Fantasy, Horror

The King of Bones and Ashes by J. D. Horn

Books that involve witchcraft or covens are my thing. I will literally devour any book that mentions the word “witch” in it because I am THAT obsessed! I’m so glad I got to read an ARC of this book because it was such a fantastic read and fulfilled my need for dark stories! Summary (Goodreads): Magic is seeping out of the…

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Horror, Mystery/Thriller

The Black Painting by Neil Olson

Look at this cover, and tell me you wouldn’t be intrigued to read it (especially if you are a book cover snob like me)! I thought this was a stunning cover, and when I read the premise, I was immediately drawn to the supernatural aspect of the story. I may not know much about art, but I love everything to…

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Horror

Such Small Hands by Andrés Barba

I’ve always been eager to read books that are written by an author whose first language is not English. Usually, these authors are from countries that are very different than where I live and what I am accustomed to, so I like to see how their cultural setting influences their writing. Of course, then comes the doubt about whether the…

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Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Horror

In Case I Go by Angie Abdou

I always love it when I decide to read a book on a whim and find myself loving the story. That’s what happened here. I saw this sitting on the shelf of my local library and the synopsis, while sparse, was interesting enough that I decided to give it a shot. Synopsis: 10-year-old Eli and his parents have returned to their…

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Horror

The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford

I was feeling in the mood for a horror story and this short novel, with its creepy cover and even creepier premise, seemed like the right fit. I grabbed it from the library and read it in just over 2 hours. Here is my review: Maggie, Russell, and Henry have been friends for a long time. For their last college…

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Family, Fantasy, Horror

The Changeling by Victor LaValle

This was a novel I have been most excited to read and I wanted to make sure I would get the chance to read it before the year ends. I love magical realism and I love the idea of changeling children even more. It doesn’t hurt that the cover is really beautiful! Anyways, here is my review: Apollo Kagwa has…

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Contemporary, Horror

Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse

When I read the premise for this novel, it reminded me of You by Caroline Kepnes, which I had absolutely adored. But in this story, the psychopath is female. I have been so excited to read it so when I got the book, I locked myself in my room with plenty of food, turned off my phone and just read. Here…

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Horror

The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

This was a book that I had kept my eye on since I first heard about it. It’s premise has this merging of technology and horror and I thought it would be interesting to see where that would go. Here is my review: The Dark Net is a real and dangerous place, existing in the far reaches of the Web.…

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