ARC review, book review, young adult

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones (ARC Review)

Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead… Read More The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones (ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler (ARC Review)

Thirteen of YA’s most celebrated names reimagine Edgar Allan Poe’s most surprising, unsettling, and popular tales for a new generation. Edgar Allan Poe may be a hundred and fifty years beyond this world, but the themes of his beloved works have much in common with modern young adult fiction. Whether the stories are familiar to readers or discovered for the first time, readers will revel in Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tales, and how they’ve been brought to life in 13 unique and unforgettable ways… Read More His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler (ARC Review)

Adult, ARC review, book review

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (ARC Review)

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?… Read More Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, nonfiction

Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson (ARC Review)

Weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature’s strangest tales. And find out why their own stories are equally intriguing. Everyone knows about Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein; but have you heard of Margaret Cavendish, who wrote a science-fiction epic 150 years earlier? Have you read the psychological hauntings of Violet Paget, who was openly involved in long-term romantic relationships with women in the Victorian era?… Read More Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson (ARC Review)

book review, young adult

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco (Review)

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have landed in America, a bold, brash land unlike the genteel streets of London they knew. But like London, the city of Chicago hides its dark secrets well. When the two attend the spectacular World’s Fair, they find the once-in-a-lifetime event tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders. Determined to help, Audrey Rose and Thomas begin their investigations, only to find themselves facing a serial killer unlike any they’ve heard of before. Identifying him is one thing, but capturing him—and getting dangerously lost in the infamous Murder Hotel he constructed as a terrifying torture device—is another… Read More Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco (Review)

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Waiting on Wednesday #18: Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson

Hey everyone! And happy Wednesday! This week, for Waiting on Wednesday, I’m featuring a nonfiction book that I’m very excited about! Those of you following me for longer will know how much I love horror. And since I love Mary Shelley, Daphne du Maurier, and (more recently because of the Netflix original TV adaptation of The… Read More Waiting on Wednesday #18: Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson

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April 2019 TBR

Hello everyone! And welcome to my April 2019 TBR post! What are you most excited to read in April? Before I get into the books I’ll be reading, though, let’s talk a bit about March. While I did pretty okay in February, things kind of slowed down for me in March (as you can tell… Read More April 2019 TBR

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March 2019 TBR

Hello everyone! And welcome to my March 2019 TBR post! What are you most excited to read in March? Before I get into the books I’ll be reading, though, let’s talk a bit about February. I think that I did okay! I only carried one book over from the February TBR list over to the… Read More March 2019 TBR

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February 2019 TBR

Hello everyone! And welcome to my February 2019 TBR post! What are you most excited to read in February?! Those of you who have been keeping up with my TBR updates will know that I hit a really bad reading slump late last year where I read very little leading up to it, and then… Read More February 2019 TBR