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The September TBR

Hey, everyone out there! I hope you're reading some amazing books! I'm most definitely going to end this slump I've been experiencing for the last two weeks and read a few of these in September. My head has just been everywhere but the books but I know these will all be amazing. Where should I start?! I hope you all have a relaxing weekend filled with lots of five star reads ♥  

Review: The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

This one was a wee bit of a disappointment. The Cousins by Karen M. McManus Published December 2020 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   |  Bookshop From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You'll never feel the same about family again. Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they've never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they're surprised . . . and curious. Their parents are all clear on one point--not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother's good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it's immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious--and dark--their family's

Review: Goddess of Filth by V. Castro

Have you read V. Castro yet? Goddess of Filth by V. Castro Published March 2021 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   “Five of us sat in a circle doing our best to emulate the girls in The Craft, hoping to unleash some power to take us all away from our home to the place of our dreams. But we weren’t witches. We were five Chicanas living in San Antonio, Texas, one year out of high school.” One hot summer night, best friends Lourdes, Fernanda, Ana, Perla, and Pauline hold a séance. It’s all fun and games at first, but their tipsy laughter turns to terror when the flames burn straight through their prayer candles and Fernanda starts crawling toward her friends and chanting in Nahuatl, the language of their Aztec ancestors. Over the next few weeks, shy, modest Fernanda starts acting strangely—smearing herself in black makeup, shredding her hands on rose thorns, sucking sin out of the mouths of the guilty. The local priest is convinced it's a demon, but Lourdes begins t

Review: Dreams for the Dying by Adam Light

This is a long-winded review. Oops, sometimes I get carried away. Dreams for the Dying by Adam Light Published June 2021 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   Source: Received for Review Consideration  Bad dreams don't always evaporate in the light of day. Some refuse to fade, forever haunting dark corners of consciousness: The dread of an approaching headlight on a deserted road . . . Swirling black clouds claiming the sky, bringing death and madness . . . The cabin of a trucker's rig, where a waitress lies bound and gagged . . . A cursed soul in a moonlit pumpkin patch, desperate and lonely . . . These are songs for the damned, poisons for the cure, and Dreams for the Dying. For years, Adam Light has frightened and delighted readers around the world with his stories of horror and the bizarre. Fully revised to best represent the author's original vision, these fearsome tales of the macabre are finally collected under a single cover for the first time.

Review: Murder House by C.V. Hunt

This one is wild. Murder House by C.V. Hunt Published May 2020 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon  |   It’s not the house you should be afraid of, it’s the people who live there. Laura’s boyfriend, Brent, is an author and he’s writing a true crime book about the Hallows' Eve Massacre. The publisher has given Brent a tight deadline and the opportunity to stay in the house where the massacre took place. But the basement creeps Laura out and she’s left questioning her sanity after she sees things that may or may not be there. When Brent begins to act strange, Laura writes it off to the pressure of his deadline. Is Laura really losing her mind or is there something in the house that’s changing the couple? My 2 Cents For Free! Cockblock by C.V. Hunt is one of my favorite books. It’s a madcap adventurous tale about a very strange apocalypse with a brutally perfect ending and I highly recommend it. Murder House, the author’s latest