REVIEW: The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina

What an usual story of magic and family! I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like this before. Orquidea is dying and her family collects to honor her and retrieve their inheritance. But that inheritance is not what they expect or something that they would even wish for. Growing up with stories of magic, theyContinue reading “REVIEW: The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina”

REVIEW: All These Bodies

“The kind that knew even back then that the dark was a whole other world. That it soaked up the daylight one like a biscuit dipped in coffee.” —————————— 15 bodies. 15 bloodless bodies. Strewn across four states. Fifteen year old Marie Catherine Hale is taken from the last crime scene covered in blood andContinue reading “REVIEW: All These Bodies”

Pub Day Review: Within these Wicked Walls

“You’re a surprisingly slow learner, Andromeda.” “Quick learner,” I said, my mind too tired to keep an annoyed bite from peeking through. “Slow follower.” ————————————- Within these Wicked Walls is THE PERFECT read for spooky season. Andromeda is a debtera, an Ethiopian exorcist, who is desperately trying to earn a patronage so that she canContinue reading “Pub Day Review: Within these Wicked Walls”

πŸ‘» REVIEW: The Ghost Tree πŸ‘»

The Ghost Tree was definitely a cover buy for me. The premise reminded me of something Stephen King might write although the characters were definitely more YA. At times it gave me IT vibes, with a big bad unknown evil secretly terrorizing this small town.  Lauren is a pre-teen who is frustrated that her bestContinue reading “πŸ‘» REVIEW: The Ghost Tree πŸ‘»”

REVIEW: The Spirit Engineer

β€œOh, Darwin, Darwin, Darwin,’ said Stoupe. ‘The very enemy of magic himself. Very well then, perhaps not butterflies but even Mr Darwin would struggle to explain where we go when we die. He might be up there now, in fact, sitting on a wooly mammoth and thinking himself a perfect clown.” —————————- This book intriguedContinue reading “REVIEW: The Spirit Engineer”

REVIEW: Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors is domestic thriller meets horror. We all know that the most important part of a horror story is location and Alice Feeney gets it right with this one! The bulk of the story is set in a converted old chapel in the Scottish Highlands where a couple are celebrating their anniversary. TheContinue reading “REVIEW: Rock Paper Scissors”

REVIEW: House of Hollow

β€œI’m a girl made of bread crumbs lost in the woods.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Oh god, this book is deliciously dark. It is everything I want in dark fantasy. The Hollow sisters disappeared for an entire month and when they were found naked in the street, they had no memory of it. Decades later, the eldest goesContinue reading “REVIEW: House of Hollow”

REVIEW: The Cottingley Cuckoo

I’m really torn on how to rate this one. I LOVED Part I. It was magical and atmospheric and a little creepy. Rose is working at an old folk’s home and meets one of the more difficult residents, Charlotte. Charlotte allows Rose to read a letter from her past to Arthur Conan Doyle about theContinue reading “REVIEW: The Cottingley Cuckoo”

Pub Day REVIEW: The Dead and the Dark

“How our mind rewrites our memories from scratch every time we think something up. If we wanted, we could forget a piece of our lives completely. Just… write over it.” ——————————- The Dead and the Dark is a creepy, complex paranormal mystery that should be made into a movie ASAP!Logan is the daughter of twoContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: The Dead and the Dark”

⚑️ REVIEW: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein βš‘️

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein envisions a young ward of the Frankenstein family who captures the eye of Victor. Escaping from her life of poverty seems like a dream and she ingratiates herself with the family becoming a companion to their unusual son. She begins to see that something might be not quite rightContinue reading “⚑️ REVIEW: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein βš‘️”