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{Arc Review} Ghost Eaters by Clay McLeod Chapman

Summary:

For fans of Riley Sager and Paul Tremblay, a terrifying supernatural page-turner that explores ghosts, grief, and god complexes.

Ever since their on-again, off-again college romance, Erin hasn’t been able to set a single boundary with charismatic but reckless Silas, who’s been chasing the next big high since graduation. When he texts her to spring him out of rehab, she knows enough is enough. She’s ready to start a career, make new friends, and meet a great guy—even if that means cutting Silas off. But when Silas turns up dead from an overdose, Erin’s world falls apart.

When Erin learns that Silas discovered a drug that allowed him to see the dead, she doesn’t believe it’s real but agrees to a pill-popping “séance” to ease her guilt and pain. When she steps back into the real world, she starts to see ghosts from her Southern hometown’s bloody and brutal past everywhere. Are the effects pharmacological or something more sinister? And will Erin be able to shut the Pandora’s box of horrors she’s opened?

With propulsive momentum, bone-chilling scares, and dark meditations on the weight of history, this Southern horror will make you think twice about opening doors to the unknown.

My Review:

Ghost Eaters was such a crazy read. I was lucky enough to met the aurthor and got a advanced readers copies. Will do a better review when book releases in September. Just want everyone to add to their goodreads. This is an adult horror not ya.

This me all happy after getting book signed and meeting author.

I love the cover so much so much. So creepy and reminds of The Curse of La Llorona horror movie.

This book will blow your mind. Got lots of awesome new reads to review and for my readers to discover.

Happy Reading!!!!

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WWW Wednesday

What I Finish Reading:

A Year To The Day was so good. It was my last book review before I went on vacation.

What I’m Currently Reading:

A creepy adult ghost story, that coming out in the fall. I was lucky on meeting the aurthor and got an arc of it.

What I’m Reading Next:

Hopefully to read this book next. It coming out soon. The book about a daughter who struggles with her mom being a hoarder. I always get sidetracked with so many books.

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A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Summary:

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.

Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day.

My Review:

A Spark of Light deals with a heavy topic on abortion clinc shooting. So there be some strong trigger warnings for this book. Jodi books always deal with realistic storyline. Also have tons of points of views that comes together in the end, like all her books.

I did liked this book, but not really love it. For me I kept loosing focused on the story and was not connected well with the characters. This is not my favorite Jodi book. I’m still looking forward reading more of her books when they come out. This one was on my shelf for years, so I took a chance. This book is mostly a library read for me and won’t read again. Some of you guys may liked it better than me. This book deals again with sensitive topic and not be for everyone.

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The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica

Summary:

Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor, Morgan Baines, is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie, who is terrified by the thought of a killer in her very own backyard.

But it’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. It’s their eerie old home, with its decrepit decor and creepy attic, which they inherited from Will’s sister after she died unexpectedly. It’s Will’s disturbed teenage niece Imogen, with her dark and threatening presence. And it’s the troubling past that continues to wear at the seams of their family.

As the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of Morgan’s death. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.

My Review:

Are ready for a twisted treat?

Sadie and her family may seem prefect on the outside, but on the inside tells another story. Sadie tries hard to be a good mother and wife. She very sensitive and paranoid at the same time. When when a next door neighbor gets killed, Sadie anxiety raises. She starts digging around trying to find the killer, but discover a dark past from her husband. Who can she really trust, when Sadie can’t even trust herself?

The Other Mrs. was crazy at times. It dealt a couple point of views that seem confusing at first. I did like the creepy cover to the book also. Did love the twists towards the end of the book. Like any other thriller/mystery it was a slow burn. I liked this read, but not loved it. Still will read more Mary Kubica books, since her twists are nuts. Sadie was not my favorite person in book. She drove me nuts at times. Despite my review, I do hope more read this book and enjoy this better than me.

Happy Reading!!!!

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A Year To The Day by Robin Benway

Summary:

It’s been a year—a year of missing Nina. A year of milestones—holidays, birthdays, everything without her.

Leo feels like she should remember what happened that night. But all she knows is that she left the party and got into a car with Nina and Nina’s boyfriend, East.

East, who once promised Nina he’d watch out for her younger sister. East, who has been trying to keep that promise every day since. But East won’t give Leo the one thing she wants—the one thing she needs. He won’t tell her anything about the accident. He won’t talk about that night at all.

As the days tumble one into the next, Leo’s story comes together while her world falls apart. The only constant is the one person who can help her bear the enormous weight of her love for Nina—and East might be carrying too heavy a load of his own.

My Review:

A Year To The Day deals with grief. This book was very tense from the beginning to the end. When I was a bookstore, I end up reading the first page and was hooked. So the book had to go home with me. It was very different on how it was read at first, but got use to it. Had to finish it in one night to know it will end and was heart broken. I think I will read more books by this aurthor.

I really love East and Leo friendship throughout the book. They had both have to deal with lose of Nina. Since Nina not there anymore they both kinda need each other. East is mostly withdrawn because he remembers every details of the accident. Mostly he shuts himself off from everyone. There is Leo who don’t remember what happen with the accident. She really wants answers so she can have peace. Leo also trying to put on a brave face for her family who is falling a part.

I thought this book did a good job dealing with how to handle grief. You get to see how each person handling on what had happened. I’m so glad I gave this book a chance and a new home on my shelf. So this book was a love for me with the story and the characters. Don’t mind me, I read a lot sad books. I just enjoy books that feel real and have emotions to it at times. This book just came out, so check it out.

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What I’m Reading Monday

It’s been a year—a year of missing Nina. A year of milestones—holidays, birthdays, everything without her.

Leo feels like she should remember what happened that night. But all she knows is that she left the party and got into a car with Nina and Nina’s boyfriend, East.

East, who once promised Nina he’d watch out for her younger sister. East, who has been trying to keep that promise every day since. But East won’t give Leo the one thing she wants—the one thing she needs. He won’t tell her anything about the accident. He won’t talk about that night at all.

As the days tumble one into the next, Leo’s story comes together while her world falls apart. The only constant is the one person who can help her bear the enormous weight of her love for Nina—and East might be carrying too heavy a load of his own.

Lou never believed in superstitions or magic–until her teenage aunt Neela is kidnapped to the goblin market.

The market is a place Lou has only read about–twisted streets, offerings of sweet fruits and incredible jewels. Everything–from the food and wares, to the goblins themselves–is a haunting temptation for any human who manages to find their way in.

Determined to save Neela, Lou learns songs and spells and tricks that will help her navigate this dangerous world and slip past a goblin’s defenses–but she only has three days to find Neela before the market disappears and her aunt becomes one of them forever.

If she isn’t careful, the market might just end up claiming her too.

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The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Summary:

The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.

This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…

My Review:

I really enjoyed The School of Good and Evil series. I remeber reading the first three books and fallen in love. Since the Netflix movie coming out soon, might as reread the books abd finish the series. This book is perfect for any age. Yes I did love the covers to each one.

Agatha is my favorite character in the book. She don’t look like a normal princess, but she is one on the inside. Agatha enjoys her life with her mom and cat. She likes Sophie company at times, since she is her only friend. When they get whisk away to school of good and evil, it up to Agatha to bring them home.

Sophie looks like a fairytale princess, and wants a new life. She gets wish and end up in The School of Good anf Evil. Somehow ended up in the school for evil. Sophie knows she Good and willing to do anything to switch with her best friend.

I’m excited to dive again in this world and read the new book which came out. The Rise of School Evil is a prequel. The books are long and a very detailed world building for adult and middle grades. So enjoy!!!

Here is the trailer just in case you miss it.

Happy Reading!!!!!!

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The Gravity of Missing Things by Marisa Urgi

Summary:

Flight 133 disappeared over the ocean. No wreckage. No distress signal. Just gone.

Suddenly, everyone on the news and social media is talking about whether the pilot intentionally crashed it—everyone but me. Because I know her. The pilot was my mom, and there’s no way she would hurt anyone. No one else knows that before she left, she wrote me a note. Trust me, it said.

Now it feels like someone split my world—and me—in two, and the only person who believes me is Landon. I want to trust him, to let him see who I really am, but I can’t. I have my secrets, the same way Mom has hers. All I know is falling for him will only make things more complicated.

Just as I start to open up, the answer to what really happened to Flight 133 could rip my world apart all over again—for good this time.

My Review:

The Gravity of Missing Things was such an emotional book. There some trigger warning with self harm and bad anxiety. I was very engrossed in the book and it was a fast read. It deals a lot with grief and how the family handles it. I like the bond the main character has with her. I like the cover of the book. Looks like the sky and peaceful.

The book revoles around a family. When a plane goes missing, they are left to pick up the pieces. They must deal with gossip of their mom, who was the pilot. Some hurtful family secrets get exposed who looking for the truth of the missing plane. Everyone must try to come together for support when the truth comes out.

So grab some tissues, because you be a emotional broken after reading this book.

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Go Hunt Me by Kelly Devos

Summary:

Alex Rush is ready for the trip of a lifetime.

She and her friends have made some creepily awesome films together throughout high school, so with only a few months left before they go their separate ways for college, they’re determined to make the best one yet: an epic short film that reimagines the story of Dracula, filmed on location at a remote castle in Romania.

But when they get there, it’s not quite the majestic setting they planned for. Menacing weapons line the walls, the twisted halls are easy to get lost in, and with no connection to the outside world, the group is unexpectedly off the grid. After just a few hours spent under its roof, Alex and her friends have no trouble imagining how this dark, terrifying castle inspired one of the most enduring horror novels of all time.

Only soon they no longer have to use their imaginations to understand the location’s terrifying history—just as they get the film’s first shot rolling, one of Alex’s friends disappears, and she’s nearly certain she saw a cloaked stranger lurking in the shadows. As more members of the group begin to meet an untimely demise, Alex is desperate to stop the bloodshed, even if it means facing a monster she never thought would be let loose

My Review:

Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime?

Alex Rush and her friends gets a free trip to Romania. They are ready to flim an horror movie to get onto college. But things don’t go as plan. First their go fund me money disappeared when they landed, then get trapped in a creepy castle. With a crazy storm going on and a mysterious masked man lurking around. Will the kids even make it out alive?

Go Hunt Me was so crazy good. It starts out slow pace, but picks up good in the middle. The book is not what I expected and the ending was just blew my blown mind. I love the creepy cover of the book. I would like to read more book by this aurthor. It was a good mystery read and left me thinking at the end. This was a first mystery that I was shock on killer was and not known who it is from the beginning. Will reread it again and again. I thought it fun with full of twists.

Happy Reading!!!!!

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The Holloway Girls by Susan Bishop Crispell

Summary:

When your kiss is good luck, the wrong kiss could change everything…

During the kissing season, one kiss from Remy or her older sister Maggie will give the boy—or girl—good luck. Or so it has been for all the Holloway girls before. But this year, Remy’s first season, she doesn’t follow the rules, dooming the boy she kisses to bad luck that almost kills him and leaving Remy with a cursed kissing season.

Now Remy is adamant about keeping her lips to herself. But the new boy in town is making it hard to keep her promise. Especially because he seems to really want to get to know her, and isn’t just using her for the Holloway luck. But before she can even think about kissing someone else, she’ll have to find a way to fix the curse, or else her family’s legacy will be tainted forever.

My Review:

Who is ready for the kissing season?

It that time year where a Holloway girl kiss give good luck to all the boys of their chose. This year is Remy turn, and it will be an unforgettable year. When the boy she likes kisses her, he ends up cursed for breaking the rules. Now Remy will try to fix things and stay away from boys until the kissing season it gone. But when a new guy comes to town, it going to be hard…

The Holloway Girls was such a cute read. Very fast pace with falling in love stuff. I love how magical the book is, along with romance. There some drama, when people start picking on Remy also. This book was very enjoyable read. Also I really love the cover of this book. Some of the characters you will like or hate. I like sister bonds between Remy and Maggie. They may fight a lot, but they are there for each other in the end.

Are you ready to get kiss???

Happy Reading!!!!!