Friday, September 22, 2017

Review: Missing (Fear Street #4) by R.L. Stine

Missing (Fear Street, #4)
Title: Missing

Series: Fear Street #4 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: May 1990

Published by: Pocket Books/Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

"Please help... Our parents are missing!"

What would you do if your parents didn’t come home, didn’t call, left no note? At first, Mark and Cara Burroughs aren’t terribly alarmed. Their parents have stayed out late before. But then other things start to go wrong. Mark’s girlfriend Gena breaks up with him and suddenly disappears. The police don’t seem at all interested in finding Mark and Cara’s parents. And their mysterious cousin who boards with them seems to be spying on their every move!

When murder strikes, Mark and Cara learn their terror is only beginning. Someone wants them to disappear too! But why? The answer lies deep in the Fear Street Woods. But will they live long enough to find it?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Mark and Cara’s parents have a tendency to work late. But they always call to let them know. This time, there is no call, and they don’t come home at all. Mark and Cara know something must be wrong. And to top it off, the cousin who lives with them starts to act strange... suspicious, almost. Could he be involved?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review: Wasted (Elemental Assassin #2.7) by Jennifer Estep


Title: Wasted

Series: Elemental Assassin #2.7

Previous short stories in this series: Poison (#0.1) | Web of Deceit (#0.2) | Spider's Bargain (#0.5) | Web of Death #1.5

Books in this series: Spider's Bite (#1) | Web of Lies (#2) | Venom (#3)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: 2011

Published by: Jennifer Estep

Source: Free on author's site

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Synopsis:

This short story takes place in between the events of Web of Lies and Venom. One day, a beautiful woman walks into the bank where Finn works, and trouble soon follows.

My rating: ★★★★☆

When a beautiful woman walks into the bank that Finn works at, you know he won’t be able to resist her. But this woman might be more trouble than Finn could possible expect.

This short story takes place between book 2, Web of Lies, and book 3, Venom, and is told in Finn’s POV! I love Finn! I totally forgot how brilliant and badass he was! The man can fight and and kick some serious ass! Of course, then I remembered that his dad is an assassin, so... duh. Lol. But seriously, he surprised me in this.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Review: Web of Death (Elemental Assassin #1.5) by Jennifer Estep

Title: Web of Death

Series: Elemental Assassin #1.5

Previous short stories in this series: Poison (#0.1) | Web of Deceit (#0.2) | Spider's Bargain (#0.5)

Books in this series: Spider's Bite (#1) | Web of Lies (#2)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: 2011

Published by: Jennifer Estep

Source: Free on author's site

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Synopsis:

This short story takes place after the events of Spider’s Bite but before the beginning of Web of Lies. In "Web of Death," Gin Blanco’s retirement is interrupted by some unwanted guests.

My rating: ★★★★★

Web of Death takes place between book 1 (Spider’s Bite) and book 2 (Web of Lies) and is told in Gin’s POV.

Gin is now officially retired as an assassin and is moving into her new place when all of a sudden she is interrupted by a scream coming from the surrounding forest. To check it out, or not to check it out...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Review: Spider's Bargain (Elemental Assassin #0.5) by Jennifer Estep

Title: Spider's Bargain

Series: Elemental Assassin #0.5

Previous short stories in this series: Poison (#0.1) | Web of Deceit (#0.2)

First book in this series: Spider's Bite

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: 2011

Published by: Jennifer Estep

Source: Free on author's site

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Synopsis:

This short story takes place before the events of Spider’s Bite, the first book in the Elemental Assassin series. In "Spider’s Bargain," Gin Blanco takes on a corrupt cop, but only one of them will be left standing in the end.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Spider’s Bargain takes place right before book one, Spider’s Bite and it is told in Gin’s POV. This assignment has Gin going after a corrupt cop who doesn’t know how to take ‘no’ for a goddamn answer. Not only is he abusing his power, but the things he has done—

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Post #143: Weddings, Mummies, and Killer Llamas... What?



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!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Review: Trapped (Fear Street #51) by R.L. Stine

Trapped (Fear Street #51)
Title: Trapped

Series: Fear Street #51 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: December 1997

Published by: Pocket Books/Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Some kids in the sixties used to party in the tunnels under Shadyside High, until something left a bunch of people dead. But that's just a story, right? Besides, exploring the tunnels is more fun than being stuck in Saturday detention. Too bad there's no turning back--because in the tunnels there's no one around to hear your screams.

My rating: ★★★★★


You're invited... to die.

Elaine thinks she’s going to spend a boring day in detention, but she would be wrong.

[Elaine] pulled her jacket tighter around herself and tried to fight off the chill that refused to leave her body.
It was going to be a long day.
She had no idea how long—or how dangerous.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review: Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales by Kiersten White

Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales
Title: Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales

Author: Kiersten White

Publication date: July 2017

Published by: Scholastic

Source: Own Hardcover

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Synopsis:

Once upon a time, a girl skipped into the forest and became a zombie.

Wait, no, that's not how this story is supposed to go. Let's try again.

Once upon a time, a boy did a horrible job as a sheep-sitter and burned his tongue on stolen pie.

No, children in these stories are always good and virtuous. From the top.

Once upon a time, a king and queen tried to find a princess for their son to marry, and he wound up fleeing from a group of very hairy vampires.

Hmmm...

What about, once upon a time, a bunch of fairy tales got twisted around to be completely hilarious, a tiny bit icky, and delightfully spooky scarytales... in other words, exactly what fairy tales were meant to be. Grab some flaming torches, maybe don't accept that bowl of pease porridge, and get ready for a wickedly fun ride with acclaimed author Kiersten White and fairy tales like you've never heard them before.

My rating: ★★★★★

Vampires and Zombies and Stepmothers, Oh my!

I can always count on Kiersten White for a fun, humorous read, and this was no exception! While yes it is an MG novel, I do like to read them every once in awhile, and this one was amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Binge Watchers #4: More Catching Up



Binge Watchers is a very fun meme hosted by Michelle from Because Reading is Better Than Real Life and Stormi from Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! This meme is perfect for anyone who loves to binge watch ALL the things, and honestly, who doesn't? Lol. You can talk about what you've watched, what you're currently watching, and even what's on your watchlist! Anything and everything goes, basically! There is no specific format you have to follow and this meme only happens every other week! For more info you can go here!


So, I totally missed posting 2 weeks ago, but that's okay because I actually haven't been watching too much stuff, instead opting to do some reading! But here are two things I am now caught up on + what episode I am currently on in my Supernatural rewatch:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review: Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack

Roar (Stormheart, #1)
Title: Roar

Series: Stormheart #1

Author: Cora Carmack

Publication date: June 2017

Published by: Tor Teen

Source: Library book

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Synopsis:

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

I really wanted to like you Roar, I really did. But gods, you were just not for me. I admit, Fantasy is not really my thing to start with, but I do enjoy a good Fantasy novel on the rare occasion. This particular book was a group read for a Goodreads group I’m part of, and this one did sound interesting to me! I loved the premise of storms ravaging the lands and demigod-like, superpowered humans able to dissipate said storms. These people are usually royalty, but our protagonist, who is a princess, actually has no signs of having any abilities! Sign me up for that, please! But, um, no. While I did enjoy some aspects of the book, overall I ended up just not liking it as much as I was hoping. So prepare yourselves, grab yourself some popcorn and have a seat, because this is gonna be a long one!

death eating popcorn

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Post #142



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!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Review: High Tide (Fear Street Super Chiller #12) by R.L. Stine

High Tide (Fear Street Superchiller, # 12)
Title: High Tide

Series: Fear Street Super Chiller #12 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: 1997

Published by: Pocket Books/Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Adam Malfitano still has nightmares about the night his girlfriend, Mitzi, died. He sees the blood. He sees her in the water. He is a lifeguard, and he can't save her. He wakes up screaming. Even worse, he has begun to see Mitzi while he is awake. He knows it is impossible, but she looks so real. What does she want from him?

My rating: ★★★★☆

A lifeguard's job can be murder...

Adam keeps having a recurring nightmares of the death of his girlfriend. She died in a water scooter accident, a horrible accident. We get to witness this nightmare at the beginning of the book and oh my gods, it was very tense! And the descriptions I totally loved! It was incredibly gory and I loved that! There were a couple of other moments like this—tense, terrifying scenes. I totally live for them! R.L. Stine is so great at describing creepy, horrifying things!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Review: Ball Gowns and Blood Stains by Dorothy Dreyer

Ball Gowns and Blood Stains
Title: Ball Gowns and Blood Stains

Author: Dorothy Dreyer

Publication date: August 2017

Published by: Dorothy Dreyer

Source: Freebie

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Synopsis:

It isn’t easy being Lucifer’s daughter, especially when you’ve got a twin brother who’s constantly stealing your thunder. Building an army for their father, Jessie and Jordan move to a new school to collect the damned. Jessie knew her brother would do whatever he could to usurp her efforts, but what she didn’t count on was running into Eli. Jessie’s had her share of human boys and usually tossed them aside when her job was done, but something about Eli haunts her. Something about him makes her want to be good.

When her father demands to have Eli’s soul—an act that Jordan would be more than happy to execute—Jessie must decide between killing Eli and saving him. But no matter what she decides, she’s damned either way.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Ball Gowns and Blood Stains was a nice and short read. I absolutely loved the premise of twin kids of Lucifer killing and collecting souls to build their armies to run their own circles of hell. Just—so much yes! But then Jessie meets the cute boy from school, Eli, and things change for her. She is so confused by the world Eli has opened up to her vs. the world she was lived in and grown up in her whole life.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Review: Alex Finch: Monster Hunter (The Monster Files #1) by Cate Dean

Alex Finch: Monster Hunter (The Monster Files, #1)
Title: Alex Finch: Monster Hunter

Series: The Monster Files #1

Author: Cate Dean

Publication date: September 2013

Published by: Pentam Press

Source: Amazon Freebie

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Synopsis:

Meet Alex Finch - tomboy, techno geek, monster hunter.

Reluctant monster hunter.

A school project, an absentminded project partner, and a misplaced backpack all change 16-year-old Alex Finch's life forever.

In a single afternoon Alex finds the missing backpack, has a run-in with Sam, the boy she's had a crush on since first grade - and discovers that monsters are real.

That mind-blowing incident throws her life in a completely different direction, uncovering secrets that cost her more than she could ever imagine. And the further she digs, the darker and more dangerous the secrets become.

What else is hiding behind the ordinary facade of her California beach town?

Alex is about to find out.

My rating: ★★★★☆

"The monster’s out of the closet, and we have to shove it back in and lock the door."

All because of a lost backpack...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Review: Because We Told Her To by Sal Conte

Because We Told Her To
Title: Because We Told Her To

Author: Sal Conte (pen name of E. Van Lowe)

Publication date: April 2015

Published by: EViL E Books

Source: Gift from author for signing up to newsletter

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Synopsis:

*This is a 4000 word short story*

It was supposed to be a simple babysitting job, a way for teenage runaway, Kim, to get off the mean streets of Hollywood three nights a week. Then, Amaryllis and Hyacinth said "Let's play Twitter," and things got murderously strange.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

It all started with a babysitting job for Kim. She thought this was going to be a great job, and it was a plus that the girls were so damn cute! Well, it was initially great, because then the girls wanted to play this Twitter game that eventually ended in murder. Supernatural powers and creepy kids—there isn’t much Kim can do, except do exactly as the girls say, because otherwise...

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday Post #141: Why Netflix, WHY?!



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!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2017


August is over and that means Fall is just around the corner, YAY! It is still really hot here... next week it's still supposed to be in the 100s... I am SO over it!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday Post #140: Unsurprisingly Late...



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!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Review: The Dead Lifeguard (Fear Street Super Chiller #6) by R.L. Stine

The Dead Lifeguard (Fear Street Super Chiller, #6)
Title: The Dead Lifeguard

Series: Fear Street Super Chiller #6 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: June 1991

Published by: Pocket Books/Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

In too deep...

The lifeguards at North Beach Country Club know they’re lucky. While other kids are flipping burgers, they’re sunning themselves by day and partying by night. So what if some people say the place is cursed, haunted. This is the life!

And then, one by one, the lifeguards start to die horrible deaths. Someone—or something—evil is stalking them. They all know how to save other people’s lives... but who will save theirs?

My rating: ★★★★☆

No one can save her now.

Lindsay is back at North Beach Country Club for another year of lifeguarding. But someone is killing off the lifeguards—is it one of them? And weird things are happening to Lindsey on top of this. Is the place haunted? Are there ghosts here? Is she the ghost?! OMG!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Review: Web of Deceit (Elemental Assassin #0.2) by Jennifer Estep

Title: Web of Deceit

Series: Elemental Assassin #0.2

Previous short story in this series: Poison (#0.1)

First book in this series: Spider's Bite

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: 2011

Published by: Jennifer Estep

Source: Free on author's site

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Synopsis:

This short story takes place when Gin is a teenager. It’s told from the point of view of Fletcher Lane, Gin’s assas­sin men­tor, and focuses on Gin’s first solo job as the assas­sin the Spi­der.

My rating: ★★★★☆

This short story is told in Fletcher’s POV, Finn’s dad and Gin’s mentor.

Eventually, every assassin needed an apprentice, a fresh face and a clean set of hands to take over and do what needed to be done—and Gin Blanco was mine.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Review: Poison (Elemental Assassin #0.1) by Jennifer Estep

 Poison (Elemental Assassin #0.1)
Title: Poison

Series: Elemental Assassin #0.1

First book in this series: Spider's Bite

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: 2011

Published by: Jennifer Estep

Source: Free on author's site

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Synopsis:

This short story takes place when Gin is a teenager and is told from the point of view of Finnegan Lane, Gin’s foster brother.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Finn’s POV, yay! So Finn is Gin’s foster brother, I guess you could say. She grew up with him after Fletcher, Finn’s dad, took her in when her own family was murdered. In this short story Finn finds himself in a bit of trouble, but don’t worry, Gin to the rescue!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Post #139: Superheroes and Books



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!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: One Evil Summer (Fear Street #25) by R.L. Stine

One Evil Summer (Fear Street, #25)
Title: One Evil Summer

Series: Fear Street #25 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: July 1994

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Summer at the beach and Amanda Conklin's stuck in summer school. Well, at least she doesn't have to take care of her little brother and sister. That's Chrissy's job.

Chrissy seems like the perfect babysitter — so kind and trustworthy. But Amanda soon discovers Chrissy's terrible secret. Babysitting is Chrissy's job — but killing is what she does best!

My rating: ★★★★★

Chrissy is perfect—perfectly evil.

Amanda and her family are off on vacation to Seahaven, leaving behind their home on Fear Street for the summer. But the Fear Street curse follows you around no matter where you go. And unfortunately for Amanda, not everything will be sun and games for her because, first, she has to go to summer school! Second, apparently Amanda is so irresponsible that he parents have decided to hire a nanny for her younger siblings. Enter Chrissy. Charming, helpful, evil, fun Chrissy. Oh, did I mention evil? Amanda certainly thinks so. But her parents don’t believe that sweet Chrissy actually has an underlying evil plan. So Amanda sets out to prove her theory, before Chrissy decides to do something really sinister, like IDK kill someone!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review: The Babysitter by R.L. Stine

The Babysitter
Title: The Babysitter

Series: The Babysitter #1 | Point Horror #5

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: December 1989

Published by: Scholastic

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Synopsis:

From the minute that Jenny accepts the Hagen babysitting job, she knows she has made a terrible mistake.

First there is the dark and gloomy Hagen house, filling her with dread and horror. Then the crank phone calls start, and Jenny discovers a creepy "neighbor" prowling in the backyard. When she finds a threatening note in her bag, she realizes that this isn't a harmless game.

But who wants to hurt her? What kind of maniac is willing to scare her... to death?

My rating: ★★★★☆

The Babysitter was a pretty good book, overall. I was a big fan of the classic premise—recent attack on babysitters... OMG is Jenny next?!—and mystery of it all. I was also imagining Jenny babysitting on Fear Street, because that would just be the perfect setting for this! But alas, this is not a Fear Street book.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Binge Watchers #3: Catching Up On All The Things



Binge Watchers is a very fun meme hosted by Michelle from Because Reading is Better Than Real Life and Stormi from Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! This meme is perfect for anyone who loves to binge watch ALL the things, and honestly, who doesn't? Lol. You can talk about what you've watched, what you're currently watching, and even what's on your watchlist! Anything and everything goes, basically! There is no specific format you have to follow and this meme only happens every other week! For more info you can go here!


The last time I posted I totally forgot to mention my little binge watch of Dragon Ball Super!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Post #138: Shoes Galore and Souvenirs!



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!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Review: Come to the Cemetery (Young Adult Horror #1) + The Haunting of Hex House (Young Adult Horror #3) by Jackson Dean Chase

Come to the Cemetery (Young Adult Horror, #1)
Title: Come to the Cemetery

Series: Young Adult Horror #1

Author: Jackson Dean Chase

Publication date: February 2015

Published by: Jackson Dean Chase

Source: Own Ebook

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Synopsis:

A weird tale of ghostly love and revenge!

All of sixteen-year-old Cara Jones's friends are dead. Their bodies were found lying atop the same grave in Duskhaven Cemetery. The coroner's report lists the girls' cause of death as "massive cerebral hemorrhage," but Cara doesn't believe it. She knows something strange and terrible is happening.

When Cara hears a voice in her head commanding her to "Come to the cemetery," she knows time is running out. With no one else to turn to, Cara asks her secret crush, Jake Rogers, for help. As they begin to put together clues, the mysterious voice gets louder and it feels like she's losing her mind...

Can Jake and Cara unravel the ancient secret before she joins her friends in death?

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Cara’s friends are all dead. They died one by one, in the same way and in the same place—the cemetery. Cara fears she’s next, so she goes to the cemetery to decipher this mystery before she also turns up dead. All with the help of her crush, Jake, of course.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Review: Hickory Dickory Dock The Ghost In The Clock (Mellow Summers #12) by Janet McNulty

Hickory Dickory Dock The Ghost In The Clock (Mellow Summers, #12)
Title: Hickory Dickory Dock The Ghost In The Clock

Series: Mellow Summers #12

Previous books in this series: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (#1) | Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (#2) | An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away (#3) | Three Little Ghosts (#4) | Oh Holy Ghost (#5) | Where Trouble Roams (#6) | Two Ghosts Haunt A Grove (#7) | Trick Or Treat Or Murder? (#8) | Roses Are Red; He's Dead (#9) | Double, Double, Nothing But Trouble (#10) | Ring Around The Rosy, Not Another Ghosty (#11)

Author: Janet McNulty

Publication date: October 2016

Published by: Janet McNulty

Source: Own Ebook

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Synopsis:

Mel receives a phone call from Detective Shorts asking her to come down to the new amusement park that has just opened. When she arrives, she learns that a man has died and the detective wants to use her ability to converse with ghosts to help solve the mysterious death. Unable to get anything, Detective Shorts sends her home.

Hours later, Mel finds herself being badgered by the dead man’s spirit only to learn that he had overheard two men planning to commit murder, but he doesn’t know who the two men are or who the intended victim is. It’s a race against time for Mel to prevent a homicide before she ends up on the killers’ list. Can she discover who the victim will be before it’s too late?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Hickory Dickory Dock The Ghost In The Clock had another intriguing mystery, which is something I always love about this series! I mean, the title tells it all: someone was found dead in a clock! WTF?! And not only that, but it looks like they were murdered! Talk about being creative. Heh.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Review: Ring Around The Rosy, Not Another Ghosty (Mellow Summers #11) by Janet McNulty

Ring Around The Rosy, Not Another Ghosty (Mellow Summers, #11)
Title: Ring Around The Rosy, Not Another Ghosty

Series: Mellow Summers #11

Previous books in this series: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (#1) | Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (#2) | An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away (#3) | Three Little Ghosts (#4) | Oh Holy Ghost (#5) | Where Trouble Roams (#6) | Two Ghosts Haunt A Grove (#7) | Trick Or Treat Or Murder? (#8) | Roses Are Red; He's Dead (#9) | Double, Double, Nothing But Trouble (#10)

Author: Janet McNulty

Publication date: January 2016

Published by: Janet McNulty

Source: Own e-book

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Synopsis:

The circus is in town and Mel decides it’s the perfect place to take Jackie for her birthday… until one of the acrobats turns up dead.

Soon Mel finds destruction following her everywhere she goes as she sets out to prove that the woman dies not because of an unfortunate accident, but because it was murder.

Will she discover the truth before she suffers the same fate?

My rating: ★★★★☆

The Mellow Summer series quickly became one of my favorites, and this was another great installment to the series! It is just so much fun! Especially with the intro of our ghost and murder victim, a super accident-prone circus performer! It was the funniest thing ever! I loved her!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Post #137: Bookish Shirts and More Supernatural Nail Polish!



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!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Review: The Prom Queen (Fear Street #15) by R.L. Stine

The Prom Queen (Fear Street, #15)
Title: The Prom Queen

Series: Fear Street #15 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: March 1992

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Dance of death...

A spring night... soft moonlight... five beautiful Prom Queen candidates... dancing couples at the Shadyside High prom—these should be the ingredients for romance.

But stir in one brutal murder—then another, and another—and the recipe quickly turns to horror.

Lizzie McVay realizes that someone is murdering the five Prom Queen candidates one by one—and that she may be next on the list! Can she stop the murderer before the dance is over—for good?

My rating: ★★★★☆

She was drop-dead beautiful...

Ah, prom. One of the most fun times of a teenager’s life, right? Wrong! It turns out that someone is killing the prom queen candidates of Shadyside High!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Binge Watchers #2: ALL the Rewatches!



Binge Watchers is a very fun meme hosted by Michelle from Because Reading is Better Than Real Life and Stormi from Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! This meme is perfect for anyone who loves to binge watch ALL the things, and honestly, who doesn't? Lol. You can talk about what you've watched, what you're currently watching, and even what's on your watchlist! Anything and everything goes, basically! There is no specific format you have to follow and this meme only happens every other week! For more info you can go here!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Review: Spirit and Dust (Goodnight Family #2) by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Spirit and Dust (Goodnight Family #2)
Title: Spirit and Dust

Series: Goodnight Family #2

Previous book in this series: Texas Gothic

Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Publication date: May 2013

Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Source: Owned paperback

Add it to your Goodreads shelf

Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository | Thrift Books

Synopsis:

Daisy Goodnight can speak to the dead. It’s not the result of a head injury or some near-death experience. She was just born that way. And she’s really good at it. Good enough to help the police solve the occasional homicide.

But helping the local authorities clear cold cases is one thing. Being whisked out of chemistry class by the FBI and flown to the scene of a murder/kidnapping in Minnesota? That’s the real deal.

Before the promotion can go to Daisy’s head, she’s up to her neck in trouble. The spirits are talking, and they’re terrified. There’s a real living girl in danger. And when Daisy is kidnapped by a crime boss with no scruples about using magic—and Daisy—to get what he wants, it looks like hers is the next soul on the line.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Cousin Daisy is back, and this time in her own book! We saw a bit of her and her awesome ghost-related powers in Texas Gothic, and we a lot more of that in this one!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review: Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family #1) by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family #1)
Title: Texas Gothic

Series: Goodnight Family #1

Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Publication date: July 2011

Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Source: Owned paperback

Add it to your Goodreads shelf

Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository | Thrift Books

Synopsis:

Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn't as simple as it seems—she grew up surrounded by household spells and benevolent ghosts. But she also understands that "normal" doesn't mix with magic, and she's worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect any hope of ever having a normal life.

Ranch-sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that. Good old ordinary, uneventful hard work. Only, Amy and her sister, Phin, aren't alone. There's someone in the house with them—and it's not the living, breathing, amazingly hot cowboy from the ranch next door.

It's a ghost, and it's more powerful than the Goodnights and all their protective spells combined. It wants something from Amy, and none of her carefully built defenses can hold it back.

This is the summer when the wall between Amy's worlds is going to come crashing down.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Amy and her older sister Phin are ranch-sitting for one of their aunts. However, they soon find themselves being haunted by a ghost in the house—and it’s not their late Uncle Burt. But not only that, the girls are also thrown into the middle of a potential murder AND a treasure hunt! Believe it or not, all of this is connected, and it was really fun to see how it all fit together.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2017


THE HEAT IS MELTING MY FACE OFF!! I cannot wait for fall and the cooler days, so I am happily welcoming August and the end of the Summer 😀

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Post #136: Vacation?



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!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Post #135: Podcasts and Goosebumps



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!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Binge Watchers #1: The Things I'm Watching



Binge Watchers is a very fun meme hosted by Michelle from Because Reading is Better Than Real Life and Stormi from Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! This meme is perfect for anyone who loves to binge watch ALL the things, and honestly, who doesn't? Lol. You can talk about what you've watched, what you're currently watching, and even what's on your watchlist! Anything and everything goes, basically! There is no specific format you have to follow and this meme only happens every other week! For more info you can go here!


I initially saw this meme over on Angie's blog, Pinkindle, and I absolutely loved the premise! I already talked about the things I've recently been watching on my Sunday Posts, but this will allow me to go more in depth! Yay! Plus, I'm always binge watching one thing or another. So for this first post, I think I'm just going to talk about the things I've been watching the last week or two. First up...

Each letter is from a different season's title card. S1-S12

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Post #134



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!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday Post #133: A Bit Much of Nothing...



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!

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