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New Releases: July 2023

Looking for your next dark read?

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 via email to or by using our contact form and I will add the title to this post.


July New Releases...


Those We Drown by Amy Goldsmith (Delacorte Press) - YA novel


At the End of Every Day by Arianna Reiche (Atria Books) - novel

A Super Scary Narwhalloween (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #8) by Ben Clanton (Tundra Books) - middle grade graphic novel

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas by Megan Shepherd (Disney Press) - novelization

Why Did the Monster Cross the Road? written by R. L. Stine & illustrated by Marc Brown (Scholastic) - picture book

Witch & Wombat by Ashley Belote (Random House Books for Young Readers) - picture book


Love the Sinner by Mo Moshaty (Brigids Gates Press) - short story collection


Verushka by Jan Stinchcomb (JournalStone) - novel


A Moonlit Path of Madness by Catherine McCarthy (Nosetouch Press) - novel

Boys in the Valley by Philip Fracassi (Tor Nightfire) - novel

Burn the Negative by Josh Winning (Putnam's Sons) - novel

Dead of Winter by Darcy Coates (Poisoned Pen Press) - novel

Ripe by Sarah Rose Etter (Scribner) - novel

Sucker by Daniel Hornsby (Anchor Books) - novel

The After-Death of Caroline Rand by Catherine Cavendish (Flame Tree Press) - novel

The Beast You Are by Paul Tremblay (William Morrow) - short fiction collection

The Carnivale of Curiosities by Amiee Gibbs (Grand Centrail) - novel

The Ecstasy of Agony by Wrath James White (CLASH Books) - short fiction and poetry collection

The Militia House by John Milas (Henry Holt and Co.) - novel

The Screaming Child by Scott Adlerberg (Ghoulish Books) - novel

The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press) - children's book

The St. Ambrose School for Girls by Jessica Ward (Gallery Books) - YA novel

Whisperwood by Alex Woodroe (Flame Tree Press) novel


The First Five Minutes of the Apocalypse edited by Brandon Applegate (Hungry Shadow Press) - anthology

The Price of a Small Hot Fire by E.F. Schraeder (Raw Dog Screaming Press) - poetry


Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle (Tor Nightfire) - novel

Exquisite Hunger written by Emma E. Murray & illustrated by Caitlin Marceau (Medusa Publishing Haus) - chapbook

I Know What You Did by Cayce Osborne (Crooked Lane Books) - novel

Mother Nature written by by Jamie Lee Curtis & Russell Goldman, illustrated by Karl Stevens (Titan) - graphic novel

Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey) - novel

The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura by Waka T. Brown (Quill Tree Books) - middle grade

The Wonder State by Sara Flannery Murphy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) - novel


Country Roads by Colin Leonard (Brigids Gate Press) - novel


Here in the Night by Rebecca Turkewitz (Black Lawrence Press) - short fiction collection


Along Harrowed Trails (Timber Ghost Press) - anthology

Cruel Angels Past Sundown by Hailey Piper ( Death's Head Press) - novel

Her Little Flowers by Shannon Morgan (Kensington) - novel

JACKAL, JACKAL: Tales of the Dark and Fantastic by Tobi Ogundiran (Undertow Publications) - short story collection

Split Scream: Volume III by J.A.W. McCarthy & Patrick Barb (Dread Stone Press) - novelettes

The Horrible Bag of Terrible Things (Book #1) By Rob Renzetti (Penguin Workshop) - middle grade novel


Shakespeare Unleashed edited by James Aquilone - anthology

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

[Image Credit: graphic by Emily Ruth Verona]

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