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Jessica Avery

"Jessica has been a voracious reader since she was old enough to hold chapter books right side up. She has an MA in English from the University of Maine, and has been writing about books online since 2015. She started out writing about the Romance genre, but in recent years she has rekindled her love for Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy, with an emphasis on works of queer fiction. You can follow her on Twitter, Bluesky, and Instagram.

The Trees are Closer Today: Horror in the Woods

What is it about trees? They’re beautiful, they’re good for the world, and -- if books like Pine by Francine Toon are to be believed -- they’re damn creepy.

5 of the Best Horror Books About Small Towns

No matter how idyllic the surface, no place hides secrets deeper or darker than a small town. Check out these horror books about small towns.

5 of the Best Horror Books About Moms

Since there are so many incredible recent and forthcoming horror books about moms, this one's for the horror moms who get it done.

Horror in the Halls: Books at Extremely Suspect Boarding Schools

Let's take a look at a classic horror trope: creepy boarding schools. Think old rambling buildings full of secrets and ghosts of the past, like the setting of Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth.

When is a Ghost Not a Ghost? Hauntings in Horror Literature

A ghost is never just a ghost, because it always represents something more than itself. Here is some of the symbolism of hauntings in horror.

Finding Your Horror Niche

The world of horror books can be intimidating, but this horror fan is here to reassure you that you'll find your horror niche.

Horror in Strange Pages: 6 Creepy Dark Fantasy Books

Dark fantasy is the intersection between horror and fantasy. Pick up these magical reads that will make your skin crawl, including Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria and The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart.

5 Hair Raising Historical Horror Novels

From the evils of racism to the bottomless maw of capitalism, these historical horror books investigate the dark corners of history.

That’s a Dead Body, Damien: Horror Elements in Eve Silver’s DARK DESIRES

Who says horror and romance can't be in the same room together? Just take a look at Eve Silver's DARK DESIRES horror romance novel.

8 Modern Cosmic Horror Books for a Post-Lovecraft World

Real life is full of existential dread now, so what better way to deal than indulging in the catharsis of modern cosmic horror books like Everything That's Underneath by Kristi DeMeester?