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NOS4A2 – Joe Hill || Book REVIEW

I have been wanting to read NOS4A2 since I saw it in the bookstore when it was a new release (A.K.A YEARS).  Finally, I got around to it. Did I enjoy it? Let’s find out!

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Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – PG13 (Intense scenes and some sexual suggestions)

LENGTH – 704 pages (too long!)

PUBLICATION DATE – 4 / 30 / 13

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Gerald’s Game (BOOK – 1992) vs. Gerald’s Game (MOVIE – 2017)

***If you don’t want to read the entire post, there is a short review at the end!***

Ever since I read Gerald’s Game, in February (see my review HERE ), I have been wanting to see it adapted. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard the news that it was coming to Netflix. I thought that if anyone could adapt this, with all the gore and sexuality, that they could.

EXTREME TRIGGER WARNING – SEXUAL ASSAULT IN BOTH THE BOOK AND MOVIE!

So let’s see the similarities and differences between the 1990 book and the 2017 movie.

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Home To Roost – Chauncey Rogers || Book REVIEW

**DISCLAIMER : I was sent this book in return for an honest book review. This did not affect my thoughts or ratings!**

This book was marketed to me as a horror novel with chickens. How can you say no to a concept like that? Did it live up to it’s synopsis? Let’s find out!

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When Brad is sent to live with the other chickens, his life of ease is transformed into one of struggle–for friendship, for love, for survival. But when everything he’s accomplished teeters on the edge of destruction, Brad discovers that the true struggle is against evil itself, and it may be a fight that is impossible for him to win.

Inspired by a true story, Home to Roost is touching, beautiful, and dark; a powerful debut novel.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – PG13 (Some intense scenes)

LENGTH – 320 pages

PUBLICATION DATE – 3 / 20 / 17

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Cat Got Your Cash (Kitty Couture Mystery #2) – Julie Chase | Book REVIEW

I read the first in this series earlier this year and really liked it! When I saw the second in my library, I knew I had to pick it up! Did I enjoy it as much as the first? Let’s find out!

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Lacy Marie Crocker’s whimsical pet couture has gained a following in New Orleans’s cozy Garden District, and word of mouth has traveled all the way to her favorite fashion designer, Annie Lane. Lacy’s thrilled when Annie schedules a private session at her home to discuss a companion line for her evening wear, but when Lacy arrives for the appointment, she enters the kitchen to two mewling Siamese cats–and one very dead Annie. — Gooodreads

GENRE – Cozy Mystery

RATING – PG13 (Some intense scenes and language)

LENGTH – 336 pages

PUBLICATION DATE – 4 / 11 / 2017

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The Grip of It – Jac Jemc | Book REVIEW

I received this book in my August Nocturnal Reader’s Box (comment if you want me to post a monthly unboxing) and loved the idea and cover. So I picked it up hoping it would be a fun and spooky haunted house book. Did it live up to my expectations? Let’s find out!

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Julie and James settle into a house in a small town outside the city where they met. The move—prompted by James’s penchant for gambling, his inability to keep his impulses in check—is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh. But this house, which sits between ocean and forest, has plans for the unsuspecting couple. As Julie and James try to settle into their home and their relationship, the house and its surrounding terrain become the locus of increasingly strange happenings. The architecture—claustrophobic, riddled with hidden rooms within rooms—becomes unrecognizable, decaying before their eyes. Stains are animated on the wall—contracting, expanding—and map themselves onto Julie’s body in the form of bruises; mold spores taint the water that James pours from the sink. Together the couple embark on a panicked search for the source of their mutual torment, a journey that mires them in the history of their peculiar neighbors and the mysterious residents who lived in the house before Julia and James.

Written in creepy, potent prose, The Grip of It is an enthralling, psychologically intense novel that deals in questions of home: how we make it and how it in turn makes us, mapping itself onto bodies and the relationships we cherish.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R (Some language, violence, and tense situations)

LENGTH – 272 pages

PUBLICATION DATE – 8 / 1 / 2017

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State of Emergency – Mary Hallberg || Book REVIEW

**DISCLAIMER : I was sent this book in return for an honest book review. This did not affect my thoughts or ratings!**

I’m not usually a zombie lover but decided to pick up this book anyway. Did this book change my mind about the monsters? Let’s find out!

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17-year-old Dallas Langdon is fighting off zombies with a pizza cutter.

Dallas has always loved zombie movies. But when she catches a real live (erm, dead) musician eating a man’s intestines backstage after the show, she knows her movies have become a reality. And what do characters in zombie movies do? Seek shelter. Fortunately, Dallas’s eccentric uncle owns a farmhouse in Chattanooga, an eight hour drive from New Orleans. It’s on top of a steep mountain, surrounded by electric fences, and cut off from the worlds of the living and the dead.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – PG13 ( Violence and some language)

LENGTH – 158 pages

PUBLICATION DATE – 8 / 5 / 17

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IT (Novel) vs. IT (1990) vs. IT (2017)

I’M BACK! So sorry it’s been like a month since I’ve posted. I honestly don’t have a good reason, but I have just started school back so maybe that’s the issue. Anyway, y’all don’t care about that.

We all know that I LOVE IT and it’s one of my all time favorite books. I also recently reread the book for the release of the new movie and own the miniseries and watch it periodically. So I thought, maybe I should just go ahead and compare them so I can gush just a little bit more about one of my favorite things.

So lets just get into it!

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Mean Little People – Paige Dearth || Netgalley Book REVIEW

DISCLAIMER – I received this book for review, but this did not affect my opinions or my review!

I saw this cover on the Netgalley “horror” page and HAD to pick it up. Seriously, it’s gorgeous. So was the inside as great as the outside? Let’s find out!

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Seven-year-old Tony has one choice…to live or to die.

My name is Tony.

When I was seven years old the bullies in my class almost killed me; my father was angry that I let it happen but he always hated me.

At thirteen I went to prison for a crime I didn’t commit; it was the worst experience of my life.

Living on the streets was hard; being part of a gang was harder.

Oh, and I did find people to love along the way…and, I would do anything to protect them. Anything.

**WARNING**18+ Readers Only. Graphic content and subject matter.

GENRE – Intense Contemporary (maybe?)

RATING – R (TRIGGER WARNING : Abuse, Sexual Assault, Language, Drugs, Sex, Gangs, Extreme Violence)

LENGTH – 504 pages

PUBLICATION DATE – 4 / 02 / 17

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Why I’m NOT Seeing The Dark Tower Movie!!!

Hey guys, today’s post will be different from what I usually post, but I feel it’s necessary.

As many of you know, I’m a HUGE fan of Stephen King and also a fan of the Dark Tower series. Although I still have one book left to read, I think it’s a true masterpiece and any Stephen King fan NEEDS to read it.

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Before I heard they were adapting the Dark tower series, I had little to no interest in reading it. This is because I heard it was a Western/Fantasy hybrid  and neither of those genres really get me excited to read.

So the news of  a movie coming out was just the push I needed. I tried to get through all the books, in time for the movie (obviously that didn’t work out) while also reading other books, so my blog wouldn’t just be filled with Dark Tower reviews.

I fell IN LOVE with the books, and saw the movie potential immediately, but then I saw it all falling apart.

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