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New Releases: April 2023

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This lists covers all corners of horror, from hardcore horror to books classified in other categories (thriller, fantasy, science fiction) that I think might appeal to horror readers. I've tried to make this list as comprehensive as possible, covering adult novels, non-fiction, YA, middle grade, novellas, poetry, short story collections, anthologies, graphic novels, and more. Each title is organized by publication date with the publisher and category listed. If a Goodreads link is available, that's there too. If not, I've linked the title to the publisher or author site.

As I noted, I want this list to cover everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. That said, the internet is far and wide. I am one human and it's entirely possible I've overlooked a book. If you see that this has happened, feel free to reach out using the contact form and I will add the title to this post.


April New Releases...


Dead Ends by Amanda M. Blake (Independent) - poetry

Kill Radio by Lauren Bolger (Malarkey Books) - novel

Numinous Stones by Holly Lyn Walrath (Aqueduct Press) - poetry

The Lies We Weave by Grace R. Reynolds (Curious Corvid Publishing) - poetry


A Compendium of Creeps: World Folklore, Haunted Locales, and Original Fiction edited by Jeff Provine and Joe Sullivan (Cemetery Gates) - nonfiction and short story anthology

Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton-Walker (Tor Teen) - YA novel

DC vs. Vampires (Vol. 2) written by James Tynion IV & Matthew Rosenberg & illustrated by Otto Schmidt (DC Comics) - graphic novel

Funeral Songs for Dying Girls by Cherie Dimaline (Tundra Books) - YA novel

Have You Decided on Your Question Lyndsey Croal (Shortwave Media) - novelette

House of Cotton by Monica Brashears (Flatiron Books) - novel

INSOMNIA by Kelly Covic (Independent) - short story collection

Linghun by Ai Jiang (Dark Matter INK) - novella

Little Miss Apocalypse by Danger Slater (Eraserhead Press) - novella

Natural Beauty by Ling Ling Huang (Dutton) - novel

Rivers in Your Skin, Sirens in Your Hair by Marisca Pichette (Android Press) - poetry

The Immeasurable Depth of You by Maria Ingrande Mora (Peachtree Teen) - YA novel

The Insatiable Volt Sisters Rachel Eve Moulton (MDC x FSG Originals) - novel

The Scourge Between Stars by Ness Brown (Tor NightFire) - novella

The Show Must Demon! (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol #18) written by Andrés Miedoso & illustrated by Víctor Rivas (Little Simon) - children’s book

True Evil (The First Evil; The Second Evil; The Third Evil) by R.L. Stine (Simon Pulse) - YA three novels in one

You Know Her by Meagan Jennett (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) - novel


Nightfall and Other Dangers by Jacob Steven Mohr (JournalStone Publishing) - short story collection

They Hide by Francesca Maria (Brigids Gate Press) - short story collection


Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything by Justine Pucella Winans (Clarion) - YA novel

Everything She Feared by Rick Mofina (MIRA) - novel

Harvest House by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick Press) - YA novel

Stuff of Nightmares: The Monster Makers written by R.L. Stine & illustrated by A.L. Kaplan with colorist Roman Titov (BOOM! Studios) - graphic novel

MoMo: The Blood Taker Vol. 4 by Akira Sugito (Seven Seas Entertainment) - manga

Night Terror by John Kenn Mortensen (Fantagraphics) - art

Someone Is Always Watching by Kelley Armstrong (Tundra Books) - YA novel

The Intruders by Brian Pinkerton (Flame Tree Press) - novel

The Making of Creepshow 2 by Lee Karr (Plexus Publishing) - nonfiction


Agony's Lodestone by Laura Keating (Tenebrous Press) - novella


The Helios Syndrome by Vivian Shaw (Lethe Press) - novella


Bound in Flesh: An Anthology of Trans Body Horror edited by Lor Gislason (Ghoulish Books) - anthology

Collage Macabre: An Exhibition of Art Horror (Future Dead Collective) introduction by Gemma Amor - anthology

Games for Dead Girls by Jen Williams (Crooked Lane Books) - novel

Monstrous Futures edited by Alex Woodroe (Dark Matter INK) - anthology

Sisters of the Lost Nation by Nick Medina (Berkley Books) - novel

Stranger Things: Heroes and Monsters (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Rana Tahir (Random House Books for Young Readers) - children’s book

The Cherished by Patricia Ward (Harper Teen) - YA novel

The Haunting of Alejandra by V. Castro (Del Rey) - novel

The Marigold by Andrew F. Sullivan (ECW Press) - novel

The Vile Thing We Created by Robert P. Ottone (Hydra Publications) - novel

The Wishing Pool and Other Stories by Tananarive Due (Akashic Books) - short story collection

Through the Witches Stone by Scott A. Johnson (Timber Ghost Press) - novel

Who We Were by B.M. Carroll (Viper) - novel


Even the Worm Will Turn (The Worm and His Kings #2) by Hailey Piper (Off Limits Press) - novella


Curse Corvus by Alex Ebenstein (Independent) - novella

For You and Only You (You #4) by Caroline Kepnes (Random House) - novel

Neverest by T.L. Bodine (Ghost Orchid Press) - novel

The Lake House by Sarah Beth Durst (HarperCollins) - YA novel

The Last Word by Taylor Adams (HarperCollins) - novel

This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham (Sourcebooks Fire) - YA novel


Our Own Unique Affliction by Scott J. Moses (DarkLit Press) - novella


The Mobius Door by Andrew Najberg (Wicked House Publishing) - novel

Your Darling Death by Lauren Carter (Independent) - novelette


October Animals by Nicholas Day (Rooster Republic Press) - novella

What are you excited to read this month? Share it in the comments.

[Disclosure: I have a short story in Monstrous Futures from Dark Matter INK]

[Image Credit: graphic by Emily Ruth Verona]

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