Audiobook REVIEW: The Taxidermist’s Lover

This book oozes gothic atmosphere – set in the southwest moors of England, Scarlett is a woman who belongs in a century long past. She is a dramatic woman dripping with femininity and sensuality lost in her obsession with the macabre taxidermy creatures designed by her husband. Written in an epistolary style, Scarlett is writing to herContinue reading “Audiobook REVIEW: The Taxidermist’s Lover”

ARC REVIEW: Run Time

Last year’s 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard was one of my favorite mystery/thrillers of the year so I was super excited to try another story from her. Run Time gives us a familiar thriller story trope, the horror movie set. Adele is an Irish actress who grew up acting on an Irish soap opera andContinue reading “ARC REVIEW: Run Time”

REVIEW: The Penmaker’s Wife

A female serial killer in Victorian England… I was so in when I requested this one from Netgalley… but then shiny things distracted me. Angelica is a woman who is plagued by horrible circumstances, as a woman with no wealth and a dead husband, she and her son are at the whim of any manContinue reading “REVIEW: The Penmaker’s Wife”

REVIEW: Shepherd

Shepherd is a slasher film in written form. It follows Tom, who is living on a sheep farm in Australia back in the days when folks were shipped to Australia as a prison sentence. He is a young boy convicted as a poacher. He enjoys life outdoors and shares a bond with his animals onContinue reading “REVIEW: Shepherd”

REVIEW: Petrified Women

Petrified Women is horror at its best. The writing is evocative, the characters haunting and you finish up thinking, โ€œwhat did I just read?โ€ Ray starts us off with some well needed trigger warnings and a bit of an explanation that helps us understand the portrayal of sexual violence at the core of this one.Continue reading “REVIEW: Petrified Women”

REVIEW: The Girl in the Corn

They always said in the old fairy tales you shouldn’t eat anything a fairy gives you. Boy, does Thomas learn that lesson the hard way in this one. As a young child he is dazzled by a tiny girl in his family’s corn field, she does what she can to tempt him but he resists.Continue reading “REVIEW: The Girl in the Corn”

REVIEW: The Book of Accidents

Oh, I so wanted to love this. Wanderers was my favorite read of 2019. Wendig is a master of complex interesting characters and world building. My challenge with this one is that I felt like I’d read it before. So many elements seemed pulled from Stephen King works. I don’t mind an allusion or aContinue reading “REVIEW: The Book of Accidents”

๐ŸŽƒ October Wrap up ๐ŸŽƒ

October for me is always all about baseball playoffs, which also means lots of reading time. I more than overcommitted to reviews this month which meant I didnโ€™t get to as much of my spooky season TBR as I wanted. ๐Ÿ˜ซ But I finished 29 and DNF-ed 1 this month and read what will likely beContinue reading “๐ŸŽƒ October Wrap up ๐ŸŽƒ”

๐Ÿฆ‡ REVIEW: What We Devour ๐Ÿฆ‡

What We Devour is a dark fantasy story where the world has been abandoned by its two gods, The Noble and the Vile. Some people have magical abilities provided to them by remnants of these two gods which live within them but only the Queen has both sets of powers… or so she thinks… EnterContinue reading “๐Ÿฆ‡ REVIEW: What We Devour ๐Ÿฆ‡”

๐Ÿ•ท REVIEW: This Book is Full of Spiders ๐Ÿ•ท

“Wait, what? They’re dropping cruise missiles? When?” “When they grow the balls, like I said.”“We don’t have a more specific timeline on the balls situation?—————————– Oh man, did I love this book!! It’s snarky and fun, irreverent and creepy and I can’t believe it took me this long to get around to it! I did notContinue reading “๐Ÿ•ท REVIEW: This Book is Full of Spiders ๐Ÿ•ท”