Last week The Wendigo, Part 1 by C.W. Thornton was released. If you didn’t read it, make sure you catch up by clicking here prior to reading Part 2. The final part of the classic campfire story retelling will be published next week (the day before Halloween)!
I know we’ve been talking about a lot of horror novels on the blog this month, and there are those of you who are thinking, “HECK NO. I HATE HORROR.” Well today Derek from Derek Carney Has A Thing For Books is talking about a lighter read (and Newberry Medal winner!) in the horror genre today: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Read on to see why Derek loved it and enter to win a copy for yourself!
Today’s guest review is from Nichole from the fabulous YA Reads. When she was told me she was going to review this book, I looked it up and it immediately seemed like the type of book any horror fan would love. Why? It seemed FREAKING SCARY. See what Nichole has to say about it, and enter to win a copy of it at the end of the post!
A few months ago an acquaintance of mine was reading The Exorcist, and I had to do a double-take, because I didn’t realize that it was a book. I asked her about it, and she said that the movie was based on the book. WHAT?! Mind blown (be quiet all of you who already knew this)! So naturally, I began to wonder about what other horror movies had been inspired by books. After all, the best movies stemmed from books, right?
C.W. Thornton has written a retelling of the classic campfire story, The Wendigo. We’ve broke it up into three parts since it’s a bit longer. Each part will come out on a Sunday, with the last part publishing the Sunday before Halloween. Here’s what he has to say about the story: “Growing up I went camping every summer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the tale of the Wendigo was always my favorite scary campfire story. I’ve kept all of the original details that I found so creepy as a kid, particularly the ending… Happy Halloween!”
I read The Bird Box over a year ago, and it still sticks with me as one of my favorite horror reads. I am extremely picky when it comes to horror, because the classic horror tropes (woman walks into dark basement, man walks into abandoned home, etc) really drive me insane. It’s fun when horror novels are realistic and the characters actually act like smart people for a change. I also particularly appreciate when authors leave stuff to your imagination. Every detail doesn’t need to be explained to me. Mystery in horror is always scary. The Bird Box checks both of those boxes for me.
Today C. W. Thornton has another fun horror story (much different than your classic horror tale) to share with you. Here’s what he has to say about it: I was thinking about the internet and how we have created, as a species, a sort of ‘hive mind,’ in which we have dumped all of our good and not-so-good ideas. I then thought, what if this mirror-mind we created started thinking on its own? Given the depravity often found in darker parts of the web, it’s an eventuality I hope never comes to pass… This micro-fiction is my take on how the scenario might play out in its earliest stages.