April Owlcrate Unboxing

Hey guys! It’s time for another Owlcrate Unboxing. This box I was super excited to get because I had been promoting the book since January and I really wanted the exclusive cover for it.

So let’s dive in! Continue reading “April Owlcrate Unboxing”

Advertisements

Book Review: Bird Box

Bird BoxBird Box By Josh  Malerman

Genre: Horror, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Post Apocalyptic
Pages: 262 pages
Published: March 1st 2014
Publisher: Ecco
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Something is out there . . .

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?

Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey—a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside—and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?

Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
Continue reading “Book Review: Bird Box”

Top Ten Tuesday: Frequently Used Words In Thriller Titles

Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.This week’s theme is Frequently Used Words in [Insert Genre/Age Group] Title. Since I am a big fan of thrillers I decided to pick that genre. So many thrillers have the same words in the title. I decided to pick 2018 releases that are on my TBR. I will be italicizing the words that are used frequently in thrillers. So let’s get started! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Frequently Used Words In Thriller Titles”

March Owlcrate Unboxing

Hey guys! I thought it would be fun to do a little something different on my blog today. My boyfriend recently bought me a subscription to Owlcrate. I was super excited because I really wanted to subscribe to the April box.

I’ve gotten two boxes from Owlcrate in the past. I really enjoyed both boxes a lot. I do love seeing how far Owlcrate has come. Plus I love the exclusive book covers and that the books come signed. It really makes the subscription worth it. So now Let’s dive in! Continue reading “March Owlcrate Unboxing”

Book Review: Unraveling Oliver

Unraveling OliverUnraveling Oliver By Liz Nugent

Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 272 pages
Published: August 22nd 2017
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Plot: I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her.

Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children’s books; their life together one of enviable privilege and ease—until, one evening after a delightful dinner, Oliver delivers a blow to Alice that renders her unconscious, and subsequently beats her into a coma.

In the aftermath of such an unthinkable event, as Alice hovers between life and death, the couple’s friends, neighbors, and acquaintances try to understand what could have driven Oliver to commit such a horrific act. As his story unfolds, layers are peeled away to reveal a life of shame, envy, deception, and masterful manipulation.

Continue reading “Book Review: Unraveling Oliver”

Blog Tour: In Her Skin | Review + Giveaway

In Her SkinIn Her Skin By Kim Savage
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
 photo addtogoodreadssmall_zpsa2a6cf28.png photo B6096376-6C81-4465-8935-CE890C777EB9-1855-000001A1E900B890_zps5affbed6.jpg

Synopsis:

A dark, suspenseful young adult novel about crime, identity, and two girls with everything to lose.

Fifteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain takes on her biggest heist yet—impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn’t been easy, and she hopes to cash in on a little safety, some security. She finds her opportunity with the Lovecrafts, a wealthy family tied to the unsolved disappearance of Vivienne Weir, who vanished when she was nine.

When Jo takes on Vivi’s identity and stages the girl’s miraculous return, the Lovecrafts welcome her with open arms. They give her everything she could want: love, money, and proximity to their intoxicating and unpredictable daughter, Temple. But nothing is as it seems in the Lovecraft household—and some secrets refuse to stay buried. When hidden crimes come to the surface and lines of deception begin to blur, Jo must choose to either hold on to an illusion of safety or escape the danger around her before it’s too late. In Her Skin is Kim Savage at her most suspenseful yet.

kim savage

 KIM SAVAGE is the author of three critically acclaimed young adult novels, After the Woods, Beautiful Broken Girls (named by Kirkus as one of the 10 Best YA of 2017), and In Her Skin (releasing March 27, 2018), all with Farrar, Straus, Giroux/Macmillan. Her novels have been published in Spain, Brazil, and Turkey, and have been optioned for TV. Kim presents at conferences and book festivals nationwide; has been featured on NPR, Herald Radio, and on local cable stations; and she reads from her novels at bookstores across the country. A former reporter with a Master degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, Kim’s stories are based in and around Boston. She lives with her family near Boston, not far from the real Middlesex Fells Reservation of After the Woods. Kim and her husband have three children, each of whom beg to appear in her books. They shouldn’t.

Continue reading “Blog Tour: In Her Skin | Review + Giveaway”

Manga Review: Tokyo Ghoul

tokoyo ghoulTokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1 By Sui Ishida and Joe Yamazaki (Translator)

Genre: Manga, Horror, Fantasy
Pages: 224 pages
Published: June 16th 2015
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own. Continue reading “Manga Review: Tokyo Ghoul”

Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens AgendaSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda By Becky Albertalli

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Lgbt, Romance
Pages: 303 pages
Release Date: April 7th 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bay

Plot: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met. Continue reading “Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”

Down The TBR Hole #29

 

Hey guys! It’s time for another Down the TBR Hole which was created by Lia @Lost In A Story! Wow I can’t believe next week will be my 30th Down the TBR Hole post. It feels like it’s been ages since I started this. I can’t wait to see how this week is going to go. Let’s get to it!

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The fact that I will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR. Continue reading “Down The TBR Hole #29”

Waiting on Wednesday: In Her Skin

In Her SkinIn Her Skin By Kim Savaga

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Mystery
Pages: 304 pages
Release Date: March 27th 2018
Publisher: FSG

Plot: Sixteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain is about to take on the biggest heist of her life: impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn’t been easy, and Jo is hoping to cash in on a little safety, a little security. She finds her opportunity in the Lovecrafts, a wealthy family with ties to the unsolved disappearance of Vivienne Weir, who vanished when she was nine.

When Jo takes on Vivi’s identity and stages the girl’s miraculous return, the Lovecrafts welcome her back with open arms. They give her everything she could want: love, money, and proximity to their intoxicating and unpredictable daughter, Temple. But nothing is as it seems in the Lovecraft household—and some secrets refuse to stay buried. As hidden crimes come to the surface, and lines of deception begin to blur, Jo must choose to either hold onto an illusion of safety, or escape the danger around her before it’s too late.


Why I Need This Book: The premise of this story sounds amazing. I really want to see how Jo pulls off pretending to Vivi. It just sounds like it’s going to keep me on the edge the whole time. Plus it’s been getting amazing ratings on goodreads so that just makes me more excited.


Have any of you guys gotten a chance to read this early? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I seriously can’t wait to start it. What books are you looking forward to being released?