Review: Island of the Mad

Have you ever read a book and when you got to the ending you A) Hadn’t realized you were at the ending and B) Once you realized you were in fact at the ending…realized you also understood very little about what you had just read. Well, that about sums up my experience with Island of…

Review: The Mere Wife

Before I jump into my review, I have a bit of a funny story about The Mere Wife. I have seen it all over Bookstagram for some time but never felt a real interest in reading it. Why? Because for whatever reason *every* time I saw the cover of this book, I thought it said…

Review: The Dead Lands

One of my favorite genres of horror (is it a sub-genre of horror?) is post-apocalyptic fiction. There is just something captivating about an author who can create something totally new out of a world we, more or less, can recognize. The cause of this particular apocalypse was a super flu followed by a nuclear fallout…

Review: The Grip of It

I chose this as my Book Club’s book for the month of October and, let’s just say, I think everyone will be sufficiently creeped out. The story behind The Grip of It, at first glance, seems simple. Julie and James move out of the city in hopes of reforging their marriage and breaking James of…

Review: Kill Creek

Kill Creek has easily been one of my favorite reads of the 2018 Halloween Season! A haunted house story with several unique twists, endearing characters, and a fascinating premise…what more could you ask for? The story begins with a home, the Finch House. It has been empty, abandoned, overgrown, and almost forgotten for years and…

Review: You Should Have Left

I picked up You Should Have Left: A Novel knowing very little about it, except that it was claimed one of the eeriest reads of 2017. And, I think it earned that title well. You Should Have Left is a short novel (barely over 100 pages) that easily feels two times the length it actually…

Review: The Dark Net

The Dark Net has been one of my favorite and most surprising reads of the year. I found the way it weaved folklore, tech, and some badass women together the perfect mix for a spooky and thought-provoking novel. The Dark Net asserts two things: the light and dark exist and the Dark Net is completely…

Review: White is for Witching

Reading White is for Witching felt kind of like trying to read a dream. The pacing was languorous and even lethargic at some points. Additionally, the POV slipping between characters was at first dynamic and interesting (and even Austeninan), but in the second act of the book, it felt like it totally dropped. We begin…

Review: The Deep

Reading this book made me groan in disgust and say ‘Oh no’ a few times while riding the metro…and that’s a good thing. It is rare for a book to have fantastic characterization, haunting psychological elements, paranormal beings, and body horror all in one book without being choppy or overwrought, but The Deep succeeds here….

5 Books that Cured my Book Slump

As readers, we’ve all been there. Perhaps you’re in a book slump because you just finished a book you adored or because you’ve read a lot of ‘eh’ books lately, or perhaps you’ve just been so busy that reading feels like a monumental task. So, I’ve come up with a list for you of books…