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Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone
Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone: A Novel | Stefan Kiesbye
Shirley Jackson meetsTheTwilight Zonein this riveting novel of supernatural horrorfor readers who loved Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar ChildrenA village on the Devils Moor: a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition. There is the grand manor house whose occupants despise the villagers, the small pub whose regulars talk of revenants, the old mill no one dares to mention. This is where four young friends come of agein an atmosphere thick with fear and suspicion. Their innocent games soon bring them face-to-face with the villages darkest secrets in this eerily dispassionate, astonishingly assured novel, infused with the spirit of the Brothers Grimm and evocative of Stephen Kings classic short story Children of the Corn and the films The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke and Village of the Damnedby Wolf Rilla.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Brie
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The content of this book is just as unsettling as the cover, with shades of the more brutal brothers Grimm stories. Childhood friends come of age in a small, remote village steeped in superstition and darkness. The back cover compares it to Shirley Jackson, Stephen King‘s Children of the Corn, and The Twilight Zone. Seriously creepy vignettes.

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LauraJ
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It‘s strange what passes for “normal” to the characters in this book and that is what I suspect draws the comparisons to Shirley Jackson. The horrors are committed by the people of an isolated German village and recounted by the five of the characters as children. And that is what makes this so creepy.

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LauraJ
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And because Halloween is never over, I‘m starting another book that @TheWordJar sent.
Tried to capture the glossy hidden text but I‘m lacking a good light source. IF YOU TELL ON ME YOU‘RE DEAD
#creepykids

TheWordJar Is that not the creepiest?? As if the kid isn‘t creepy enough, the cover also threatens you! 😂 13mo
LauraJ @TheWordJar I just started and there‘s already cannibalism and sorocide! 13mo
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LauraJ
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This is so cool, @TheWordJar 🖤
Black cats & pugs! Squee! I‘ve been dying to read the new Paul Tremblay and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. Also excited about creepy kid fiction. This author is totally new for me. And classic Richard Matheson is lovely too.
Thank you for all the goodies! Expertly chosen. I love everything 🖤🖤🖤 #allhallowsreadswap

TheWordJar I‘m glad you like it! You were so fun to shop for! I couldn‘t resist the pug book. Nature‘s fiercest beasts! 😂 13mo
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WeeziesBooks
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This was, uhhhhhhh, something. Definitely not the horror book it promised to be, but it is a definitely a dark, unsettling book about a damned town and it‘s morally corrupt citizens. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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WeeziesBooks
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1. My girlfriend arrived all the way from Montana!
2. Spending time with Brit! We only get to see each other a month out of the year due to careers keeping us in different states.
3. The Ember‘s Lantern.
4. Yep!
5. Sure thing!
#shmondaybluesbreaker

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TheWordJar
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This is the other book I received from @Kaye for her #50kgiveaway. How creepy is this cover?? I‘ve never heard of it before, but being compared to Children of the Corn, it sounds right up my alley! I‘m going to have to cover that cover when I read it though. As if the girl isn‘t creepy enough, there are gloss letters that show on the matte cover when you look at it at a certain angle, and it says, “If you tell on me, you‘re dead.” 😱😱😱😱😱

suvata Yikes! 2y
tpixie Double yikes! Those eyes. And the hidden scary passage!!! 2y
Kaye It is really scary looking isn‘t it ? I didn‘t know if you liked scary books or not. 2y
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aprilpohren Wow!!! That cover!! 2y
TheWordJar @suvata @tpixie @Kaye Yikes indeed! Good thing I love a good horror book! 2y
AmyG Looks good and creepy. 2y
Tanisha_A That's creepy! Ugh! 2y
JaclynW Creepy! 😨 2y
hermyknee Ahhh just scrolling by this picture gave me goosebumps - SO CREEPY!! 2y
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Beware of small towns. This particular small town is especially f***ed. The children are creepy & the townspeople are jealous & capable of anything to put their rival in their place. This story follows 4 friends (Christian, Linde, Anke and Martin) as they grow from disturbing kids to vengeful adults. These kids would give the Children of the Corn a run for their money.
PS I can't decide which of the 2 covers of this book is more nightmarish. 😱💀

haanim I am intrigued! 2y
AlaMich The cover on the right is the stuff nightmares are made of...😲 2y
MaleficentBookDragon The one on the right. That is a Village of the Damned child for sure. 2y
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Books_Wine_Repeat @haanim 😏👍 @AlaMich Agreed! 😬🙈 2y
Books_Wine_Repeat @MaleficentBookDragon I'm just happy I have neither of these books on my shelf or my house. 😬🙈 2y
Ms_T That girl gives me the creeps 😧 2y
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Listening to this creepy ass audiobook and having some hot chocolate and bagels for breakfast. Yes, hot chocolate. 😏👍

elkeo_TheBookDragon Hot chocolate in Vegas 👏👏👏 2y
Bette That's a creepy ass cover too! 😬🙄 2y
AlaMich No judgement on the hot chocolate...😉 2y
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Zelma I had hot chocolate the other night so no judgment here. 👍 2y
Laalaleighh Is that hummus? 2y
Books_Wine_Repeat @elkeo @AlaMich @Zelma 🙌☕️🍫 @Bette Agreed! 😬🙈 @Laalaleighh It's peanut butter. 2y
Laalaleighh Haha I got really excited for a second Bc I thought I was the only weirdo who ate plain hummus bagels. I guess I still am 😂 2y
Books_Wine_Repeat @Laalaleighh Sorry! I'm a different kinda weirdo if that helps. This is a cinnamon raisin bagel and I tried to get all the raisins out first. #raisinsaregross 2y
Laalaleighh Omg yessss #raisinsaregross for reallll. 2y
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Kosugi
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So begins my fourth round of @Ange44 and I's #tenatatime TBR project!

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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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My appetite this morning was non-existent so I went for a cup of coffee and a book that fits my mood after watching the election results.

Simona I understand you. 3y
Bette 💙💙💙 3y
DennisJacobRosenfeld @Bette Blue hearts indeed! 3y
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JPeterson
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#AllHallowsRead #creepycover #repost

A repost from last week since this fits the All Hallows' Read Challenge perfectly.
Those eyes - absolutely chilling.

Cinfhen There is something about the title that I find intriguing ❤️ 3y
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JPeterson
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Creepy title, creepy premise, unsettling story. When the worst part lurking under a town are the human inhabitants itself. A dark story that will change your ideas about small towns.
#scaretober #readathon

LeahBergen And creepy cover! 3y
DebinHawaii This sounds good! Adding it to the stack! 😱👍 3y
MicheleinPhilly That cover! 💀 3y
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JPeterson @LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly The cover is more creepy in person 😱 @DebinHawaii It definitely has that creepy, gothic feel to it! 3y
Loreen Very creepy cover! 👻🎃🎃🎃 3y
Zelma Creeptastic! 😱 3y
Bette That's a creepy cover 👀😬 3y
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JPeterson
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👻🕸🎃
#AllHallowsRead #photoadaychallenge
Scaretober TBR list. I am so here for this month. 👻

@Litsy @SGJ @WilliamMorrow

TheNextBook This is creepy af and I love it. 3y
JPeterson @TheNextBook Haha, yes!! Thanks! The skull/cat was a tj maxx find that I absolutely had to have (much to the boyfriends dismay). 😄 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders ❤️❤️❤️❤️🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Monsters of Templeton!! 3y
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shainareads The Monsters of Templeton wasn't spooky but man was it excellent. 3y
JPeterson @Penny_LiteraryHoarders @shainareads I honestly have no idea what it's even about! I was gifted it, with the "do not read the back, or any descriptions" since the book screamed me. I just figured the name and cover would go well with this (plus, pretty excited to read it!) 3y
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Melli
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So far its good weird but good. What going on with me and the off the wall weird creepy books. I was having a conversation about this last night With a fellow booknerd at work.

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WesleyHoffmann
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I have a ridiculous abiding love for this creepy book. Don't let the super creepy cover put you off from the great creepy stories inside!

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