Tuesday 30 March 2010

Coming up in April - Horror Theme Month

Regular visitors to The Book Zone will know that I have been having a graphic novel theme running throughout March. Graphic novels are not something I have a great deal of experience with and it hasn't always been easy reviewing them - I have definitely been working outside of my comfort zone this month. The month has been made incredibly rewarding as a result of the assistance I have received from a number of people whose experiences in this area far outweigh my own and I want to say a big thank you to all of them for their contributions (and still M.G Harris' to come on 31st March).

April sees the start of a new themed month, this time Horror. There are so many great new horror books being published for kids and young adults at the moment that I thought why wait until Halloween? So, coming up in April you can expect the following, in no particular order: 

Reviews of: 

Skulduggery Pleasant: Dark Days by Derek Landy
Blood Ninja by Nick Lake
The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan
The Changeling series by Steve Feasey
The Scream Street series by Tommy Donbavand
The Curse of Snakes by Christopher Fowler 

Interviews (or something similar) with: 

Sam Enthoven
Steve Feasey
William Hussey
Nick Lake (author of Blood Ninja) (hopefully)
Jon Mayhew (author of Mortlock) (hopefully)

Book giveaways for the following: 

Signed copies of Witchfinder by William Hussey
Copies of Mortlock by Jon Mayhew

Copies of Blood Ninja by Nick Lake

and much, much more so please watch this space. 

(please note that planned content is subject to change, etc, etc) 

I have also signed up to take part in a 24-hour Read-A-Thon. Sounds like my kind of challenge! You can find out more about it here and of course I will be blogging about it whilst I take part. Will I dare read horror right the way through the night?


  1. How awesome! I'm not much of a horror fan, but some of the books on your list are on my TBR pile, as are some books by authors you may be interviewing. I look forward to your posts next month!

  2. Thin Executioner isn't your typical Darren Shan. It's a bit like Pilgrim's Progress, but with decapitations.