Horror Mondays! Book Review: Sister By Sarah Dalton

February 23, 2015 Blog, Ghosts, Horrific Monday, Horror 0

Horrifying MondaysHorrifying Mondays is all about what scares us. The horror behind the curtains that we refuse to open, the creatures in the dark, and sometimes those creatures that are in the open!

Each Monday will bring a different horror… to help you cope with the horror that is Monday with the horrors that are in the fantasy world.




Horror for Today: Ghosts or Demons?!

Sister Sister
by Sarah Dalton
Series: Mary Hades 1.5
on October 1, 2014
Genres: Horror & Ghost Stories
Pages: 31
Format: eBook

In 1997 Isabel Quirke sits down to write a letter to her sister. A letter she never intends to send. Within the pages of that letter she describes the frightening events that lead up to the disintegration of their relationship.

Susan Quirke, before she became Susan Hades–mother of Mary–goes through a transformation so extreme it changes her forever. Her younger sister Isabel can only watch.

This short story can be read as a companion to the Mary Hades series.

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My Thoughts Horror

This is about Mary’s mother and her sister. I went back after reading the last book and found TWO novellas and was so excited because I cannot get enough of this series. This is one of the novellas and is filled with as much creepiness and maybe even a bit more horror than the books!

In this Isabel is writing to her sister to explain that even after all of these quite horrifying events, she does not hold any ill will. I was curious how the book was going to progress as just a letter but progress it did! It moved quite fast and I was able to understand both stories even though this is clearly a first person view.

This clears up quite a bit for the last book and explains just why Mary’s mother, Susan, is so straight laced. It’s only 41 pages but someone Sarah Dalton was able to pack them full of horror! The only question I still have is if this is all done by ghosts or a demon? I guess the answer doesn’t really matter when you’re going through this horrendous stuff, but it has left me curious. I cannot wait for the next book in this series!

Horror Meter: 4/5

Gore: 0/5

Shock Factor: 4/5

Emotions: 4/5

Total Scare: 4/5

The Author Horror

About Sarah Dalton

Sarah grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Derbyshire and as a result has an over-active imagination. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, taking inspiration from the stories she read as a child, and the novels she devoured as an adult.

Sarah mainly writes speculative fiction for a Young Adult audience and has had pieces of short fiction published in the Medulla Literary Review, PANK magazine, Apex Magazine and the British Fantasy Society publication Dark Horizons. Her short story ‘Vampires Wear Chanel’ is featured in the Wyvern Publication Fangtales.

She is the author of the popular YA dystopia series 'Blemished' and the gothic novella 'My Daylight Monsters'. She is currently working on a YA Fantasy series titled 'White Hart'.



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