Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Blog Tour: Scary Out There Review and Giveaway!

As a lifelong fan of horror stories, I am absolutely thrilled to take part in the blog tour for Scary Out There!

Check out my review below along with a chance to win your own copy of this book!

Title: Scary Out There
Edited by: Jonathan Maberry
Format: Print ARC

As someone who grew up devouring the spooky books of R.L. Stine and others, I was very excited to read this anthology of YA horror stories.

This collection of short stories and poems about what scares us may not necessarily be what one thinks of when they see or hear the word “horror.” The collection is thought-provoking and a little fear-inducing with authors answering the question, “What scares you?” Everybody is afraid of something and everyone reacts differently when confronting their fears as this collection shows.

Each author uses their own unique style to highlight a variety of different fears including death, being unloved, life after death, things that go bump in the night, and more. The authors did a wonderful job of demonstrating there are many types of fear and that fear can be found anywhere…even in places you wouldn’t expect. 

Each story or poem is definitely unique and I enjoyed the various settings and topics the authors used in telling their stories. Several really hit home and made me contemplate some of my own fears. And like with all anthologies, there are stories and poems that stood out more to me than others. Stories that I will definitely re-read and wish were longer. I was especially impressed and touched by Tim Waggoner’s “The Whisper-Whisper Men” and Rachel Tafoya’s “The Invisible Girl.” Both are new-to-me authors, but I hope to read more of their work.

Overall this collection was pretty interesting with enough spookiness to leave this horror fan satisfied. So if you want stories or poems that makes you think twice about sharing info online or changes the way you look at the stranger sitting next to you, then this book is for you. 

My Rating: 4 Stars

*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*


Multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author Jonathan Maberry compiles more than twenty stories and poems—written by members of the Horror Writers Association—in this terrifying collection about worst fears.

What scares you? Things that go bump in the night? Being irreversibly different? A brutal early death? The unknown?

This collection contains stories and poetry by renowned writers such as R. L. Stine, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Ellen Hopkins—all members of the Horror Writers Association—about what they fear most. The stories include mermaids, ghosts, and personal demons, and are edited by Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker award winner and author of the Rot & Ruin series.
To Buy: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound | iBooks


JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning horror and thriller author, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. His books have been sold to more than a dozen countries.
LINKS: Website | Twitter


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And now for the giveaway!
Prize(s): 3 Finished Copies of SCARY OUT THERE (US Only)


  1. There are some excellent authors in here! Can't wait!

  2. This book sounds amazing!! Definitely a must-have for me

  3. I definitely can't wait to read this! Especially after what his answer for my post tomorrow is!!

  4. Thank you for a chance to win!

  5. Great collection of authors to read in this book. You had me hooked on reading this when you mentioned if I wanted a book that would make me think twice about social media sharing or the person next to me. Creepy good stuff.

  6. So glad you enjoyed the book. It was such an honor and pleasure to work with so many superb writers and poets.