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”

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”

Book Review – The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

What is it about thrillers that make them go-to comfort reads for me? Is there something wrong with me that tragedies & disappearances are what I turn to when I’m in a reading slump & in need of something “safe”? Who else is with me on this, please, anyone? lmao Okay, but for real. ThisContinue reading “Book Review – The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell”

Book Review – Cats of the Pacific Northwest by J.W. Donley

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and that’s exactly the type of situation David and his girlfriend find themselves in on a spontaneous backpacking trip gone wrong. Alone and starving, the two begin losing all hope when they find something strange lurking in the woods – or, rather, when it finds them! Creepy and disquieting, CATS OF THEContinue reading “Book Review – Cats of the Pacific Northwest by J.W. Donley”