Thursday, October 17, 2013

Review: Dead Reflections

Dead Reflections
Dead Reflections by Carol Weekes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Horror anthology
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of horror
Trigger Warnings: death of children, spouses

My Thoughts: This is the real thing, people. This is horror the way horror is supposed to be done. By reading this anthology, you will develop new and interesting phobias, as well as have old ones enforced. Fear of mirrors, carnivals (and carnies), stormy nights, old wells. There are also a couple very interesting poems about autopsies and dead bodies. This is the perfect book to put you in the mood for Halloween this year. I'm actually quite amused that this book was released in February. As the author says in the afterword, she has a very bent sense of humor. And so do I.

If you like horror—and I mean real horror—and are looking for something appropriate for the season, this book will give you the thrills, chills and creeps for which you are searching. Really enjoyed it.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this e-book from JournalStone via the LibraryThing Early Reviewer's Program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: One novel, five short stories, two poems, this collection holds a looking glass that unhinges reality in the wee hours; roads that hold with needful, unloving arms; the miasma of damp, autumnal leaves that cling to your heels and follow you home, promising the whisper of darker things still yet to come as your eyes begin to close.

Yes, this is horror, the creeping kind, the kind that lingers and sticks like tombstone mosses, promising cold, dark, ethereal depths. You will face your darkest reflections in the stories bound between these pages. May you delight in the shivers. Don't forget to look over your shoulder; while you do, you won't be watching the shadows to your periphery, or what waits just ahead in the nebulous dim, its teeth sharp, its intention deadly.

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