The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson *Review*

This was my last read in October, snuggling in to start it on Halloween, I was hoping for a perfectly spooky ghost story.  Unfortunately, I was a little underwhelmed by the over all story and rated this book 2.5 out of 5 stars!

“I think we are only afraid of ourselves,” the doctor said slowly. “No,” Luke said. “Of seeing ourselves clearly and without disguise.

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How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather *review*

I absolutely loved How to Hang a  Witch and all its witchy goodness.  I wish I could reread it again for my first time and fall in love all over again.  A ghost and witch story that is on the same level of scare factor as Hocus Pocus, but just as wickedly fun.  I cannot wait to go out and grab Adriana’s next book and follow Samantha on her next journey.   4.5 out of 5 stars for me on this one!

“Almost everything worth believing in cannot be seen.  Love, for instance.”

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The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon *Review*

THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! I could not put this down and here I was going into it thinking I would like it but it wouldn’t be a favorite as its marketed as a psych thriller.  Nope, it is not a psychological thriller at all and its odd they marked it that way, it’s a ghost story/mystery and it is one of the best books I have read this year.  I cannot wait to go and pick up more of Jennifer’s books. Five out of five stars!

“Madness is always a wonderful excuse, don’t you think? For doing terrible things to other people.”

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie *Review*

Boy was I a fool to wait so long to read my first Christie book!  I know this one is incredibly famous and I believe I even watched the movie as a kid, although I can’t remember for sure, I enjoyed this book and read it all in only a few hours.  All the stars!

“One little Indian boy left all alone; he went and hanged himself and then there none.”

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Final Girls by Riley Sager *Review*

I received Final Girls as one of my picks for my September Book of the Month club box and was very excited!  This book had been getting rave reviews and I was ready for a fun slasher.  While it ended up being more of a psychological thriller I still rated this book 3.5/5 stars (rounded to 4 on my Goodreads) and enjoyed it a bit more than I thought I would considering I usually dislike psych thrillers.  With twists I didn’t predict and creepy flash backs making me feel like I was in a horror movie, this book was a perfect start to my Fall TBR.

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco *Review*

What do you get when you blend together unsolved historical cases, women fighting societal expectations, and romance?  Answer; an incredibly fun mystery that you won’t want to put down! Stalking Jack the Ripper is fresh and spunky and I enjoyed every second of the adventures with Audrey Rose in the late 1800’s.  While at parts a little slow and maybe a tad predictable I rate this exciting debut novel 3.5 stars!

“What is a man’s soul made of that a woman’s is not?”

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There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins *Review*

Thank you so much PenguinTeen for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review!  I am stuck between a 3.5 or 4 star rating.  So on my Goodreads I have it rounded to 4 Stars!

I had a really fun time reading this book and I won’t lie when I say I jumped a little that night after I finished reading, worried there was someone lurking around.  You know when Halloween time starts to roll around and you just want to sit and watch some slasher movie that isn’t the worlds best, but it is just so perfect for the time and mood?  Thats exactly how I would describe Stephanie Perkins’ newest novel.  A high school slasher with your average dose of romance and sex and tons of gory bits to keep you on edge.  While the exact reason behind the killings and some of the “secrets” leave a little to be desired, the overall experience was fun and well worth it.   I soaked in this bloody, thrilling read in a day and I enjoyed every second of it.

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