Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Post #83: It's Fall, yay!!



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Review: The Suffering (The Girl from the Well #2) by Rin Chupeco

The Suffering (The Girl from the Well, #2)
Title: The Suffering

Series: The Girl from the Well #2

Previous book in this series: The Girl from the Well

Author: Rin Chupeco

Publication date: September 8, 2015

Published by: Sourcebooks Fire

Source: For review from publishers via Netgalley

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Synopsis:

Over the last year I've gone against faceless women, disfigured spirits, and grotesque revenants. Some people keep dangerous hobbies; skydiving and driving at monster truck rallies and glacier surfing. Me? I cast my soul into the churning waters of potential damnation and wait for a bite.

It’s been two years since Tark Halloway’s nightmare ended. Free from the evil spirit that haunted him all his life, he now aids the ghostly Okiku and avenges the souls of innocent children by hunting down their murderers. But when Okiku becomes responsible for a death at his high school, Tark begins to wonder if they’re no better than the killers they seek out.

When an old friend disappears in Aokigahara, Japan’s infamous ‘suicide forest’, both must resolve their differences and return to that country of secrets to find her.

Because there is a strange village inside Aokigahara, a village people claim does not exist. A village where strange things lie waiting.

A village with old ghosts and an ancient evil – one that may be stronger than even Okiku...

My rating: ★★★★★

The Suffering... Weeeeeee! Not usually something you say about a horror book, but I loved it!

So this is a sequel/companion book to The Girl from the Well that is, this time around, told in the POV of Tark, yay! I loved him in the last book and loved him even more in this one! I also loved that it was a male POV, which I always find refreshing and feel there should be more of... Just saying.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Review: The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

The Girl from the Well (The Girl from the Well, #1)
Title: The Girl from the Well

Series: The Girl from the Well #1

Author: Rin Chupeco

Publication date: August 2014

Published by: Sourcebooks Fire

Source: Borrowed from library

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Synopsis:

You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out.

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as "Dexter" meets "The Grudge", based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.

My rating: ★★★★☆

It's no surprise that I love horror. What is a surprise is that this book was completely off my radar until I saw the sequel. So I immediately fixed that and read Girl from the Well! I heard/saw somewhere that this was kind of like a cross between the movies The Ring and The Exorcist, and I agree! It very much was like them! It's one of the reasons why I was initially drawn to this series, and I'm so glad I read it 'cause it was awesome! One thing I didn't know was that Girl from the Well and The Ring are both based on the same myth/legend! So awesome! Even more great is that this book is told in the POV of the killer ghost! :D It was such a unique perspective that I quite loved and one I wish happened more often. And, okay, before you start freaking out, this ghost only goes after child killers, as she herself was murdered way back when. The concept was just fantastic, to say the least.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Book Spotlight: Annie's Defiance (Elemental Myths #3) by Nicole Pouchet


If adult paranormal books are your jam, check out the following! Plus, there's a splash a mythology, which is always great! :)


Monday, September 7, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #68


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey.


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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sunday Post #82: Water Marbling!


Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Book Spotlight: Beautiful Curse by Jen McConnel


Hey guys! I have a special spotlight post for you guys today! Why special? Because this book is Greek mythology-based! :D

Friday, September 4, 2015

Review: Valentine's Day Sucks by Juli Alexander

Valentine's Day Sucks (A Young Adult Romance Novella)
Title: Valentine's Day Sucks

Author: Juli Alexander

Publication date: January 2012

Published by: Juli Alexander

Source: Own e-book

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Buy it: Amazon, it's FREE! (As of date posted)

Synopsis:

Who would have thought that a night of babysitting could change her life forever?

Since his little sister bit her in November, Matt Johnson has kept her alive. Only Natalie could have a hot guy climb through her bedroom window every night and have it mean absolutely nothing romantic. Natalie works hard to hide her crush on Matt because the last thing this newly-turned vampire needs to deal with is a broken heart. Her insecurities about Matt come to a head when the mothers insist on them going to the Valentine's dance together. Will this Valentine's Day suck worse than all her previous Valentine's days?

My rating: ★★★★★

Another (surprisingly) fun short story. I say surprisingly because I don't read many short stories... I love my full length novels, especially if they're a series! I also say surprisingly because I'm not a big vampire fan, but seeing as how I pretty much love everything Juli Alexander writes, I decided to give this a shot.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Review: Dead Girl Walking by Sharon Sant

Dead Girl Walking
Title: Dead Girl Walking

Author: Sharon Sant

Publication date: July 2015

Published by: Lawsome Books

Source: For review from publishers via Netgalley

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Synopsis:

Cassie Brown doesn’t see dead people, she becomes them. The slightest touch forces her to relive their final moments in breath-sapping detail. She herself was dead, killed in the accident that took the rest of her family. But whatever strange power governs the universe, has plans for her that don’t involve her death… yet.

Dante has a recurring dream. Every time he sleeps he sees the exact moment of his own demise. But where did the nightmare come from? If it is a premonition, how long has he got?

A girl and a boy, two damaged souls drawn together. Add a serial killer stalking the streets, a desperate cop and a newspaper reporter with an unhealthy interest in her story, and Cassie is soon mixed up in a lethal game. She may have cheated Death once, but this time he’s keeping a much closer eye on his prize...

Dead Girl Walking is an unpredictable mix of romance, paranormal and crime thriller that will keep you gripped until the very last page.

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

In Dead Girl Walking, our main character, Cassie, has the ability to see the memories of the dead, particularly the memories of their death. You see, Cass and her family got in a car accident, one which killed everyone--Cassie's mom, dad, sister, and even herself. But Cass didn't stay dead for long. A couple of hours later, Cass wakes up in the morgue with a morbid power bestowed upon her. You can see why I needed to read this right away! I love awesome, morbid powers like this! That, plus, we get a murder mystery, (and you know how much I love them murder mysteries!) one in which Cass starts out helping but may soon end up as a victim herself. Dun, dun, DUN!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Review: Impostor (Slide #2) by Jill Hathaway

Impostor (Slide, #2)
Title: Impostor

Series: Slide #2

Previous book in this series: Slide

Author: Jill Hathaway

Publication date: March 2013

Published by: HarperCollins, Balzer + Bray

Source: For review from the publishers via Netgalley

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Synopsis:

What if a killer took control of you?

Vee Bell’s gift (or curse) of “sliding”—slipping into the mind of another person and experiencing life, briefly, through his or her eyes—has been somewhat under control since she unwillingly witnessed the horrific deaths of her classmates six months ago.

But just as things are getting back to normal, Vee has a very bizarre experience: she loses consciousness and finds herself in a deserted area, at the edge of a cliff, with the broken body of the boy who took advantage of her on the rocks below.

As Vee finds herself in stranger and stranger situations with no memory of getting there, she begins to suspect that someone she knows has the ability to slide—and that this “slider” is using Vee to exact revenge on his or her enemies.

My rating: ★★★★☆

I read Slide a while ago, but I remember loving it and its concept. I mean, it’s just such a cool power! That being said, I don’t know why it took me so long to read this, but I loved it as well!
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