September Wrap-up

Hey guys! I am sorry I am posting this so late. I really would have liked to get this up last week but it was a very stressful week so I needed to take some time from blogging. I also have in been in a bit of a slump again so I’m trying to push through that. I’m sadly not loving the book I recently started but it was my buddy pick for last month and I have it on Netgalley so trying to push through. I do hope to have a better reading month if not definitely will push for it in November and December. So now let’s dive in to the books I read in September!

The Cabin at the End of the WorldThe Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Genre: Horror, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 272 pages
Publication Date: June 26th 2018
Publisher: William Morrow
My Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

Plot: The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.

One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault”. Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.”

Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.

My Thoughts: This book really fell flat for me. I wanted to like it so bad but I couldn’t do it. The beginning of this book held my interest. I wanted to know what was going to happen so bad. Then towards the middle/end I just lost focus and didn’t care. I can’t tell you what happened because I just pushed to finish it to finish. I read a review from my friend Jenna, she said this should have been turned into a short story and I agree. I feel I would have ended up liking it a lot more if that was the case.

Undead Girl GangUndead Girl Gang By Lily Anderson

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, and Contemporary
Pages: 305 pages
Publication Date: May 8th 2018
Publisher: Razorbill
My Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favorite activity: amateur witchcraft.

So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life.

Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders, but they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer…before the killer strikes again.

My Thoughts: I wanted to like this so bad. I really did. I mean just from the title and the cover alone, I was sold. However this book just didn’t do it for me. I just didn’t find myself enjoying most of the story. I did want to dnf this one too but I stayed with it because I wanted to know who the murder was. I was off about my guesses but I did see a lot of people saying it was predictable. I feel maybe if I enjoyed it more and paid more attention I could have figured it out. I do want to eventually do a review for this. I do have some thoughts floating around about it and not everything I disliked so I hope to do that soon.

Have you guys read any of these books? If so what did you think? What books did you guys end up reading September? I would love to hear from you!

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6 thoughts on “September Wrap-up

  1. I feel like Undead Girl Gang I heard so many good things about it when it came out and now they aren’t as positive.

    I was really hoping you liked Cabin at the End of the World more than I did! I might pick up one of his short story anthologies sometime after I finish all the books I’m reading.

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    1. Yeah I feel majority of what I saw about Undead Girl Gang was postive but there were some people who didn’t like it. I feel it had a great concept but just wasn’t for me.

      I feel with Cabin at the End of the World I enjoyed at the beginning and then got sooo bored. I couldn’t focus. I barely remember most of what I read.


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