#BookReview: There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

It wasn't at all what I hoped it would be.

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins, Narrated by Bahni Turpin
Audiobook Review, 9+ Hours
Released September 2017
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Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that's fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

My Thoughts:

This was a fun read until the killer was revealed with four hours left to go on the audio. This is way too early! Way, way too early. I was left highly disappointed with the dud of a reveal and disinterested in all the romance and minor bloodshed that f…

Freebies from my Amazon Wishlist

I just realized Amazon reinstated the sort low to high feature so guess what I can do now?! Yes, here are today's freebies from my shamefully long, very eclectic wishlist! Hopefully there's a little freebie goodness for everyone. Grab 'em while they're free and/or on sale!
FREE! Horror/Fantasy/Paranormal
The world is lying to you. Is that news? It must be very upsetting. 
Richard Fitcher found it upsetting.
He’s a witch hunter who doesn’t believe in witches, and tonight he’s taking a reporter and her cameraman on a witch hunt. He’s all ready to jazz it up with spooky noises and a gimmicky magic ritual that locates witches. People like that kind of crap, right? But there’s a problem.
It worked this time.
So now Richard is forced to call up old knowledge and power he didn’t believe to be real, challenging things that crawled out of the pit, if he has any hope of surviving the night. But this loser might actually find some value—the pit does have a tendency to shave off yo…

Got My Eye On, March 2018, Edition 1

Need more books? Maybe something here will tempt you :)

I saw a post over at Mailbox Monday that was encouraging readers to share their best finds of the week via their Books That Caught Our Eye posts. I love, love, love that idea so this is my warped version of it.

It's been too long since I got my act together and posted one of these. Sorry about that. My laziness and my fuzzy brain from back pain haven't allowed me to do a lot of blog snooping. As always, please take a moment to visit my lovely enablers if you're in need of more books :) And, really, aren't we all?!

Greg @ Book Haven
Bad Girls With Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten

Greg got me with this line: "Bad Girls With Perfect Faces is so twisted. Deliciously so. I mean really, I've read a ton of thrillers in the last year, and enjoyed many of them, but in some ways this might be the most twisted one I've read."

Here's what it's about:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Suicide…

#BookReview: The Rules of Magic By Alice Hoffman

It was everything I hoped it would be.

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, Narrated by Marin Ireland
Audiobook Review
Released October 2017
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From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic.

Find your magic.

For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.

Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.

From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love…

TTT: This is My Spring TBR Wishlist, Can You Add to It?

Hello my bookish friends! Top Ten Tuesday has a new host so be sure to link up over at That Artsy Reader Girl. The creators over at The Broke and the Bookish are closing their doors for now. I'm going to try to be a semi-consistent contributor. But as always, I make no promises.

Today's topic: Top Ten Books I Can’t Wait to Read This Spring

I am in the mood for horror this spring and summer. The kind of horror that will make your skin crawl, force you to turn on all the lights and chill you to the bone. But why, oh why, is it so hard to find new upcoming true horror releases?! Lilyn @ Scifi & Scary manages to find them and compiles a handy list of independent horror over @ Goodreadsbut when I search on the internets for "new horror" I find so much other mixed in. I get long lists of YA, fantasy, lit fic, paranormal romance, mystery and even children's books! It's worse than going to the bookstore where I have to spend hours weeding through "fiction"…

#BookReview: Bad Reputation by Nicole Edwards

Do not be sucked in by the cover alone like me!

Bad Reputation by Nicole Edwards
Released October 2017
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Meet the most wanted players in sports . . . one ridiculously hot alpha male at a time.

Chase: With a nickname like “Sin,” it’s no wonder they call me the bad boy of hockey. Opponents curse me. Fans scream my name—in the arena and in other, much more private places. Penalties or not, I’m not afraid to dish out a little pain. But pleasure? That’s my weakness. And no one knows it better than my best friend, Cassie Desrosiers. I’d have to be blind not to notice her rocking body and teasing grin. So when she invites me along on a trip to Vegas, my curiosity isn’t the only thing that’s aroused.

Cassie: Chase Barrett is a world-class A-hole. As his best friend, I’m allowed to call him on his BS. Who else is going to do it? Certainly not the puck bunnies swooning at every flex of his biceps. Everyone knows that Chase is the love-’em-and-leave-’em type. There’s no such th…

Retro #BookReview: The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan

This was a little bit of a disappointment.

The Drowning Girl by Caitliln R. Kiernan, Narrated by Suzy Jackson
Dark Fiction Audiobook
India Morgan Phelps - Imp to her friends - is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of myth - or from somewhere far, far stranger...

My Thoughts

If you pick this up thinking it’s a charming fantasy or even a gothic horror novel you may be disappointed. Like Kiernan’s The Red Tree (which I loved), it has eerie leanings but at its core it's more an intimate and unflinching look at a person’s struggle with insanity. It revisits several of the same themes within The Red Tree but it takes them further and, as much as I tried and wanted to love this one just as much, in the end it just didn’t work as well for me.

Told in first person, India (Imp) is the unreliable narrator. She starts the book saying it will be a “ghost story with a mermaid and a werewolf”…

#BookReview: The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

Here's another creepy little tale you might like.

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham, Narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis 
Audiobook Thriller, 12 Hours
Released July 2017
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In the best-selling tradition of The Girl on the Train and In a Dark, Dark Wood, from the internationally best-selling author whom Stephen King called "an absolute master" of the psychological thriller, comes a riveting suspense novel about the unlikely friendship between two pregnant women that asks: How far would you go to create the perfect family?

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish g…