Tag: horror

Apr 04
{ARC Review+Interview+Giveaway} Nightstruck by @JennaBlack @torteen

{ARC Review+Interview+Giveaway} Nightstruck by @JennaBlack @torteen

Describe Nightstruck in a tweet. (140 characters or less) Ordinary teenage girl tricked into opening gate to a malevolent world that takes over Philadelphia every night. What is something we would be surprised to learn about Becket? Becket knows how to fire a gun. She figured it would be “lame” not to be able to fire one when her father is the police commissioner. Her knowledge of firearms comes in handy more than once over the course of the book. What are some of your bookish pet peeves at the moment? This goes for books, movies, and TV—I get tired of scenarios where one character is keeping a secret, and then just when that character has nerved him- or herself up to reveal it, it comes out accidentally. It’s supposed to create tension, but because it’s done so much, you know from the moment the person in question decides to keep the secret that it’s going to be revealed by someone else and create drama and angst. What is one… Read more »

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Aug 17
{Review} Alive by Chandler Baker @chandlerbakerYA @HyperionTeens

{Review} Alive by Chandler Baker @chandlerbakerYA @HyperionTeens

Alive is one of those young adult books that has such a cool concept, that you can’t not read it. Alive is about a teenage girl that gets a heart transplant, and then some strange and dare-I-say-it… creepy, things begin to happen. You cannot tell me that story doesn’t sounds, original and flat out awesome, can you? Nope, I didn’t think so. Alive is a great read. One that will leave you more than a little spooked.Stella is a character that I think could be very polarizing in the young adult book world. I can certainly see people getting frustrated with her, but it was really easy for me to put myself in her shoes and imagine how hard her recovery and every day life must be. I haven’t gone through anything as traumatic as having a bad heart or needing a transplant, but Stella is a very easily relate-able character. Sure, she gets a bit of first boyfriend tunnel- vision, and sure she takes a couple craps on her… Read more »

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Jun 29
{Review} Sweet by @EmmyLaybourne @FeiwelFriends

{Review} Sweet by @EmmyLaybourne @FeiwelFriends

Sweet is a new young adult thriller/horror novel by Emmy Laybourne. When I was finished with sweet, I assumed it was a standalone, but goodreads says it is the first in the Sweet series. Now I am even more intrigued by the book than I was when I finished it, because I cannot wait to see what the author is going to do next with the series. It is going to be freakin’ insane. I really enjoyed Sweet. The idea behind it is scary as all get out…because of how realistic it seems. Solu is a brand new sweetener that is also a weight loss supplement. To celebrate the launch of this innovative new product that is promised to change the weight loss game, Solu pairs up with a luxury cruise line- bringing in celebrities along with normal cruise goers to partake in a luxury weight loss cruise! I love the idea of that, but what happens next is straight out of a horror film. I loved the idea behind… Read more »

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Sep 08
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

Today I am super excited to have the author of Of Monsters and Madness, Jessica Verday here to tell us how she creates a spooky atmosphere! and then enter to win a signed copy of the book! Creating a Spooky Atmosphere – OF MONSTERS AND MADNESS If you’re anything like me, the words “spooky atmosphere” conjures up images of cemeteries and creepy roads. Or abandoned houses and forgotten places. But sometimes taking a character out of her element is a great place to start when designing a spooky atmosphere. At the beginning of OF MONSTERS AND MADNESS, Annabel finds herself sitting alone at night on a filthy pier waiting for her father to arrive to pick her up. The sights and smells and people still walking the docks at such a late hour surround her immediately, and I make sure that she’s as uncomfortable as possible. Most of us can relate to that feeling of being all alone in a strange place. That place you can’t wait to never go… Read more »

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Jun 22
{Cover Reveal} The Weeping by O’Dell Hutchison

{Cover Reveal} The Weeping by O’Dell Hutchison

Today I have a cover reveal for the paperback release of The Weeping! Check out my review of the Weeping if you missed it a few months ago. Link is at the bottom of this post. I’ll be out of town today at an attorney- trust officer liason conference so I’ll respond to comments and visit blogs and such when I get back on sunday or monday 🙂 And without further ado…the cover: Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13177213-the-weeping Paperback Release Date: Tuesday, August 28th Twenty years ago, Catherine Whitley was the victim of a horrible crime. Betrayed by her friends, including the boy she loved, she was left to die when the Rock Harbor Opera House caught fire, taking a disturbing secret with her to her grave.Seventeen-year-old Heath Ingram was driving the night his Jeep careened off the road, killing three of his closest friends. Once a popular, outgoing athlete, Heath now suffers from severe depression and crippling anxiety. His parents decide to send him to stay with his uncle in Rock Harbor,… Read more »

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Apr 16
{Review+G!veaway} Darkhouse by Karina Halle

{Review+G!veaway} Darkhouse by Karina Halle

Darkhouse by karina HallePages: 326Publication Date: May 1st 2011 by Metal Blonde BooksAge Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: Experiment in Terror #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book: Amazon I Kindle (FREE) Summary(from Goodreads): Enter the world of the highly-acclaimed Experiment in Terror Series by visiting…the Darkhouse:There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twenty-something, she’s still not what you would call “ordinary.” For one thing, there’s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there’s the fact that she sees ghosts. Luckily for her, that all comes in handy when she stumbles across Dex Foray, an eccentric producer for an upcoming webcast on ghost hunters. Even though the show’s budget is non-existent and Dex himself is a maddening enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threatens her life and seduces her with a sense of importance. Her uncle’s haunted lighthouse provides the… Read more »

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Mar 06
{Book Review} The Weeping by O’Dell Hutchison

{Book Review} The Weeping by O’Dell Hutchison

The Weeping by O’Dell HutchisonHardcover, 282 pages Expected publication: March 6th 2012 by H, C & B Publishing(That’s Today!!) Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Challenges: Ebook challenge, YA challenge, 150+ reading challenge, standalone challenge, ABC, sophomore reading challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary( from goodreads): Twenty years ago, Catherine Whitley was the victim of a horrible crime. Betrayed by her friends, including the boy she loved, she was left to die when the Rock Harbor Opera House caught fire, taking a disturbing secret with her to her grave. Seventeen-year-old Heath Ingram was driving the night his Jeep careened off the road, killing three of his closest friends. Once a popular, outgoing athlete, Heath now suffers from severe depression and crippling anxiety. His parents decide to send him to stay with his uncle in Rock Harbor, Oregon for the summer, praying that by getting away he will be able to put this awful tragedy behind him. When Heath starts working at the newly renovated Rock Harbor Opera House, he meets… Read more »

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