Winter Chills! Reviews and more

Welcome to our third annual Winter Chills! book review project.

“Winter Chills”  is a collaborative effort to give readers of horror fiction a virtual guide to horror titles for your winter reading.

For librarians, “Winter Chills” 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, “Winter Chills” highlights participating horror fiction review sites that cover both small press and mainstream horror.

Collaborating review sites include:,, Horror Fiction Review, and

As part of the project we offer the following reviews;
In the adult Zombies section:

The Monster Librarian reviews Undead by John Russo and Rise Again: A Zombie Thriller by Ben Tripp.  Colleen Wanglund reviews A Zombie Apocalypse by Keith Adam Luethke and The Official Zombie Handbook by Sean T. Page.

In the adult Horror Anthologies section:

Colleen Wanglund reviews Nocturnal Emissions by Jeffery Thomas and The Blackness Within: Stories of the Pagan God Moccus edited by Gill Ainsworth.  Wendy Zazo-Phillips reviews Mischief Night by Paul Melniczek.

In the adult Supernatural Horror section:

Colleen Wanglund reviews Behind the Stained Glass by Keith Gouveia.

In the young adult Paranromal Romance/Urban Fantasy section:

Darkeva reviews Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan.

In the young adult Dark Fantasy section:

Bret Jordan reviews Stone of Tymora: The Sentinels by Geno and R.A. Salvatore.

In the Scary Books for Children section:

Kirsten Kowalewski reviews Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger, Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Enter if You Dare!, and Dragonbreath, Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs, and Dragonbreath: Night of the Were-Weiner by Ursula Vernon. Bret Jordan reviews Aldwyns Academy by Nathan Meyer.

As part of our Winter Chills! program we are having a giveaway contest for three zombie anthologies (The Undead: Zombie Anthology, The Undead Vol 3:Flesh Feast, and History is Dead).  To enter just head on over to our Musings of the Monster Librarian page and share with us your favorite zombie moment whether it is from book, movie, or videogame.

Keep reading!

The Monster Librarian

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