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Cleaving Souls – Chauncey Rogers || Book REVIEW

**DISCLAIMER – I was sent this book in return for an honest review. This did NOT affect my opinions or review. **

In September, I read my first book by Rogers’, Home to Roost (review HERE) and loved it! So when I had the opportunity to read his latest book, I jumped at the opportunity. Did I love it as much as the other? Let’s find out!

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Some dangers you cannot outrun. Some nightmares do not end when you wake.

Something is watching Katherine Harris. She can feel it when she goes out. She can feel it inside her home. She feels it in her bed. Her husband, Alex, wants to blame her anxiety on her pregnancy, but he’s often away for work. He doesn’t know what it’s like to be stuck in a small town, to be trapped in a tiny house on a run-down street, to be alone. Kat does, and the feeling only grows worse.

Whatever is going on, Kat’s certain that it’s far more serious than pregnancy jitters. When Alex takes Kat on a second honeymoon to get her mind off things, it becomes far more dangerous as well.

GENRE – Horror / Psychological Thriller

RATING – PG13 (Some intense scenes and gore)

LENGTH – 225 pages

PUBLICATION DATE  – 10 / 10 / 17

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin // Book REVIEW

I always thought that if I read the Mara Dyer trilogy I’d either love it or hate it. So obviously I bought the entire box set. Was the buy worth it? Let’s find out!

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Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – PG13 (Some intense scenes, some sexual scenes and innuendos. TRIGGER WARNING – Sexual Assault )

LENGTH – 452 pages

PUBLICATION DATE – 9 / 27 / 11

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Sour Candy + Blanky – Kealan Patrick Burke // 2 MINI Reviews

So the book club I participate in Gore n More  was featuring two novellas from Kealan Patrick Burke. I was so excited because this author has been on my radar for a while now and couldn’t pass up this opportunity to check him out! So did I find a new favorite horror author? Let’s find out!

Sour Candy

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At first glance, Phil Pendleton and his son Adam are just an ordinary father and son, no different from any other. They take walks in the park together, visit county fairs, museums, and zoos, and eat together overlooking the lake. Some might say the father is a little too accommodating given the lack of discipline when the child loses his temper in public. Some might say he spoils his son by allowing him to set his own bedtimes and eat candy whenever he wants. Some might say that such leniency is starting to take its toll on the father, given how his health has declined.

What no one knows is that Phil is a prisoner, and that up until a few weeks ago and a chance encounter at a grocery store, he had never seen the child before in his life.

 GENRE – Horror

RATING – PG13 (Some intense scenes)

LENGTH – 67 pages

PUBLICATION DATE – 11 / 13 / 2015

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The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson || Book REVIEW

As a horror lover, I feel I haven’t read enough of the classics in the genre. Finally, Spookathon gave me a reason to pick up this and I was so excited! Did I love it? Let’s find out!

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The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – PG13 (Intense situations)

LENGTH – 182 pages

PUBLICATION DATE – 10 / 16 / 1959

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In A Dark, Dark Wood – Ruth Ware || Book REVIEW

I love a good thriller and this is one of the most high profile thrillers to come out recently. It’s had pretty mixed reviews so I wanted to see what I thought as well. So where did I fall on the spectrum of reviews? Let’s find out!

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What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller.

Sometimes the only thing to fear…is yourself.

When reclusive writer Leonora is invited to the English countryside for a weekend away, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But as the first night falls, revelations unfold among friends old and new, an unnerving memory shatters Leonora’s reserve, and a haunting realization creeps in: the party is not alone in the woods.

GENRE – Thriller

RATING – R (Drugs and Alcohol, Gore, Death, Sexual Situations)

LENGTH – 352 pages

PUBLICATION DATE – 7 / 30 / 15

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Spookathon WRAP UP

So I participated in my first ever readathon!

For those who don’t know a readathon is when a group of people come together for a certain amount of time to read as much as possible.

This readathon was called Spookathon and lasted from 10 / 16 – 10 / 22 and was themed around reading spooky books. It was created by Lala @ BooksandLala , Shannon @ Bookerly , and Paige @ Paige’sPages!

The challenges for this readathon were :

  1. Read a Thriller 🗹
  2. Read a book with spooky word in the title 🗹
  3. Read a book based on a childhood fear 🗹
  4. Read a book with orange on the cover 🗹
  5. Read a book that has a spooky setting 🗹

Altogether I read 5 books (kind of) during the week and I’m so proud of that!

The ratings on these books were :

0 – ★

0 – ★★

2 – ★★★

2 – ★★★★

1 – ★★★★★

  • Altogether I read 858 pages!

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The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower #7) – Stephen King || Book REVIEW

So as y’all may know I have been reading the Dark Tower series  for over a year now. It was really out of my comfort zone since I don’t read much fantasy or series but to my surprise I loved it! So did the finale of the series live up to the rest? Let’s find out.

P.S. I don’t think I can use the normal  format for this review. Honestly it will more of a book talk then a review.

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Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is unlike anything you have ever read. The final book opens like a door to the uttermost reaches of Stephen King’s imagination. You’ve come this far. Come a little farther. Come all the way. The sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome to The Dark Tower.

GENRE – Fantasy/ Sci-Fi/ Horror

RATING – R  (Violence, Sex, Language, Intense Situations)

LENGTH – 845 pages

PUBLICATION DATE – 11 / 1 / 05

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