Genre: Thriller

[Review] Bird Box by Josh Malerman

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11 February
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I know this unrelated to this review but I just wanted to share a challenge that I have been trying out. This year I am going to read more outside of my go to genre, romance. I am going to try to read at least one or more horror, mystery or thriller book a month. This month for my thriller/horror read I decided to pick up Bird Box. Please don’t get me wrong in this review, I liked the story. I definitely, appreciate what the author was trying to do writing a world that is based on the fear of… Read more »

[Review] This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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07 July
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I like horror movies and TV shows. One of my favorite movies is Jaws. The Walking Dead and Supernatural rank high in my all-time favorite TV shows. You would think that would mean I like horror novels too. Wrong. I am very picky about the any scary book, or a book that I think might be scary, I pick up. The reason: I guess when I read and I get so invested in a story I just want to be somewhat sure there is going to be a happily ever at the end. I gave This Savage Song a chance… Read more »

[ARC Review] Nightstruck by Jenna Black

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03 April
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Nightstruck starts out really really creepy and that insidious feeling never lets go the whole way through. Imagine a place where inanimate objects can come alive and murder people on the streets. Imagine a dark magic that can infect people to the point they are killing each other on the streets. I really liked this book because parts of it made the hair on my arm stand up.   This review will be very short and sweet because I don’t want to give too much away. I think the best part of experience reading Nightstruck was that didn’t know too… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] Freaky Days by Amanda M. Lee

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22 March
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I admit I picked this book up on a whim. It was on sale on Audible and I have been trying to give more indie publications a shot, so I thought what the heck. The cover was definitely a bit freaky and I wasn’t sure what to expect so back, to my what the heck attitude. I began listening to Freaky Days. Imagine my surprise when I actually really liked this book.   I even quote parts of it to my friends and coworkers now. Freaky Days is a murder mystery set in a traveling circus. But, Mystic Caravan isn’t just… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil

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21 June
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I got this book from EW and I tried to read it. I soon discovered that I just could not get into this story so I decided to wait for the audiobook. I bought the audiobook and picked up right where I had left off but this time listening instead. My final verdict for the sequel to Get Even called Get Dirty is: this is an okay book that at first I was like meh but the ending saved it. I am giving Get Dirty three stars because it is the kind of read that just get a shrug for being… Read more »

[Arc Review] Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams

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17 June
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“I’m not going to be raped. I’m not going to be murdered. I’m going to bring him to justice so this never happens to anyone else. I’m not going to think like a victim. I’m going to think like a winner. Because that’s what I am. I’m Ruthless, by God, and I need to act like it.” I read this book whimsically, not sure what I was going to get into. The premise seemed sound, but a young adult, dark, gritty thriller? I assumed that it would be lacking. It wasn’t. I sat down and read it straight through, but… Read more »

[ARC Review] Alive by Chandler Baker

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11 June
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I liked the beginning of this book but I thought the end fell flat and just fizzled out. I liked the beginning, a story about a girl that gets a heart transplant and falls for the new guy at school because he makes the pain in her chest go away. Then there the creepy visions, mind boggling pain that only came at certain times of day, and the feeling that she is being followed. I thought this book was to be romantic and creepy. The tag line says “Stella’s heart is poisoned.” I am expecting some major creepiness like with… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Valentine Circle by Reinaldo DelValle

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09 January
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2014 ended with massive book ennui for me. With surgery, recovery, holidays and more, not only did I have little time for reading, I also have little incentive or desire to do so. This was only made worse with the fact that I just couldn’t find a book to spark my interest. So, when I finally hopped back on NetGalley, I noticed several titles close to archive, and this book was the nearest to archival, so it got picked up. I can say with certainty this book succeeded in breaking the book ennui, but it didn’t succeed with a whole… Read more »

[Arc Review] The Prey by Tom Isbell

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20 December
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This book is bad and it should feel bad. No really, there was nothing worthwhile in this novel, and while I stuck through it for the wtfuckery, I probably should have given it up a long time ago. There’s a dual point of view that I could only distinguish between because one was in third person and the other was in first person. The characters are stupid, they’re given names like Flush (because he doesn’t), Book and Cat. Despite being handicapped and lacking street smarts, our one point of view, Book, somehow does all the things ever. And when he… Read more »

[Review] The Sham by Ellen Allen

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26 November
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The author contacted me on Goodreads after seeing my review of The Walled City. Her book is nothing like the other, but it was still an interesting ride. Cleavesham is a small town with the usual small town cliques and the usual small town drama. Everyone is related to everyone else, it seems. Even our main character is related, through marriage to other kids in her class. The book starts out with a dead body, bled out on the floor of Emily’s family’s shop. That’s pretty shocking, how did it get there? What is even happening? Of course the book… Read more »