The Worst Kind of Monsters
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|Author||: Elias Witherow|
There's a dog sneaking into your daughter's bedroom and whispering in her ear. There's something horrible in that storm over the ocean. What does "feed the pig" mean? What are those ropes in the sky? Why is Dad acting so funny? In these dark tales you will experience every type of horror imaginable. It is so gruesome, frightening, and demented that only the bravest of readers will make it through these pages.
|Author||: Stephen T. Asma|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
Follows the evolution of monsters throughout time from Behemoth and Leviathan to the post-human cyborgs of tomorrow, in order to understand the mysterious territory outside of rational thought.
|Author||: Rose Szabo|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)|
Rose Szabo's thrilling debut is a dark and thrilling novel about a teen girl who returns home to her strange, wild family after years of estrangement, perfect for fans of Wilder Girls. Eleanor Zarrin has been estranged from her wild family for years. When she flees boarding school after a horrifying incident, she goes to the only place she thinks is safe: the home she left behind. But when she gets there, she struggles to fit in with her monstrous relatives, who prowl the woods around the family estate and read fortunes in the guts of birds. Eleanor finds herself desperately trying to hold the family together — in order to save them all, Eleanor must learn to embrace her family of monsters and tame the darkness inside her. Exquisitely terrifying, beautiful, and strange, this fierce gothic fantasy will sink its teeth into you and never let go.
|Author||: Mayen Briem|
|Editor||: Caliber Comics|
A team of American and international artists has been brought together to create, Horror City, a horror anthology loaded with TEN tales of terror, black humor and twist endings. This is a collection of the ORIGINAL stories as they appeared in black and white. A special Deluxe color version is also available and both editions are also available in Spanish. All the stories take place in the fictional "Payne City" a place where anything can happen and in which many of its deranged citizens are without a doubt, the worst kind of monsters. If you enjoy Tales of the Crypt, Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, this book is for you.
|Author||: Rebecca Schaeffer|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
"Twisty, grisly, genre-bending and immersive, Not Even Bones will grab you by the throat and drag you along as it gleefully tramples all of your expectations." —Sara Holland, New York Times best-selling author of Everless Dexter meets This Savage Song in this dark fantasy about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market — until she’s betrayed. Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” Until her mom brings home a live specimen and Nita decides she wants out; dissecting a scared teenage boy is a step too far. But when she decides to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold in his place—because Nita herself isn’t exactly “human.” She has the ability to alter her biology, a talent that is priceless on the black market. Now on the other side of the bars, if she wants to escape, Nita must ask herself if she’s willing to become the worst kind of monster.
|Author||: Jane Yolen,Heidi E. Y. Stemple|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
Where do monsters go to school? Monster Academy! And anything can happen when your teacher is Miss Mummy. It's not like any other school, but if you're a little monster, you'll fit right in!
|Author||: Patrick McDonnell|
|Editor||: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. Then along came an even BIGGER monster who changed their minds. And all it took was two little words. In this playful tale from bestselling picture book author Patrick McDonnell, a very BIG monster shows three very BAD little monsters the power of boundless gratitude.
|Author||: E. Mayen Briem|
|Editor||: Caliber Comics|
For fans of The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt, and other macabre stories of things that go bump in the night! Welcome to Horror City, the anthology series where a myriad collection of tales take place in the twisted "Payne City", known as a place where anything can happen and in which many of its deranged citizens are truly, the worst kind of monsters. Writer E. Mayen Briem is joined by an international group of artists and weaves tales of horror where each story is self-contained yet fits into the greater whole of the decadent Payne City. Prepare yourself for the horror, the morbid, the bizarre, and the terrifying. Collects comic issues 4-6. A Caliber Comics release.
|Author||: Alan Sakell|
What would you do if the people who are meant to love and protect you the most, were monsters? How far would you go to escape the very worst kind of punishments imaginable? What would be your breaking point?
|Author||: Ted Dekker|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
Dive deep into the stories that began it all. Ted Dekker's first novels--collected together for the first time. This trilogy is the collection of three gripping, psychological thrillers that peel back the skin of this world to reveal a supernatural reality rarely seen. A daring wager of life and death in Denver. An unfathomable leap of faith in a small Balkan village near the end of WWII. A global struggle for power that begins deep in the Amazon jungle. All three stories are bound together by one family's timeless, harrowing discovery of love and all that is unseen. The Heaven Trilogy offers a window into a world more real and vital than most people ever discover here on earth. A hidden world where the real dramas of the universe--and our daily lives--continually unfold. "Well, well, well, guess what I've found. A fiction writer with a rare knack for a compelling story. Expansive...Clever...A provocative read." --Best-selling author Frank Peretti for Heaven's Wager "Don't miss this book. Don't miss this author's writing. And don't miss the point. Beautiful and suspenseful. I'll have to read this one agian."--Eric Wilson, author of the Jerusalem Unded Trilgoy, for When Heaven Weeps
|Author||: Pamela Jooste|
|Editor||: Random House|
When Frieda first met Min, with her golden hair and ivory bones, what struck her most was that Min was wearing a pair of African sandals, the sort made out of old car tyres. She was a silent, unhappy girl, dumped on Frieda's exuberant family in Johannesburg for the summer of 1964 so that her mother could go off with her new husband. In a way, Min and Frieda were both outsiders - Min, raised in the bush by her idealistic doctor father, and Frieda, daughter of a poor Jewish saxophone player who lived almost on top of a native neighborhood. The two girls, thrown together - the 'white kaffir' and the poor Jewish girl - formed a strange but loyal friendship, a friendship that was to last even through the terrible years of oppression and betrayal during the time of South Africa under Apartheid.
|Author||: Alejandro Gonzales|
Alex Brown's worst fear will change from having to learn a new subject in school to being hunted by a monster. Alex will soon learn that men are the worst species of monster...
|Author||: Kory Merritt|
|Editor||: HMH Books For Young Readers|
In this spellbinding, lavishly illustrated story that Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney calls "wildly imaginative and totally terrifying," two unlikely friends face down their worst fears in order to stop their small town--and themselves--from disappearing. Levi and Kat are about to discover a very dark side to their neighborhood. Nothing ever seems out of place in the safe, suburban town of Cowslip Grove.?Lawns are neatly mowed, sidewalks are tidy, and?the sounds of ice cream trucks?fill the air.?But now . . . kids have been going missing--except no one even realizes it, because no one remembers them. Not their friends. Not their teachers. Not even their families. But Levi and Kat do remember, and suddenly only they can see why?everyone is?in terrible danger when the night air rolls in. Now it is up to Levi and Kat to fight it and save the missing kids before it swallows the town whole.
|Author||: E. Mayern Brien,Lugo Tovar Evaristo|
|Editor||: Caliber Comics|
In the tradition of Tales from the Crypt, Night Gallery, Twilight Zone, and Tales from the Darkside! A team of American and International comic artists and writers has been brought together to create, Horror City, a unique horror anthology loaded with terror, black humor and twist endings. All the stories take place in the fictional "Payne City", a place where anything can happen and in which many of its deranged citizens are without a doubt, the worst kind of monsters. THIS ISSUE: Horror City issue #2 includes 3 creepy stories. In "RENT", a young student, Alan, is desperate to find a decent room to rent, but so far he has only found overpriced disgusting rooms. His luck seems to change when Mrs. Wolde offers him a nice room at a cheap price but soon he'll discover Mrs. Wolde's dirty mutant little secret. Story 2 is "GRETA'S HOUSE": A group of kids play soccer close to an old house. One of the kids, Elijah, is a clairvoyant and sees a group of ghost children surrounding the house as if it's under siege. An unfortunate accident will force Elijah and two of his friends to journey into the house. The last but not the least is "NEVER LOOKED BACK AT ME": An old poor man scavenges for food in a dumpsite. As he walks on the gigantic piles of garbage he discovers the dismembered body of a young beautiful girl. He instantly falls in love with her. A Caliber Comics release.
|Author||: Olly Richards|
|Editor||: John Murray|
An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young adult and adult intermediate learners of English. Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too! - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in English for Intermediate Learners has been written specifically for students from a low-intermediate to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to B1-B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary · Controlled language at your level to help you progress confidently · Realistic spoken dialogues to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability · Beautiful illustrations accompanying each story, to set the scene and support your understanding · Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way · Pleasure! Research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' With intriguing plots that will spark your imagination and keep you reading, Short Stories in English will take your grasp of English to the next level with key features to support and consolidate your progress, including: · A glossary for bolded words in each text · A bilingual word list · Full plot summary · Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language all without ever feeling overwhelmed. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in English for Intermediate Learners uses reading as the perfect tool to not only delight in learning English, but to accelerate your journey towards fluency.
|Author||: Kerrigan Byrne|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Paperbacks|
A young woman kidnapped by the villain who may be her long-lost love. The actress who falls for the assassin hired to kill her. The English governess who tames the wild Highlander widower. The Victorian Rebels are most dangerous blackguards of society. They answer to no one and relish in their rebellion. But for the women who lay claim to their souls, their stoic fierceness is what makes these heroes so dark, and what makes their heroines want them like no other, in these three stunning historical romance novels from Kerrigan Byrne. The Highwayman Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who've wronged him...and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception-and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands. But Farah is no one's puppet. She possesses a powerful secret-one that threatens her very life... The Hunter Christopher Argent lives in the shadows as the empire's most elite assassin. Emotion is something he tossed away years ago, making him one of the most clear-eyed, cold-hearted, wealthiest, and therefore untouchable men in London. But when his latest target turns out to be London's own darling, Millicent LeCour, Christopher's whole world is turned upside down. Overwhelmed by her stunning combination of seduction and innocence, Christopher cannot complete the mission. She has made him feel again. Now, he will do anything to save her life, so that he can claim her as his own... The Highlander They call him the Demon Highlander. The fearsome Lieutenant Colonel Liam MacKenzie is known for his superhuman strength, towering presence, and fiery passion in the heat of battle. As Laird to the MacKenzie clan, the undefeated Marquess has vanquished his foes with all rage and wrath of his barbaric Highland ancestors. But when an English governess arrives to care for his children, the master of war finds himself up against his greatest opponent. . . in the game of love.
|Author||: Sam Fisher|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
Three wishes go awry in a middle-grade debut as comical as it is spooky. Toxic Vapor Worms. Shark Hounds. King-Crab Spiders. Two-Headed Mutant Rodents. These are just a few of the beasts featured in the pages of Scare Scape, the creepiest comic book around. They are vicious. They are terrifying. They are, luckily, totally made up. Morton Clay is a huge fan of Scare Scape, so he isn't easily frightened. He's not afraid of the dark, or grossed-out by bugs and slugs. But when Morton and his siblings, James and Melissa, find an old stone statue buried in their yard, they discover that there is good reason to be afraid. . . . Spooky, funny, and fresh, Sam Fisher's middle-grade debut explores the bonds and rivalries that are unique to siblings . . . even as it revels in monstrous mayhem!
|Author||: Shaun Hamill|
If John Irving ever wrote a horror novel, it would be something like this. I loved it." --Stephen King ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: ESQUIRE - THE NERD DAILY - THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY A GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS FINALIST Monsters both figurative and very literal stalk the Turner family. The youngest child, Noah, narrates the family history: how in the late '60s, his bookish mother, Margaret, marries Lovecraft-lover Harry against her better judgment. The couple has two daughters--Sydney, born for the spotlight, and the brilliant but awkward Eunice, a natural writer and storyteller. But finances are tight, Margaret and Eunice are haunted by horrific dreams, and Harry starts acting strangely. He becomes obsessed with the construction of an elaborately crafted haunted house attraction, christened the Wandering Dark. The family tries to shield baby Noah from the house's faux horrors, but unbeknownst to them, he's being visited by a furry beast with glowing orange eyes--the same ghastly being glimpsed by both his mother and sister. However, unlike them, Noah decides to let the creature in. . . . As he approaches the conclusion of his family's tale, it becomes more and more apparent that there's only one way the story can end: with Noah making the ultimate sacrifice.