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{Blog Tour} Jinxed by Thommy Hutson

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Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (March 13, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781944109127
ISBN-13: 978-1944109127
ASIN: 1944109129

Praise for JINXED
[Hutson] creates a gore-filled throwback to the classic teen slasher flick genre … Graphically detailed descriptions make it clear that this work of horror isn’t for the faint of heart. ―Publishers Weekly
Thommy Hutson’s ‘Jinxed’ is a Must Read for Classic Horror Fans (linked to full iHorror review)
“Hutson … knocked it completely out of the park … with an expertly paced, cinematic slasher in a setting that would make Agatha Christie proud.” ―Waylon Jordan, iHorror.com
“…gory but captivating … a masked murderer starts picking off the teens, killing them all in theatrically grisly ways. … entertaining” ―School Library Journal
“Thommy Hutson is the ultimate authority in nostalgia-driven storytelling.” ―Clive Barker, Bestselling Author of Books of Blood and The Thief of Always
“Jinxed is the teen whodunit that Wes Craven and Lois Duncan never made. Hutson has created the best new slasher franchise since Scream.” ―Peter M. Bracke, Author of Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
“A dark, tension-filled thriller that’s wicked to the very end. Bad luck was never so much fun!” ―Jeffrey Reddick, Creator of Final Destination

High School Can Be a Real Killer
Break a mirror
Walk under a ladder
Step on a crack
Innocent childhood superstitions …
But someone at the secluded Trask Academy of Performing Arts is taking things one deadly step further when the campus is rocked with the deaths of some of its star students.
Layna Curtis, a talented, popular senior, soon realizes that the seemingly random, accidental deaths of her friends aren’t random—or accidents—at all. Someone has taken the childhood games too far, using the idea of superstitions to dispose of their classmates. As Layna tries to convince people of her theory, she uncovers the terrifying notion that each escalating, gruesome murder leads closer to its final victim: her.
Will Layna’s opening night also be her final bow?

My Review:

Jinxed was such a killer read. I enjoyed every minute of it. It was very detailed in the death of the characters. I loved the book cover as well and enjoyed some of the characters within.

I thought Layna was very talented and brave in the book. She has a good group of friends and a boyfriend who adores her. So who would want to harm Layna’s perfect life?

This book was such a thrill ride. With such a who guessing game of Who done it? If you enjoy high school drama while a killer is on the loose, then you might like this book. It has a killer ending that leaves you with more questions. Filled with twists, fun and lots of dead bodies, this fulfills all your horror needs. For myself as a horror fan, this blew my mind.

Happy Reading!!

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Born and raised in Upstate New York, Thommy Hutson graduated from UCLA and launched his career co-writing the story for the Warner Bros. animated hit SCOOBY-DOO IN WHERE’S MY MUMMY? He followed that with co-writing the concept and additional material for CHILL OUT, SCOOBY-DOO!
His career then took a thrilling turn when he wrote and produced several definitive genre film retrospectives for television and home entertainment: SCREAM: THE INSIDE STORY (Bio Channel), NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY (Bio Channel), MORE BRAINS! A RETURN TO THE LIVING DEAD (Chiller) and HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13th (Starz/Anchor Bay).
He was also a staff writer on Hulu’s daily web series “The Morning After,” a smart, witty, pop culture program aimed at getting viewers up-to-date on the latest entertainment news and celebrity interviews.
Thommy also produced the critically acclaimed feature THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH, an insightful relationship drama starring Lea Thompson and John Shea. He also produced DREAMWORLD, a quirky, romantic dramedy.
He co-wrote and produced ANIMAL for Chiller Films and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films. The project debuted in iTunes’ top ten horror films (reaching #1) and became the network’s highest-rated original movie.
Continuing his passion for uncovering the stories behind the story, he went on to produce CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13th, which is the most comprehensive look at the popular film franchise.
He produced and made his feature directorial debut with THE ID, an independent psychological drama/thriller. Filmmaker Magazine stated it was “a deeply unsettling thriller that’s as moving as it is frightening…with skillful, provocative direction that has echoes of early Polanski.”
Thommy also wrote the screenplay for Syfy Channel’s supernatural horror film TRUTH OR DARE, which was a trending topic on social media the night of its release.
As an author Thommy crafted a limited-edition coffee table book detailing the making and legacy of Wes Craven’s 1984 classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. A trade version distributed by Simon & Schuster reached number one in Amazon.com’s Movie History & Criticism category. His latest novel, the teen thriller “Jinxed,” (Vesuvian Media) is the first book of a trilogy and has been called “A must-read for classic horror fans…Inevitable and shocking. Brutal and beautiful. Homage and originality…Hutson could easily take on the mantle as the next Lois Duncan.”
He is currently scripting a film for The Hallmark Channel as well as writing another book that definitively details the history, making, and legacy of another fan-favorite genre film from the 1980s.
A member of the Producers Guild of America and Horror Writers Association, and an aficionado of horror and teen movies from the 80s and 90s, Thommy continues to develop unique, compelling, and provocative projects across multiple genres for film, television, publishing, and home entertainment through his company Hutson Ranch Media.

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WWW Wednesday ~ Library Edition

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The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

I did love this book. Also my review is up for it.

Currently Reading:

I got this at the library and loving it.

Reading Next:

I seen the movie on Netflix, now time to read the book from the library.

What you TBR for 2019?

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Lovely, Dark And Deep by Justina Chen

Book Summary:
What would you do if the sun became your enemy?
That’s exactly what happens to Viola Li after she returns from a trip abroad and develops a sudden and extreme case of photosensitivity — an inexplicable allergy to sunlight. Thanks to her crisis-manager parents, she doesn’t just have to wear layers of clothes and a hat the size of a spaceship. She has to stay away from all hint of light. Say goodbye to windows and running outdoors. Even her phone becomes a threat when its screen burns her.
Viola is determined to maintain a normal life, particularly after she meets Josh. He’s a funny, talented Thor look-alike who carries his own mysterious grief. But the intensity of their romance makes her take more and more risks, and when a rebellion against her parents backfires dangerously, she must find her way to a life — and love — as deep and lovely as her dreams.

My Review:

What happens when the sun is your own worst enemy?

That’s what had happen to Viola, when she was vacationing with her aunt one year. Somehow the sun start poisoning her body. With so many plans and dreams she had hope to accomplish when school ended. Now she got to come up with a new plan that involves working in the dark.

I did enjoy the book. I liked how Viola is a fighting for her life. No many what the doctors told she worked hard and stayed in school. You get to see the struggle she has with her disease and leading a normal life in the daytime.

Will Viola let this disease defeat her in the end or will she go down fighting?

This was a short read. If your looking for something different, than you might liked this book. Sorry review is so short, the summary gives most of it away and it was an quick read.

Happy Reading!!!

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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott with Mikki Daugherty and Tobias Laconis

Book Summary:
Can you love someone you can never touch?
Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.
The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.
Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.
What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?

My Review:

Five Feet Apart is a breathtaking read about an deadly illness. It was also an educational read. You get to hear the journey of the main characters have to make and grow over time in book.

Stella Grant, I really liked her in the book. She tries her best getting her disease in control and stay a live for her family sake. When a chance encounter with Will Newman, will she be able to keep things under control? Love how she has a YouTube blog to keep other people positive about their disease.

Will Newman, I enjoy him in the book. He already accepted that he was going to die and just want to live his life. When Stella comes along, can she help him live longer?

This book was a quick read. Love the point of view told by the main characters. I’m looking forward to the movie of to come out next year. It’s about living life to the fullest even if it’s on borrow time.

Here the trailer for movie:

Happy Reading!!

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Merry Christmas- Top Ten books of this year

Hello my readers have a good Christmas. Sorry for being less active for a few weeks. I been very sick since Thanksgiving and trying my best to get reviews together. Thanks for following me. Now onto some fun.

Top Ten Favorite books for 2018:

1. Furyborn by Claire Legrand

2. The Continent by Keira Drake

3. Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

4. Undead Girls Gang by Lily Anderson

5. Any Second by Kevin Emerson

6. Sawkill Girls by Clair Legrand

7. Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

8. #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

9. Sadie by Courtney Summers

10. Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie Mcgarry

That’s my top favorite reads for for 2018. Did read some awesome 2019 reads also. Working some reviews. Here are some fun pictures for the hoildays.

My crazy try of making an Christmas tree on my new book cases.

Took fun pictures of my current reads for Instagram. If you like to see more pictures follow my ig @jenneh_penneh.

Here Bella enjoying the new bookcases

Happy Holidays and Reading!!!!

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{Arc Review} The Wicked King by Holly Black

Book Summary:
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself strong.
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

My Review:

This book was so awesome. A little slow start but picks up pretty good in the middle. There are so many emotions within the book. You guys have until January 9th for it to come out. Will leave you some gifs on how I feel about the book.

So kinda beginning of book just was like waiting for something big to happen..

This is me in the middle and towards the end….

Then the ending has me like this..

This book is action packed, very little romance, and lots of shocking twists you don’t see coming. So be prepared when jumping into this series again. Also can I say how pretty this cover is. I’m excited to go to signing event. Now need to count down to book 3.

Happy Reading!!!

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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Book Summary:
From the show’s creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen.
Dear Evan Hansen,
Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…
When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.
Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore–even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?
No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He’s confident. He’s a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.
A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.

My Review:

Dear Evan Hansen, Today is going to be an amazing day and here’s why….

This book was such an awesome read. I had to listen to the soundtrack while reading it. For those who may not know, this book is base off a musical. The story was so good and have fallen in love with some of the main characters.

Evan Hansen, I felt so sorry for him in the book. He deals with so much anxiety and loneliness in the beginning of it. When doing an assignment to his therapist, things get out of hand. Soon he build this lie when a classmate passed away, then he becomes popular. You see the guilt eatting him up over this one lie. How far will Evan go before the truth comes out?

There is also Connor who seems to be on drugs and a big loner. His family tries hard to help but in the end he takes his life. You get to read Connor story in the afterlife throughout the book. Will his spirit be able to move on?

So I found out the musical is very different than the book. They added a couple new storylines. It perfect for those who have yet seen the musical and wanted to.

*Warning: May contain some sensitive issues for some readers*

The Musical:

I was lucky this Christmas to have seen the musical. It was so good and eye opening on anxiety and feeling alone. The music was so addictive and fun to sing along with. I was so happy to experience seeing it before reading the book. Here some pictures.

Happy Reading!!

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WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my co editor, Stay Fetters fromAcourtofcoffeeandbooks for this banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

I did love Dear Evan Hansen. I lucked out and saw the musical a couple weeks ago. Working on my review post for it now.

Currently Reading:

In the middle of Wicked King. I’m so loving every minute of it.

Reading Next:

I’m so looking forward to reading Slayer next.

Might be hosting more arc giveaways this month. Have been so busy and have not been reading a lot.

Happy Reading!!

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Dumplin by Juile Murphy

Book Summary:
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.
Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.
With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

My Review:

I found this book an enjoyable read. It was empowering book about fat girls standing out. Also it’s about accepting who you are. I did enjoy the main character in the book. Some characters I was not fond of.

I liked Willowdean in the book. She has such big confidence and can go out there doing what she wants. Did not care much what people have to say and has some support from her new fat friends. Will she be able to bring home the crown?

Found the book to be a quick read. There some humor in it. Mostly this book is for people who enjoy pageants stories, finding yourself and accepting who you are. Dumplin is being made into an Netflix movie in December.

The trailer to this book looks a little cheesy a bit.

Happy Reading!!!

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*Review* Any Second by Kevin Emerson

Book Summary:
Five years after being kidnapped, Elian’s captor sends him into the mall–with a bomb strapped to his chest.
Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way.
Whether it’s chance or fate, Maya keeps Eli from ending them all. And now nothing is the same. Drawn together by their dark pasts, Maya and Eli know it takes only seconds for their entire worlds to change. But time will tell if meeting each other will change them for better or worse.

My Review:

This book left me completely speechless. So, this review was really hard for me to write. It deals with a lot of heavy issues and it instantly bonds a deep connection with what the two main characters were going through.

It just took one second and Maya’s life turned upside down. She helps save the lives of everyone at the mall when a bomber shows up. She has already suffered through anxiety and now got PSTD. Will Maya be able to move on from that horrible day?

And then there is Eli, the bomber. What’s his story and why did he try to blow up the mall? Starting in a new school and mingle with people who don’t know his past is difficult. He struggles with being the outcast and watches his new friend, Graham being bullied all the time. Who is Eli under the wolf mask?

I liked Maya in the book, it was sad to read the struggles she was dealing with. Her friend Janice really wasn’t a friend at all and I disliked her immensely. And with Eli, I felt sorry on what he went through and the horrible events that lead to him walking into that crowded mall with bombs strapped to him. Also, Graham another character I did not like in the book, he seems a bit unhinged and tried to take his rage out on people in the wrong way.

*This book may be very sensitive to some readers and there are definite trigger warnings.*

I really did love this book. It was a real eye opener in the world of bullies, being kidnapped and trying to move on. It’s a powerful read that fills you with so many emotions. Don’t forget your tissues.

Happy Reading!!

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