The Holloway Girls by Susan Crispell!! ๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ

Thank you Netgalley and Publisher for this Arc!!

Remy is a Holloway girl. And, this comes with a strange sort of responsibility for a girl at age 16. A Holloway girl’s kiss supposedly brings bad luck during her season. However, when it’s Remy’s turn, she discovers that even something as simple as a lucky kiss can turn bad. She kisses her crush and he falls under a spell of bad luck! But, is this really Remy’s fault?

I mostly enjoyed this story. My favorite piece to this tale is Tobin’s character and how Remy seems to grow stronger and more confident by the end of the book. The magic is really low-key and not discussed in great detail but that didn’t take away from this fun, fast-paced read.

Out June 7th!

๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

Thank you Netgalley and Publisher for this incredible arc!!

I loved this book. I adored every second.

Alice is rich, with rich famous parents, parents who are never around. And, after the chaotic events surrounding Alice last summer, nobody else really wants to be around either. Iris is a student at the same school but from the other side of town… the not rich at all side. So when she is offered 3000 dollars to tutor Alice, Iris goes for it. Neither girl expecting to solve a crime or, even weirder, to become friends.

This book was so exciting and really… loveable. A very thrilling read. There were some serious issues, TW for domestic violence and assault.

Out on May 3rd!

๐ŸŒŸ Currently Reading ๐ŸŒŸ

Hi hi hi! I hope you are doing well. However, today is Monday so it’s a pretty meh day. ๐Ÿ˜

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!

๐ŸŒŸArc Review ๐ŸŒŸ Reclaim the Stars by Zoraida Cordova!

Thank you Netgalley for this incredible read!

Reclaim the Stars features 17 short stories all by different Latin American authors! These stories are scifi/fantasy focusing on the diaspora of the Latin people. I can honestly say that I loved every single story in this collection and I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried.

What is so spectacular about these stories are the connections found and forged. Whether family or finding a new community that accepts someone as family. Also, these tales are full of universal feelings that define us all… love, friendship and more than anything else, hope!

I cannot recommend this enough and it’s hard for me to see anyone disliking this gorgeous short story collection. Do yourself a favor and grab this book!

Comes out February 15th!

๐ŸŒŸArc Review ๐ŸŒŸ Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren!

Thank you Random House and Netgalley for this read!

I loved this book! Chrissy, Chase, Emma and Kiki are the members of The Ghost Gang! They usually are lurking around haunted locales in Las Vegas. However, Chase has bigger plans for this ghost hunting troop on Halloween; a haunted hotel in LA and his dream of 1 million followers on YouTube coming true after this epic adventure. The Hearst Hotel is very creepy and things really escalate quickly because Chrissy can legitimately see ghosts, has real feelings from the other side and even can pick up on thoughts from the living!

I had so much fun reading this. There was a piece to this puzzle that did seem a bit predictable but it was handled in a way that I didn’t see coming. I loved the murder/mystery along with really creepy descriptions of ghosts and all supernatural. Definitely caused some goosebumps and chills running down my arms at several points.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in then I definitely recommend this. Just a trigger warning for frightening scenes, some blood and gore and unsettling imagery.

Coming out on February 1st!

๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ The Monarchs by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige!

Thank you Netgalley so much for this wonderful Arc!!

I loved the first book in this series, The Ravens. I love love love the idea of a Witch coven sorority so much. And, when I got the opportunity to read The Monarchs, you can imagine how thrilled I was! (YAYY!!)

This sequel will not let the readers down. At least not in my opinion! I felt the story had an interesting start, but a little before halfway through this quick read I was completely drawn in. There is even more focus on the occult parts of witchcraft and some really exciting new developments that had me at the edge of my seat!

This book is more than just thrilling and exciting. I love how the sisterhood grows stronger and even becomes more inclusive by letting others in and making new friendships on campus.

It’s sweet, it’s thrilling and exciting, it had me at the edge of my seat and it gave me some nice feel good vibes! I highly recommend reading this sequel and if you haven’t read The Ravens yet, now is a great time to jump in!

๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long!

Thank you Netgalley for this stunning Arc!

Stunning.  That’s the perfect word to describe this book.  I did not know what to expect but this story swept me off my feet. 

Sena is a 17 year old young woman trying to make it through life on a planet that cannot find a way to respect anyone with Scavver blood.  Sena lost her mothers 5 years ago when they took part in a famous sled race on this world.  Sena feels alone and, even though she doesn’t know it,  she needs help.

Sena goes through an amazing transition from loner to a team leader throughout this story.  I think the most emotional element was her connection to a fighting wolf that kind of adopted her as a partner.   The author did an amazing job describing the relationship between a human and an animal.  It was very real and reminded me of how attached to my pets I am on a psychological level and going through forming that attachment and the overwhelming love I feel for them.

This was an incredible read that was fast-paced and full of action.   I highly recommend this!!

Look for this in 2022 on January 11th!!

๐ŸŒŸ Holiday Bookstack and current reads! ๐ŸŒŸ

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I am absolutely thrilled to be only one week away from Christmas! I can’t wait to hand out presents, overdose on sugar while watching Elf and of course spend time with family!

I am currently reading a few things that are not exactly Christmas related but I am certainly enjoying:

A snowy thriller!

I am loving this cryptic suspense and mystery in Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney! I have fallen in love with the thriller genre this year and there is no turning back now! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Lexi Ryan is amazing!! I bow down to her as I read this story full of manipulations and lies… not to mention two absolutely gorgeous Faerie Prince’s!!! And, there is going to be a sequel??? I am so not ready for whatever cliffhanger I’m heading towards!!

Stop! Just stop and write on your calendar for 2022… January 4th is the release date for this very unique and indescribable really, thriller following Molly the Maid during a murder investigation at her high end hotel of employment. I hope to finish this soon to tell you more bc it is incredible!

This is everything I’m reading right now! I am wishing all of you the very best and would love to hear your thoughts on any of these books! Please feel free to message me anytime! Cheers!

๐ŸŒŸArc Review ๐ŸŒŸ Heart of a Witch by Rebecca L. Garcia

Thank you Netgalley for this Arc!

I love a good revenge story that shows how the MC is formed into a villainous character.   In that aspect, I feel like this book is perfect for readers looking for this type of story.   Also, the fact that it’s a family that practices witchcraft running from the Witch hunters with a little romance mixed in makes it a really fun read. 

However, there were some quirks to the writing style that bothered me a bit.  Just certain descriptions that seemed off and I also felt like the dialogue was a little choppy which created a distance between myself and the story.

I definitely think this is worth a read and recommend it for anyone who loves a good villain origin story!

๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ The Violent Season by Sara Walters

Thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire for this thrilling arc!

The Violent Season by Sara Walters is a quick read, fast-paced and has an absolutely shocking twist at the end! I enjoyed every second of this thrill ride even if I was constantly trying to connect the dots attempting to see the whole picture.

Wyatt is a 17 yo girl that really became more and more of a confusing Main Character to me. She would have these very natural young adult moments and somehow it would turn around into her seeming completely strange. She spends most of her time with a boy named Cash and their relationship is confusing and just straight up unhealthy. She finds herself involved with Porter, a popular boy that Cash hates, and this really elevates many problems.

The town itself is strange as well. Wolf Ridge is small and secluded. However, there are many random unexplainable deaths in the month of November. Wyatt refers to this as a sickness, somewhat personifies the town as a place that creates violence during this month. Her mother was also murdered a year ago in November making Wyatt quite obsessive with her ideas.

There is so much I loved about this book! It kept me on my toes and I really could not ever figure out what was really going on. It’s a wild ride and I definitely recommend it.

A few trigger warnings for mental health, sexual assault, violence and grief.

Look for this out on Oct. 5th!