July 30, 2016

BooklyBox: The Hunger Trace

The Hunger Trace

Edward Hogan


This month's book from BooklyBox was The Hunger Trace by Edward Hogan. This is not something that I probably would have picked up on my own, but I'm glad that it's been added to my read pile. If there's one thing I love about books, it's great character building and Hogan excelled in this respect. There wasn't too much of a story to be told, but more of relationships and personalities clashing and coming together.

July 28, 2016

July 24, 2016

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Bryn Greenwood

*This review is based on an advanced reading copy. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a chance to read the book in exchange for an honest review*

This is what I was looking for. 
Rewind to last month when I was talking about Lolita and how I wanted more for the book, this is exactly what I was looking for and it was ugly and wonderful and made me so emotional I had to stop reading a few times, but it was so completely worth the heartache.

This is not an easy subject matter, and a lot of people may hate sympathizing with a sex offender but trust me: you want to read this 

July 23, 2016

Big Announcement!!!

I am so excited to finally announce:

I joined the Bookly Box community!

but what does this mean, you ask?! 

July 18, 2016

Updates Pt. 2


Yes, that's my cat somehow managing to open the fridge.

Unfortunately, I didn't make out as well as planned at the book sale, not sure if it just didn't have anything I was looking for or what but thanks to my disappointment, I went a little crazy on Amazon when I got home. Looks like I'll be starting quite a few series soon! See below for what's included in my spree:

July 17, 2016

Dark Places

Dark Places

Gillian Flynn


"I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you can stomp on it."

Whatever this organ is was tingling within me throughout about 80% of this book. I love dark books, I always have. I loved Gone Girl, I thought Sharp Objects was okay, and Dark Places for me was somewhere in-between. This is not a happy story, it's all about the butchering of the Day family. If you can't handle Devil worship and sacrifice, do not read this.

July 8, 2016

Watching Edie

Watching Edie

Camilla Way 


*This review is based on an advanced reading copy. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a chance to read the book in exchange for an honest review*

"Goes to show, though, doesn't it?" I find a tissue in my pocket and blow my nose. 
"Show what?" 
"Well, you know, that you never can tell about people." 
 This is a book that will probably stay with you for a while. A haunting psychological thriller, something that seems to be a story of a manipulative and obsessive girl turns into a manifestation of horrifying actions. When Edie, an attractive and immediately popular girl moves into town, Heather (an overweight and very self-conscious girl) is shocked to have Edie's attention and companionship. The girls bond over their broken home lives and become fast friends. Seemingly normal, right?

Wrong... so very wrong.