Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak


Fresh out of rehab, Mallory Quinn takes a job in the affluent suburb of Spring Brook, New Jersey as a babysitter for Ted and Caroline Maxwell. She is to look after their five-year-old son, Teddy.

Mallory immediately loves this new job. She lives in the Maxwell’s pool house, goes out for nightly runs, and has the stability she craves. And she sincerely bonds with Teddy, a sweet, shy boy who is never without his sketchbook and pencil. His drawings are the usual fare: trees, rabbits, balloons. But one day, he draws something different: a man in a forest, dragging a woman’s lifeless body.

As the days pass, Teddy’s artwork becomes more and more sinister, and his stick figures steadily evolve into more detailed, complex, and lifelike sketches well beyond the ability of any five-year-old. Mallory begins to suspect these are glimpses of an unsolved murder from long ago, perhaps relayed by a supernatural force lingering in the forest behind the Maxwell’s house.

With help from a handsome landscaper and an eccentric neighbor, Mallory sets out to decipher the images and save Teddy—while coming to terms with a tragedy in her own past—before it’s too late.

My Review:

Ready to be freaked out?

Hidden Pictures was such a fun read. Not sure if, I would want to watch a kid that drawing creepy pictures. The book was very tense at times. Your not really sure is the main character just gone crazy. I love this cover so much. It the prefect Halloween read. Well to me Halloween can be all year round.

The main character Mallory I liked in the book. She was a mess in the beginning. Now she trying to get her life in order with help from support. Mallory landed a cool nanny job. How hard will it be watching an kid? Weird things start happening like Teddy drawings, him talking to himself at times. It feels like someone always watching her. Did Mallory fall off the wagon again or something haunting going on?

Ready to sleep with the lights on, then check out Hidden Pictures.

Happy Reading!!!!!

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Rules of Vanishing by Katie Alice Marshall

Book Summary:
In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.
Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?
It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side.

My Review:

Rules for Vanishing was a haunting good read. I did love the storyline and the characters in it.

Don’t go in the woods unless you want to play Lucy’s game.

On the eve of Lucy’s disappearance years ago, a mass text message is sent to play the game. Some kids believe in the story and sent out into woods to play.

The main character Sarah, is dealing with a lot stress. Her sister disappeared years ago playing the game. Now it’s her turn to play and go find her sister. Becca left her clues to help her along away. With the help of Sarah and Becca friends, will she be able to find her alive?

Follow the rules and you might make it out alive.

This book really draws you in. There some scary stuff in it, so you might want to read with the lights on. This book really mess with your head on what’s real or not. It has some awesome twist and turns. In the mood for a good fall read then this book than this will be perfect read for you.

You might have trouble sleeping after reading it.

Happy Reading!!

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{Arc Review} Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Book Summary:
High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy’s fake-dating maneuver leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all.

My Review:

Frankly in Love was such a good read. I enjoy the Korea culture in the book and the characters within it. The storyline was very interesting. Some parts of the book was fun, while there was some serious stuff going on in between.

Frankly life is complicated, since he part American and Korean. He works hard in school and do anything to please his parents. Then one day, Frankly falls with a girl, that his parents will never approve of.

Now Frankly must come up with a plan to keep seeing his girl and hiding from his parents. That’s where his Korean girl best friend comes in. They pretend to date. I mean what could possibly go wrong?

This book was kinda heartfelt read. It deals with some racist in it a bit. I feel bad for Frankly in the book, he deals with hiding from his family and the girl he love. This book has some family bonding moments in it and also some romance. Hopfully Frankly gets his life together in the end. This book is kinda like a Korea Drama which why I liked it so much. Looking for a good family book read, then you might like Frankly in Love.

Happy Reading and Release week of this book!!!

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{Blog Tour & Giveaway} Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan

Tiger Queen
by Annie Sullivan
Publisher: BLINK
Release date: September 10, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance
From Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold, comes Tiger Queen, a sweeping YA fantasy
adventure that tells the story of a fierce desert princess battling to save her kingdom. Fans
of Rebel of the Sands and Meagan Spooner will devour this retelling of Frank Stockton’s fa-
mous short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?”
In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an ancient law forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to
fight in the arena to prove her right to rule. For Kateri, winning also means fulfilling a promise to her
late mother that she would protect her people, who are struggling through windstorms and drought.
The situation is worsened by the gang of Desert Boys that frequently raids the city wells, forcing the
king to ration what little water is left. The punishment for stealing water is a choice between two
doors: behind one lies freedom, and behind the other is a tiger.
But when Kateri’s final opponent is announced, she knows she cannot win. In desperation, she
turns to the desert and the one person she never thought she’d side with. What Kateri discovers
twists her world—and her heart—upside down. Her future is now behind two doors—only she’s not
sure which holds the key to keeping her kingdom and which releases the tiger.

My Review:

Tiger Queen was such a good stand alone read. I enjoy the storyline of how a princess is more of a warrior than being helpless. I do like the most of the characters with in the book.

Kateri all of her life has been train to fight. In order to become queen she must defeat her opponents each time. She is a girl who refuse to settle down. With each fight she is closer to the crown. Her last opponent turns out to be someone who can beat her.

Kateri knows what is a stake if she lose. So she runs off, hoping to find someone good to train her. When she leaves home, she finds out hidden secrets that where kept from her. Will she able to win her crown and save her people?

This book was action packed and a quick pace read. It has tigers, lots of sand and fighting going on. There be some twists and turns throughout the book. A very good stand alone book. I was happy to be a part of this tour. Looking forward to more books by this author.

Happy Reading!!!

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Annie Sullivan is a Young Adult author from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her work has been featured in
Curly Red Stories and Punchnels. She loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling and
exploring new cultures. When she’s not off on her own adventures, she’s teaching classes at the
Indiana Writers Center and working as the Copy Specialist at John Wiley and Sons, Inc. publishing
company, having also worked there in Editorial and Publicity roles. You can follow her adventures
on Twitter and Instagram (@annsulliva).

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{Arc Review} Only Ashes Remains by Rebecca Schaeffer

Book Summary:
After escaping her kidnappers and destroying the black market where she was held captive, all Nita wants is to find a way to live her life without looking over her shoulder. But with a video of her ability to self-heal all over the dark web, Nita knows she’s still a prime target on the black market.
There’s only one way to keep herself safe.
Nita must make herself so feared that no one would ever dare come after her again. And the best way to start building her reputation? Take her revenge on Fabricio, the boy who sold Nita to her kidnappers. But killing Fabricio is harder than Nita thought it would be, even with Kovit by her side. Now caught in a game of kill or be killed, Nita will do whatever it takes to win.

My Review:

Only Ashes Remains was so bloody good. It’s book two of Not Even Bones series. You may discard review if you have yet book one.

The books leaves off with Nita just blew up the black market and bumped into the guy who sold her out. She thinks she safe for now going back home to her mother. Until she finds out people are hunting her down, the person she thought she killed won’t stay dead.

Time to prove herself to her mother, Nita enlist the aid of Kovit. These two are the perfect monsters and killing a lots of people to get information they want. Leaving a bloody mess along the way, will these two ever find peace.

I enjoy Kovit and Nita interaction with each other. They are trying hard to to be good, but end up getting their morals wrong. No matter how hard they fight it, they just monsters at heart. Who is to judge them on what’s right or wrong?

This book is really a bloody mess again. I love entering Not Even Bones world. I was excited when the publisher gave me a arc copy to review. Hope more people get to enjoy this read. It prefect fall read and horror fans a like. This book just came out today.

So much blood on the main characters hands again.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review} Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Book Summary:
Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.
She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities. Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.
When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter — and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.
And if Cass fails, the force she’s unleashed could haunt the city forever.

My Review:

Tunnel of Bones was so good. You get to enjoy more hauntings set in Paris. The book is good for the fall read. If you have yet read City of Ghosts, you don’t have to read this review.

Cass and Jacob are back again. Now they get to join Cass’s folks in Paris. There some awesome haunted new sites to explore and stories to tell. When Cass goes in the catacombs, something evil follows her back. Still learning her new gifts and help with old friends. She now must find a way to get rid of this pest for good.

I enjoy the friendship between Cass and Jacob. The second book has more life threatening issues at hand. Lots of haunts and fun along the way. This book has everything for a good Halloween read. It comes out September 3rd.

Happy Reading!!!

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Happy Labor Day

What I did mostly this Labor Day Weekend was reada lot. I also did some book shopping and got my phone fix. That mean catching up on some reviews that needs to be this week.

Here is my barnes and nobles haul. Thanks to their 50% sale.

My weekend TBR:

These are awesome book sequels that coming out on the 3rd this month. Will rreview them this week.

I finish Only Ashes Remains by Rebecca Schaeffer. I loved the first book Not Even Bones, so book two was a must read. It prefect fall read for horror fans.

Tunnel of Bones by V.E Schwab I recently finish up. It was such a great read. Prefect for the Halloween Season. The book first book City of Ghost is another must read.

Going to start reading Red Skies Falling by Alex Loda soon. I did enjoyed Black Wings Beating the first book. Another book you guys should check out.

All these books comes out September 3rd this week. So many awesome releases happening this month.

What books you guys looking forward to?

Check out my blog on new reads this week and reviews.

Happy Reading and Labor Day!!!!

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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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Bella Bloopers

It’s that time of month to put together some fun behind the scenes, Bella Bloopers. Enjoy!!!