Book Review – I Stop Somewhere by TE Carter

“Nobody ever wants to be inconvenienced by all the things that happen to girls.” Ellie Frias is a teenage girl with the same basic desires as any other young girl: to be pretty, to be liked, and to have friends. Instead, she goes through middle school being bullied and ostracized, and enters high school simplyContinue reading “Book Review – I Stop Somewhere by TE Carter”

Book Review – When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen

‘“What are you?” the boy had asked and not, “What are you supposed to be?”‘ Horror has always been a genre where true grief and trauma can be explored through ghosts and other metaphors, and I think social commentary in the horror genre specifically is so important when it’s used with intention and care. ThisContinue reading “Book Review – When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen”

Book Review – Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

“It was difficult, when ghosts were everywhere, to figure out what was real and what was imagined” I read this book and waited two months to review it because I was so overwhelmed with how much I loved it; I already checked a few more of Nina LaCour’s books out from the library and amContinue reading “Book Review – Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour”

My Top 20 Reads of 2021

Anyone else struggling to accept the fact that we’re already in 2022? The last two years have felt like a blur honestly – where is the time going?! If I look back at the books I’ve read, movies I’ve watched, things I’ve drawn, etc – obviously, there’s been some stuff going on, but it stillContinue reading “My Top 20 Reads of 2021”

#JunjiJanuary Readathon: All Junji Ito, All January!

  Who else loves starting off their new year with a “book bang” – ie, reading a bunch in January with all your new year’s motivation, so you can burn yourself out by February and spend the next two months barely able to read more than a few pages at a time?  🙋 It can’tContinue reading “#JunjiJanuary Readathon: All Junji Ito, All January!”

Book Review – White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson

WHITE SMOKE was such a mixed bag for me, which was a little disappointing because I honestly expected to completely love it. That isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy it, because I had fun reading it! But I expected to FULLY LOVE it, and then had some issues. It went to places I definitely wasn’tContinue reading “Book Review – White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson”

Book Review – Penance by Kanae Minato

This was my first book by Kanae Minato, but based on how much I loved it, I already bought her debut and plan to read soon. I’ve been trying to branch out a bit into more translated books since I’m noticing a more Western lean to my reading habits lately, and this was highly recommendedContinue reading “Book Review – Penance by Kanae Minato”

Book Review – Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall

This one has been compared a lot to shows like Twin Peaks & The X-Files, both of which I love, so I knew going into it that I’d either be very, very happy or very, very disappointed. First and foremost, I absolutely freaking LOVED this book & I am 100% going to buy and readContinue reading “Book Review – Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall”

Book Review – Someone To Share My Nightmares by Sonora Taylor

I’m going to be embarassingly honest here, folks: romance in horror – or “horromance” as it’s called ~in bookish circles~ – has been one of my favorite things since I was a weirdo goth teen discovering smutty vampire books for the first time. There’s just something incredibly intoxicating about a well-done mixture of danger andContinue reading “Book Review – Someone To Share My Nightmares by Sonora Taylor”

Book Review – Fangs by Sarah Andersen

  Who knew an undead love story could be so wholesome & adorable? First, I want to make a note that although this is shelved as a “comic / graphic novel”, it’s more like a collection of small snippets you’d find online – little quick, cute comics that don’t tell a big central story, butContinue reading “Book Review – Fangs by Sarah Andersen”