I adored THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING, but it turns out I loved HOUSE OF HUNGER even more. Alexis Henderson is just getting better, and I can't wait to see what else she writes. This dark, gothic horror is steeped in elegance and blood and creates an atmospheric tale that crept under my skin. Rating: 5 stars.
REVIEW | Five Survive | Holly Jackson
Getting an early audio copy of FIVE SURVIVE had me absolutely giddy. Holly Jackson is one of my favourite authors, and after AS GOOD AS DEAD ruined me in the best possible ways, I was so excited for this book. I've had it preordered forever, but I still listened to the audiobook in almost one sitting. Rating: 5 stars.
REVIEW | The Atlas Paradox | Olivie Blake | The Atlas #2
I will be reading book 3 of this series, because I need a resolution, but I was hopelessly disappointed with this sequel to THE ATLAS SIX; a book I adored and was so excited for. Unfortunately, THE ATLAS PARADOX hugely missed the mark for me, and I'm hoping that the magic spark from the first book returns to finish out this series. Rating: 2 stars.
REVIEW | All of Our Demise | Amanda Foody & C.L. Herman | All of Us Villains #2
ALL OF OUR DEMISE is one of those rare occasions where the sequel is actually better than the first book, and that's definitely not just my little gay shipping heart speaking. I adore this book and highly recommend this excellent duology. Rating: 5 stars.
REVIEW | Babel | R.F. Kuang
Once again, R.F. Kuang has ruined my life with this beautiful, brilliant piece of writing. From the first announcement, I was waiting anxiously for this and I devoured it in a few days - with an awful lot of tears. I just know that R.F. Kuang is going to be one of those insta-buy authors for me forever. Rating: 5 stars.
REVIEW | Leech | Hiron Ennes
This book has lived rent-free in my mind since the day I read it; and you need to buy it ASAP if you're a Gideon the Ninth fan - or if you just like complicated, eerie horror. I know that every time I read this, I'm going to find something new that I didn't know about before. It's just that deliciously layered. Rating: 5 stars.
REVIEW | Bad Things Happen Here | Rebecca Barrow
Okay. Okay, I didn’t love this book. At a push I’m not entirely sure whether I liked this book or not. It really says something that I came back to review this and I couldn’t remember a thing about what happened. It’s a good thing I’d written out notes after finishing it, or I don’t think I’d have had much to say here. It just wasn’t memorable enough for me to have any strong feelings about this book.
REVIEW | Mindwalker | Kate Dylan
I am absolutely obsessed with this book. I honestly requested it solely because I kept seeing all these neon pictures on my feed and I was intrigued by the cover, but it ended up being an incredible read that I marathoned in one sitting. I listened to the audiobook, but I definitely want to get a physical copy for a reread soon.
REVIEW | All the Wicked Games | Lauren North
I requested this one on a total whim because I liked the cover and I've been really enjoying thrillers this year. I'm really glad that I did because ALL THE WICKED GAMES pushed every single one of my buttons and had me reading in a frenzy to try and finish the story and get answers.
REVIEW | Just Like Home | Sarah Gailey
Horror thrillers with a pretty pink cover. This book was made for me and Andee and I absolutely adored it. Every book I read from Sarah Gailey is better than the one before and I can't wait to see what they come up with next.