We have already talked about some new releases we were excited about earlier this year, but we’re back to talk about some of the books coming out in the latter half of the year, and there are some good ones.
Scream All Night by Derek Milman
July 24 by Balzac & Brayer/ HarperCollins
A beautiful coming-of-age story about Dario Heyward, the son of cult B-horror movie filmmaker. He was raised at Moldavia Studios, a gothic castle that houses a movie studio and housing for the actors and staff. This book brought the giggles, the feels, and the pop culture nods that horror buffs will appreciate.
Resurrection High by John Brhrel
June 19 Cemetery Gates
Set in the 1990’s, Eric is having a hard time in high school dealing with bullies and the death of his best friend. He becomes obsessed with the death of three local artists over a century ago.
Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach
August 7 from Doubleday
From the author that brouhgt us Penpal, which has been mention as a freezer book on this podcast. Ben and his little brother Eric went to the grocery store together one sunny day in Florida, but he disappears when Ben loks away for one second. Years later, Ben’s family is still grieving when Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother disappeared. He should’ve stopped looking.
Jurassic, Florida by Hunter Shea
June 19 from Lyrical Underground/ Kensington
“FLORIDA. IT’S WHERE YOU GO TO DIE.
IGUANAS THEY’RE EVERYWHERE.
HUMANS. THEY’RE WHAT’S FOR DINNER.”
A fun creature horror book that takes place in a senior center in Florida where iguanas are front and center!
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix
September 18 from Quirk
In the 90’s, a heavy metal band named Dürt Würk is poised for success, until the lead singer is rocketed to stardom through a solo career, leaving his bandmates in the dust. Years later, the guitarist is working at a Best Western when she learns that her ex-bandmate’s success may have come at the price of his soul. A journey ensues that will take her to interesting places.
The Chrysalis by Brendan Deneen
September 4, 2018 from Macmillan
Keep a lookout for this haunted house story with a millenial twist. Moving from the expensive city, young Tom and Jenny are surprised to find an affordable home in the suburbs, but their house isn’t quite perfect. There’s something in the basement.
I Am Behind You (Platserna #1) by John Ajvde Lindqvist
October 6, 2018 by Macmillan
Four families wake up in a campsite to find a world that is completely empty. Trying to come to terms with their new situation, the campers are forced to confront their darkest secrets and deepest fears.
End of the Road by Brian Keene
Forthcoming from Cemetery Dance
Looks like there’s only a limited amount of hardcovers for this release, so jump on this offfer if you’re interested. Described as part memoir, part travelogue and “post-Danse Macabre examination of modern horror fiction.”
Providence by Caroline Kepnes
June 19, 2018 from Penguin Random House
Teenagers Chloe and Jon have a close bond, but before they can put anything into words Jon is kidnapped by a substitute teacher who is obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft. Four years later Jon reappears with a strange new power that alienates those he loves. This thriller has mystery, romance with some great Lovecraftian nods. Recommended by Stephanie.
Foe by Iain Reid
September 4, 2018 from Simon and Schuster
A new psychological thriller from the author who brought us a podcast favorite, I’m Thinking of Ending Things. A couple on a remote farm welcomes a stranger on an interesting mission.
My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithewaite
November 20, 2018 from DoubleDay
A satirical slasher about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has the unforunate habit of killing her boyfriends. Described as a “deliciously deadly debut” this story follows that older sister, Korede, who is tasked with covering the evidence of her sister’s murders, but things become complicated when her sister sets her sights on Korede’s co-worker and crush.
Fright Into Flight compiled Amber Fallon
This fall from Wordhorde
We’re excited about this anthology centered around women and the idea of flight, including stories from Gemma Files, Nadia Bulkin and Damien Anglica Walters.
New Fears 2 compiled by Mark Morris
September 18, 2018 from Penguin Random House
A collection of horror stories about people’s darkest fears by some great writers like Gemma Files, Paul Tremblay and Catriona Ward. Stephanie enjoyed the first New Fears anthology.
Phantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the Genre compiled by Marie O’Regan
September 9, 2018 from Penguin Random House
A ghost story anthology with contributions from Josh Malerman, Joe Hill, Paul Tremblay and MR Carey.
Hark the Herald Angels Scream compiled by Christopher Golden
October 23, 2018 from Penguin Random House
You know we are totally here for some Christmas horror stories, and this seems like an exciting lineup including stories from Scott Smith, Joe R. Landsdale, Seanan MacGuire, Josh Malerman, and Jonathan Maeberry. Also, isn’t that cover amazing?
What We’re Reading Now
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The Elementals by Michael McDowell
Aetherchrist by Kirk Jones
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