The Witch in the Well by Camilla Bruce 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This was an intense and mind-spinning read. I loved how the whole book is from journal entries and documents. Also, the opposition between the two main characters was brilliant and created an even more disturbing atmosphere.

Elena returns to a town only known as F- in this book. She spent summers as a child playing at her uncle’s estate known as the castle and is now back to prepare it to be sold. However, Elena does not expect to be so swept up in the lore surrounding the well at this property and absolutely doesn’t realize that her new fascination will create a major rivalry between her and her childhood friend, Cathy.

This book starts off with drama and does not stop. The obsession of these characters with the witch at the well is what I found most disturbing. The way it seemed to infiltrate their lives resulting in actions and thoughts that seemed absolutely mad. I definitely recommend this as a perfect witchy read.

Out October 4, 2022!

Content Warnings for suicide, mental health, violence and death.

Pretty Dead Queens by Alexa Donne 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This was a really fun ya murder mystery that is perfect for some Fall reading.

Cecelia has to move in with her grandmother in a small seaside town after her mother dies. She barely starts school before it’s homecoming and finds one of the girls running for homecoming queen dead in the school pool. This rockets Cecelia forward into an obsession with finding the murderer. Among lots of twists and turns and a little romance, this story pulled me along quickly and kept me entertained.

Definitely recommend to fans of ya murder mystery looking for a fun read!

Out October 4, 2022!

Content warning for murder, grief, violence.

Jackal by Erin E. Adams 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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I had a feeling that this would be incredible and it was even better than I expected! This book brings direct attention to racism, class differences and hatred, and takes place in the author’s hometown but it’s the story that connects all these characters that makes this book so thrilling.

Liz grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and has returned for her best friend’s, Mel’s, wedding. When Mel’s daughter goes missing, Liz is determined to find her. However, she doesn’t expect what she will come to learn of this town and it’s history of missing girl’s.

I really enjoyed this horror. It has a very dark storyline and is a fast-paced read. I also feel like this tale is important.

Out October 4, 2022!

Content warnings for violence, gore, animal violence, death, racism.

After Dark with Roxie Clark by Brooke Lauren Davis 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This was such a fun ya murder/mystery. It revolves around family sticking together, appreciating the past and a few ghost stories as well.

Roxie gives ghost tours about her ancestors that had some sudden and surprising deaths over the past 150 years or so. Her sister has been in mourning for her once boyfriend for over a year but things are about to change. Roxie’s sister, Skylar, has a plan to find her boyfriends murderer herself, and of course, Roxie is there to help.

This book is exciting and fast-paced with some interesting twists and turns! A good read for spooky season!

Out October 4, 2022!

Content warnings for gun violence, murder, some gore and grief.

The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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What a perfectly cozy Holiday thriller!

This follows Lilly, a quiet but kind designer that winds up getting wrapped up in family drama when her Aunt dies and her last letter requests Lilly to join a 12 days of Christmas game to win the family mansion.

Lilly’s mother committed suicide in the maze behind this huge house when Lilly was very young. However, as the game begins and Lilly unravels anagrams in the clues, she realizes there is a lot more to learn about her mother and family… especially, when the other cousins begin to be murdered one by one.

This really gave me great fall and winter/holiday vibes. The perfect read to snuggle up with a blanket and some hot cocoa!

Out October 4, 2022!

Content warnings for violence, death, murder, some gore.

House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This thrilling horror became darker and darker the more I read, and I was more than happy to devour this whole!

Marion lives in the southern part of this world in an area named Prane. This is one of those places where the exceedingly rich live in one part of town and the devastatingly poor in another, but both are neighbors. Marion breaks her back at work everyday as a maid, but the worst part is that she comes home to her violent brother. When she sees the blood red advert in the paper calling for possible new bloodmaids, she finally finds a way to escape from her current situation.

Bloodmaids are all beautiful women, but most importantly, their blood is used for the enjoyment of the elite Houses in the far North. Marion’s blood seems to taste divine to the taster and she soon becomes a member of the House of Hunger. However, what at first appears alluring and desirous begins to show a different side, a wretchedness. And, this is where the true horror lies.

Definitely recommend this to fans of horror!

Out September 27, 2022!

Content warning: blood, gore, violence, death.

Dark Tides by K8mberly Vale 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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I was so excited to read this sequel to Crossbones and I was not disappointed. 

This was a treat and the best part is that the saga will continue! I was thrilled by the ending and can’t wait to see where the author takes this.  This book was full of dreamwraiths, creatures coming through the limbo between worlds and lots of card games and trickery.  This crew together is brilliant and overall, this is a really fun series!

Leech by Hiron Ennes 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This book has given me a way to touch on every emotion. I am so shocked by the ending and it’s so desperately sad and also profound. It’s amazing to think that this incredible journey through this book began with a new doctor at a chateau in the far North. She was looking at how the doctor she is replacing died… and it’s gruesome and the beginning of a parasite horror. This mixes old gothic feels with a new angle on scifi and also *content warning* a very strong and long look at trauma and sexual assault. But it’s done in such a sincere way that I really was right there feeling those same emotions.

This book is incredible! Remember the content warnings but I have to recommend this to fans of parasite horror and scifi!

Out September 27, 2022!

Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This book is about an island, Saoirse, and her inhabitants. The tight knit group of families that live on this island all have various secrets they hold close. The island itself seems alive and as if she is watching and weighing every movement and word. Nothing is as it seems. And at the same time, nothing goes completely unseen either.

This book has such a compelling mystery. I thought I knew what was going on the whole time until I was proven wrong! The secrets and the magic seemed to come alive for me as I read this. I could see myself walking through this beautiful and deadly island breathing in the scent of herbs and magic. This author has a talent of giving their stories a magical breath so that they truly live and it’s always a wonderful adventure.

Definitely recommend this!
Out September 27, 2022!

The House at Phantom Park by Graham Masterton 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This is a great new look on the haunted hospital up for renovations idea that is found in some other ghost stories. I really love the haunted hospital vibe because it offers so much for gruesome and intense horror which this book certainly has. Also, this story has a very unique take with these ghosts, how they affect their victims and where exactly they are from. All of this together gave me a very satisfying spooky read!

If you enjoy books by this author and intense ghost stories then this may be the perfect read for you!

Out October 1, 2022!

Content Warning for gruesome details and depictions.