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Review: A Collection of Dreamscapes poetry by Christina Sng

This is an absolutely beautiful collection of dark poetry.  A Collection of Dreamscapes poetry by Christina Sng Published April 2020 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   Source: Received for Review Consideration  A Collection of Dreamscapes by Christina Sng is an exploration of the darkness inside us, the shadow-self that screams and begs, forever fighting to claw itself out. It's a siren song of transformation, an uncovered diary that bleeds fairy tales and dystopias, and it reads like a grimoire full of spells and curses that bring monsters and madmen to life. Between these pages, readers will meet women who hide behind the taste of poisoned apples, who set themselves on fire, who weep at riverbanks, the taste of freedom too much to swallow, too heavy to bear. They will be whisked away to faraway lands and unimaginable worlds, the drip of fog-soaked dreams a steady flow down their throats while they choke on betrayal and bathe in the waters of tears twice cried.

Audiobook Review: Malorie by Josh Malerman

It's a three from me. Malorie by Josh Malerman Published July 2020 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   Source: Library Borrow  Now from the mind of a true master of suspense comes the next chapter in Bird Box. This time, Malorie is front and center, and she will confront the dangers of her world head-on. Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence. There remains no explanation. No solution. All Malorie can do is survive. But then comes what feels like impossible news. And with it, the first time Malorie has allowed herself to hope. Someone very dear to her, someone she believed dead, may be alive. Malorie has a harrowing choice to make: to live by the rules of survival that have served her so well, or to venture into the darkness and reach for hope once more.  

Review: Halloween Season by Lucy A. Snyder

Halloween never ends around here! Halloween Season by Lucy A. Snyder Published October 2020 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   Source: Received for Review Consideration  Halloween is the most wonderful part of the year for many of us. For dedicated fans, the season begins when the leaves start turning autumn colors and doesn't finish until Hallowtide ends in November. With it comes a whole lot of fun: scary movies and stories, haunted houses, seasonal sweets, spooky decorations, costume parties, and of course trick or treat. But Halloween is also a deeply spiritual time for some; it's an opportunity to remember and honor loved ones who have passed on. Master storyteller Lucy A. Snyder has filled her cauldron with everything that Halloween means to her and distilled it into a spell-binding volume of stories. Within these pages you'll find thrills and chills, hilarity and horrors, the sweet and the naughty. One of the best things about Halloween is you don

My Top 9 of 2020

Happy New Year, everyone! I'm not making any resolutions this year because I have no idea what this new year may bring. The only plan I have is to read more for me, less for everyone else. That means no more ARC's, no more Netgalley, and no more review submissions. 2021 is going to be the year of reading selfishly! I hope you'll join me.  I had a slow year of reading, as most of us did, due to the constant upheaval and stress of 2020 and my usual difficulties concentrating but I did manage to finish 57 books so I'll take that as an accomplishment! Here are some of the books I enjoyed the most in no particular order. The V.C. Andrews was a reread from my childhood. Of course, it's not perfect but I loved it still! It's amazing when a book can hold up like that!  Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia - link to my review Betty by Tiffany McDaniel -  link to my review The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones  -  link to my review True Crime by Samantha Kolesni