Hi Nerds! It’s time to pick the book for February. Below is the poll for this month’s vote. The poll will be open until 11:59 PM (PST) on February 6th. There is a synopsis of each book below the “continue reading” link.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.” ~from Amazon.com
The Dark by James Herbert
“It came like a malignant shadow with seductive promises of power. And somewhere in the night…a small girl smiled as her mother burned…Asylum inmates slaughtered their attendants…in slimy tunnels once-human creatures gathered. Madness raged as the lights began to fade and humanity was attacked by an ancient, unstoppable evil… Remember with fear…” ~from Amazon.com
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
“Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding stoyrtelling, Anne Rice makes real a family of witches–a family given to poetry and incest, to murder and philsophy, a family that is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous and seductive being.” ~from Amazon.com
Shadowland by Peter Straub
“You have been there…if you have ever been afraid.
Come back. To a dark house deep in the Vermont woods, where two friends are spending a season of horror, apprenticed to a Master Magician.
Learning secrets best left unlearned. Entering a world of incalculable evil more ancient than death itself. More terrifying. And more real.
Only one of them will make it through.” ~from Amazon.com
Misery by Stephen King
“After an automobile accident, novelist Paul Sheldon meets his biggest fan. Annie Wilkes is his nurse-and captor. Now, she wants Paul to write his greatest work-just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty…” ~from Amazon.com