The Dreadful tale of Prosper Redding: Arc Review

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

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Genres: Young Adult, contemporary


Format: Arc

Source: ALA

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I would give this book 5 for a review.


Prosperity Redding is the only unexceptional member of his very successful family�that is, until he discovers a demon living inside him. Turns out, Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made�and then broke�a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. Now Alastor, the malefactor, has reawakened and is intent on destroying the Redding fortune, unless they can kill him in the body he inhabits�which, oh, wait, that’s Prosper, and why is his grandmother coming at him with a silver blade? In danger from both the demon trying to take over his soul and the family that would rather protect their fortune than their own kin, Prosper narrowly escapes with the help of his long lost Uncle Barnabas and Barnabas’s daughter, Nell, a witch in training. According to Barnabas and Nell, they have only days to break the family curse and find a way to banish Alastor back to the demon realm. Until then, Prosper has to deal with Alastor’s vengeful mutterings inside his head (not to mention his nasty habit of snacking on spiders). And, every night, Alastor’s control over his body grows stronger. . . As the deadline to the curse draws nearer, Prosper and Nell realize there’s more at stake than just the Redding family fortune. . . that there might be something else out there, something worse than Alastor, that could destroy the balance between the human and demon realms and change the world as they know it forever.

My Thoughts:

I really loved alex first adventure into middle grade. I loved the world and how creepy it was. I really loved the world building and the elements of witch craft and the time and place of this novel. I thought the lead male was so well crafted and he had me on his side from page one. The story had so many twists and turns and I was shocked when it ended. It such a fun/creeepy read and can’t wait to re-read/ eventually read the last book in the series next year


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There’s Somebody Inside your House: Arc review

There’s Somebody Inside Your House  by Stephanie Perkins

Published by  Penguin Group on September 26, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Horror

Pages: 298

Format: Arc

Source: ALA

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I would give this book 3 for a review.


Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

There’s Someone Inside Your House is a heart-pounding page-turner with an outstanding cast of characters, a deliciously creepy setting, and an absolutely merciless body count. Best read at night with big bowl of popcorn, this is a killer addition to the slasher genre written by one of the best contemporary YA writers around.” —Courtney Summers, author of All the Rage and Cracked Up to Be

It’s been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she’s still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii.

Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets.

Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

My Thoughts:

This was was a fun creepy and horror novel. I did love the characters the we met and also the lead character experience was a fun. I also love who the author explored all the murder victims and really gave the audience so much information about them. It was a very bloody and gory book. I just wanted the killer was shown really early but I found that dynamic was unique and I am just not sure how I feel about it. I loved the diversity of this book. It was super fast read. I just wanted a bit more out of the mystery in this story. But it was fun, creepy read prefect for the fall season!

One Dark Throne: Non-Spoiler arc review

One Dark Throne  by Kendare Blake

Published by  HarperTeen on September 19, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 464

Format: Arc

Source: Book Con

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I would give this book 5 for a review.


The battle for the crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.



My Thoughts:

I really loved the second book in this series. I wish i had re-read book one and def re-read book one and two before three. I loved the wild ride in this story and the paths of all the leads. I loved also how the sister realtionships developed because that is the one part of book one that I wanted so more of and this book gave me that. I also loved how much we learned about Jules and she def became one of my favorite character. This book is wild ride with so many unexpected twists and turns. I will def re-listen to this book. Any major problems I had with this book was because I did not read book 1 directly before and that lead to some confusion on my end. But if you liked book one, you will adore book 1. I still don’t know what queen i am rooting for but i am excited to see what comes next.