Books

The Mary Shelly Club by Goldy Moldavsky

Summary:


New girl Rachel Chavez is eager to make a fresh start at Manchester Prep. But as one of the few scholarship kids, Rachel struggles to fit in, and when she gets caught up in a prank gone awry, she ends up with more enemies than friends.

To her surprise, however, the prank attracts the attention of the Mary Shelley Club, a secret club of students with one objective: come up with the scariest prank to orchestrate real fear. But as the pranks escalate, the competition turns cutthroat and takes on a life of its own.

When the tables are turned and someone targets the club itself, Rachel must track down the real-life monster in their midst . . . even if it means finally confronting the dark secrets from her past.

My Review:

The Mary Shelly Club was such a scream filled fun. This book will have all your horror movie needs. So many fun awesome references, while the main character is living in one. Another cover I did like. You can see a hand grabbing at the main character on it.

Rachel has a tragic event happening to her in the beginning of book. Now she is a new town looking for a way to fit in. After what happen to her, she discover the love of horror movies. Her love of horror, gets her the attention of a group. Soon she finds herself a place where she belongs, but something from her past comes after her.

Will she be able she face her past, before it’s to late?

This book has Scream movie written all over it. Which I really did love. Even enjoy the reference to some classic horror movies. As someone who grew up watching horror stuff, I loved this book. So geek out over it. It was very hard to put down. With some crazy twists towards it worth the read.

Prefect for fans who love horror and ready to read some fall books. Sorry I said horror to much in review. 😆

Happy Reading!!!!!

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The Dead And The Dark by Courtney Gould

Summary:


The Dark has been waiting for far too long, and it won’t stay hidden any longer.

Something is wrong in Snakebite, Oregon. Teenagers are disappearing, some turning up dead, the weather isn’t normal, and all fingers seem to point to TV’s most popular ghost hunters who have just returned to town. Logan Ortiz-Woodley, daughter of TV’s ParaSpectors, has never been to Snakebite before, but the moment she and her dads arrive, she starts to get the feeling that there’s more secrets buried here than they originally let on.

Ashley Barton’s boyfriend was the first teen to go missing, and she’s felt his presence ever since. But now that the Ortiz-Woodleys are in town, his ghost is following her and the only person Ashley can trust is the mysterious Logan. When Ashley and Logan team up to figure out who—or what—is haunting Snakebite, their investigation reveals truths about the town, their families, and themselves that neither of them are ready for. As the danger intensifies, they realize that their growing feelings for each other could be a light in the darkness.

My Review:

Snakebite is a quiet town, until kids start disappearing and strange things start happening.

When Logan and her fathers come to town, things are not right. Logan is already an outcast when she first arrives. She don’t understand the whole story about both her fathers past with the town. She just wants to leave and be a family again. Then there Ashley who boyfriend disappeared and thinks Logan family has something to do with it. Now these two form an unlikely truce to solve the mystery of Snakebite.

I really did love The Dark and the Dead. It was so spooky and so much fun. The storyline was a bit original with ghost hunters in it. There some paranormal stuff going on and lots of dark secrets. Very tense at times and I love the twists. The characters I did liked and fun watching Ashley and Logan interact with each other. Also another perfect cover that fits the book and spooky. Perfect read for the fall and I could read it over and over again. So much details and so many questions.

This book will get you in the mood for Halloween, so check out The Dark and the Dead.

Happy Reading!!!!

Books

The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting for survival in the notorious death prison, Zalindov, working as the prison healer.

When the Rebel Queen is captured, Kiva is charged with keeping the terminally ill woman alive long enough for her to undergo the Trial by Ordeal: a series of elemental challenges against the torments of air, fire, water, and earth, assigned to only the most dangerous of criminals.

Then a coded message from Kiva’s family arrives, containing a single order: “Don’t let her die. We are coming.” Aware that the Trials will kill the sickly queen, Kiva risks her own life to volunteer in her place. If she succeeds, both she and the queen will be granted their freedom.

But no one has ever survived.

With an incurable plague sweeping Zalindov, a mysterious new inmate fighting for Kiva’s heart, and a prison rebellion brewing, Kiva can’t escape the terrible feeling that her trials have only just begun.

My Review:

The Prison Healer was such a realistic read on life inside a prison. The storyline was very tense and the characters you fall in love with. Also this cover I really do love from fairyloot and the original cover I liked also. The flower so pretty looking and has meaning to it.

Kiva has spent her whole left in prison. After her father’s death she end up taking his place as prison healer. She tries her best to keep her head down low and heal prisoner’s all day long. Things was going good for her, but when the Rebel queen comes walking in Kiva life. Things takes an quick turn for herm Kiva life is in the Rebel queen hands. If she dies, Kiva won’t be saved.

This book deal with the harsh treatment of prison life. People will do anything to just survive there. Kiva is the warden favorite and craves into prisoners skin to let them where they belong. The prison healer was graphic and very detailed world building. It also have some magical elements and shocking secrets. I’m so looking forward to book two badly.

Prefect for fans who enjoy some slow pace fantasy read and shocking twists.

Happy Reading!!!!

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This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

Summary:

Briseis has a gift: she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms with a single touch.

When Briseis’s aunt dies and wills her a dilapidated estate in rural New York, Bri and her parents decide to leave Brooklyn behind for the summer. Hopefully there, surrounded by plants and flowers, Bri will finally learn to control her gift. But their new home is sinister in ways they could never have imagined–it comes with a specific set of instructions, an old-school apothecary, and a walled garden filled with the deadliest botanicals in the world that can only be entered by those who share Bri’s unique family lineage.

When strangers begin to arrive on their doorstep, asking for tinctures and elixirs, Bri learns she has a surprising talent for creating them. One of the visitors is Marie, a mysterious young woman who Bri befriends, only to find that Marie is keeping dark secrets about the history of the estate and its surrounding community. There is more to Bri’s sudden inheritance than she could have imagined, and she is determined to uncover it . . . until a nefarious group comes after her in search of a rare and dangerous immortality elixir. Up against a centuries-old curse and the deadliest plant on earth, Bri must harness her gift to protect herself and her family.

From the bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead comes another inspiring and deeply compelling story about a young woman with the power to conquer the dark forces descending around her.

My Review:

This Poison Heart was such a magical adventure. The storyline was different and very interesting. This book was a fast read and hard to put down. Also look at the beautiful cover of the main character. She has magic to control plants so in the cover she has flowers all over.

Briseis in the book was adopted by two loving mothers. Once her magic appears she becomes isolated from friends and hide out in the plant shop. When she finds out her real aunt dies, she gets a chance of a new life and to discover some secrets about her gift.

I really did love this book and the magic. Even enjoyed how much Brisesis adopted mothers support her and her gifts. I’m so looking forward to book two and continue the story.

This book has:

Magic

Family Secerts

A little romance

Family bonding

Lots of plants

Your in for a fun treat with This Poison Heart.

Happy Reading!!

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WWW Wednesday

What I’m Currently Reading?

What I’m Reading Next?

What I finish Reading?

Finish Reading:

This Poison Heart was so good. Working on my Review for it.

Currently Reading:

I’m really enjoying the Prison Healer. Such a fast book and very interesting storyline. Something totally different and fun.

Doing a little read along of Sky Without Stars series to get ready for book 3 in beginning of August.

Reading Next:

Do some quick reads after I bit of fantasy.

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That Weekend by Kara Thomas

Summary:

Three best friends, a lake house, a secret trip – what could go wrong?

It was supposed to be the perfect prom weekend getaway. But it’s clear something terrible happened when Claire wakes up alone and bloodied on a hiking trail with no memory of the past forty-eight hours.

Three went up the mountain, but only one came back.

Now everyone wants answers – most of all, Claire. She remembers Friday night, but after that… nothing. And now Kat and Jesse – her best friends – are missing.

That weekend changes everything.

What happened on the mountain? And where are Kat and Jesse? Claire knows the answers are buried somewhere in her memory, but as she’s learning, everyone has secrets – even her best friends. And she’s pretty sure she’s not going to like what she remembers.

My Review:

That Weekend was such a tense book. I do love Kara Thomas other mystery/thriller so much. They are crazy and full of twists. Even the cover I really like. Looks like the main character lost in thoughts and has blood spots all over.

Righ at the the beginning you feel so bad for the main character, Claire. She is found hit in the head and no memories on what happens. It was like she was left for dead. Then her two best friends Kat and Jesse are gone. What happen that weekend that was supposed to be a fun trip, turn into a life or death thing. Only Claire may have answers, if she can remember.

The book was so good. I love everything about it and is a must reread. I feel bad for Claire because she pressure into remembering that weekend in hopes of finding Kat and Jesse. Two lives are hanging on the balance and no one where they are. Still such a suspenseful read, wondering if Kat and Jesse even alive or where they are at. This book was well written and leaves you on the edge of your seat.

If you have yet read any Kara Thomas, then I suggest you check out her books.

Happy Reading!!!!!

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Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayer

Summary:

They said it was an accident…

Sawyer Dodd is a star athlete, a straight-A student, and the envy of every other girl who wants to date Kevin Anderson. When Kevin dies in a tragic car crash, Sawyer is stunned. Then she opens her locker to find a note:

You’re welcome.

Someone saw what he did to her. Someone knows that Sawyer and Kevin weren’t the perfect couple they seemed to be. And that someone—a killer—is now shadowing Sawyer’s every move…

My Review:

Truly, Madly, Deadly was such a fun mystery book. I really did liked this book a lot. Kinda disappointed I figured it so early on what’s happening. This is what happens when you read to many thrillers/mystery books. The storyline was good and a lot fun guess of whodunit going on. Also it has a nice pretty cover. Looks like the hand is holding a heart, which is twisted and cool.

Sawyer is having such bad luck lately after her boyfriend died. She gets a mystery message saying Your Welcome. To her she think it’s a prank from Kevin’s ex girlfriend. Suddenly people starting dying around her and getting more notes. Who is really after Sawyer?

This book was very short and quick. At times it was very suspenseful and you just don’t trust anyone. Poor main character going through a lot and hardly have any support. People like her family thinks she acting out after the death of boyfriend. You can be engaged with this book from the beginning until the end.

Looking for a quick mystery then check Truly, Madly, Deadly.

Happy Reading!!!!

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What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

It’s November 1991. George H. W. Bush is in the White House, Nirvana’s in the tape deck, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer.

Josh Baxter, the man behind the wheel, is a virtual stranger to Charlie. They met at the campus ride board, each looking to share the long drive home to Ohio. Both have good reasons for wanting to get away. For Charlie, it’s guilt and grief over the murder of her best friend, who became the third victim of the man known as the Campus Killer. For Josh, it’s to help care for his sick father. Or so he says. Like the Hitchcock heroine she’s named after, Charlie has her doubts. There’s something suspicious about Josh, from the holes in his story about his father to how he doesn’t seem to want Charlie to see inside the car’s trunk. As they travel an empty highway in the dead of night, an increasingly worried Charlie begins to think she’s sharing a car with the Campus Killer. Is Josh truly dangerous? Or is Charlie’s suspicion merely a figment of her movie-fueled imagination?

What follows is a game of cat-and-mouse played out on night-shrouded roads and in neon-lit parking lots, during an age when the only call for help can be made on a pay phone and in a place where there’s nowhere to run. In order to win, Charlie must do one thing–survive the night.

Summary:

A thief. An officer. A guardian.

Three strangers. One shared destiny . . .

When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme; where the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the streets; where a rebel group, long thought dead, is resurfacing.

Whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes…

Chatine is a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal Regime, including spying on Marcellus, the grandson of the most powerful man on the planet.

Marcellus is an officer—and the son of a traitor. Groomed to command by his legendary grandfather, Marcellus begins to doubt the government he’s vowed to serve when he discovers a cryptic message that only one person, a girl named Alouette, can read.

Alouette is living in an underground refuge, where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet. But a shocking murder will bring Alouette to the surface for the first time in twelve years…and plunge Laterre into chaos.

All three have roles to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet.

Power, romance, and destiny collide in this sweeping reimagining of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Misérables.

Books

WWW Wednesday

What I am Currently Reading?

What I finish Reading?

What I’m Reading Next?

Finish Reading:

I really did love The Final Girl Support Group. Recently did a book review.

Currently Reading:

I’m in the middle of this book and liking it so far. It’s more of a mystery read than thriller right now. The main character boyfriend dies, but was it an accident or something more going on? I do love the cover so much.

Reading Next:

Maybe keep a thriller theme going on or change my mind and get into more fantasy. See what I’m in mood for after my current book.

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In The Ravenous Dark by A.M Strickland

Summary:

A pansexual bloodmage reluctantly teams up with an undead spirit to start a rebellion among the living and the dead.

In Thanopolis, those gifted with magic are assigned undead spirits to guard them—and control them. Ever since Rovan’s father died trying to keep her from this fate, she’s hidden her magic. But when she accidentally reveals her powers, she’s bound to a spirit and thrust into a world of palace intrigue and deception.

Desperate to escape, Rovan finds herself falling for two people she can’t fully trust: Lydea, a beguiling, rebellious princess; and Ivrilos, the handsome spirit with the ability to control Rovan, body and soul.

Together, they uncover a secret that will destroy Thanopolis. To save them all, Rovan will have to start a rebellion in both the mortal world and the underworld, and find a way to trust the princess and spirit battling for her heart—if she doesn’t betray them first.

My Review:

In the Ravenous Dark was such a detailed fantasy world. It took me such a long to finish and understand what’s happening. I did end up falling in love with the story and characters. I brought the book also for the pretty cover which I’m in love with. Fits the theme of the read.

Rovan is a fighter with secret abilities. When her friend is in trouble, she gets exposed. Rovan gets whisked away into the drama of family royals, and politics. Rovan is not going down without a fight, when the people she loves is suffering.

This book is very detailed in the world building. Lots of characters to fall in love with or hate. Lots of politics talk and some magical fantasy to balance each other out. Even there some crazy romances going on. I think this read is a stand alone. So no worries on any cliffhangers. I would mind another book with some of the side characters in it. I did very much enjoyed this book. It took a long to finish for me, but worth it in the end.

Looking for a new stand fantasy read, Check out The Ravenous Dark.

Happy Reading!!!!