I just learned that my debut novel, We Are Monsters, has been listed as one of the ten best horror novels of 2015. I’m flattered and, frankly, a bit surprised to see my work ranked alongside New York Times best selling authors whom I’ve long admired, and books that I would consider the best of the year as well.

Click here to see the full list. Here’s a snippet of what they had to say:

WeAreMonsters_PrintWhat Brian Kirk does wonderfully is fool readers into believing they’re safe. There’s no werewolf howling at the moon. There is no vampire resting in a coffin awaiting the moon’s call. There are no zombies here eager to devour brains so that they may continue to shamble on another day. No, We Are Monsters is all about the monsters within each of us. This is a gorgeous display of conceivable terror that resonates long after reading.

I have yet to read every book on this list, but I intend to. Of the ones I have read, my personal favorite is A Head Full Of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. In fact, I included this book in my Recommended Reading section, and you can read my essay here.