supernatural

Cover for Mother!

Mother!

Darren Aronofsky
3
Rated by
Zachary C
Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

On a disturbance scale, Mother! falls somewhere between other Darren Aronofsky films, Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, with a story more comparable to Noah combined with an all-out assault on social etiquette and political correctness that creates the strangest kind of satire.

Man with longish dark hair, beard and mustache with dark-haired woman slightly behind him. Small image of headless man on rearing horse next to leafless tree on bottom

Sleepy Hollow (DVD)

Twentieth Century-Fox Television, Inc
4
Rated by
Diane H.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sleepy Hollow, the television series, takes an old story and gives it a new twist, blending the original Revolutionary War element with the modern world.

flaming horse

Riders

Veronica Rossi
4
Rated by
Debbie L.
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017

Recently deceased, Gideon becomes one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and is tasked with fighting off the evil Kindred who want to enslave humans. The story begins with Gideon being held and questioned by authorities who want to know why he was involved in a recent battle. I enjoyed how the story unfolds as Gideon relays unfathomable events that occurred over the past several weeks leading up to his present precarious situation.

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The Burn Palace

Stephen Dobyns
4
Rated by
Helen H.
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

I’ve been obsessed with Abigail Thomas’s work, and I've been reading everything she’s written one after the other. I decided I wanted to read something else, not only to cleanse my palate, but so I would have a book I already know I’ll love waiting for me at some time in the future when I really, really need a good book to read. So I compromised and read an author whom Thomas had thanked in her acknowledgments.

Night Shift

Charlain Harris
4
Rated by
Melody M.K.
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016

​Popular Sookie Stackhouse author Charlaine Harris has just finished a trilogy set in Midnight, Texas. Midnight Crossroad introduces the small town and the people that live there; a vampire, a witch, a spiritualist, weretigers and angels, with just a few people thrown into the mix.

Three silhouettes walking down a foggy tree-lined road

Witches of Lychford

Paul Cornell
5
Rated by
Helen H.
Saturday, Jan 9, 2016

I happened upon Witches of Lychford as it lurked, unnoticed amongst row upon row of bestsellers, midlist titles, and forgotten classics--not unlike the way Autumn stumbled upon the gateway to another world. It was there all along, simply hidden in plain view.

Black and white cover. Title in red on right. Main character on left, shown from shoulders up, see horn growing out of to of head.

Horns

Joe Hill
4
Rated by
Diane H.
Friday, Dec 4, 2015

Don’t watch Horns if you can’t, or don’t want to, imagine Daniel Radcliffe as anyone but Harry Potter. Admittedly Horns has supernatural elements. And it does deal with moral issues – doing what’s right even if it means a personal sacrifice. But there the similarities end. Horns is a murder-mystery/dark fantasy/horror/revenge/love story.

A young woman with bright red hair in a white sundress with her back facing out and light radiating from white marks on her skin. She's holding a knife and facing a shadowy young man.

City of Heavenly Fire

Cassandra Clare
4
Rated by
Diane H.
Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

City of Heavenly Fire is the sixth and final book in The Mortal Instruments series. Cassandra Clare has created a world in which supernatural creatures, magic, and humans coexist.

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Moon Called

Patricia Briggs
4
Rated by
Diane H.
Monday, Jun 16, 2014

The main character in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series is a type of heroine I like to call “the flawed hero who can’t stop herself from helping those in trouble even if it gets her into trouble; sometimes potentially fatal trouble.” There are a number of supernatural series that feature this type of character - Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, Rachel Morgan from Kim Harrison’s Hollows, Sookie Stackhouse from Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse, the women in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld.

Cover of Rosemary and Rue

Rosemary and Rue

Seanan McGuire
5
Rated by
Hebah A.H.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Some readers like their fictional friends kept safe, never truly in harm’s way, despite immediate apparent dangers; you just know they’ll make out just fine in the end. I am not one of those readers—I like it when happy endings are not guaranteed, and the protagonist gets knocked around a bit.

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