Not the Kind of Scary I Thought

Perfectly Preventable Deaths By: Deirdre Sullivan In my quest for some good old Halloween reading I picked up Perfectly Preventable Deaths- a story about two sisters who move to a small Irish village that has a dead girls in the woods mystery going back generations. I did get scary although not the kind I would... Continue Reading →

Mayhem Goes Full Speed

Mayhem By: Estelle Laure This book is being pitched as a YA feminist mash-up of The Lost Boys meets The Craft- and the minute I saw that I knew I wanted to read it! A thousand thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a free copy as part of the book tour. It's 1987... Continue Reading →

Project Semicolon

Project Semicolon September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. I saw this book around starting last week (which was also the three-year anniversary of my friend's passing) and I thought I'd pick it up. I had not heard of the Project Semicolon organization before. This book is full of short (a few pages at most)... Continue Reading →

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Author: Mackenzi Lee Grade: A "God bless the book people for their boundless knowledge absorbed from having words instead of friends..." Monty is a bit of a rake whose getting one last chance not to embarrass his father when he goes on a tour of the Continent with... Continue Reading →

And The Trees Crept In

And The Trees Crept In Author: Dawn Kurtagich Grade: B Two sisters leave behind an abusive situation and take refuge with an Aunt at a strange family manor in the woods. Everything goes well for a little while and then Aunt Cath goes off to crazy town, the food dries up, the house begins to... Continue Reading →

A Madness So Discreet

A Madness So Discreet Author: Mindy McGinnis Genre: Mystery? History? Thriller? Grade: C A Madness So Discreet was the Owlcrate book of the month for October and it was supposed to be one of my scary book reads. While it was intriguing and in some places maddening I'm not really sure what it was but... Continue Reading →

The Wild Girl

The Wild Girl Author: Kate Forsyth Genre: Real People Grade: A I just want to give upfront trigger warnings for sexual abuse, child abuse and rape. The Wild Girl is the story of Dortchen Wild, a young girl living with her parents and her sisters in Hesse-Cassel when Napoleon was rampaging his way through Europe.... Continue Reading →

Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive Author: Jessica Knoll Genre: Mystery Grade: D I struggled with this one. At its base it’s not a poorly written book. There’s a lot of potential but it just doesn’t work out. It’s an explosion of violence, cruelty, humiliation and when all that was done I still wasn’t sure exactly what the... Continue Reading →

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