When Halloween meets Christmas

What do you do when you see a bookish version of one of your favorite movies? You reach for it and start reading hoping it will be good, which is exactly what I did when I’ve seen Nightmare before Christmas on NetGalley.

disney-manga-tim-burtons-nightmare-before-christmasDisney Manga Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas by Jun Asuka

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you know the movie [and you really should] you’ll know exactly what this manga is about. If however, for some strange reason, you have never heard of Nightmare before Christmas here’s what it is about:

Jack, the Pumpkin King, the scary master of Halloween is pretty much having a breakdown ;). By an accident, he discovers doorways to other holidays, especially the upcoming Christmas and decides it would be wonderful to change profession and become Sandy Claws (also known as Santa). Obviously, now everything goes according to plan [I sooo wrote that with a Corpse Bride tune in my head]. Continue reading “When Halloween meets Christmas”

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BBC Halloween special

BBC_Radio_logo Look at that it’s already Sunday. But the good thing is – I’ve got a free day tomorrow! No Monday this week :D. It’s even better when you’ll think about this stupid time change (although I did sleep an hour longer today and I really needed that).

Anyway, I’ve promised you some creepy BBC stories and here they come. Some will be available today evening or even tomorrow, but hey, at least you’ll have something to look forward to!

1. Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard

This was the first story by Ballard I’ve heard and damn that creeped me out. It seems so surreal and yet like something that might actually happen! Freaky. It’s not a horror, it’s a thriller that will get into your head and stay there. Beware of the motorways ;). Continue reading “BBC Halloween special”

Are you up for a little scare?

If you’re in a mood for a short and creepy reads I’ve got just the thing! Two 16-page reads, I’d say perfect for a fast read before sleep, but I don’t think I’d recommend these two as a bed-reads ;). Unless you want some nightmares to follow.

Author: Calvin Demmer

I received both stories from the author in exchange for an honest review.

hungry-ghostsHungry Ghosts

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A couple travels to China during Ghost festival. It seems like a harmless holiday for them, but townspeople take things seriously and for a reason. It doesn’t take long for Ray and Lara to get into troubles. Continue reading “Are you up for a little scare?”

Alien wizards and bug-like monsters? Sign me in!

That book was quite a ride! True, it took me a while to finish it, but part of it was that I’ve started reading it in my I’m-not-really-into-books phase [I do have these sometimes] and another part were some of these creepy scenes – I’m not good with horrors. But the overall impression was that it’s a damn good book!

GreethGreeth by Charles LaFave

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads description, or rather a part of is, since it makes the book seem darker that way and I find it fitting ;):

Three children are dead. Many more are missing. Something dark and terrible is rising. A breach has opened between worlds and an ancient god will be reborn on fertile Earth. The flesh of humanity will feed its many children.

Peter embarks on a quest for redemption to stop the ancient god from destroying the world.

Will his unique ability to create life be enough to change what he’s done?
Or will guilt from his role in helping to destroy so much life be his undoing?

At first, it was rather hard to me to get into the story. Yes, a part of it was the non-reading-mood I mentioned, but also that the story was much darker than what I’m used to. The first few chapters I read as an Amazon sample pulled me in and yet warned me of what might come next.

And I liked it. Continue reading “Alien wizards and bug-like monsters? Sign me in!”