Books

WWW Wednesday

What I Finish Reading:

This book I liked if you’re into slasher reads. It comes out later this month, so add to tbr. The review will be coming soon.

What I’m Currently Reading:

A new fae fantasy book, why not?

What I’m Reading Next:

People trapped in a department store with zombies, sounds awesome.

Books

They’re Watching You by Chelsea Ichaso

Summary:

When a secret society has you in their sights, it can lead to power, privilege… or death.

It’s been two weeks since Polly St. James went missing. The police, the headmistress of Torrey-Wells Academy, and even her parents have ruled her a runaway. But not Maren, her best friend and roommate. She knows Polly had a secret that she was about to share with Maren before she disappeared― something to do with the elite, ultra-rich crowd at Torrey-Wells.

Then Maren finds an envelope hidden among Polly’s things: an invitation to the Gamemaster’s Society. Do not tell anyone, it says. Maren is certain her classmates in the Society know the truth about what happened to Polly, though it’s no easy feat to join. Once Maren’s made it through the treacherous initiation, she discovers a world she never knew existed within her school, where Society members compete in high-stakes games for unheard-of rewards―Ivy League connections, privileges, favors.

But Maren’s been drawn into a different game: for every win, she’ll receive a clue about Polly. And as Maren keeps winning, she begins to see just how powerful the Society’s game is―bigger and deadlier than she ever imagined. They see, they know, they control. And they kill.

My Review:

Are you ready to join a secret society?

Maren best friend on year disappeared. Everyone thinks she ran away again. Maren thinks she knows something bad happens to her. She got a feeling that Polly was in danger and needed help. Going through her friend suff, she discovers a society her friend joined. Now she must find a way to join and get answers to her friend disappearance.

I liked this mystery book. It was a very quick read and a lot of guessing on what was going on. Even have a crazy twist at the end. Also, another cover I do liked. Chelsea’s books are also quick and fun to read. Some of the characters can be likable in this book. This book is good for those who don’t like to be jump scared of either thrillers/mystery.

If you are ready to join society, then jump right on in to They’re Watching Us.

Happy Reading!!!!

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What I’m Reading Monday

The Haunting of Hill House meets Sadie in this evocative and mind-bending psychological thriller following two teen girls navigating the treacherous past of a mysterious mansion ten years apart.

Daisy sees dead people—something impossible to forget in bustling, ghost-packed Toronto. She usually manages to deal with her unwanted ability, but she’s completely unprepared to be dumped by her boyfriend. So when her mother inherits a secluded mansion in northern Ontario where she spent her childhood summers, Daisy jumps at the chance to escape. But the house is nothing like Daisy expects, and she begins to realize that her experience with the supernatural might be no match for her mother’s secrets, nor what lurks within these walls…

A decade later, Brittney is desperate to get out from under the thumb of her abusive mother, a bestselling author who claims her stay at “Miracle Mansion” allowed her to see the error of her ways. But Brittney knows that’s nothing but a sham. She decides the new season of her popular Haunted web series will uncover what happened to a young Black girl in the mansion ten years prior and finally expose her mother’s lies. But as she gets more wrapped up in the investigation, she’ll have to decide: if she can only bring one story to light, which one matters most—Daisy’s or her own?

As Brittney investigates the mansion in the present, Daisy’s story runs parallel in the past, both timelines propelling the girls to face the most dangerous monsters of all: those that hide in plain sight.

Books

Some Boys by Patty Blount

Summary:

Some boys go too far. Some boys will break your heart. But one boy can make you whole.

When Grace meets Ian she’s afraid. Afraid he’ll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But…Ian doesn’t. He’s funny and kind with secrets of his own.

But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love?

A gut-wrenching, powerful love story told from alternating points of view by the acclaimed author of Send.

My Review:

Some Boys is a young adult book. It has a lot of trigger warnings and could be sensitive to some readers on here.

Grace used to have best friends and dress differently. Then, in one night, things change. She was rape by the golden boy. Grace was accused of lying and lost everything. No one has her side, even the teachers and family. That until she got detention with the golden boys best friend.

Ian always has his friend back, but after talking to Grace during their time together. He learns their two sides every story that night. He might have saved her that day, but he can’t betrayal his friend. Ian becomes conflicted on what to do.

This is duel Point of View of between Ian and Grace in the book. Get to see see their struggles. I really hooked on the story to this book. I find it on Amazon for 1.99 ebook. The cover is pretty neat, also. I like the way the main character, Grace, dressed in book. This was a very emotional book and very tense hearing the story of what happened to grace. If you are looking for a make yo make you wreck, then check out some boys.

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What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall

Summary:

They were eleven when they sent a killer to prison . . .
They were heroes . . . but they were liars.

Naomi Shaw used to believe in magic. Twenty-two years ago, she and her two best friends, Cassidy and Olivia, spent the summer roaming the woods, imagining a world of ceremony and wonder. They called it the Goddess Game. The summer ended suddenly when Naomi was attacked. Miraculously, she survived her seventeen stab wounds and lived to identify the man who had hurt her. The girls’ testimony put away a serial killer, wanted for murdering six women. They were heroes.

And they were liars.

For decades, the friends have kept a secret worth killing for. But now Olivia wants to tell, and Naomi sets out to find out what really happened in the woods—no matter how dangerous the truth turns out to be.

My Review:

I was very disappointed in this book. I was so looking forward to the first adult book from Kate Alice Marshall aurthor. The storyline was tense and suspenseful at times. It leaves you with a huge guessing game on who not to trust. Unfortunately for me, I figured it out after the few couple chapters. There are some characters you may like or hate at the same time. I will mostly get this as a library before buying it. If may not be for me, bit I’m sure other readers will enjoy it better. Like I always said, read too much thriller/horror myself, so things become predictable.

Books

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

Summary:

Your past and your family can haunt you like nothing else… A hilarious and terrifying new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Final Girl Support Group.

Every childhood home is haunted, and each of us are possessed by our parents.

When their parents die at the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, Louise and Mark Joyner are devastated but nothing can prepare them for how bad things are about to get. The two siblings are almost totally estranged, and couldn’t be more different. Now, however, they don’t have a choice but to get along. The virus has passed, and both of them are facing bank accounts ravaged by the economic meltdown. Their one asset? Their childhood home. They need to get it on the market as soon as possible because they need the money. Yet before her parents died they taped newspaper over the mirrors and nailed shut the attic door.

Sometimes we feel like puppets, controlled by our upbringing and our genes. Sometimes we feel like our parents treat us like toys, or playthings, or even dolls. The past can ground us, teach us, and keep us safe. It can also trap us, and bind us, and suffocate the life out of us. As disturbing events stack up in the house, Louise and Mark have to learn that sometimes the only way to break away from the past, sometimes the only way to sell a haunted house, is to burn it all down.

My Review:

I gonna say, this book freaked me out. It is very hard to scare me. This book was amazing, and I love everything about it. This is my third time reading a Grady Hendrix and falling in love. Yes, I said love too much in this review. Lately I been reading lots of adult horror/thriller. Since young adult stuff has become very predictable for me.

This may be a short review, sorry. The summary sums it better than me. I’m still having nightmares over this book. You will be sleeping with lights on a few days. It was well written and a must-read for adult horror fans out there.

Current Mood after reading:

Are you ready to buy a Haunted House?

Happy Reading!!!!!

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What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

They were eleven when they sent a killer to prison . . .
They were heroes . . . but they were liars.

Naomi Shaw used to believe in magic. Twenty-two years ago, she and her two best friends, Cassidy and Olivia, spent the summer roaming the woods, imagining a world of ceremony and wonder. They called it the Goddess Game. The summer ended suddenly when Naomi was attacked. Miraculously, she survived her seventeen stab wounds and lived to identify the man who had hurt her. The girls’ testimony put away a serial killer, wanted for murdering six women. They were heroes.

And they were liars.

For decades, the friends have kept a secret worth killing for. But now Olivia wants to tell, and Naomi sets out to find out what really happened in the woods—no matter how dangerous the truth turns out to be.

Summary:

“A worthy successor to the Slayer stories.” -Booklist (starred review for In Every Generation)

#1 New York Times best-selling author Kendare Blake returns to New Sunnydale in this sequel to In Every Generation, set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Into every generation, a slayer is born. One girl in all the world . . . maybe.

Frankie Rosenberg is the world’s first slayer-witch, but she doesn’t have that slay-life balance figured out just yet. After all, being the newest slayer means that another slayer had to die. Frankie and the Scooby gang are still reeling from the deadly explosion that rocked the annual slayer retreat―and grappling with new evidence that some slayers may have made it out alive. And even though they defeated bloodthirsty vampire the Countess, it doesn’t mean Sunnydale is free from the forces of evil.

Something has reawakened the Hellmouth―and is calling old friends home. Someone is performing demon magic in the shadows, opening portals between dimensions. Everyone has demons to contend with―of the metaphorical and the very real (occasionally very hot) variety. And an oracle warns of a new evil on its way: the Darkness.

Could this be what attacked the slayers? And is it coming for Frankie?

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City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer

Summary:

Gotham meets Strange the Dreamer in this thrilling young adult fantasy about a cowardly girl who finds herself at the center of a criminal syndicate conspiracy, in a city where crooked politicians and sinister cults reign and dreaming means waking up as your worst nightmare.

Ever since her sister became a man-eating spider and slaughtered her way through town, nineteen-year-old Ness has been terrified—terrified of some other Nightmare murdering her, and terrified of ending up like her sister. Because in Newham, the city that never sleeps, dreaming means waking up as your worst fear.

Whether that means becoming a Nightmare that’s monstrous only in appearance, to transforming into a twisted, unrecognizable creature that terrorizes the city, no one is safe. Ness will do anything to avoid becoming another victim, even if that means lying low among the Friends of the Restful Soul, a questionable organization that may or may not be a cult.

But being a member of maybe-cult has a price. In order to prove herself, Ness cons her way into what’s supposed to be a simple job for the organization—only for it to blow up in her face. Literally. Tangled up in the aftermath of an explosive assassination, now Ness and the only other survivor—a Nightmare boy who Ness suspects is planning to eat her—must find their way back to Newham and uncover the sinister truth behind the attack, even as the horrors of her past loom ominously near.

My Review:

Are you ready to face your nightmares?

In Newham, where you become your own nightmare. You either conquer your nightmare to become one or become a monster killer. Ness, the main character has joined friends of restful souls. So she can have a place to hide out from the monsters. When she messed up on an assignment, she ended up on mail detailed. She now must face the real world and confront those who scare her.

The summary sums it better than I do. I really did the storyline to this book, cover, and characters. It is interesting how the main character is not this bad ass chick. Ness suffers from PSTD when her sister turns into a nightmare and kills two people. She is very scared of every monster she sees and rather hides than fights. It was annoying at first, but she kinda grows on you. This book was perfect, with the original story with crazy twists. I’m looking forward to book two.

Make sure to add City of Nightmares to your tbr.

Happy Reading!!!!

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Cursed Princess Club by Lambcat

Summary:

Meet Gwendolyn – living proof that princesses don’t always have it all. See, although she lives in a castle and her father is the King, Gwendolyn isn’t like a movie princess, or even a fairly-tale princess. She’s got a big heart, but isn’t particularly attractive and doesn’t have a Disney-quality singing voice. But one night, she accidentally stumbles upon the twisted world of the Cursed Princess Club, and her life will never be the same. Hexed and cast out, the ladies of the club are just the people Gwendolyn needs to show her that just because she doesn’t “fit the mold” does not mean she’s any less of a princess.

My Review,

When you buy a book because the cover is so cute.

When looking for a new graphic novel to read, you find a magical one at the bookstore. This is my first time reading a webtoon book before. I have fallen in love with the story and also the graphics for it. It really cute read and funny at times.

Gwendolyn is not your normal princess. She cooks really well and has a nice heart, but on the outside, she looks different. She is loved by her family but gets judged on her looks. When her father wants to marry her daughters, they are all excited. When Gwendolyn hears that she is ugly by one of them, she runs off upset, then discovered a secret world where people like her are welcome.

If you’re looking for another graphic novel to add to collection, then check out Cursed Princess Club.

Happy Reading!!!!

Books

What I’m Reading Monday

our past and your family can haunt you like nothing else… A hilarious and terrifying new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Final Girl Support Group.

Every childhood home is haunted, and each of us are possessed by our parents.

When their parents die at the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, Louise and Mark Joyner are devastated but nothing can prepare them for how bad things are about to get. The two siblings are almost totally estranged, and couldn’t be more different. Now, however, they don’t have a choice but to get along. The virus has passed, and both of them are facing bank accounts ravaged by the economic meltdown. Their one asset? Their childhood home. They need to get it on the market as soon as possible because they need the money. Yet before her parents died they taped newspaper over the mirrors and nailed shut the attic door.

Sometimes we feel like puppets, controlled by our upbringing and our genes. Sometimes we feel like our parents treat us like toys, or playthings, or even dolls. The past can ground us, teach us, and keep us safe. It can also trap us, and bind us, and suffocate the life out of us. As disturbing events stack up in the house, Louise and Mark have to learn that sometimes the only way to break away from the past, sometimes the only way to sell a haunted house, is to burn it all down.

They were eleven when they sent a killer to prison . . .
They were heroes . . . but they were liars.

Naomi Shaw used to believe in magic. Twenty-two years ago, she and her two best friends, Cassidy and Olivia, spent the summer roaming the woods, imagining a world of ceremony and wonder. They called it the Goddess Game. The summer ended suddenly when Naomi was attacked. Miraculously, she survived her seventeen stab wounds and lived to identify the man who had hurt her. The girls’ testimony put away a serial killer, wanted for murdering six women. They were heroes.

And they were liars.

For decades, the friends have kept a secret worth killing for. But now Olivia wants to tell, and Naomi sets out to find out what really happened in the woods—no matter how dangerous the truth turns out to be