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    Hide

    The challenge: spend a week hiding in an abandoned amusement park and don’t get caught. The prize: enough money to change everything. Even though everyone is desperate to win—to seize their dream futures or escape their haunting pasts—Mack feels sure that she can beat her competitors. All she has to do is hide, and she’s an expert at that. It’s the reason she’s alive, and her family isn’t. But as the people around her begin disappearing one by one, Mack realizes this competition is more sinister than even she imagined, and that together might be the only way to survive. Fourteen competitors. Seven days. Everywhere to hide, but nowhere to…

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    Clowns in the Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives

    Set a year after the first book, it looks at how the surviving characters are dealing with fame and infamy when a new threat, wearing an old clown mask, reaches out to upend their lives. “And if you had any favorite characters in Clown in a Cornfield, I’m preemptively sorry. #FrendoLives” – Adam Cesare (Goodreads Summary)  My Thoughts  So I have many words to discuss with this book and I honestly don’t know where to start….. There are just so many thoughts going through my brain because I have been looking forward to this release for so long and I am so sad and embarrassed to say that I was…

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    How to Survive Your Murder

    Alice Lawrence is the sole witness in her sister’s murder trial. And in the year since Claire’s death, Alice’s life has completely fallen apart. Her parents have gotten divorced, she’s moved into an apartment that smells like bologna, and she is being forced to face her sister’s killer and a courtroom full of people who doubt what she saw in the corn maze a year prior. Claire was an all-American girl, beautiful and bubbly, and a theater star. Alice was a nerd who dreamed of becoming a forensic pathologist and would rather stay at home to watch her favorite horror movies than party. Despite their differences, they were bonded by…

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    The Exorcist

    Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying. Two years…

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    The Invention of Sound

    A father’s decades-long search for his missing daughter. A young woman about to engineer the perfect scream. The most dangerous secret Hollywood has ever kept. Gates Foster lost his daughter, Lucy, seventeen years ago. He’s never stopped searching. Suddenly, a shocking new development provides Foster with his first major lead in over a decade, and he may finally be on the verge of discovering the awful truth. Meanwhile, Mitzi Ives has carved out a space among the Foley artists creating the immersive sounds giving Hollywood films their authenticity. Using the same secret techniques as her father before her, she’s become an industry-leading expert in the sound of violence and horror,…

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    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.…