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Scone Cold Killer – Lena Gregory || Book REVIEW

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

So we all know I LOVE Cozy Mysteries, so when I got the opportunity to read this brand new series, I was so excited! It seemed like all the elements that I love out of cozies (new business, cute animals, love stories etc.) so was it everything I hoped? Let’s find out!

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For Florida diner owner Gia Morelli, there’s no such thing as too much breakfast—unless it kills you . . .

When Gia Morelli’s marriage falls apart, she knows it’s time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn’t want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she follows her best friend to a small town in Central Florida, where she braves snakes, bears, and giant spiders to open a cheery little diner called the All-Day Breakfast Café. Owning a restaurant has been her lifelong dream, but it turns into a nightmare the morning she opens her dumpster and finds her ex-husband crammed inside. As the suspect du jour, Gia will have to scramble fast to prove her innocence before a killer orders another cup of murder . . .

GENRE – Cozy Mystery

LENGTH – 194 pages

PUBLISHER – Lyrical Underground

PUBLICATION DATE – 1 / 23 / 18

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Night Shift – Stephen King || Book REVIEW

This is the first SK short story collection I’ve ever read and one of the only short story collections I’ve read. I was nervous because I didn’t really know what to expect. Did I enjoy it? Let’s find out!

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Never trust your heart to the New York Times bestselling master of suspense, Stephen King. Especially with an anthology that features the classic stories “Children of the Corn,” “The Lawnmower Man,” “Graveyard Shift,” “The Mangler,” and “Sometimes They Come Back”-which were all made into hit horror films.

“Unbearable suspense.” (Dallas Morning News)

From the depths of darkness, where hideous rats defend their empire, to dizzying heights, where a beautiful girl hangs by a hair above a hellish fate, this chilling collection of twenty short stories will plunge readers into the subterranean labyrinth of the most spine-tingling, eerie imagination of our time.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R (intense scenes, sex, gore, language)

LENGTH – 326 pages

PUBLISHED – 2 / 1978 by Doubleday

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The Girl in the Red Coat – Kate Hamer || RANT REVIEW

Ok if you love a nasty review then you are in LUCK! This review is going to be SPOILER FILLED and not very nice, so if that’s not for you I’m sorry I’ll see you in another post.

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Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing.

And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local outdoor festival, they get separated in the crowd, and Carmel is gone.

GENRE – Mystery / Thriller

RATING – PG13 (some intense scenes, language, alcohol use)

LENGTH – 336 pages

PUBLISHED – 1 / 13 / 15 by Melville House

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The Shining – Stephen King || Book REVIEW {REREAD}

The Shining was one of the first SK books I ever read! In fact, I was probably too young to read this book because I remembering it going right over my head. So when I revisited it, it was basically like a new experience. Did I understand it more this time? Let’s find out!

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Danny is only five years old, but he is a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of an old hotel, his visions grow out of control. Cut off by blizzards, the hotel seems to develop an evil force, and who are the mysterious guests in the supposedly empty hotel?

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R (gore, alcoholism, violence, language, sex, intense imagery)

LENGTH – 447 pages

PUBLISHED – 1 / 28 / 1977 by Doubleday

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Carrie – Stephen King || Book REVIEW {REREAD}

So, as mentioned in my 2018 goals post, I am trying to read Stephen King’s book in the order of publication. Naturally, I started with his first published book, Carrie.

I had read this book before and thought it was only ok. That being said, it had been at least 5 years since I read it so I thought it was time to revisit it. Did I think it was ok again? Let’s find out!

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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!

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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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