Summer Scares!


"Summer Scares!"  is a collaborative effort to give readers of horror a guide to some of the titles that are available to read this summer.


 For librarians, “Summer Scares!” is an opportunity to get reviews and information you need to recommend appropriate titles for readers and make informed decisions about collection development.  In addition to providing reviews of horror titles you might be interested in adding to your collection, “Summer Scares!” highlights participating horror fiction review sites that cover both small press and mainstream horror.  


Collaborating review sites include:, Horror Fiction Review,,, and Spooky Reads. 


If you are looking for what horror titles are coming out this summer take a look below


July is also Werewolf month here at Monster Librarian, if you are interested in lycanthropic literature visit our Werewolf page.

Summer Scares! art by Bret Jordan   Summer Scares! art by Darlene Wanglund


  Horrorworld's Review Page for Summer Scares!.

  Hellnotes's Summer Scares! page


  Spooky Reads Summer Scares! page



The Horror Fiction Review's Summer Scares! page.

To start off Sumer Scares! we have:

In the adult Horror Anthologies section:

Rhonda Walton reviews But First The Dark: Ten Tales of the Uncanny and Strange Corridors: Ten Tales of Horror both by Frank Chigas.

In the adult Zombie section:

Brandi Blankenship reviews Zombie, Ohio : A Tale of the Undead by Scott Kenemore. Colleen Wanglund reviews Dr. Dale’s Zombie Dictionary: The A to Z Guide to Staying Alive by Dr. Dale Seslick.

In the adult Supernatural Horror section:

Brandi Blankenship reviews Loss of Separation by Conrad Williams.  Michele Lee reviewsAn Agreement with Hell by Dru Pagliassotti.

In the adult Vampires section:

Michele Lee reviews Burning Shadows by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

In the adult Urban Fantasy section:

Michele Lee reviews Night Child by Jes Battis.

In the young adult Supernatural Horror section:

Shelia Shedd reviews The Sorrow King by Anderson Prunty.

In the young adult Human Horror section:

Colleen Wanglund reviews Skulls by Tim Marquitz.

In the young adult Horror Anthologies section:

Cherylynne W. Bago reviews Bloody Horowitz by Anthony Horowitz.

In the adult Horror Anthologies section:
Wendy Zazo-Phillips reviews Beneath the Surface by Simon Strantzas.


In the adult Vampire section:
Michele Lee reviews Demon Dance by Sam Stone.
In the adult Supernatural Horror section:


Erik Smith reviews Midnight’s Angels by Tony Richards.


In the adult Urban Fantasy section:
Kirsten Kowalewski reviews The Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz.  Michele Lee reviews Shady Lady by Ann Aguirre.


In the adult Zombies section”
Kirsten Kowalewski reviews Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux.  Erik Smith reviews Dead Stay Dead by Paul Jessup.  Denize Toms reviews The Enemy by Charlie Higson.


In the adult Horror Magazines section:
Wendy Zazo-Phillips reviews Diabolique Magazine edited by Robert Simpson.


In the young adult Supternatural Horror section:
Shelia Shedd reviews The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith.  Michele Lee reviewsHaunting Blue by RJ Sullivan.


In the young adult Vampires section:
Shelia Shedd reviews Fangs Rule: A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire by Amy Mah.
We are also running a summer reading contest. Visit our Monstrous Musings to   find out more.


Keep reading!


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