Wow! This is pure horror with all the gore included! And, it has illustrations… which are seriously freaky! (I thank you for the nightmares but I need an eraser for my brain bc scary).
The plot really centers around a small town sheriff and her deputy on her last night on the job…. and, of course, the witch. There are several issues revolving around the sheriff and why she is leaving that make up part of the story. But, mainly, the focus goes to the witch and her tricks and treats on this Christmas-y night.
I did feel like the chapters jumped around a bit and that the ending was wanting but still a good horror read to check out.
Thank you Netgalley and Publisher for this incredible arc!!!!
Well, this was absolutely brilliant. Everything I thought I knew… how the story was going, a guess at the ending… this author would flip the switch. And, can I just give this author a huge thank you for that note at the end that revealed the truth behind this story? Bc, Kiersten White, you are magnificent.
It’s a reality hide and seek show…. or is it? Because things seem pretty strange from the start. The immediate start with Mack as the narrator gives this whole game a push towards oddness. And, it doesn’t stop there. The 14 contestants gather and begin a strange trip with an enthusiastic host to the middle of nowhere… really anywhere, no one knows. The game begins and you’ll just have to read the book to find out what happens! Trust me, it’s an incredible surprise!
I could not recommend this more to fans of horror!
(TW: Death, gruesome depictions, unnerving content, religious topics, serial murder)
This book is described as sci-fi/horror and if you are in the mood for that then this is the perfect read.
It’s just another day and then it’s the end of the world. This was a great read for me because it gave me exactly what I wanted without any of the confused explanations that are in longer apolypse style stories. I really wanted a fast-paced horror and that’s what I got and I couldn’t ask for more.
This book features a few interesting main characters that drive the story forward and a whole lot of action! Definitely recommend this one!
Dark Stars edited by John F.D. Taff is a great anthology of horror short stories which is perfect for this time period bc horror is in.
The main thing that stuck with me about all these stories was not only how unique they each are but how easily they each slide into strange and horrific ideals. So many different types of disgusting to terrifying scenarios that really made me think of not just that specific story and it’s characters but the big picture as well. Looking at life through a haunting lens which brought out many different feelings for me.
I definitely recommend this as an entrancing horror read. I personally love short stories of the horror genre. It seems to make the point of each story even more powerful.
Lots of trigger warnings here. Sexual, emotional and physical harm. Prepare yourself.
This book and this series has such a great vibe to it. I feel so at home reading this horror, murder/mystery style book. It’s the perfect series to curl up with at night and enjoy a glass of wine or cup of tea or whatever! Your beverage of choice, ya’ll.
The small town fills with gossip as Keira becomes more well known, for better or worse (but mostly better). She is living in a cabin by the graveyard and trying to use her abilities to help the ghosts pass on. Things quickly escalate when not only does she find an evil ghostly presence near the graveyard, but also when her past comes back to haunt her threatening to take away her new life.
I love the friendship between Keira, Zoe and Mason. Zoe cracks me up with her conspiracy theories and Mason is endearing with his calm and caring attitude. This book gave me everything I need; thrills, chills and laughs and love. I definitely recommend this series!
I really liked this book but there was one thing that bothered me. And, this is something that would bother me about any horror or thriller book. Mainly it’s predictability. I was able to predict something that would have been more exciting not to know. Especially when the ending revealed all this books secrets.
Now, I’m not saying I predicted everything. There were so many different aspects to this story that when the truth was revealed at the end it left me completely shocked.
I loved the small town centered around this creepy old church and the Secrets that seemed to be kept by everyone. Jack, the mother of daughter Flo (age 15) and Vicar of the church, was a really interesting character to follow through this. Especially with the peeks into her past that didn’t completely make sense until the end. I also loved Flo bc she really reminded me of myself, lol. I loved her attitude.
This is definitely worth a read for fans of horror and thrillers. But, the question remains… What do you need from horror and thrillers? I need them to be unpredictable and I’m wondering if anyone agrees?
Hi hi hi! I hope you are doing well. However, today is Monday so it’s a pretty meh day. 😐
So here is a list of my current reads!
Loving this book! A really eerie story focused on a Vicar with a mysterious past and her 15 year old daughter. They recently moved to an incredibly small town where mom, Jack, is taking over as Vicar at the church. However, neither Jack or her daughter Flo, are very welcome.
This barely sums up what is happening but I like it bc it has that creepy vibe of what is teetering over the edge between good and evil. I am about halfway through and I am full of questions!
This is the next Arc I’m reading after I finish Burning Girls. It seems to be an intense psychological thriller (major emphasis on the psychological part). I love books like this about different dimensions, alternate universes. It seems like another great mind trip read and I believe it’s coming out on February 22nd! So I’m rushing to get to it!
This is the second book in the House of Night series by a mother/daughter duo working together as authors (gotta admit, that’s cool). I did not love the first one bc there was excessive slut shaming and just females putting down other females… which, is not how life should be folks!!
I just started this but put it down to focus on 1 thing at a time. But so far I am really enjoying book 2 more than the first. So, yay! I’m excited!
Rereading Percy Jackson because I love this series. That is all.
My cat and I hope you have a great day! Any thoughts or questions or book recommendations for me, please comment!! I’d love to hear from you!
Omygosh… this book freaked me out. Centering around a disease called The Violence that basically will create a sudden rage in a person and this rage is taken out on anyone unlucky enough to be around them.
This book does have a theme besides violence. It shows the reader the lengths someone will go to protect themselves and their loved ones. This survival instinct is possibly what is stronger than The Violence itself. And, even when things look dire, there is that spark of hope when someone carries on against all odds.
This was a tough read for me. Lot’s of trigger warnings: Physical and sexual assault and, of course, violence. Although I had a hard time getting through parts of it, I would recommend this to anyone who can handle the emotional impact of this book along with an overt amount of violence.