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Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney, the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!
Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson?s imagination. You?ll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley?s spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware you could end up sleeping with the lights on! And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson’s first two awesome friendly books, the instant #1 bestsellers Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure!
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
Author: JEFF KINNEY
There are witches EVERYWHERE. Witches could be a cashier in a supermarket, a woman driving a fancy car, or even your own teacher.
The only thing a witch cares about is squelching children. She hunts and squelches as many children as she possibly can. At least one a week.
The Grand High Witch hates children most of all and plans to make every single one of YOU disappear.
Only one boy and his grandmother can stop her. But if their plan fails, the Grand High Witch will frizzle them like fritters, and then what will happen?
Soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring ANNE HATHAWAY, OCTAVIA SPENCER, STANLEY TUCCI and CHRIS ROCK, coming in October 2020.
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
Subtitle: NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Author: ROALD DAHL
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client’s castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; beautiful Lucy Westenra slowly succumbs to a mysterious, wasting illness, her blood drained away; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his ‘master’. In the ensuing battle of wills between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries – led by the intrepid vampire hunter Abraham van Helsing – Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing into questions of identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.
For this completely updated edition, Maurice Hindle has revised his introduction, list of further reading and notes, and added two appendices: Stoker’s essay on censorship and his interview with Winston Churchill, both published in 1908. Christopher Frayling’s preface discusses the significance and the influences that contributed to his creation of the Dracula myth.
AUTHOR: BRAM STOKER
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
Author: BRAM STOKER
Enter the realm of the Immortals the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Alyson Noel that’s been acclaimed as breathtaking, mesmerizing, flawless and extraordinary.
Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives and fought off the world’s darkest enemies so they could be together forever. But just when their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon Damen… one that could destroy everything. Now a single touch of their hands or a soft brush of their lips could mean sudden death plunging Damen into the Shadowland. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick and gets help from an unexpected source… a surfer named Jude.
Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. She’s always believed Damen to be her soulmate and one true love and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them, Ever’s connection with Jude grows stronger and tests her love for Damen like never before…
AUTHOR: ALYSON NOEL
Publisher: ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN
Subtitle: THE IMMORTALS
Author: ALYSON NOEL
Jonathan Harker, an English solicitor, visits Transylvania, Romania, to help Dracula, a local count, buy a house in London. It does not take him long to find out that his client is a vampire. Harker escapes. Dracula, anyhow, reaches England and, then, begins a series of uncanny occurrences of a new kind, never experienced by English people. Told through letters, diary notes and articles, Dracula is a quintessential work of horror fiction. The only criticism it receives is for its too much gothic content. Recently, it has also been commended for its symbolism of the horrors of suppressed sexuality and desire in the Victorian Age. It has been made into films on more than thirty occasions.
Author: BRAM STOKER
Author: BRAM STOKER
This “Norton Critical Edition” of “Frankenstein” contains the 1818 first edition text. Only the obvious typographical errors have been corrected. The book also includes writings by Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron and John William Polidori, enabling the reader to place the novel in its historical context. Six 19th century responses to the novel illustrate contemporary reactions, whilst 12 modern critical essays cover the different aspects (psychoanalytic, mythic, feminist) of the work.
Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
Author: MARY SHELLEY
From the winner of The British Fantasy Award
From the winner of The Bram Stoker Award
* A Lahori orphanage for girls is haunted by birds and eerie visions.
* Two lovers are set adrift amidst rising floodwaters in 1960s Old Lahore
* A woman chaperoning a school trip to the ruins of a pre-Islamic city in Sind faces ancient horrors as boys go missing and the fog rolls in.
With a meticulously designed cover and beautiful black-and-white illustrations by seven different Pakistani artists, Midnight Doorways is a unique community project highlighting the scope of speculative art and literature in Pakistan.
Subtitle: FABLES FROM PAKISTAN
Author: USMAN T. MALIK
THE TERRIFYING, BESTSELLING, NETFLIX RECORD-BREAKING BIRD BOX IS BACK.
‘Brilliant, insanely compelling’ Daily Mail
‘One of the best horror stories published for years.’ Express
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In the old world there were many rules.In the new world there is only one that matters: don’t open your eyes.
In the seventeen years since the ‘creatures’ appeared, many people have broken that rule. Many have looked. Many have lost their minds, their lives, their loved ones.
In that time, Malorie has raised her two children – Olympia and Tom – on the run or in hiding. Now nearly teenagers, survival is no longer enough. They want freedom.
When a census-taker stops by their refuge, he is not welcome. But he leaves a list of names – of survivors building a future beyond the darkness – and on that list are two names Malorie knows.
Two names for whom she’ll break every rule, and take her children across the wilderness, in the hope of becoming a family again…
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‘The highly anticipated follow-up to Bird Box and it’s even better. A deliciously dark, disturbing yet captivating novel that I read in one sitting.’ Express
‘Cranks the tension and terror to breaking point and beyond’ Daily Mail
Subtitle: A BIRD BOX NOVEL
Author: JOSH MALERMAN
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION
WINNER OF THE KITSCHIES GOLDEN TENTACLE AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2019
A SATIRICAL REIMAGINING OF MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN
From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Baghdad, Hadi collects body parts from the dead, which he stitches together to form a corpse.
He claims he does it to force the government to recognise the parts as real people, and give them a proper burial.
But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps across the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking, flesh-eating monster that cannot be killed. At first it’s the guilty he attacks, but soon it’s anyone who crosses his path…
Frankenstein in Baghdad brilliantly captures the horror and black humour of a city at war.
Publisher: ONE WORLD
Author: AHMED SAADAWI
A gorgeous illustrated edition of a classic novella from the #1 bestselling author of A Game of Thrones–a chilling mystery set on a seemingly haunted spaceship, now an original series on SYFY. Featuring fifteen original full-color illustrations, this is the definitive edition of an electrifying tale that combines the deep-space thrills of Alien, the psychological horror of The Shining, and, of course, the inimitable vision of George R. R. Martin.
When a scientific expedition is launched to study a mysterious alien race, the only ship available is the Nightflyer, a fully autonomous vessel manned by a single human. But Captain Royd Eris remains locked away, interacting with his passengers only as a disembodied voice–or a projected hologram no more substantial than a ghost. Yet that’s not the only reason the ship seems haunted. The team’s telepath, Thale Lasamer, senses another presence aboard the Nightflyer–something dangerous, volatile, and alien. Captain Eris claims to know nothing about the elusive intruder, and when someone, or something, begins killing off the expedition’s members, he’s unable–or unwilling–to stem the bloody tide. Only Melantha Jhirl, a genetically enhanced outcast with greater strength, stamina, and intelligence than other humans, has a chance of solving the mystery–and stopping the malevolent being that’s wiping out her shipmates. But first she has to keep herself alive.
Publisher: BANTAM BOOKS
Author: GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
Soon to be a major television event from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland.
Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.
Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager–obsessed with music, food, and girls–but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.
In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier–a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.
Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.
Fans of All the Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.
Publisher: LAKE UNION PUBLISHING
Subtitle: A NOVEL
Author: MARK SULLIVAN
In this terrifying prequel novel to the New York Times bestselling Asylum series, a teen is wrongfully committed to the Brookline psychiatric hospital and must find a way out-before he becomes the next victim of the evil warden’s experiments. With the page-turning suspense and unsettling found photographs from real asylums that led Publishers Weekly to call Asylum “a strong YA debut,” Escape from Asylum is perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The nightmare is just beginning. Ricky Desmond has been through this all before. If he could just get through to his mother, he could convince her that he doesn’t belong at Brookline. From the man who thinks he can fly to the woman who killed her husband, the other patients are nothing like him; all he did was lose his temper just a little bit, just the once. But when Ricky is selected by the sinister Warden Crawford for a very special program-a program that the warden claims will not cure him but perfect him-Ricky realizes that he may not be able to wait for his mom a second longer. With the help of a sympathetic nurse and a fellow patient, Ricky needs to escape now.Set long before Dan, Abby, and Jordan ever walked the hallways of the Brookline asylum-back when it was still a functioning psych ward and not a dorm-Escape from Asylum is a mind-bending and scary installment in the Asylum series that can stand on its own for new readers or provide missing puzzle pieces for series fans. Don’t miss Madeleine Roux’s all-new gothic horror novel, House of Furies.
Subtitle: AN ASYLUM PREQUEL
Author: MADELEINE ROUX
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, “Station Eleven “tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of “King Lear.” Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur’s chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them.Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirsten’s arm is a line from “Star Trek: ” “Because survival is insufficient.” But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave.Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. As Arthur falls in and out of love, as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes, and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet, we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all. A novel of art, memory, and ambition, “Station Eleven” tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.
Publisher: ALFRED A KNOPF
Author: EMILY ST JOHN MANDEL
Undisputed master of ‘sensation fiction’ Wilkie Collins was also a remarkable chronicler of the dark underside to Victorian London. Chilling in the extreme, these short stories of murder and suspense are perfect examples of his craft. Settling himself in front of the station fire, a young policeman is little prepared for the account of bloody murder that will be relayed that night. For it seems that Mrs Crosscapel’s lodging-house is a place of dark secrets and buried passions – emotions that will soon cloud even his own judgement. As with the other short stories included, ‘Who Killed Zebedee?’ is a brilliant and highly original tale of horror and the macabre.
Author: WILKIE COLLINS