Lovereading.co.uk

summer reading debuts of the month fishbowl bradley somer daughther of the house rosie thomas books of the month
Vouchers

Horror - Fantasy - SciFi Horror, Fantasy and Sci Fi Books

Reach for the stars, get dropped into strange worlds, or shut your eyes and dive into the darkest recesses of the imagination of horror. Enjoy!

This Month's Featured Books

The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
Perhaps it's the sheets of rain which fall continuously on The Loney, that " wild and useless length of English coastline", a "strange nowhere between the Wyre and the Lune where Hanny and I went every Easter time with Mummer,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Acceptance
Jeff VanderMeer
August 2015 Series of the Month. The highly anticipated third volume of the haunting, disturbing and evocative Southern Reach trilogy. In this last instalment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Authority
Jeff VanderMeer
August 2015 Series of the Month. In this the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised, and mysteries are deepened. It all gets progressively more sinister...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Annihilation
Jeff VanderMeer
August 2015 Series of the Month. I am an absolute sucker both for quest-through-the-wilderness tales, and for post-apocalyptic landscapes. Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation delivers both, in creepily brilliant and utterly unforgettable style. Narrated...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Half a War
Joe Abercrombie
With a harsh simplicity, ’Half a War’, the last in the ‘Shattered Sea’ trilogy, offers plenty of mystery and mayhem. While each successive book focuses on new main characters, to tie the full story together it is best to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2015
     
Stallo
Stefan Spjut
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Following the disappearance of a young boy from a remote cabin in a Swedish forest, his mother claims he was abducted by a giant to credulous reaction....
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
     
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J. K. Rowling
In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last......even getting...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J. K. Rowling
This stunning gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled cloth slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, is the perfect introduction to Harry Potter. This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J. K. Rowling
In Book 3 of the series, Harry Potter is a wizard in his third year at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With an escaped mass murderer on the loose, the school is being guarded by the prison guards of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is desperate to get back to school and find out why his friends Ron and Hermione have been so secretive all summer. But...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J. K. Rowling
It is Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort's evil forces gather it becomes more and more clear to Harry that he will soon have to confront his destiny. But is he up to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J. K. Rowling
The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J. K. Rowling
'His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
The Hive Construct
Alexander Maskill
In the dystopian city of New Cairo, in a worryingly possible future, rebellion is brewing. This highly readable book might be a good place to start for those unsure whether a near-future sci-fi would be to their taste as it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
The Broken Eye
Brent Weeks
Sadly this is one of those epic fantasy novels that you really can’t pick up on its own, you do have to have read the first two books, The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife, before you can begin to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/08/2015
     
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Mieville
Ranging from portraits of childhood to chilling ghost stories, from dystopian visions to poignant evocations of uncanny love, with beautiful prose and melancholy wit, this breath-taking collection poses searching questions of what it is to be human in an unquiet...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
The Fire Sermon
Francesca Haig
A futuristic tale set some 400 years after a global nuclear war where conditions have reverted back to a sort of medieval state. Births are always twins, one alpha, healthy and strong, one omega, deformed in some way. They are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Rogues
George R. R. Martin
Rogues is a meaty feast of a book, stuffed full of fabulous stories from some of the best authors around (George RR Martin and Neil Gaiman to name just a couple). This isn't just about science fiction and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
A very special book indeed, magical in all its senses, which won the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award for best book. Slow to get into and long, it...
 
 

The Murdstone Trilogy
Mal Peet
Question: when does a fantasy novel not feel like a fantasy novel - Answer: when it’s ‘The Murdstone Trilogy’, that's when. Oh what wonderfully witty, quirky and clever writing is...
 
 

Only Ever Yours
Louise O'Neill
In a dystopian future women are created to 'perfection' for the pleasure of men for beauty in this world is the first duty of every girl. Drawing parallels with a...
 
 

Fool's Assassin
Robin Hobb
We first met Fitz as a boy in Assassin’s Apprentice and he has come a long way since. This is the tenth book to feature him. I would advise that...
 
 

Radiant State
Peter Higgins
Maxim Jakubowski's July 2015 Book of the Month. The breathless conclusion of the astounding WOLFHOUND CENTURY trilogy proves powerful and moving....
 
 

The Whispering Swarm
Michael Moorcock
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The long-awaited first volume in a new series by Britain's master of fantasy is a strange beast...
 
 

The Scarlet Gospels
Clive Barker
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The first novel in ages from the master of horror and cinematic baroque excess. Cenobite Hell Priest...
 
 

S.N.U.F.F.
Victor Pelevin
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. When one thinks of Soviet science fiction, the mind is drawn to the intellectual challenges of the...
 
 

The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love...
 
 

The Mime Order
Samantha Shannon
The stunning sequel to the amazing The Bone Season which I really recommend reading first. It starts exactly where the last book finished with the clairvoyant attempting to return...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Reader Reviewed The Bees
Laline Paull
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2015. An excellent book unlike any other. The life of bees is examined and fictionalised...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Day Four
Sarah Lotz
Walking in the footsteps of Stephen King, Lotz follows up on her impressive horror breakthrough The Three with yet another literal descent into unimaginable dread with this gripping...
 
 

The Day Shift
Charlaine Harris
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The second volume in Charlaine Harris's Midnight, Texas new series, sees the saga growing in scope, and...
 
 

Assail A Novel of the Malazan Empire
Ian Cameron Esslemont
The sixth in the Malazan Empire series, another huge tome of pure joy which sadly is the end of this series. You have got to be a devoted fan for...
 
 

The Darkling Child
Terry Brooks
From New York Times bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks comes the second stand-alone novel in his legendary Shannara series - a perfect place for new readers to begin.
 
 

Knight A Tale from the High Kingdom
Pierre Pevel
An epic new fantasy story from the French George R.R. Martin - and the tale of a bloody, exceptional revolution ...
 
 

Lavondyss
Robert Holdstock
The haunting sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning Mythago Wood. At the heart of the wildwood lies a place of mystery and legend, from which few return and none...
 
 

The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson
A single volume mass market paperback of the first volume in the Internationally bestselling epic fantasy series - a benchmark for the genre.
 
 

The Causal Angel
Hannu Rajaniemi
With his infectious love of storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterisation and his unrivalled grasp of thrillingly bizarre cutting-edge science Hannu Rajaniemi has swiftly set a new benchmark...
 
 

The Long Utopia
Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
As rumours of strange sightings and hauntings proliferate, it becomes clear that something is very awry with this particular world. Millions of steps away, Joshua is on a personal journey...
 
 

Nemesis Games
James S. A. Corey
The exhilarating fifth novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse space opera series, which began with the Hugo-nominated Leviathan Wakes.
 
 

An Ember in the Ashes
Sabaa Tahir
Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his...
 
 

The Gospel of Loki
Joanne M. Harris
As the title suggests, this is a retelling of the Norse myths from the point of view of Loki, the Trickster God. He is a figure often thought of as...
 
 

Half the World
Joe Abercrombie
Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War...Thorn lives to fight. But she has been named murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Must Thorn be a...
 
 

A Vision of Fire
Gillian Anderson
X-Files’ star’s first foray into fiction is the start of a futuristic series that reads more like a TV series than a book and leaves you very up in the...
 
 

Your Servants and Your People
David Towsey
In the wake of World War Z, the 28 Days movies and TV series The Walking Dead, we've been deluged by a surfeit of zombie trash, but The Walkin' Trilogy...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Lie of the Land
Michael F. Russell
June 2015 eBook of the Month. A fascinating and disturbing premise that has the ability to swing a profound sledgehammer into your...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Seveneves
Neal Stephenson
June 2015 eBook of the Month. Quite simply astonishing. Labeled as speculative science fiction, this is actually an all inclusive, wonderful colossus...
 
 

The Falcon Throne
Karen Miller
The eponymous throne is that of the Duchy of Clemen, one of two warring Dukedoms that take centre stage in this medieval epic which spans over a generation. Both the...
 
 

The Peripheral
William Gibson
No one writes better about the future than William Gibson. He almost single-handedly created the 'cyberpunk' genre in which a dizzying noir atmosphere cloaked the unknown beneath a veil of...
 
 

The Vorrh
Brian Catling
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Fantasy fiction for a new generation, with not a trace of dragons or elves, this opening volume...
 
 
See ALL Authors in this category
See ALL Featured Books (with opening extracts) in this category
  
Add to favourites

Boldly Going … with a Bump!

__________________________

Mankind has always looked to the heavens and wondered what’s out there. We have always lapped up stories of strange visitors, of gods and monsters, of things going bump under the bed. Using the extremes of human imagination to conjure worlds at the far reaches of darkness and light, this is a collection of authors who have the power to transport us to the vastest plains or the smallest black holes.

Horror fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Peter Straub, James Herbert will find a bloody pool of psychological mind-meddlers here to keep them shaking with delight.

Sci-fi lovers of Asimov, Phillip K Dick, Arthur C Clarke, and Ray Bradbury will find others to launch them to new beginnings. Using our Book of the Month recommendations or ‘Author Like for Like’ tool, your next bone shaking book is just a click away… if you dare, that is.

_______________________________

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you’re never too far away from your next great read, great events, competitions and discounts? Sign up for our free emails and let the passion of our experts guide you to some wonderful new reading.

That book you loved has finally come to an end. Where do you go next? With our unique Author Like for Like tool, you’ll discover other authors guaranteed to be right up your street. Login, sit back, put your feet up and enjoy.

Reading Groups! Let us help you find your next hot topic. Visit our Special Section bursting with thought provoking titles and get an extra 5% discount if you buy 5 or more copies.

A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Clive Barker 
Peter Straub 
Stephen Leather 
Richard Laymon 
Laurell K Hamilton 
Alastair Reynolds 
Philip K Dick