How To Make A Monster by Felix I. D. Dimaro, A Review

I’ve posted my review before but I wanted to share it with you again. Felix I. D. Dimaro’s (@thingsthatkeepmeupatnight) collection of horror stories titled, How To Make a Monster, is a frightening and clever take on the horror genre. Each story takes on a terrifying conscious weaving a web of heart-racing fiction that shocks your…

New Gothic Review, Launch & Commentary

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all safe and well. I have a fantastic blog post for you today. The New Gothic Review is a brand-new FREE online Gothic magazine with its first volume published last month. The magazine consists of 6 short stories and is filled with incredible illustrations from talented artists. You can read…

MAY TBR

Afternoon all,  Here is my May TBR!  I’m being rather ambitious with my May TBR as I managed to read a lot in April! I may not get to all of these but I’m hoping to read as much as I can (my goal is 100 pages a day!) I’m taking part in some Instagram…

10 Contemporary Gothic Novels I Want To Read

Good afternoon all! As you know, I am a HUGE fan of Gothic books (I wouldn’t be ‘The Gothic Bookworm’ otherwise, would I?). I’ve mainly read the classics of the genre, including infamously popular books such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Penny Dreadfuls. However, after re-reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt last month, I…

The Secret History by Donna Tartt, A Review

Good afternoon all,  I have a fantastic review for you today, The Secret History by Donna Tartt. I adore this book, and re-reading it in March definitely made me appreciate the story, prose, and author even more. The first part to this review is spoiler free. Further down in the section titled ‘A closer look,’…

Currently Reading- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Afternoon all! I’m currently reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. It’s the first time this week I’ve managed to actually sit down with it and make a start. Without giving anything away (I make it a rule my blog contains no spoilers) I’m very intrigued so far. I’m not sure where the story is going…

March TBR!

Morning all! I am really looking forward to my March tbr! Most of my books are buddy reads over on Instagram (@gothicbookworm) and I am also revisiting a favourite of mine! The Secret History by Donna Tartt – re-read – Buddy read with @generallygothic Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – Buddy read with @strictlystephenking Gerald’s…

Pine by Francine Toon, A Review

Good afternoon, I have a new review for you today, Pine by Francine Toon. “She pushes the thoughts away, not wanting to break the spell of this happy moment” Pine by Francine Toon follows the story of Lauren as she tries to discover the secrets behind her mother’s disappearance. This story is supposed to be…

The Small Hand by Susan Hill, A Review

Hi all! I hope you’ve had a fabulous time over the festive period! But there’s always time for a ghost story isn’t there?! Today I’ll be reviewing The Small Hand by Susan Hill. “Coincidence sometimes forms a pleasing symmetry” The Small Hand by Susan Hill is a novella fulled by fear, tragedy, and ghosts. Adam…