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The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson

Summary:

When Springville residents—at least the ones still alive—are questioned about what happened on prom night, they all have the same explanation… Maddy did it.

An outcast at her small-town Georgia high school, Madison Washington has always been a teasing target for bullies. And she’s dealt with it because she has more pressing problems to manage. Until the morning a surprise rainstorm reveals her most closely kept secret: Maddy is biracial. She has been passing for white her entire life at the behest of her fanatical white father, Thomas Washington.

After a viral bullying video pulls back the curtain on Springville High’s racist roots, student leaders come up with a plan to change their image: host the school’s first integrated prom as a show of unity. The popular white class president convinces her Black superstar quarterback boyfriend to ask Maddy to be his date, leaving Maddy wondering if it’s possible to have a normal life.

But some of her classmates aren’t done with her just yet. And what they don’t know is that Maddy still has another secret… one that will cost them all their lives.

My Review:

The Weight of the Blood was just alright for me. The title and cover looks and sounds exciting. Also do like the aurthor books. This one just was not that good. It like the young adult version of Carrie. Which you can’t mess with the original Carrie story. It was like reading the kid verison of the movie.

Maddy in the book gets picked for her race. The School is filled with bullies. It like back in the day where the blacks and whites are separated and have color proms. The School seems very racist. The bullies in the books are crazy, blaming everything on Maddy. Maddy just try to stay under the radar. The whole school and people just a mess. Maddy is just in the center of it.

You don’t mess with a good classic like Carrie. I’m sad there was no wow factor with this book either. Plus I read to many thrillers and horror so maybe everything getting way to predictable for me. I’m sure some readers on here will like this better than me. This book may not be for me, but you guys might like it.

They all gonna Laugh at me!! Carrie

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Suburban Hell by Maureen Kilmer

Summary:

A Chicago cul-de-sac is about to get a new neighbor…of the demonic kind.

Amy Foster considers herself lucky. After she left the city and moved to the suburbs, she found her place quickly with neighbors Liz, Jess, and Melissa, snarking together from the outskirts of the PTA crowd. One night during their monthly wine get-together, the crew concoct a plan for a clubhouse She Shed in Liz’s backyard–a space for just them, no spouses or kids allowed.

But the night after they christen the She Shed, things start to feel . . . off. They didn’t expect Liz’s little home-improvement project to release a demonic force that turns their quiet enclave into something out of a nightmare. And that’s before the homeowners’ association gets wind of it.

Even the calmest moms can’t justify the strange burn marks, self-moving dolls, and horrible smells surrounding their possessed friend, Liz. Together, Amy, Jess, and Melissa must fight the evil spirit to save Liz and the neighborhood . . . before the suburbs go completely to hell.

My Review:

What would you do if your best friend becomes possessed by a demon?

Amy life seems prefect, with her small group of housewives. They get together for their monthly wine and unwind from life. When they go christen the she shed, something evil awakens. Now they must find a way to save one of their own before it’s to late.

Suburban Hell was such a fun read. Prefect for the fall and Halloween. I also the cover and the housewives in it. The storyline was pretty original to me. The heroes are clueless housewives. Which is pretty funny to read. I would love this as a series. The book is an adult horror read. I think most of my readers on here will enjoy this for Halloween this year.

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What I’m Reading Monday

A Chicago cul-de-sac is about to get a new neighbor…of the demonic kind.

Amy Foster considers herself lucky. After she left the city and moved to the suburbs, she found her place quickly with neighbors Liz, Jess, and Melissa, snarking together from the outskirts of the PTA crowd. One night during their monthly wine get-together, the crew concoct a plan for a clubhouse She Shed in Liz’s backyard–a space for just them, no spouses or kids allowed.

But the night after they christen the She Shed, things start to feel . . . off. They didn’t expect Liz’s little home-improvement project to release a demonic force that turns their quiet enclave into something out of a nightmare. And that’s before the homeowners’ association gets wind of it.

Even the calmest moms can’t justify the strange burn marks, self-moving dolls, and horrible smells surrounding their possessed friend, Liz. Together, Amy, Jess, and Melissa must fight the evil spirit to save Liz and the neighborhood . . . before the suburbs go completely to hell.

The fiercely-anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Once Upon a Broken Heart, starring Evangeline Fox and the Prince of Hearts on a new journey of magic, mystery, and heartbreak.

Not every love is meant to be.

After Jacks, the Prince of Hearts, betrays her, Evangeline Fox swears she’ll never trust him again. Now that she’s discovered her own magic, Evangeline believes she can use it to restore the chance at happily ever after that Jacks stole away.

But when a new terrifying curse is revealed, Evangeline finds herself entering into a tenuous partnership with the Prince of Hearts again. Only this time, the rules have changed. Jacks isn’t the only force Evangeline needs to be wary of. In fact, he might be the only one she can trust, despite her desire to despise him.

Instead of a love spell wreaking havoc on Evangeline’s life, a murderous spell has been cast. To break it, Evangeline and Jacks will have to do battle with old friends, new foes, and a magic that plays with heads and hearts. Evangeline has always trusted her heart, but this time she’s not sure she can. . .

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{Arc Review} I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers

Summary:


When sixteen-year-old Georgia Avis discovers the dead body of thirteen-year-old Ashley James, she teams up with Ashley’s older sister, Nora, to find and bring the killer to justice before he strikes again. But their investigation throws Georgia into a world of unimaginable privilege and wealth, without conscience or consequence, and as Ashley’s killer closes in, Georgia will discover when money, power and beauty rule, it might not be a matter of who is guilty—but who is guiltiest.

My Review:

This review was very difficult to write for me. I’m a Girl was such a good book. It was a very realistic read. Courtney Summers knows how to break a read. The cover I liked also. The main character just goes through a lot in this. Which breaks my heart.

Georgia is a native 16 year girl. After her mom dies, she wants to get a job. Georgia wants to be this it girl, like her mother. But she truly don’t know how dangerous it is to become one. She don’t understand how harsh the world is or even what is right or wrong.

I’m the Girl has a lot of trigger warnings in it. So this read may be hard for some readers to read. I will read this book again down the road. Just right now taking time to process on what I just read. This book recently came out, so check it out..

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Percy Jackson & The Lighting Theft by Rick Riordan

Summary:

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse – Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

My Review:

It been soo long since I read Percy Jackson series. When I saw the trailer for the new TV series. I knew I must reread the books again. Once I dig them out. Lucky for new readers they have awesome boxsets and new covers of the books.

Percy Jackson is not your typical kid. He may enjoy kid stuff, go to school and have a supportive mother. On his dad side tells a different when he discovers he is a half blood of a god. Now everyone seems to want him dead, when monsters starts attacking him and his family. He must figure out who he is before it’s to late.

I also have thing for Greek mythology books. This series is action packed and the characters grow up so much at the end. Plus it a little educational for readers. Both young and old readers will love this series.

Here the trailer and it gives me chills. Looks so much better then the bad movies they made.

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{Arc Review} The Girl In the Castle by James Patterson & Kelly Raymond

Summary:

My name is Hannah Dory and I need you to believe me

NOW: Hannah is brought to Belman Psych, told she is suffering from hallucinations and delusions. Hannah knows the truth: she must return to the past and save her sister. Could Jordan, the abnormal psych student who seems to truly care, be the answer she’s looking for?

1347: Hannah and her village are starving to death in a brutal winter. Hannah seeks out food and salvation in the baron’s castle. If she is caught stealing, she will surely hang. But if she and her friends succeed, she’ll save everyone she holds dear.

NOW: Jordan isn’t sure what to believe, and Hannah has even bigger problems: if she doesn’t make it back, her sister will die, but if she keeps going back, she might never escape.

My Review:

Hannah spent most of all her life in a mental hospital. She claims she has the power to time travel into the pass. Has episodes where she is poor in a village and willing to do anything to save her village. She becomes a thief and a liar to save her family in the past. No one believes her story of time travel, except Jorden. He take an liking to Hannah and willing to try and save her from herself.

The Girl in the Castle was an alright book to me. I was very interested in the summary of the book and it mostly take place in a mental hospital. This read kinda fell flat to me. I did not really like it and some of the characters where annoying in it. Mostly Jordan was getting on my nerves half the time. He just instantly got obsessed saving Hannah. Hardly knew her and it was like love at first sight. Don’t like those type of things.

I may not enjoyed this book, but I’m sure other readers on here might like it better than me. The book comes out September 19th this month. I always say if you unsure reading this book, then check it out at local library.

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How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine

Summary:

Alice Lawrence is the sole witness in her sister’s murder trial.

And in the year since Claire’s death, Alice’s life has completely fallen apart. Her parents have gotten divorced, she’s moved into an apartment that smells like bologna, and she is being forced to face her sister’s killer and a courtroom full of people who doubt what she saw in the corn maze a year prior.

Claire was an all-American girl, beautiful and bubbly, and a theater star. Alice was a nerd who dreamed of becoming a forensic pathologist and would rather stay at home to watch her favorite horror movies than party. Despite their differences, they were bonded by sisterhood and were each other’s best friends.

Until Claire was taken away from her.

On the first day of the murder trial, as Alice prepares to give her testimony, she is knocked out by a Sidney Prescott look-alike in the courthouse bathroom. When she wakes up, it is Halloween morning a year earlier, the same day Claire was murdered. Alice has until midnight to save her sister and find the real killer before he claims another victim.

My Review:

Ready for a Halloween party with a side of murder?

Alice life turns upside on Halloween, when she had to watch her sister get killed. Now she must face the killer in courtroom. Then suddenly she gets transported back to the day her sister died. Alice must relive the nightmare again and have until midnight to find the real killer.

How to survive your murder was such an amazing read. This book is full of crazy twists you never see coming. This was a prefect mystery/thriller for Halloween or fall. I would read more books by this aurthor when I get a chance. The cover is so cute and I love it. Even I enjoy the characters within the book. Really can read this book over and over again. Finally a thriller book that I did not know who was killer in the first 5 pages. This book is a must read, so check it out.

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What I Finish Reading:

I recently finish this book. I thought it was an alright book. Some readers might enjoy it much better than me. This book was not for me.

What I’m Currently Reading:

An YA Carrie theme, sign me up. Plus Tiffany is known for her crazy twists in her books.

What I’m Reading Next:

I was in middle of this fantasy read, so I want to get back in it. If I don’t get sidetracked again… 😒

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My Best Friend Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Summary:

Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act….different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, Abby realizes there’s only one possible explanation: Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her. And Abby is not about to let anyone or anything come between her and her best friend. With help from some unlikely allies, Abby embarks on a quest to save Gretchen. But is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

My Review:

What would you do, when your best friend starts acting weird?

Abby and Gretchen are best friends since they where little. They done mostly everything together. Also have a bond over their love of ET. Then one night with their friends, everything changes. Gretchen starts acting out and looking different. She hardly been sleeping. Abby feels that something bad happen to her that night she disappeared. Will she be able to save her friend?

My Best Friend Exorcism takes you back to the 80s. It was such a fun read from the beginning to the end. Did brought back some of childhood memories. Which makes me feel very old reading this. You got the high school drama, strict parents in the 80s. Plus you dealing with a demon. I like the bond between Abby and Gretchen in the book. Also I like the cover the book so much. Will read more books by Grady Hendrix. His books are full of twists and crazy fun.

My Best Friend Exorcism is going to be a movie on Amazon prime. So you might want to ride the book before the movie. Get ready to relieve the 80s!!!

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What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:


My name is Hannah Dory and I need you to believe me

NOW: Hannah is brought to Belman Psych, told she is suffering from hallucinations and delusions. Hannah knows the truth: she must return to the past and save her sister. Could Jordan, the abnormal psych student who seems to truly care, be the answer she’s looking for?

1347: Hannah and her village are starving to death in a brutal winter. Hannah seeks out food and salvation in the baron’s castle. If she is caught stealing, she will surely hang. But if she and her friends succeed, she’ll save everyone she holds dear.

NOW: Jordan isn’t sure what to believe, and Hannah has even bigger problems: if she doesn’t make it back, her sister will die, but if she keeps going back, she might never escape.