Monday, April 28, 2014

Review: Eerie America

Title: Eerie America: Travel Guide of the Macabre
Author: Eric R Vernor, Kevin Eads
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: May 1st 2014
Source: Netgalley & Schiffer Publishing


Four and a Half Stars, rounded up.


This book is a travel guide featuring over a hundred creepy and dark spots for your inner creeper. From restaurants and hotels that just might have a ghost or two to historical sites where the gravest acts happened, Eerie America is there to help you add a little bit of the macabre to your next vacation across the states.

When I saw this book, I knew I had to read it. In the words of Lydia from Beetlejuice, "Live people ignore the strange and unusual. I, myself, am strange and unusual." I am always attracted to, well, attractions that are off the beaten path and are a bit darker than your run of the mill diners and theme parks. Eerie America caters to this kind of people.

I really appreciated that this book was divided up by state. This allowed me to find out what sites are closest to my location without much travel. That being said, it's helpful while planning vacations too. That way you can plot what sites in each state that you'd like to stop by on the way to your main destination.

I was really happily surprised by the diversity of locations included in this book. I was expecting haunted locations that I've seen a million times, but that definitely was not the case. There are hauntings of course, but also creepy stores, restaurants, bars, museums, and even a host that offers gothic weddings.

This book also includes contact information for each location when available. Addresses and URLs are provided so that it's easy to check out all the places that the authors recommend. This proved useful, because I clicked each website or Googled each place as I was reading this ebook on my computer.

If you ,like me, prefer to walk on the darker side of life and have an appreciation of things that go bump in the night, Eerie America is a book you should use to broaden your twilight horizons. Thanks so much to Netgalley and Schiffer Publishing for my chance to read this!


  1. With this book we would never need another travel guide again. I really want to read this too, I love reading about history and hauntings. This is definitely a book to pick up for myself.