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Ninth House is Worth a Pledge

Ninth House

Ninth House

By: Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House was probably my most anticipated book of the year. It’s one of my favorite authors making the jump from YA to Adult. Although I admit I find that line really blurred already especially in Bardugo’s case.

Strong but flawed heroine, ghosts, magic, creepy towns and an ages old murder mystery mixed in with a current murder was right up my alley and perfect for this time of year.

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The Tenth Girl Blog Tour!

The Tenth Girl

The Tenth Girl

By: Sara Faring

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of The Tenth Girl in order to participate in the Fantastic Flying Book Club Tour! I was very much looking forward to this read so thanks to them for the opportunity!

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October Wrap-Up: Appropriate Amounts of Halloween Candy

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One of these days I’m going to have the appropriate amount of candy for handing out on Halloween. I swear I half want to do some neighborhood census in September. Like do you have kids? Will you be trick-or-treating past my house? Does anybody ever nail the correct amount needed?

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Anyway we’re officially in November! Clocks change this weekend and it’s my favorite time of the year. Hoping my mood will improve with the time ūüôā

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City of Ghosts vs. Small Spaces

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City of Ghosts

By: Victoria Schwab

Grade: B

After a near death experience Cassie (the daughter of paranormal investigators no less) is able to make contact with ghosts. In fact she has a ghost sidekick friend. This isn’t that much of a big deal in America but she soon learns her parents will be touring Europe starting in Edinburgh, Scotland. Ghost central pretty much.

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A Ghost Tale with all the Feelings

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Sheets

By: Brenna Thummler

Grade: B

Available August 28th

This is a very sweet little tale about a ghost who finds himself playing in a laundromat one night and winds up trying to assist the 13-year old girl whose working to keep it afloat for her grief-stricken family.

I originally saw this on Perfectly Tolerable’s¬†blog and it was read now on Netgalley so I thought I’d check it out.

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A Beautiful Collection: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Edited By: Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Grade: A

Ghosts, star-crossed lovers, tragedy, more ghosts, shape-shifters, dances and sisters among other things… A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is an anthology of Asian myths and legends that released at the end of June.

It’s a beautifully written and entertaining collection of stories and if you aren’t familiar with the myths or want to know more about them there’s a page or two of information by the author at the end of each story which I was so grateful to read!

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Horrorstor

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Horrorstor

Scare Scale: 10

Creep Factor: 8

Author: Grady Hendrix /Grade: A

 Scary ghost story?

 This one did the trick!

¬†Amy works at Orsk an IKEA knock-off in the mid-West. Strange things have been happening there and one day her supervisor asks her and another character to pull an all-nighter with him and try to figure out what’s going on. They wound up being joined by two other employees on a ghost hunt.

¬†What’s going on? A good old-fashioned ghost/horror story because unfortunately Orsk just happens to have been built on the remains of a prison where some not so pleasant things happened a long time ago.

¬†I admit a lot of what creeped me out is I actually do find IKEA and some of those other stores creepy. (I have this paranoid fear every time I step foot inside a Costco or Home Depot that while be the moment an Earthquake hits and I’ll be crushed by the stock and never find my way out. But that’s a whole other tale.) Probably everyone has been in a store like that. Lots of space. Lots of corners. Furniture to hide under. Doors that are supposed to go nowhere.

¬†I’m getting scared again just thinking about it. I liked Amy and Basil (her supervisor) quite a bit. But then again I think everyone has been in Amy’s position just trying to get by and failing having to do crap like stay overnight at this place in order to pay rent or get kicked out. There are a couple of violent and gross moments that set me on edge.

¬†Seriously, once I start reading a scary book I have to finish. I can’t sleep until I know the end. Luckily this one is a fast read.

 This one works so well and scares so well because the characters are so relatable and the place is so well-known.

¬†Recommend: Yes.¬†So far the best of my scary book month! I’d also definitely put this in a should be a movie category.