Science fiction and fantasy
Not For The SqueamishIf you prefer your villains cute and your horror toned down, look away now. In these books the authors have held nothing back when it comes to shocking their readers with grisly scenes and twisted antagonists.
To End All Wars (2020) by David Tallerman
Lieutenant Rafael Forrester is not expecting to survive the trenches of the First World War when he is given a perilous mission. But he learns there is more to battle for, when he is shipped back to a country house hospital full of secrets.
Survivors (2019) by G. X. Todd
A man wakes in a shallow grave to go on a quest across post-apocalyptic America to find someone at the instruction of a voice in his head. The third part of the Voices series.
Prisoner Of The Crown (2018) by Jeffe Kennedy
A princess is brought up in luxury and taught not to question or make waves. But her family are scheming for power, and if she is to survive outside of her gilded cage she must learn to be the kind of person she was taught not to be.
Spectred Isle (2017) by K. J. Charles
In 1923 a sceptical archaeologist looks into occult happenings around London, only to get caught up in more danger than he bargained for. The first in the Green Men series.
Defender (2017) by G. X. Todd
People everywhere have started hearing voices which urge them towards violence. Pilgrim and Lacey are struggling to survive in a world where even their own thoughts may betray them.
Monstress Volume One: Awakening (2016) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
A teenager searches for answers about herself and her war-torn past, whilst a monster stirs inside her. A graphic novel.
Abducted (2016) by Evangeline Anderson
An ordinary paralegal is transported around the universe by a hunky alien who believes she is very special. Book one of the Alien Mate Index.
Rat Queens: Volume Two: The Far Reaching Tentacles Of N'Rygoth (2015) by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic
The second instalment of the Rat Queens series the Queens take on demons from another dimension who are destroying their town. A graphic novel.
Rat Queens Volume One: Sass And Sorcery (2015) by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
A group of young women would rather get drunk and slay trolls than call their parents. A graphic novel.
Radiance (2015) by Grace Draven
Two minor royals marry to secure an alliance between their countries, although they find each other hideous and others will scheme to tear them apart. The first novel in the Wraith Kings series.
Sleeping Late On Judgement Day (2014) by Tad Williams
Bobby Dollar has already been to Hell, but his toughest test will come when he takes on a rogue angel who outranks him many times over. The third Bobby Dollar novel.
Saga: Volume Three (2014) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
New parents from opposing sides of a conflict hide out in a lighthouse, but their pursuers are on their trail. A graphic novel.
Breach Zone (2014) by Myke Cole
A witch invades New York with a plan to take over, and she wants illegal magic users to join her against humanity. The third novel in the Shadow Ops series.
Happy Hour In Hell (2013) by Tad Williams
An angel descends into Hell to retrieve his demonic girlfriend, to find that the torment and monsters are only part of his problems. The second Bobby Dollar novel.
Apocalypse Now Now (2013) by Charlie Human
Baxter is trying to lead a normal life as a high school racketeer when his girlfriend goes missing, and he has to hire a supernatural bounty hunter to retrieve her. The first in the Apocalypse Now Now series.
Across The Event Horizon (2013) by Mercurio D. Rivera
There's something quite classic about this collection of mostly science fiction stories. These short tales deal with aliens, bizarre futures and peculiar societies.
Fiend (2013) by Peter Stenson
The zombie apocalypse had arrived, but all Chase cares about is where the next hit is coming from.
The Farm (2013) by Emily McKay
Vampires have overrun America. Lily and her sister Mel are imprisoned on a farm where they are treated like cattle, but a botched escape will probably mean death.
Entreat Me (2013) by Grace Draven
A pair of sisters deal with a cursed lord and his heir in their isolated castle in this fantasy romance which has echoes of Beauty and the Beast.
Dark Secrets (2013) by Shona Husk
Haidyn is a whore, scorned by society. However his clients are unaware that all he ever sells them is an illusion.
Saga: Volume Two (2013) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
In this graphic novel a family flees from those who want them dead, and the hazards of outer space. Volume two of the Saga series.
The 5th Wave (2013) by Rick Yancey
Aliens have come to wipe out humankind in this post-apocalyptic novel. Cassie, Zombie, and a few other ill-equipped teenagers seem to be the last, fading hope of the human race.
The Return Man (2012) by V. M. Zito
Half of America has been overrun by zombies. So why has one man ignored the evacuation order and stayed to put them down?
Blackbirds (2012) by Chuck Wendig
Miriam Black can see how people will die, but her gift is a curse if she can't change anyone's fate.
Last Days (2012) by Adam Nevill
A hard-up documentary maker investigates a sinister 70s cult, only to discover that its horrors are not all in the past.
Red Country (2012) by Joe Abercrombie
A group of people strike westwards in search of justice, revenge, their abducted families, or simply a way to earn a living. A stand-alone novel set in the world of the First Law series.
A Town Called Pandemonium (2012) by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin
An anthology of strange stories based in a town of gunslingers, rough justice and broken dreams.
Saga: Volume One (2012) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
A child is born to two fugitives on opposite sides of a galactic conflict in a futuristic universe of magic and high technology. A graphic novel.
Tomorrow The Killing (2012) by Daniel Polansky
Warden reluctantly sets out to find a missing woman. The second in the Low Town series.
Super Crooks: The Heist (2012) by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu
A group of crooks plan to rob the most dangerous villain of them all in order to save one of their own. But they are out of practice and unprofessional. Can they get away with it? A graphic novel.