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New Horror 😱

Tired of the typical beach reads? Looking for something to keep you on the edge of your seat? Check out our latest arrivals in horror!

July 12, 2023

If you’re tired of the typical beach reads and looking for something that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this list is for you. From spine-chilling thrillers to supernatural horrors, these new releases are sure to give you goosebumps and make your heart race. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or seeking refuge from the heat indoors, these summer horror books will provide the perfect escape for those who love to be scared.

House Of Cotton by Monica Brashears

House Of Cotton

Monica Brashears

A broke and effectively orphaned nineteen-year-old, Magnolia Brown, accepts an offer from a mysterious, slick stranger for a lucrative “modeling” job at his family’s funeral home and becomes concerned as the job requests become increasingly weird.

The Scourge Between Stars by Ness Brown

The Scourge Between Stars

Ness Brown

Acting captain of the starship Calypso, Jaclyn Albright, tasked with keeping the last of humanity alive, reaches her breaking point when a new threat emerges, picking off crew members in a gruesome, bloody fashion and must hunt down this intruder to make it back to their solar system alive.

The Haunting Of Alejandra by V Castro

The Haunting Of Alejandra

V Castro

Struggling with a darkness that threatens to consume her, Alejandra discovers she, like the women in her family before her, is being haunted by La Llorona, the vengeful and murderous mother of Mexican Legend, and must summon everything she’s inherited from her foremothers to banish this demon forever.

Our Hideous Progeny by C. E. McGill

Our Hideous Progeny

C. E. McGill

Determined to follow in the scientific footsteps of her great uncle Victor Frankenstein, Mary Saville and her husband, desperate to be accepted into the scientific community, construct their Creature and Mary finds herself contemplating disturbing questions and unexpected feelings for the hideous progeny she’s grown to love

Cutting Teeth by Chandler Baker

Cutting Teeth

Chandler Baker

Ten preschoolers develop an unsettling medical condition that leaves them craving blood and are implicated, along with their mothers, in the murder of their young teacher, in the new novel from the author of Whisper Network.

Episode Thirteen by Craig DiLouie

Episode Thirteen

Craig DiLouie

From the macabre mind of a Bram Stoker Award-nominated author, this heart-pounding novel of horror and psychological suspense takes a ghost hunting reality TV crew into a world they could never have imagined.

Venco by Cherie Dimaline


Cherie Dimaline

An incredibly inventive, highly anticipated second adult novel–with witches, magic, and a road trip through America–from Cherie Dimaline, the critically acclaimed author of Empire of Wild.

Our Share Of Night by Mariana Enriquez

Our Share Of Night

Mariana Enriquez

United in grief after the death of the wife and mother they both loved, a young father and son travel to confront the terrifying legacy she bequeathed–a family called the Order that commits unspeakable acts in search of immortality.

How To Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

How To Sell A Haunted House

Grady Hendrix

Forced to return to the small Southern town where she grew up to sell her late parents’ house, Louise discovers that her and her brother’s old grudges pale in comparison to the terror that still lurks within its walls.

Natural Beauty by Ling Ling Huang

Natural Beauty

Ling Ling Huang

Giving up her future as a pianist to take care of her parents, the narrator starts working at a high-end beauty and wellness store in NYC, which affords her entry into a new world of privilege where she discovers, beneath the fancy creams and tinctures, lies a terrible truth threatening to consume her.

Bad Cree by Jessica Johns

Bad Cree

Jessica Johns

A young Cree woman is tormented by vivid dreams from before her sister’s untimely death and wakes up with a severed crow’s head in her hands before returning to her rural hometown in Alberta seeking answers.

Don't Fear The Reaper by Stephen Graham Jones

Don’t Fear The Reaper

Stephen Graham Jones

Returning to rural Proofrock after being released from prison, Jade Daniels runs afoul of a convicted serial killer, who escapes from a prison transfer in a blizzard, in the second novel of the series following My Heart is a Chainsaw.

Dead Eleven by Jimmy Juliano

Dead Eleven

Jimmy Juliano

On a creepy island where everyone has a strange obsession with the year 1994, a newcomer arrives, hoping to learn the truth about her son’s death-but finds herself pulled deeper and deeper into the bizarrely insular community and their complicated rules…

The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw

The Salt Grows Heavy

Cassandra Khaw

On the run, a mermaid is joined by a mysterious plague doctor with a darkness of their own and when they stumble upon a village of ageless children thirsty for blood, they must embrace the cruelest parts of their true nature to survive.

A House With Good Bones by T Kingfisher

A House With Good Bones

T Kingfisher

Warned by her brother that their mother seems “off,” Sam visits and discovers a once-cozy home with sterile white walls, a her mom a jumpy, nervous wreck and a jar of teeth hidden in the rosebushes.

Lone Women by Victor LaValle

Lone Women

Victor LaValle

In 1915, Adelaide Henry, after her secret sin killed her parents, sets out for Montana, dragging an enormous steamer trunk that’s locked at all times, to become one of the “lone women” taking advantage of the government’s offer of free land where she hopes to bury her past.

Sisters Of The Lost Nation by Nick Medina

Sisters Of The Lost Nation

Nick Medina

As girls start going missing amidst strange and sinister happenings in the reservation’s casino, including her little sister, Anna Horn, an outcast struggling with her place on the rez, must confront demons old and new as she hunts for answers.

Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silver Nitrate

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Daughter of Doctor Moreau and Mexican Gothic comes a fabulous meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism: a dark thriller about the curse that haunts a legendary lost film–and awakens one woman’s hidden powers.

The Angel Maker by Alex North

The Angel Maker

Alex North

When her brother, Chris, the survivor of a gruesome attack years ago, goes missing, Katie Shaw must join forces with Detective Laurence Page who believes a recent murder is linked to Chris–and to a notorious serial killer, who legend had it, could see the future.

The Destroyer Of Worlds : A Return To Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

The Destroyer Of Worlds : A Return To Lovecraft Country

Matt Ruff

Set In 1957, this masterful blend of historical fiction and fantastical horror, returning to the world of Lovecraft Country, explores the meaning of death, the hold of the past on the present and the power of hope in the face of uncertainty.

Sister, Maiden, Monster by Lucy A Snyder

Sister, Maiden, Monster

Lucy A Snyder

With the world being ravaged by a nightmarish transformative virus, dark forces bring together three women trying to survive–Erin, who has acquired an appetite for human flesh; Savannah, a BDSM switch who now has a penchant for murder; and Mareva, who is plagued by multiplying tumors.

Chlorine by Jade Song


Jade Song

A high school swimmer, intent on being scouted and awarded a scholarship, tries to deal with the pressure of it all while feeling a strange, dark suspicion that she is actually a mermaid.

Mothered by Zoje Stage


Zoje Stage

From the USA Today bestselling author of the international sensation Baby Teeth comes a claustrophobic psychological thriller about one woman’s nightmarish spiral while quarantined with her mother.