New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

April 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The forever song

April 17, 2014
Kagawa, Julie, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Teen, 2014.
408 pages ; 22 cm.
Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions as his trail leads straight to the one place they must protect at any cost -- the last vampire-free zone on Earth.

Attack on Titan

April 9, 2014
Isayama, Hajime, 1986-, author, artist.
New York, N.Y. : Kodansha Comics, 2012-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2010 by Kodansha Ltd.
v. 1. The desperate battle begins! -- v. 2. Birth of a monster -- v. 3. Traitor -- v. 4. Humanity pushes back! -- v. 5. Can you go home again? -- v. 6. Titan on the hunt -- v. 7. Turning on their own -- v. 9. Humanity's worst nightmare -- v. 10. Fortress of blood -- v. 11. Do you think this world has a future?
For the past century, what's left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city, trapped in fear of the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming human-kind, but the sudden appearance of an enormous Titan is about change everything.

Zom-B mission

April 2, 2014
Shan, Darren.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014].
175 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"First published in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster in 2014"--Title page verso.
"B Smith's first mission for the Angels involves relocating human survivors from London to a barricaded community in the countryside. But will the evil influences that enter New Kirkland pose an even greater threat than the living dead outside the barricades?"-- Provided by publisher.

The bird eater

April 1, 2014
Ahlborn, Ania.
Seattle : 47North, 2014.
267 pages ; 21 cm.
Twenty years ago, the mysterious death of his aunt left Aaron Holbrook orphaned and alone. He abandoned his rural Arkansas hometown vowing never to return, until his seven-year-old son died in an accident, plunging Aaron into a nightmare of addiction and grief. Desperate to reclaim a piece of himself, he returns to the hills of his childhood, to Holbrook House, where he hopes to find peace among the memories of his youth. But solace doesn't come easy and Aaron's arrival stirs a hornet's nest, both among his former friends in the town and in the supernatural force in the house, which has trained its wicked gaze on Aaron's fragile, damaged psyche.

Odd men out

March 25, 2014
Betts, Matt, author.
Bowie, MD : Dog Star Books, [2013]
222 pages ; 23 cm
The Civil War has ended but not because the South surrendered, instead it's on hold while both sides face a new enemy-the chewers, dead men who've come back to life. Cyrus Joseph Spencer didn't fight in the war and couldn't care less about the United Nations of America that resulted from it. His main concern is making money and protecting his crew from all manner of danger. But when tragedy strikes he's forced to take shelter onboard a dirigible piloted by the U.N.'s peace-keeping force. It's soon apparent that many more dangers are lurking and Cyrus must decide whether to throw in with strangers in a desperate bid to protect the country or cast off on his own.

Star wars : Maul: lockdown

March 24, 2014
Schreiber, Joe, 1969- author.
©2014
344 pages ; 25 cm
"Lucas Books."
To fulfill his do-or-die mission for the dark masters he serves, the dreaded Darth Maul must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror in order to capture the ultimate weapon: an object that will enable the Sith to conquer the galaxy. Set before the events of Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace.

Code zero

March 20, 2014
Maberry, Jonathan.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
vii, 470 pages ; 21 cm.
"For years the Department of Military Sciences has fought to stop terrorists from using radical bioweapons--designer plagues, weaponized pathogens, genetically modified viruses, and even the zombie plague that first brought Ledger into the DMS. These terrible weapons have been locked away in the world's most secure facility. Until now. Joe Ledger and Echo Team are scrambled when a highly elite team of killers breaks the unbreakable security and steals the world's most dangerous weapons. Within days there are outbreaks of mass slaughter and murderous insanity across the American heartland. Can Joe Ledger stop a brilliant and devious master criminal from turning the Land of the Free into a land of the dead? "-- Provided by publisher.

Baltic gambit : a novel of the vampire Earth

March 20, 2014
Knight, E. E.
New York : Roc Hardcover, 2014.
pages cm.
" In his latest Vampire Earth novel, national bestselling author E.E. Knight delivers a thrilling adventure when David Valentine's loyal Lieutenant Alessa Duvalier disobeys his orders-and finds herself uncovering a betrayal. While out scouting in southern Indiana, Alessa Duvalier comes across a Kurian Conference being attended by every major military sect the Kurians have in the Midwest. Taking advantage of the strategic opportunity to cripple their enemy, Alessa and her warriors strike and achieve victory-only to discover an even greater threat to humanity. Most of the world's resistance leaders and the Lifeweavers are gathering for a peace conference in Helsinki, Finland, and according to the intelligence materials Alessa recovered during her raid, the Kurians have already inserted an agent among the delegates. David Valentine is chosen to be head of security for the Army of Kentucky representatives-and Alessa ignores his order to stay behind. Now, thrust into a lethal intrigue that threatens the entire peace process, she learns that the Kurian agent may be the least of her concerns. For the Lifeweavers themselves are about to reveal something that will devastate the Resistance... "-- Provided by publisher.

Forest ghost

March 20, 2014
Masterton, Graham, author.
Sutton : Severn House, 2013.
250 p. ; 23 cm.
A father tells his autistic son that one of his Boy Scout friends has taken his life while on a scout camp retreat in Michigan. Sparky seems to already know. When they head to the camp to show support, Sparky is convinced that someone-- or something made Malcolm do it. This is just one of the many bizarre happenings in and around the camp and it becomes very clear that this is not a cut and dry suicidal event.

The kindred of darkness : a James Asher vampire novel

March 13, 2014
Hambly, Barbara.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2014.
248 pages ; 23 cm
When James Asher and his wife Lydias baby daughter Miranda is kidnapped by the Master Vampire of London, the stakes are high, blindly follow the Master Vampires instructions, keep out of the way of the human networks that serves the vampires, destroy the interloper who seeks to seize control of the London Nest, and find the key to the Nests tortuous inner workings: The Book of the Kindred of Darkness. Even with the vampire Don Simon Ysidro on their side, there is no guarantee that anything , or anyone, is who or what they appear to be. Nor is there any certainty that they'll see their child again, or survive the experience themselves.

Hyde : a novel

March 12, 2014
Levine, Daniel G.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
397 pages ; 22 cm
Machine generated contents note: Hyde -- Day 1 morning 3 -- Day 1 afternoon 32 -- Day 1 nightfall 42 -- Day 2 before dawn 63 -- Day 2 morning 83 -- Day 2 dusk 104 -- Day 3 before dawn 136 -- Day 3 noon 186 -- Day 3 night 228 -- Day 4 sunrise 277 Introduction to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 303 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 307.
"In this reimagining of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the monster's perspective, Hyde makes a hero of a villain. Mr. Hyde is hiding, trapped in Dr. Jekyll's surgical cabinet, counting the hours until capture. As four days pass, he has the chance, finally, to tell the story of his brief, marvelous life. We join Hyde, awakened after years of dormancy, in the mind he hesitantly shares with Jekyll. We spin with dizzy confusion as the potions take effect. We tromp through the dark streets of Victorian London. We watch Jekyll's high-class life at a remove, blurred by a membrane of consciousness. We feel the horror of lost time, the helplessness of knowing we are responsible for the actions of a body not entirely our own. Girls have gone missing. Someone has been killed. The evidence points to Mr. Hyde. Someone is framing him, terrorizing him with cryptic notes and whisper campaigns. Who can it be? Even if these crimes weren't of his choosing, can they have been by his hand? Though this classic has been often reinvented, no one ever imagined Hyde's perspective, or that he could be heroic. Daniel Levine changes that. A mesmerizing gothic, Hyde tells the fascinating story of an underexamined villain"-- Provided by publisher.

The anxiety of Kalix the Werewolf

March 11, 2014
Millar, Martin, author.
©2014
533 pages ; 23 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Now eighteen, Scottish teenage werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch is settling in London, though she still struggles with anxiety, depression, and self-abuse. Her new friends support her -- and all is fine until the Guild of Werewolf Hunters start picking off her clan, one by one. Most of the Scottish Werewolf Clan have a very low opinion of Kalix Macrinnalch, youngest daughter of the Thane. There is little sympathy for her illiteracy, her substance abuse, her self-harming, her eating disorder, her anxiety and depression and her propensity for extreme violence. Safe from her clan in London, and living with two friendly students, she's been much calmer. If only she were allowed to live quietly, she might get on top of her problems.Unfortunately, that's difficult for the young werewolf. She's still the number one target for the werewolf hunters, and they're stepping up their efforts to find her. And no matter how Kalix tries to make her life more normal, there will always come a time when, under threat, her insanity and battle-madness will descend on her, and the skinny young girl will again transform into the most feared and ferocious werewolf in the country.

The hunger and the howling of Killian Lone

March 10, 2014
Storr, Will, author.
New York, NY : Marble Arch Press, 2014.
367 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Steadfast : a Spellcaster novel

March 7, 2014
Gray, Claudia, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
346 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Spellcaster.
"Nadia must stop the evil sorceress Elizabeth before she lures the One Beneath to Captive's Sound, destroying the town and everyone Nadia holds dear at the same time"-- Provided by publisher.

The walking dead : the fall of the governor : part two

February 28, 2014
Kirkman, Robert.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, [2014].
278 pages ; 25 cm.
"The fourth book and epic finale to Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor - Part Two! The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, comes to a shattering conclusion with The Fall of the Governor - Part Two. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes this stunning finale to their ambitious chronicle of human survival amid the plague of undead, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. In Rise of the Governor, uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Phillip Blake's twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury's ever tightening barricades. In The Fall of the Governor - Part One, Philip Blake finally revealed himself to be the true monster that he is, and the battle lines were drawn between the Governor and the desperate, beleaguered inhabitants of a nearby prison. Now, in The Fall of the Governor Part Two, the Governor's dark journey reaches its shocking, heartrending conclusion. In a roller coaster finale, war breaks out, all of the plot lines from the previous three novels converge, tensions boil over into unthinkable mayhem, and the dark destinies of those few left standing are sealed in a series of stunning twists"-- Provided by publisher.

By blood we live

February 10, 2014
Duncan, Glen, 1965-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
357 pages ; 25 cm
"From the author of the best sellers The Last Werewolf and Talulla Rising, the hair-raising conclusion to the saga that has galvanized readers' imaginations: an electrifying, startlingly erotic love story that gives us the final battle for survival between werewolves and vampires, and one last incisive--brilliantly ironic--look at what it means to be, or to not be, human. Talulla has settled into an uneasy equilibrium: with her twins at her side and the devotion of her lover Walker, it's a normal family life--except for their monthly transformation into werewolves hungry for human flesh. But even this tenuous peace is interrupted for Talulla by nagging thoughts of Remshi, the 20,000-year-old vampire who haunts her dreams. In turn Remshi can't escape the feeling that he knows Talulla from years before (many, many, many years). They have their distractions: Talulla is being pursued by a fanatical Christian cult, and Remshi is following the trail of reckless feedings by a newly turned vampire. But, as the novel unfurls, they are inextricably drawn to each other--and toward the moment when an ancient prophecy may finally come to pass--in this tale of pulse-pounding supernatural suspense"-- Provided by publisher.

White space

February 7, 2014
Bick, Ilsa J.
New York : Egmont USA, 2014.
551 pages ; 22 cm
"Book 1 of the dark passages"--Title page.
"A seventeen-year-old girl jumps between the lines of books and into the white space where realities are created and destroyed--but who may herself be nothing more than a character written into being from an alternative universe"-- Provided by publisher.

The winter people

February 7, 2014
McMahon, Jennifer, author.
Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2014.
317 pages ; 25 cm
West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

Snowblind

January 23, 2014
Golden, Christopher.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
309 pages ; 25 cm
"The small New England town of Coventry is haunted by its memories of a deadly winter... in which loved ones were lost, families torn apart, and a town buried in a terrible blizzard. Now, twelve years later, the people plagued by their memories of that storm are haunted once again as a new storm approaches, promising to wreak new havoc. Old ghosts trickle back, and this storm will prove even more terrifying and deadly than the last. With richly textured characters, scarred and haunted by the ghosts of those they loved most, Snowblind reinvents the ghost story for today's world."-- Provided by publisher.

Dexter's final cut

January 23, 2014
Lindsay, Jeffry P.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
560 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Lights. Camera. Mayhem. Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan. To perfect his role, actor Robert Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem.... Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime.

The vanishing

January 16, 2014
Webb, Wendy (Wendy K.)
New York : Hyperion, 2014.
290 pages : illustration ; 21cm
Includes reading group guide.
"A novel"--Cover.
"Recently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start anew. So when a stranger appears on her doorstep with a job offer, she finds herself accepting the mysterious yet unique position: caretaker to his mother, Amaris Sinclair, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist whom Julia has always admired...and who the world believes is dead. When she arrives at the Sinclairs' enormous estate on Lake Superior, Julia begins to suspect that there may be sinister undercurrents to her "too-good-to-be-true" position. As Julia delves into the reasons of why Amaris chose to abandon her successful writing career and withdraw from the public eye, her search leads to unsettling connections to her own family tree, making her wonder why she really was invited to Havenwood in the first place, and what monstrous secrets are still held prisoner within its walls"-- Provided by publisher.

Zom-B Angels

January 16, 2014
Shan, Darren.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
182 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
First published in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster in 2013.

Zom-B City

January 16, 2014
Shan, Darren.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
166 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"First published in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster in 2013"--Title page verso.
As zombies overrun London, B battles moral dilemmas and a growing sense of hopelessness at every turn.

Pandemic : a novel

January 15, 2014
Sigler, Scott.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
584 pages ; 24 cm
"The explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Infected and Contagious. The alien intelligence that unleashed two horrific assaults on humanity has been destroyed. But before it was brought down in flames, it launched one last payload--a tiny soda-can-sized canister filled with germs engineered to wreak new forms of havoc on the human race. That harmless-looking canister has languished under thousands of feet of water for years, undisturbed and impotent . . . until now.

Dark duets : all-new tales of horror and dark fantasy

January 15, 2014
©2014.
421 pages 21 cm
Trip trap / Sherrilyn Kenyon , Kevin J. Anderson -- Welded / Tom Piccirilli, T.M. Wright -- Dark witness / Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine -- Replacing Max / Stuart MacBride, Allan Guthrie -- T. Rhymer / Gregory Frost, Jonathan Maberry -- She, doomed girl / Sarah MacLean, Carrie Ryan-- Hand job / Chelsea Cain, Lidia Yuknavitch -- Hollow choices / Robert Jackson Bennett, David Liss -- Amuse-bouche / Amber Benson, Jeffrey J. Mariotte -- Branches, curving / Tim Lebbon, Michael Marshall Smith -- Renascence / Rhodi Hawk, F. Paul Wilson -- Blind love / Kasey Lansdale, Joe R. Lansdale -- Trapper boy / Holly Newstein, Rick Hautala -- Steward of the blood / Nate Kenyon, James A. Moore -- Calculating route / Michael Koryta, Jeffrey David Greene -- Sisters before misters / Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, Holly Black -- Sins like scarlet / Mark Morris, Rio Youers.

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