Friday, October 20, 2017

A Stranger In The House

Stars 5/5
A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena

Oh I seriously need to know what happens next! This book is gripping and will hold you until the very end. The story follows Karen, her husband Tom and her best friend and neighbor Brigid. I don't want to spoil anything and it really is best to go into this book knowing very little but I will say it has everything you could ever want and more in a thriller. Karen gets into a car accident on the wrong side of town and gets amnesia. Everyone is asking "Why?" even the police. Especially when a dead body is found right near the area she was in. Don't even think you know how this will end because the ending will make you gasp in disbelief and want more! I will recommend this to everyone!

Survivor Diaries: Overboard

Stars 5/5
Survivor Diaries: Overboard by Terry Lynn Johnson

I won this book in a giveaway and I am so glad I did. I very much enjoyed the story and how it was unique featuring kids that survived unforeseen tragedy. The story follows a boy named Travis who went with his family whale watching and how a nice family trip turned cataclysmic. I don't want to say much more as not to spoil the story since it is a short read but it was packed with adventure, survival and tips & tricks. I hope to get to read the other books in this series. I would recommend this book to everyone of all ages.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thornhill

Stars 5/5
Thornhill by Pam Smy

What a creepy book to read during Halloween! I chose this book to read for the #spookathon 2017 and I just loved it. The story is told in two perspectives. First Ella moves in across the way in 2016 and has a perfect view of the old orphanage Thornhill and all it's secrets. She is determined to find out about it's mysterious past. The Second perspective is from Mary who lived in the orphanage in 1982 right before the tragedy. I can't say anymore than that because I do not want to spoil the story. The Illustrations are beautiful and very gothic dark. I would recommend this to everyone who loves a good bone chiller.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Apprentice Witch

Stars 5/5
The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol

This book was so enchanting that it made it to my 2017 favs list. The story was remarkable and it flowed so well that I could see it as a film playing in my head. I flew through this book because it was wonderful. The story follows a young girl named Arianwyn and her life after she flunked her witch's assessment or so she thought. I do not want to give away anything so not to spoil it but let me just say that this is a coming of age book with lots of magic, friendships, unique creatures, that mean girl that everyone loves to hate and Arianwyn's quest to find herself. I would love an adaptation to film. I could just imagine how awesome the magical creatures would look and the worlds would be mesmerizing. I would recommend this to everyone! I sure hope there will be a series!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

EngiNerds

Stars 5/5
EngiNerds by Jarrett Lerner

I won this book in a giveaway and I am so glad I did. What a wonderful story. Very Nerdy Indeed! It follows a boy named Ken and his friends going on an adventure of their lives. This book features an ingenious story line of robots, lots of snacks, science, explosions and even 90 mph farts. I don't want to say much more as to not spoil it but I must say... there are some that hate baths (water) more than little boys LOL! I would recommend this to everyone. I just loved it and hope there is a second book because I am dying to know who put the pizza in the tree for Kitty LOL! 

It's Alive

Stars 4/5
It's Alive by Richard Woodley

I read this book for a #spookathon 2017 reading challenge "Read a book based on a childhood fear". When I was 7 yrs old, my Mom took us to the drive-in and this was the late show. She thought we were asleep in the back seat but nope I saw the whole movie and for years I was scarred. I would never sleep with my hand hanging off the bed and always had to be facing the door. Babies scared me to death. I was so happy to find this book as an adult and knew this was the perfect read for this event. The story follows a family that has a baby that is not quite right to say the very least. Lots of blood, killings and gore. A perfect 70's classic to read during the Halloween season. I believe this is a creeper that will scare your socks off. I would recommend this to everyone that loves horror, creepy babies, a retro chiller BUT never for the kids!

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Ungrateful Dead

Stars 5/5
The Ungrateful Dead by Rose Cooper

I chose this book to read for the #spookathon 2017 challenge - "Read a book with a spooky word in the title". This is the 2nd book from I Text Dead People. I loved both of the books! This story again follows Anna and her ability to talk with the dead. This book picks up from where the 1st left off and goes on a whole new adventure with new dead people. A wonderfully creepy book to read around Halloween. I expect there will be another book because of how it ends... Well I hope there will be another. I would recommend this to everyone. Just enough creepy and eerie for every age.