• Book Review

    Sawkill Girls

    Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep. He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep. Who are the Sawkill Girls? Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find. Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is. Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies. Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock,…

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    Horrid

    Jane North-Robinson has suffered a tragic loss that has left her family full of grief and broke so they are forced to move cross country to her grandparents estate in Maine. This house has more secrets about Jane’s life than she could have imagined Jane finds herself facing something truly horrid….  My Thoughts I remember when this book first came out and I was purely obsessed with the cover and wanted to know more. However, as I usually am, I was distracted by so many other books on my shelf that I ended up forgetting about this read. But, when a friend asked my buddy to read it during this…

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    Clown in a Cornfield

    Quinn Maybrook and her father have moved to a small town in the midwest for a fresh start. However, the town mascot may have a more sinister side to it than she ever could have imagined and this town may not be as quiet as she thought….  My Thoughts  OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG this read was so better than I thought it was going to be.  It gave me alllll the Halloween vibes I’ve been wanting to have this month and a plot that went beyond horror. This book was like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Children of the Corn characters dressed up in clown outfits and it was brilliant,…

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    The Lost Village

    Summary In 1959, Alice’s Lindstedt’s grandmother’s entire family disappeared and she was left lost and all alone. Years later Alice, who has been obsessed with the place her grandmother came from, has decided to make a documentary about the village and find out the secrets her grandmother has been keeping. My Thoughts  This buddy read was one for the books and I was shook, creeped out, and horrified. It was a very slow and extended read into the mouth of a spider’s web. I kept thinking I was crazy as I was listening and when nothing happened, I just kept on questioning myself and my thoughts. Although I really liked…

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    Alice Review

    Summary When Alice was sixteen, she went to a tea party with her friend in the Old City. Next thing she knew, she was home covered in blood and her friend was gone. Now she is stuck in a hospital screaming about the Rabbit that did her wrong. Will she ever find out what happened at that silly tea party?  My Thoughts  So Alice in Wonderland is probably one of my favorite books of all time and I am always a sucker for a retelling of it. I picked up this book on a whim while browsing the shelves at Barnes and Noble and I am so happy I did.…

  • Book Lists

    My First Reads

    I’ve been a reader all my life. My mom and I didn’t get along for a long time during my teenage years and early 20s because of what teenage girls do. However, she is and will always be an amazing and spectacular mom because not only has she given me the gift of life and unconditional love, she gave me the gift of reading. I probably would not love reading as much as I do now if it wasn’t for my mom reading to me and making books a priority in my childhood. My mom read to me every single night and took me to the library all the time.…

  • Bibliophile Commentary

    My 5 Top Reads of November

    Despite the holiday and my crazy life, I actually read 12 more books in November than October! I am so happy to be getting my reading groove back! I read 23 books in all this month and while they all were really great, four books and one series stood out to me as my favorites!  Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman  This book was not what I was expecting, but I ended up really enjoying the space ride that it took me on. I usually am not a fan of when a series changes main characters between the first installment and the sequel, but this book was a great…

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    The Turn of the Screw Review

    Summary:  A young girl takes her first job as a governess for two strange children in a house in the country. At first the job seems wonderful and the children delightful, but then she starts to see strange things and maybe the children are not so delightful.  My Thoughts:  So it has been a long while since I read classic literature so the writing style was quite an adjustment for me. Don’t get me wrong I love a good classic, but this one was a little questionable to me. I was expecting a much darker and much scarier story and it just fell very flat for me. I just thought…

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    My Favorite Reads of September

    I unfortunately did not get a lot of reading done this month, but the books I did read were so good. It was really difficult to choose which five I was going to discuss in this post, but the ones I picked were necessary reads for me. This month has been a roller coaster of emotions and these books helped me through some hard times. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas Well I have finally finished the Throne of Glass series and I am devastated. I wish I could always stay in the land of Terrasen, but this conclusion was absolutely perfect. There was some very depressing moments, but…

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    Mexican Gothic Review

    Summary Noemi Taboada is a socialite and debutante that enjoys parties and dreams of getting her masters in anthropology. In order to achieve her dream, she has to travel to a remote city to visit her recently married cousin. Her cousin sent a disturbing letter questioning her happiness and sanity and Noemi must find out about the truth. When Noemi arrives at the house, she starts to question her own insanity and who she is. My Thoughts:  So this was such a creepy book. I am still reeling from the details of this book and probably will never recover.  The setting and the details of this book were amazing. The…