Don’t Go to Sleep by Bryce Moore 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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The suspence in this just keeps building until it crashes like a wave. So, yeah… I thought this was brilliant.

Based on true events, this story follows jazz loving Gia around her hometown of New Orleans in the time of WWl and the influenza hitting America. This is an incredibly interesting time period full of drama already, but with the addition of an axe murderer set on destroying Italian-American lives, this story had me quickly turning the pages.

I cannot recommend this enough to fans of thrillers. Gia’s character, along with Enzo, being young and in love with life and yet haunted by their pasts and these new murders, really made this story so unique.

Out August 2, 2022!

Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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What a beautiful story!!! I am enthralled by this magical and romantic tale!

I loved the connection between magic and nature, especially with the animals. The enemies to lovers romance made this book for me. I really just adored this story and I can’t recommend it enough!

Out August 2, 2022!

Alias Emma by Ava Glass 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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I don’t think I’ve really read any other books in the spy/espionage genre so this was really exciting! I loved the background the author supplied about the MC throughout this story. Because of that, this was more than just simply fast-paced and thrilling, it also created a real connection that went deeper.

Emma Makepeace is a young spy and this mission is something that will really prove (or not) that she is worth her salt in the world of espionage. She has to convince a stubborn doctor who is in immediate danger to trust her and allow her to lead him to safety. This begins a chase thru the streets of London with Emma and Michael trying to dodge the GRU nonstop. And, from beginning to end, this book is exhilarating!

I definitely recommend this as a quick and absolutely fun read!

Out August 2, 2022!

Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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This book was so good, the ending so so good, I wanted to just scream. Unfortunately, I can’t because I share this space with other people who would be very angry if I screamed over a book… instead of, you know, actually being in danger. Whatever. But, this book. This is an incredible new look on horror.

Vera was called home by her mother. A home she hasn’t been to in years because she was not welcome there. But, as her mother dies inside that house, Vera at last approaches her home and her past. Horror has often included grisly deaths, monsters under the bed and haunted houses, but never like this. If you are a fan of horror then I cannot recommend this enough.

TW: violence, gore, unsettling imagery

Out July 19, 2022

Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier. 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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Wow! Right from the start I was hooked. It started with a shock and the twists just kept coming. I can honestly say that I did not know the reality of everything until the very end. And, I couldn’t even have guessed right if I tried.

Paris is a yoga instructor married to an older, rich and famous man. But when she comes home early from a conference, she finds him dead. And, of course, she is suspect number one. Nothing is exactly as it seems and I was shocked by the ending.

Definitely recommend this for an intense thriller!

TW: child abuse including sexual assault. Suicide.

Out July 19, 2022!

We Made It All Up by Margot Harrison 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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I really loved this story. Told in a “then” and “now” storyline it created a unique way to pull everything together at the end while being incredibly mysterious throughout its entirety.

Celeste moved from Montreal to a small town in Montana. She comes with a loaded past and finds herself in a new friendship with the quirky Vivvy. They begin creating fanfic about a couple of boys at their school and somehow the lines blur between fiction and reality. When one of the boys is found dead, fingers start to point, rumors are made, and everyone is looking at Celeste… the new girl.

I really loved this read and recommend it as a dark thriller.

TW: violence, alcohol use, sexual abuse, stalking.

Out July 12, 2022!

Wake the Bones by Elizabeth Kilcoyne 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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I really enjoyed this read and for reasons more than just the horror aspect. Laurel is living and working on her family’s tobacco farm in Kentucky. She has a unique hobby of working with bones and an ability to read them in the sense that she can see the death of the owners of these bones. However, one day her bones walk away and she begins to understand the evil at work on her land.

While being a creepy read, especially the ending, I found the author’s look into grief and hopelessness really intriguing. Kilcoyne told this story with a bone jarring passion that cannot be ignored. I was lost in the author’s winding storytelling style and it felt amazing to be so wrapped up in a book that is so honest about how many new adult’s deal with change and decision making during difficult times. I definitely would say this is worth a read!

The author has a link on their book review on Goodreads for all the trigger warnings. There is abuse, violence and disturbing imagery in this, but check the link if you can because it’s more detailed. Also this list is available in the book.

Out July 12, 2022!

August Kitko and the Mechas from Space by Alex White 🌟 Arc Review🌟

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This was a blast! I mean, the end of humankind… but, wait! We are saved by music and the sweetest guy on earth and an amazing robot (with a sword!!!). This story has everything; Action, drama for days, a beautiful understanding of music and emotional connections, and love. This is a psychedelic masterpiece that has the kind heart and compassion that truly is world-saving. A thrilling and fantastic read!

Out July 12th!

Upgrade by Blake Crouch 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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This book is a great example of a hypothetical question about our future and some ways it could play out. In this not so distant future that Crouch creates, there is an evolution in what some are able to do by changing our genes to create a sort-of superhuman with a high increase in intelligence. The even more interesting piece to this is seeing through the author’s eyes what a possible effect this would have on the main character.

This was a thrilling, fast-paced and brilliant read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I never could figure out the next twist in the book and it led me through a whirlwind of surprises. I highly recommend this!

Out July 12th!

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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I don’t believe I’ve ever read The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe but there is a large possibility I did when I was growing up and just can’t remember. (I loved Poe and any scary stories when I was growing up). This retelling, however, is something I will never forget. It began with the mystery of the situation and evolved into being truly horrifying.

Easton is a soldier and is visiting an old friend and their sister, Madeline, after receiving a letter calling for help. Soon Easton learns of Madeline’s sickness in the ancient House of Usher. However, there is a strangeness to this sickness and an even stranger quality to the hares in the surrounding countryside and the near lake. Soon it becomes clear that nothing in and surrounding the House of Usher is as it seems.

This story gave me chills and is going down as a new favorite horror story for me! I highly recommend this!

Out July 12th!