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Out of Aztlan

Colorful and complex language paired with an edgy tone and mystical plotlines make this an easy choice for acquisition departments. Some good suggestions for read-alikes include Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology edited by Vince A. Liaguno and Rena Mason, and Both Sides: Stories From the Border edited by Gabino Iglesias.

How To Sell a Haunted House

A must-have for any library that will appeal to a broad audience. Hendrix is a best-seller for a reason, and this new novel shows he is only getting better with age. Some excellent read-alikes to recommend are Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw, The Invited by Jennifer McMahon, and Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.


Dear Diary: Run Like Hell

Moore has pulled off a home run with this wonderfully written book. Recommend to readers who like the “Sandman Slim” series by Richard Kadrey and Billy Summers by Stephen King.

The Black Maybe: Liminal Stories

An excellent addition for libraries looking to expand their horror collection with gripping and innovative content.

Such Sharp Teeth

Any library looking to acquire a gut punch of a horror novel that will appeal to a broad audience would do well to add this to their collection. It will also appeal to fans of Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones and Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.

Black Tide

Excellent writing, a consuming plot, and relatable characters make this an easy recommendation for library collection where sf/horror circulates well.


An excellent addition to any library looking to acquire intriguing horror material with broad appeal. Recommend to fans of For Mike, by Shelley Sykes, or The Changeling, by Victor LaValle.

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Blood & Bone: An Anthology of Body Horror by Women and Non-Binary Writers

An important addition to any horror collection but especially for libraries looking to diversify. Recommend to readers of Ellen Datlow’s collection Body Shocks, and Trigger Warning: Body Horror edited by Desiree Baltisberger.

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