book Reviews

Dragon Haven
by Robin Hobb

Slow and methodical, but full of rich characters set amidst a richer world. Dragon Haven is very typical Robin Hobb, and that's a good thing.

Audiobook Reviews

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving

Enough cannot be said for the narration of Tom Mison, whose voice with its captivating eloquence and English accent is a treat for the ears. His having played the role of Ichabod Crane in the Sleepy Hollow television series aside, he is the perfect narrator for this story, as he captures the time period and the story’s classic language superbly.

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Sandman Slim
by Richard Kadrey

Stark just got back from Hell and he's got only one thing on his mind: revenge. A blend of noir detective novel and urban fantasy, Kadrey delivers a fast-paced story with plenty of gripping and laugh out loud moments throughout.

Book Reviews

Johnny Halloween
by Norman Partridge

Spookiness, unexplained mystery, and just the right amount of macabre. What more do you want out of a Halloween read?

Book Reviews

The Dragon Keeper
by Robin Hobb

A likeable, diverse cast heads this first novel in the Rain Wilds Chronicles.