“The choice is yours. Vote for the best books of the year in the 14th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers.”
I haven’t had the chance to read many of the books on the list (I don’t think that many other people have either. Some of the nominations have only been out for a short time) Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison is a fairly new release.
I loved The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon and The Fervor by Alma Katsu. The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas might be one of the best books I’ve read all year. The Sundial by Catriona Ward had a few issues, but it was pretty entertaining.
House of Hunger is also a fairly new release and I have not read that yet.
We sent this book out with signed bookplates for Night Worms but I saved it for my Halloween read. This book is a reimagined telling of The Fall of the House of Usher by Poe (which I’m going to re-read right now).
The novella length lends itself perfectly to sustaining optimum atmosphere and tension. Kingfisher is skilled at Gothic storytelling—I love the dark humor, sharp sarcasm and wit. Alex Easton is a new favorite protagonist. Loved, loved, loved my time in this tale on Halloween eve and Halloween day 🎃 perfection!
White Horse slightly edges out Manhunt because of its wider appeal to a general audience that enjoys a good supernatural thriller while Manhunt is a violent, apocalyptic horror story that your average reader likely won’t pick up at the bookstore
Make sure to cast your vote in round one and then continue to vote in future rounds until the winner is announced! I think this is a close race but I’m guessing White Horse or The Hacienda will take the category.
-Sadie Hartmann “Mother Horror”