Audiobook Review: Ritualistic Human Sacrifice by C.V. Hunt

This book is icky but I liked it, haha.

Ritualistic Human Sacrifice by C.V. HuntReleased October 2015

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Source:  Received for Review Consideration Nick Graves is a miserable man. Every day he comes home from his dream job to a stale marriage. On the day he finally summons the courage to tell his wife, Eve, he wants a divorce she has exciting news for him – she’s pregnant.

Nick is a spiteful man. He purchases his dream home in an ideal location far away from family, friends, and coworkers. It’s a life changing decision he’s chosen to make without Eve’s consultation.

Nick is a terrified man. He quickly realizes the residents of his new hometown are a bit eccentric. After a trip to the local doctor’s office Eve begins to behave strangely. And once Nick finds out what’s really going on he’ll never be able to look at Eve the same way.
My 2 Cents For Free! A shitty man is about to surprise his shitty wife with an “I want a divorce” pronouncement but she foils h…

Audio Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

This book won the Goodreads Choice Award. I was expecting to love it.

Ninth House by Leigh BardugoReleased October 2019

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Source: Library Borrow Galaxy "Alex" Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she's thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world's most elite universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies. These eight windowless "tombs" are well-known to be haunts of the future r…

Book Review: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

I didn't love this one as much as I'd hoped but I think it's my own fault.

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahonReleased February 2014

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Source:  Library Loan West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter.

Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that has weighty consequences when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished. In her search for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked into the historical mystery, she discovers that she's not the only person looking for s…

Book Review: Hidden City by Alan Baxter

This was fun and just the right amount of gross!

Hidden City by Alan BaxterReleased February 2018

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Source: Received for Review Consideration When the city suffers, everyone suffers.

Steven Hines listened to the city and the city spoke. Cleveport told him she was sick. With his unnatural connection to her, that meant Hines was sick too. But when his friend, Detective Abby Jones, comes to him for help investigating a series of deaths with no discernible cause, Hines can’t say no. Then strange fungal growths begin to appear in the streets, affecting anyone who gets too close, turning them into violent lunatics.

As the mayhem escalates and officials start to seal Cleveport off from the rest of the world, Hines knows the trouble has only just begun.
My 2 Cents For Free! If you’re in need of a fun, slightly gross, imaginative tale of magic and gritty urban fantasy with perfect little touches of horror and sarcastic humor sewn in, do I have a book for you! I ne…

Book Review: The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters

Whatever you do, don't read the blurb on GR or Amazon!

The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica WaltersReleased December 2019

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Source: Received for Review Consideration A supernatural thriller in the vein of A Head Full of Ghosts about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic--and terrifying--consequences that follow one of them into adulthood.

Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face...

In 1991, Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before. Heather knew the stories were just that, until her best friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real--and she could prove it.

I cut off the blurb here because it is a GREAT BIG SPOILER!!  ♥ Bark
My 2 Cents For Free!I love secretive thrillers almost as much as I love horror novels so I was e…

Book Review: Where Stars Won't Shine by Patrick Lacey

I'm back on my never-ending horror spree! Here are some thoughts on Patrick Lacey's Where Stars Won't Shine. He's also written Dream Woods which I reviewed last year.

Where Stars Won't Shine by Patrick LaceyReleased January 2019

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Source: Received for Review Consideration I'll be seeing you.

That's the note left behind for Ivy Longwood when infamous killer Tucker Ashton murders her boyfriend. Several years later, after Tucker vanishes from his jail cell, Ivy travels to Ashton's hometown of Marlowe, Massachusetts. Not for closure or therapy. She's being called there. Steered by forces beyond her control. What she'll find is not the quiet suburban town Marlowe once was. It's something new. Something dark. Something that answers the question: Where did Tucker Ashton go? 

My 2 Cents For Free! An author is haunted by the serial killer he spent years researching. And he’s not the only one!

Tucker Ashton went on a kil…

TBR Thursday (5)

This year I plan to read more books and do less social media time wasting. So far I am doing okay but I have to admit it is tough to ween myself off the internet. They're not kidding when they say that stuff is addictive! I am feeling noticeably better about the state of the universe the less I use it even if I find its siren call difficult to ignore sometimes. Anyhow, I hope you're all starting the year off with a good book!

Here's what's up next in my reading life (always subject to change based on mood and general flakiness): 
Next up on audio is RITUALISTIC HUMAN SACRIFICE by C.V. Hunt. I have a copy on audio that the narrator sent me. I LOVED Cockblock and am anxious to read all of her work now.

I still haven't read this one. *yikes* So . . .  soonish I'll be reading HOW TO SURVIVE A HORROR MOVIE by Seth Grahame-Smith. 
Currently Reading:

THE TWISTED ONES by T. Kingfisher is my current read. I have about 80 pages left to go and so far it is a fantastic tale…

Sleep in the Dust of the Earth by Anthony Hains Book Review

If you like creepy, this one is for you!

Sleep In The Dust of The Earth by Anthony HainsReleased February 2019

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Source: Received for Review Consideration Sometimes they come back angry …

Ace’s life is satisfying in an ordinary sort of way. At twenty-five he’s deeply in love with his wife of two years, and he and Runa are expecting their first child. But when Ace’s mother-in-law passes away after a short illness, things take a turn for the weird.

Everyone in the family knows that Gretchen dabbled in the occult prior to her death, inviting friends over for occasional tarot card readings and séances. What most of them don’t know is that she spent a considerable amount of time training her grandchildren in the art of the uncanny. Now Brinn and Oliver appear to be experimenting with strange rituals—rituals linked to increasingly disturbing events.

To get a handle on what’s happening, Ace and Runa begin investigating Gretchen’s explorations into the supernatura…

#ReadThemAll In 2020

Happy 2020, my lovely reading friends! I hope it is a year full of five star reads and healthy families. I am not doing a snarky or non-snarky resolution list this year. I always fail and that's fine by me. This year I'm doing things that make me feel better. We have an elder in the family suffering and we have a lot of work to do to help her live out her final years fear free so I will more than likely be taking solace in my books and horror movies and I hope to be more active on my blog and less active on other types of social media. I tend to get sucked into silly dramas and endless conversations about the same old topics and it is such a time-waster so NO MORE. I'm going to spend my spare time reading and watching bad films and reviewing a thing or two and posting them timely instead. I'll likely DNF more freely too (though I say this every year). I want to beat my 2019 GR Challenge every year from here on out and I'm not going to live forever and I have many b…

Review: We are Wormwood by Autumn Christian

This is a dreamy nightmare of a book!

We Are Wormwood by Autumn ChristianReleased July 2013

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Source: Received for Review Consideration Ever since she was a child, Lily has been pursued by a demonic girl with wormwood eyes.

As Lily struggles with her schizophrenic mother’s decline into insanity, the death of her somnambulist childhood love, and her own painful, disturbed adolescence, she must face the strange girl that haunts her.

Yet something is chasing her that is much more dangerous.

A darkly surreal, drug-coated romance, We are Wormwood tells an inhuman love story, and the transformation that results from affection among monsters.
My 2 Cents For Free!“When I was fourteen years old the cats in the neighborhood started losing their eyes”
Eeeeeh! How’s that for a teaser? We Are Wormwood isn’t a straightforward kind of read and it might not be a book that everyone will love equally so know what you’re getting into. It’s dreamy, the narrator and the world …