Wednesday, April 11, 2018

On My Wishlist {12}

It's been a while since I've done one of these wishlist posts! I want to get back to some of my old posts that I used to love doing. These are some of the books that recently made it onto my wishlist:

The Music of the Deep by Elizabeth Hall

Fleeing an abusive marriage and tormented by her past, Alexandra Turner finds solace in a small coastal town on Puget Sound and a job with a local marine biologist studying orcas.

After befriending a group of locals, Alex learns that she has moved to a place that has a reputation of being the “most haunted town in Washington.” Such superstitions would be easy to dismiss…if Alex wasn’t already on edge.

Haunted by shreds of memories of her days with her husband, Alex can’t keep from looking over her shoulder. As unexplained sounds and scents accumulate and unnerving forces seem to take hold, Alex is beginning to believe that she’s not escaping her ghosts, after all. In fact, she might finally be inviting them in.

The Atrocities by Jeremy C. Shipp

When Isabella died, her parents were determined to ensure her education wouldn't suffer.

But Isabella's parents had not informed her new governess of Isabella's... condition, and when Ms Valdez arrives at the estate, having forced herself through a surreal nightmare maze of twisted human-like statues, she discovers that there is no girl to tutor.

Or is there...?

Figures Unseen: Selected Stories by Steve Rasnic Tem

In the worlds of Steve Rasnic Tem a father takes his son “fishing” in the deepest part of downtown, flayed rabbits visit a suburban back yard, a man is haunted by a surrealistic nightmare of crutches, a father is unable to rescue his son from a nightmare of trees, a bereaved man transforms memories of his wife into performance art, great moving cliffs of detritus randomly prowl the world, a seemingly pointless life finds final expression in bits of folded paper, a nuclear holocaust brings about a new mythology, an isolated man discovers he’s part of a terrifying community, a photographer discovers the unexpected in the faces of dead children, and a couple’s aging dismantles reality.

Winner of the World Fantasy, British Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards, Tem has earned a reputation as one of the finest and most original short fiction writers of our time, blending elements of horror, dark fantasy, science fiction and surreal nightmare into a genre uniquely his own. This new volume collects for the first time thirty-five of Tem’s best tales, selected by the author, and includes an introduction by Simon Strantzas.

We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories by C. Robert Cargill

From the critically acclaimed author of Sea of Rust and Queen of the Dark Things comes a hair-raising collection of short fiction that illuminates the strange, humorous, fantastical, and downright diabolical that tantalize and terrorize us: demons, monsters, zombie dinosaurs, and Death itself.

In the novella "The Soul Thief’s Son" C. Robert Cargill returns to the terrain of the Queen of the Dark Things to continue the story of Colby Stevens . . .

A Triceratops and an Ankylosaurus join forces to survive a zombie apocalypse that may spell extinction for their kind in "Hell Creek" . . .

In a grand old building atop a crack in the world, an Iraq War veteran must serve a one-year term as a punisher of the damned condemned to consume the sins of others in the hope that one day he may find peace in "In a Clean, White Room" (co-authored with Scott Derrickson) . . .

In "The Town That Wasn’t Anymore," the village of Pine Hill Bluff loses its inhabitants one at a time as the angry dead return when night falls to steal the souls of the living . . .

And in the title story, "We Are Where the Nightmares Go," a little girl crawls through a glowing door beneath her bed and finds herself trapped in a nightmarish wonderland—a crucible of the fragments of children’s bad dreams.

These tales and four more are assembled here as testament to Cargill’s mastery of the phantasmagoric, making We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories a collection of unnerving horror and fantasy will keep you up all night and haunt your waking dreams.

Have you read or are you planning to read any of these? What books have recently made it onto your wishlist?


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  1. This week I went online to hunt down wishlist books and I think my ereaders are ready to explode from the stress of it!

    1. I've been slacking too much on the wishlisting. I like an exploding ereader. :)

  2. I just started We Are the Nightmares last night! It's really good so far -- definitely deserving to be on a wishlist. :) I'm so excited to get to the Queen of the Dark Things short.

    1. I'm soooo ashamed!! I still haven't read Queen of the Dark Things. What is wrong with me??

  3. I'll just steal this entire list, thank you! The Atrocities though! That sounds dark. Gotta love it.

  4. ahhh, The Atrocities. I think we're all dying for that one!

  5. OK, The Atrocities looks pretty intriguing.

  6. I like the sound of The Atrocities, too! :D

  7. I love this post. I just read The Atrocities and my review goes up at midnight. I think you'll like it although I wish it had been longer. I see tentacles!!!! I also like the sound of The n Music of the Deep.

    1. Aw, thanks. I want to get back into proper wishlisting. :) Yay! I will be reading your review in a bit then!

  8. I've been hearing some great things about The Atrocities. Egerly awaiting your thoughts if you read it, to see if it's worth picking up!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. Hopefully I will get a chance to read it soon. It sounds great.

  9. The Atrocities is very dark and very unusual. I'm actually going to read it again before I review it because even now I'm not sure I've entirely got my head round it. The house setting is fantastically creepy.
    Lynn :D

  10. Figures Unseen is new to me, but I do love Steve Rasnic Tem, so I'd be interested in reading this. Thanks for sharing!


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