Victoria Aveyard does a solid job with Red Queen. The writing is good. The pacing is excellent. There are a few twists I didn’t expect. Most of the characters are believable. The love-triangle wasn’t super ridiculous. She didn’t re-invent the wheel, but she didn’t get the wheel stuck in rut either.
I decided to Join the 2016 Horror Reads Challenge hosted by Tracy at Cornerfolds and Stormi at Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! . I’ve never done one of these before, so it should be interesting. Badges You can Earn Read and
Stealing Propeller Hats from the Dead Synopsis: A collection of horror fiction that’s both a love letter and a middle finger to the zombie saturation of our culture. It’s the backlash to the backlash, as zombies are finally unfashionable enough
There was once another girl like me—long ago. A cast-off daughter. A lying little beast who left a red stain across the land with her terrible magic. She’s imprisoned now in a maze high up on the cliffs. They say she’s half woman, half bull. They say she dines on human tributes and guards a vast treasure. They say she was born wicked.
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the booktuber, Lainey aka gingereadslainey. You can find the topics and the Goodreads page of the book meme here. My Top 5 Audiobooks I’ve Listened to this Year 1.) The Martian
Ness nailed it. He reached deep into the heart of us who have had to say goodbye to a loved one after an extended illness, closed his fist around all our feelings, and ripped them callously to the surface so he could put them in A Monster Calls. I read this in the library while waiting for the six year old to finish her computer time. Halfway through, I had a sinking feeling in my gut. Three quarters through, I was fighting back tears. At the end, I was battling back horrible memories of my own as I was finishing Conor’s story.
The Red Mohawk is an unapologetic and delightful ode to the classic slasher films of yester-year and the beloved cliches of bad b-level horror movies. If you are looking for something mindless that doesn’t require – or even want- you to think too hard, there’s a pretty good bet you’d enjoy this book.
WWW is from Sam over at Taking on a World of Words, and this is also combination post as This Week in Books by Lipsyy is essentially the same thing. (psst: Click the book cover to be taken to the GoodReads
James Oleson is beginning to see everything in perfect duplicate – two identical models of cars which are the same down to scuff marks and license plate, two old philosophy books with the same torn pages and inscription in old
Need a laugh? You’re sure to get at least one (if not 10) in this collection of hilarious fairy-tale re-tellings by Topher Goggin. Also, enter to win a copy!