Thank you so much TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour! An odd story with bits of dark humor thrown in, a mystery and an eccentric unreliable narrator built up this unique gothic fiction. As a debut novel this was really well done and I’m excited to see what is next for Michael. I gave this 3.5 stars!
“I didn’t trust his death. Father was an author. He was words. You can’t kill words.”
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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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I have been on a spooky/creepy read kick this month and I promptly added The Cellar to the list after hearing some good reviews. The premise is certainly scary, young girls being kidnapped and kept against their will by a psychopath, and while at times the character development seemed to lack a bit, I did enjoy the overall story. I rated this one 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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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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Thank you so much FSG Originals for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! A quick read, The Grip of It, delivers spooky events and an ending that makes you question everything. I had high hopes for this story, but unfortunately I walked away slightly underwhelmed. I rate this 3 out of 5 stars.
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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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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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