Friday, March 13, 2020

Five female-authored horror & horror-adjacent novels

Alma Katsu is the author of The Hunger, a reimagining of the story of the Donner Party with a horror twist. The Hunger made NPR’s list of the 100 Best Horror Stories, was named one of the best novels of 2018 by the Observer, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books (and more), and was nominated for a Stoker and Locus Award for best horror novel.

The Taker, her debut novel, has been compared to the early works of Anne Rice and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander for combining historical, the supernatural, and fantasy into one story. The Taker was named a Top Ten Debut Novel of 2011 by Booklist, was nominated for a Goodreads Readers Choice award, and has been published in over 10 languages. It is the first in an award-winning trilogy that includes The Reckoning and The Descent.

Katsu's new novel is The Deep.

At SYFY Fangirls she tagged five "female-authored horror and horror-adjacent novels she's loved," including:
A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers

"If it has 'witch' in the title, does that qualify as horror? Another case of horror adjacent, this novel is for fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, Deborah Harkness' A Discovery of Witches, or (dare I say?) my own debut The Taker. A witch and a demon are star-crossed lovers who meet and are torn apart time and again, until one of them figures out a way to break the curse. Elements of romance, fantasy, history and time travel make for a dazzling debut."
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: A Witch in Time.

The Page 69 Test: A Witch in Time.

--Marshal Zeringue