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New Releases: May 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 using the contact form and I will add the title to this post.


May New Releases...


How Lovely To Be a Woman: Stories and Poems by Tiffany Michelle Brown (Independent) - fiction and poetry collection


Conjuring the Witch by Jessica Leonard (Ghoulish Books) - novel

Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards (Sourcebooks) - YA novel

The Ferryman by Justin Cronin (Ballantine Books) - novel

The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw (Tor Nightfire) - novella

We Don't Swim Here by Vincent Tirado (Sourcebooks) - YA novel


Our Hideous Progeny by C.E. McGill (Doubleday) - novel

Shadow Paths by Elin Olausson (Tales From Between) - mini short story collection


A Hunter Called Night by Tim Waggoner (Flame Tree Press) - novel

ALIEN VOL. 3: ICARUS written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson & illustrated by Julius Ohta (Marvel) - comic

Beleth Station by Samantha Kolesnik and Bryan Smith (CLASH Books) - novel

Graveyard of Lost Children by Katrina Monroe (Poisoned Pen Press) - novel

PTSD Radio Omnibus 3 (Vol. 5-6) by Masaaki Nakayama (Kodansha Comics) - manga

The Briars by Stephanie Parent (Cemetery Gates Media) - novel

The Nightingale Affair by Tim Mason (Algonquin Books) - novel

The Snatcher of Raven Hollow (Monsterious # 2) by Matt McMann (Penguin Young Readers Group) - middle grade novel

The Stradivarius by Rae Knowles (Brigids Gate Press) - novel


Vial Thoughts by Van Essler (Raw Dog Screaming Press) - novel


Condemned (The Draonir Saga #3) by Sirius (Laughing Man House) - novel


Devil Kin by Stephanie Ellis (Independent) - short story collection


All the Dead Lie Down by Kyrie McCauley (Katherine Tegen Books) - YA novel

Court of the Undying Seasons by A.M. Strickland (Feiwel & Friends) - YA novel

Dark Gathering (Vol. 1) by Kenichi Kondo (VIZ Media LLC) - manga

No One Will Come Back For Us and Other Stories by Premee Mohamed (Undertow Publications) - short story collection

Season of Skulls (The New Management #3) by Charles Stross (Orbit) - novel

We'll Never Tell by Wendy Heard (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) - YA novel


Hungers as Old as This Land by Zachary Rosenberg (Brigids Gate Press) - novella


Alice the Cat by Tim Cummings (Fitzroy Books) - midde grade

Attack of the Killer Tumbleweeds by Antonia Rachel Ward (Ghost Orchid Press) - novel

Blood Born by Shelley Wilson (BHC Press) - novel

Grave Danger (The Lavington Windsor Mysteries #2) by Alice James (Solaris) - novel

Killing It by Mike Bockoven (Polis Books) - novel

Myriad by Joshua by David Bellin (Angry Robot) - novel

Our Love Will Devour Us by R.L. Meza (Dark Matter INK) - novel

The Chateau by Jaclyn Goldis (Atria/Emily Bestler Books) - novel

The Devil's Pocketbook by Ross Jeffery (DarkLit Press) - novel

The Untimely Undeath of Imogen Madrigal by Grayson Daly (Nosetouch Press) - novel


Beware the Woman by Megan Abbott (G.P. Putnam's Sons) - novel

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

[Image Credit: graphic by Emily Ruth Verona]

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