What do you think of the Supernatural Thriller Genre?

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Re: What do you think of the Supernatural Thriller Genre?

Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 05 Apr 2017, 16:36

I enjoy this genre especially when mixed with romance. I am not into horror and gore, but I do love suspenseful novels with the twist of the supernatural mixed in. Heather Graham and Amanda Quick are two authors whose works include these aspects.

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Post by ifeoma obike » 05 Apr 2017, 18:50

I love supernatural thrillers because I believe in outer-world bodies, that they actually exist, but I don't like it if the characters are not unique in their special abilities

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Post by RosesReviews » 05 Apr 2017, 19:10

The supernatural thriller genre is nothing that I am interested in at all. I'm sure there are very talented writers, as there are in any other genre. Books that are positive and have a happy ending without too much trauma from beginning to end are more my speed. For me, I just feel there is enough sadness and I like to have something light whether it is reading or watching television.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 05 Apr 2017, 19:26

Supernatural thriller genre is good for those who are young and adventurous. I don't recommend the genre to the old who are hypertensive or who have heart ailment..

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Post by ellieonline03 » 05 Apr 2017, 20:24

Ooh, I love this question. It is true that this genre has been flooded with so many stories that it's difficult to judge which one is better than the other. However, I still love this genre. There is something beautiful when the words you read send you to a spine-tingling scenario. Most of the books I read in this genre has that power.
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Post by Vermont Reviews » 06 Apr 2017, 01:31

CarrieMe wrote:I like this genre, but the quality of the characters and whether I'm able to care about them always comes first for me. Sometimes it can be hard to find books that manage to accomplish this.

My thoughts exactly.
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Post by James Craft » 06 Apr 2017, 07:23

ellieonline03 wrote:Ooh, I love this question. It is true that this genre has been flooded with so many stories that it's difficult to judge which one is better than the other. However, I still love this genre. There is something beautiful when the words you read send you to a spine-tingling scenario. Most of the books I read in this genre has that power.
I agree. There are scenes in books like this that are very chilling, and when you find one that really works it can terrify you.

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Post by Amagine » 06 Apr 2017, 14:17

Donnavila Marie01 wrote:Supernatural thriller genre is good for those who are young and adventurous. I don't recommend the genre to the old who are hypertensive or who have heart ailment..
I know a lot of older folks who loves this genre. I agree that it is not anyone who is easily scared of every little thing. Especially if you throw in some horror into it as well.
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Post by MsMartha » 07 Apr 2017, 09:03

I don't read these very often now, although I used to read ghost stories frequently--and I still do if I find ones that seem unusual and are well written. My favorite ghost stories are pretty old--19th and 20th century stuff. My main reason to read Raven's Peak is because I'm interesting in seeing how things are done with these stories currently, and this book had a good review.

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Post by James Craft » 07 Apr 2017, 09:47

MsMartha wrote:I don't read these very often now, although I used to read ghost stories frequently--and I still do if I find ones that seem unusual and are well written. My favorite ghost stories are pretty old--19th and 20th century stuff. My main reason to read Raven's Peak is because I'm interesting in seeing how things are done with these stories currently, and this book had a good review.
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Have you seen the movie Crimson Peaks? It is basically the Fall of the House of Usher with a different story but the same gothic feel. I loved it!

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Post by MsMartha » 07 Apr 2017, 12:10

James Craft wrote: Have you seen the movie Crimson Peaks? It is basically the Fall of the House of Usher with a different story but the same gothic feel. I loved it!
I did see it, and it was very interesting!

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Post by Rinsola-Usman » 07 Apr 2017, 20:03

I agree. They are pretty much alike and the stories seem recycled.

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Post by reneareviews » 11 Apr 2017, 08:54

I totally agree that sometimes supernatural books tend to get repetitive in the plot-line. I hate a book where I can guess the ending a few chapters in. However, if it has really good twists that can keep me up at night to finish just "one" more chapter then it's a good read. I'm not one of those people who necessarily wants a good happy ending. I just want enough twist throughout to keep me reading.

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Post by Amagine » 11 Apr 2017, 10:49

Jennifer Allsbrook wrote:I enjoy this genre especially when mixed with romance. I am not into horror and gore, but I do love suspenseful novels with the twist of the supernatural mixed in. Heather Graham and Amanda Quick are two authors whose works include these aspects.
I do agree that if there is romance in the story, I find it easier to read this genre because I have something to focus most of my interest in. Besides that, I'm not really fan of supernatural thrillers as much.
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Post by Peta2017 » 11 Apr 2017, 11:52

Honestly, it is not a genre I really go for. However, I have been reconsidering recently in light of all this discussions on these forums

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