Poison by Lan Chan Released: September 1, 2015 Publisher: CreateSpace Pages: 350 Source: I was provided a copy for review purposes by Xpresso Book Tours. Since the night her mother was murdered, sixteen-year-old Rory Gray has known one truth: There are no good Seeders. In post-apocalyptic Australia, the scientists known as Seeders have built a Citadel surrounded by food-producing regionsRead more about Review + Giveaway | Poison by Lan Chan[…]
Of Delicate Pieces by A. Lynden Rolland Released: October 20, 2015 Publisher: Month9Books Pages: 300 Source: I was provided a copy for review purposes by Chapter by Chapter hosting services. Settling into her second year of death, Alex is ready to explore her limitless mind in an afterworld that changes each day, but she still isn’tRead more about REVIEW + GIVEAWAY | Of Delicate Pieces by A. Lynden Rolland[…]
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Released: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Part-psychological thriller, part-urban legend, this is an unsettling narrative made up of diary entries, interview transcripts, film footage transcripts and medical notes. Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Three people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin . . .
Re-opened police records, psychiatric reports, transcripts of video footage and fragments of diary reveal a web of deceit and intrigue, violence and murder, raising a whole lot more questions than it answers.
Who was Kaitlyn and why did she only appear at night? Did she really exist or was she a figment of a disturbed mind? What were the illicit rituals taking place at the school? And just what did happen at Elmbridge in the events leading up to ‘the Johnson Incident’?
Chilling, creepy and utterly compelling, THE DEAD HOUSE is one of those very special books that finds all the dark places in your imagination, and haunts you long after you’ve finished reading.
| My thoughts |
Rating: 5/5 stars.
I don’t even know how to start this review. There is not a single thing that I can think of that I didn’t like about this book. Even reading other’s review of this book gives me no ideas about things that I didn’t like.
This book. If you don’t like creepy things, this book is not for you. This is the book I was most looking forward to during the month of October and boy, did it deliver! There are some scenes that straight up gave me goosebumps and made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I never felt like I couldn’t read this at night, but it definitely gave me that giddy adrenaline rush that I love scary movies so much for. I don’t want to give anything away here, but some scenes…. Read more about The Dead House Review …
Details for the giveaway are at the end of this post – I’m sorry I know it’s long!
First off, let me start by saying I read this book within a 24 hour period. Let me also say that I haven’t done that since my teen years…AKA a really ridiculously long time ago.
Why did I read this book within a day?
Because it was ssoooo gooooooddd!
I feel for my boyfriend (and you should too) because he had to put up with me literally whining around the house the rest of the day until we went to bed. I needed extra cuddles to get over this book and honestly, I’m still not over it. I’ll have a book hangover from this one for a while. Read more about Blood and Salt Review + GIVEAWAY! …
The giveaway has officially ended!
I am so excited to announce my first giveaway! This is a brand new (UNSIGNED) hardcover copy of Red Queen. All you have to do is click the link above! Make sure you confirm in the opt-in e-mail or your name won’t be in the hat!
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Released: February 10, 2015
Series: Red Queen Series [Book One]
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart…
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