3 on a theme: living houses

I am often reading between 3 and 5 books at the same time, and occasionally there’s a theme that might not be remarkable in one book… but when I see it in three books, I take notice. It's a common trope, the haunted house.  But not so common when the house becomes its own character... … Continue reading 3 on a theme: living houses

the YA horror novel aesthetic

You could say that every genre has its own aesthetic, but lately the YA horror genre has been taking aesthetic to a new level - beyond cover design, or even typeface and chapter headings. The first YA novel that did this really effectively was Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - a novel which some … Continue reading the YA horror novel aesthetic