Sunday, May 22, 2022

Sunday Post #299: The Best Gift


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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Sunday Post #298: Back to Normal


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Saturday, May 14, 2022

April & Vacation TBR Update


Guys, I am pretty proud of myself because I stuck with a TBR I picked out ahead of time, and it didn't put me in a reading slump!

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Sunday Post #297: Vacation Fiasco


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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2022 (I Went on Vacation!)


April was a pretty chill month. Nothing to exciting to report... up until the end when I finally went on vacation! We were in Mexico City for a couple days and then the rest of the two weeks we spent in Acapulco at the beach. It was SO nice! It had been 3 years since I was last on vaacation! I spent most of my time just laying around at the beach, and that was exactly what my mental health needed. I'm not a fan of the humidity, but besides that it was great! I'll leave some photos below you guys can check out!





Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Vacation TBR


So I am on vacation as I write this, but I'm currently on a 5 hour bus ride to part 2 of the vacation, and I thought that I would attempt to write a post on mobile to kill time. And you know what, it hasn't been too bad! The spotty internet is the part that's annoying. Lol. Although if the formatting is off, you know why 😂 Anyway, we're just leaving Mexico City and heading to the beach! I see a lot of pool-side/beach reading in my future, so I thought I would throw together a TBR! I brought a bunch of library books with me from home!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sunday Post #296: What's This?


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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Sunday Post #295: Criminal Minds All Day Every Day


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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

April 2022 TBR


So this is different 👀 I don't usually make tbr lists because I never stick to them. I'm a big time mood reader and my mood tends to change without warning. Lol. But this month I thought I would give it a shot! We'll see how things go 😅

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sunday Post #294: A Vacation Before My Vacation


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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Finish the Series #19: Future Me's Problem


It should come as no surprise that lately I've been starting more series than finishing them 😅 I usually don't start panicking about finishing series until the end of the year when I'm scrambling to catch up on my reading challenges 😂 That's future me's problem 😆

Friday, April 1, 2022

Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2022


It's finally Spring!! I was getting really sick of the cold, so I'm glad it's starting to warm up. Hope you guys had a good month! Mine was very uneventful, just filled with work and... that's pretty much it. Lol. I did read 3 books and 3 novellas for a total of 1509 pages, about 400 more pages than last month!

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Sunday Post #293: Almost Spring Break...


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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Sunday Post #292: Happy Spring!


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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Sunday Post #291: Art Awards


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Sunday, March 6, 2022

Sunday Post #290: Finishing Touches


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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Review: All These Bodies by Kendare Blake

Title: All These Bodies

Author: Kendare Blake

Publication date: September 2021

Published by: Quill Tree Books

Source: eARC for review from publishers via Netgalley

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Synopsis: Sixteen bloodless bodies. Two teenagers. One impossible explanation.

Summer 1958—a string of murders plagues the Midwest. The victims are found in their cars and in their homes—even in their beds—their bodies drained, but with no blood anywhere.

September 19- the Carlson family is slaughtered in their Minnesota farmhouse, and the case gets its first lead: 15-year-old Marie Catherine Hale is found at the scene. She is covered in blood from head to toe, and at first she’s mistaken for a survivor. But not a drop of the blood is hers.

Michael Jensen, son of the local sheriff, yearns to become a journalist and escape his small-town. He never imagined that the biggest story in the country would fall into his lap, or that he would be pulled into the investigation, when Marie decides that he is the only one she will confess to.

As Marie recounts her version of the story, it falls to Michael to find the truth: What really happened the night that the Carlsons were killed? And how did one girl wind up in the middle of all these bodies?

My rating: ★★★☆☆

I was SO excited about this book! Anna Dressed in Blood is one of my favorite horror books, so I was very happy when I found out that Kendare Blake was diving back into the more spooky side of things with her books! However, the book left much to be desired 😞

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2022


Hope you guys had a great month! Mine was filled with anxiety mostly 😬 No reason... just me and my mental health issues 😅 I started working out and I am feeling A LOT better now! The last two weeks of February were better for me in that sense! Weather-wise, Washington state was still pretty cold, and we even got snow this weekend, BUT today it started to warm up and we reached 50F!! It was SO nice! I am so sick of the cold, so I hope things will begin to warm up... and stay warm. Lol. Oooh, also, my cousin is getting married in Mexico City this Spring, so our arrangements are getting finalized. After the wedding we're heading to Acapulco for a couple of days and I am SO excited! I literally just booked our hotel there and the resort is beautiful! Ah! I'm excited! And I need a vacation! My mental health demands it 😆 I honestly have not had a vacation since 2019 when I went to Cancun in February... so exactly three years ago! I'm a little worried about Covid, but we are playing it by ear and we're definitely going to be super careful!

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Sunday Post #289: Good News and Bad News...


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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Review: Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

Title: Nothing But Blackened Teeth

Author: Cassandra Khaw

Publication date: October 2021

Published by: Tor Nightfire

Source: eARC from publishers via Netgalley

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Synopsis: A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company.

It’s the perfect wedding venue for a group of thrill-seeking friends.

But a night of food, drinks, and games quickly spirals into a nightmare. For lurking in the shadows is the ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart.

And she gets lonely down there in the dirt.

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

I was really looking forward to this novella cause I’m such a huge horror fan! Books, movies... you name it! Give it ALL to me! Lol. Unfortunately, this was kind of a letdown. You look at the beautifully creepy cover and you think you’re gonna get all the scares, but nope! That was not the case.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Review: A Sense of Danger (Section 47 #1) by Jennifer Estep

Title: A Sense of Danger

Series: Section 47 #1

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: November 2021

Published by: Jennifer Estep

Source: eARC from author

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Synopsis: A SPY . . .

My name is Charlotte Locke, and I’m an analyst for Section 47, a secret government agency that tracks terrorists, criminals, and other paramortal bad guys who want to unleash their abilities on an unsuspecting mortal world. I have a magical form of synesthesia that senses danger and uncovers lies—making me a stealthy operative.

I’m trudging through another day when one of Section’s cleaners—assassins—takes an interest in me. I don’t need my synesthesia to realize that he is extremely dangerous and that he will do anything to achieve his goals—even if it means putting me in the line of fire.

. . . AND AN ASSASSIN

I’m Desmond Percy, one of Section 47’s most lethal cleaners. I’m also a man on a mission, and I need Charlotte Locke’s skills to help me keep a promise, settle a score, and kill some extremely bad people.

Charlotte might not like me, but we’re stuck together until my mission is over. Still, the more time we spend together, the more I’m drawn to her. But at Section 47, you never know who you can trust—or who might want you dead.

My rating: ★★★★★

Oh man, I was so excited to dive into a brand new Jennifer Estep world—you guys know how much I love her writing! And I absolutely loved this book! But no one is surprised. Lol.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Sunday Post #288: Back Into Horror and Working Out


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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Sunday Post #287: I Might Have A Problem...


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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Review: Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes

Title: Dead Silence

Author: S.A. Barnes (pen name of Stacey Kade)

Publication date: February 8th 2022

Published by: Tor Nightfire

Source: eARC from publishers via Netgalley

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Synopsis:

A GHOST SHIP.
A SALVAGE CREW.
UNSPEAKABLE HORRORS.


Claire Kovalik is days away from being unemployed—made obsolete—when her beacon repair crew picks up a strange distress signal. With nothing to lose and no desire to return to Earth, Claire and her team decide to investigate.

What they find at the other end of the signal is a shock: the Aurora, a famous luxury space-liner that vanished on its maiden tour of the solar system more than twenty years ago. A salvage claim like this could set Claire and her crew up for life. But a quick trip through the Aurora reveals something isn’t right.

Whispers in the dark. Flickers of movement. Words scrawled in blood. Claire must fight to hold onto her sanity and find out what really happened on the Aurora, before she and her crew meet the same ghastly fate.

My rating: ★★★★☆

I was insanely excited when I first heard about this book! I read Stacey Kade’s The Ghost and the Goth series a couple of years ago, and I really loved it! (Well, I read the first two books... but we’re not talking about my terrible habit of not finishing series 😅) I was particularly excited to learn that she would be writing something a little different than she usually does with this adult sci-fi horror, and I gotta say, I really enjoyed it!