Top ten Halloween themed books I want to read!

So I have got some many halloween themed books this summer and I still have not read them all. So this video and post is about the top ten halloween books that I hope to read this fall. They all sound so good and I just need some time to read them all! You have prob. seen some of these books in various posts for Oct, but I did try to change things up and give you some different book titles!

  1. UnBury Carol by Josh Malerman  amazon
  2. Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway amazon
  3. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert amazon
  4. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco amazon
  5. And I darken by Kiersten White amazon
  6. The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr amazon
  7. Mad Hatters and March Hares edited by Ellen Datlow amazon
  8. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black  amazon
  9. The Darkest Part of the forest by Holly Black amazon
  10. A dangerous Magic by Donald Hounam amazon

Let me know what fallish or hallownish books I should try to read this fall!

Later book lovers!

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October reading wrap up:

I had a pretty good reading month. With comic con and getting sick and hurting my hand , I actually had more time to read then I originally thought. I got so many books at comic con I really don’t even know where to start. But here are all the books I read this month.

 

Books I read:

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli 5 stars

This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis 3 Stars

Wicked Willow I: The Darkening (Wicked Willow #1): 3 Stars

Perfect Scoundrels  by Ally Carter: 5 stars

The Wood by  Chelsea Bobulski: 3 Stars

Renegades by Marissa Meyer: 5 Stars

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco: 4 stars

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter: 3.5 stars

Have Sword Will travel by by Garth Nix  and  Sean Williams:

Listened too:

City of Heavenly fire: 5 Stars

 Highlights of the month!

Renegades by Marissa Meyer: 5 Stars

Perfect Scoundrels  by Ally Carter: 5 stars

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco: 4 stars

Books the did not impress me:

This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis 3 Stars

 

Let me know in the comments what book did you read that you loved and what should I add to my TBR for next month!

Later book lovers!

Laura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I have been Reading!

So I had a pretty good reading week. I am so happy I have been reading my owl crate books on time. I am also am making some progress on my arcs!

What I finished reading!

This is a very unique witch novel. I actually really enjoyed it. This book is written so beautifully. Check out my review later in the month.

What I am Reading

This is Neil Patrick Hariss first book in his new middle grade series. I really love his writing style and am enjoying it so far!

What I want to read next!

This is the second wicked willow book. I am finally on season 7! And i want to read the last book in this series so I need to complete the first two! It should be a fast read!

This is another virtual reality book and I really enjoyed war cross and hope I enjoy this book as  well!

This another book I got from Book CON! It sounds very good!

These are the books I hope to read this week!

Later book lovers

Laura

Have Sword will Travel: Non-spolier review!

Have Sword Will Travel  by  Garth Nix and  Sean Williams

Published by  Scholastic Inc. on October 31, 2017

Genres: Middle Grade and fantasy

Pages: 288

Format: Arc

Source: Book Con

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary

It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it’s buried. And it’s REMARKABLY strange when the sword starts to talk.

Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous fighter from earlier times. By finding Biter, Odo instantly becomes a knight — a role he is exquisitely unsuited for. Eleanor, however, would make a PERFECT knight — but she’s not the one with the sword.

Finding Biter is only the start — boy, girl, and sword must soon go on a quest to save their kingdom from threats in both human and dragon form, in this new fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. This is def. middle grade book but I so loved the main characters in this story. It had so many unexpected twist and turns but I ended this book with a smile on my face. I loved the adventure and how much it was such a fast pace story. I would def read more books int his series. It reminds me a lot of the series I read many years ago. I do rec. if you like books like a school for good and evil!

 

Top Five Wed: Non-Horror Books that Scared You

So I do read a lot of horror books but I do love a good psychological or science fiction mystery! I tried to pick books the creeped me out but are not horror by nature.

  1. The Illunanie series

Some people may even call this book horror but I don’t. But it is def creepy with a high body count and I think the formate of this book even makes it worse because it makes you more anxious.

  1. Don’t look back

I have always had a fear of totally losing my memory and this book and that and also her frantically searching for the answers to her best friend death and it def had me creeped out.

  1. Darkest Minds

This book series def was creepy and scared me. Book one had elements of a concentration camp and just the powers in general added a creep level to this book and the whole series had the environment from page 1!

  1. Naturals

This is another mystery based series. I thought the whole series was creepy but also the you POV that put you in the mind of the killer was so scary and just being  in that person mind was def scary and as much as I enjoyed those chapter they creeped me out!

  1. The Maze Runner series

Anotger one of my fears is also being a in place where I have no idea where and I and have no planned to be there add in the memory loss. This book was creepy to me. I really did enjoy this series but I found book one creepy especially if I put my self in the thomas shoes!

Let me know in the comments what are some non-horror books that creeped you out!

Later book lovers!

Laura

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Unique Book Titles

So this was a fun tag!

I am going to list some of the titles that most motivated me to buy the book. I normally don’t buy books for title alone. But these titles really motivated me to want to read the books.

  1. Lola and the boy next door.
  2. This is what happy looks like
  3. Darkest mind series (make a sentence)
  4. The rest of us just live here
  5. Warcross
  6. To kill a kingdom
  7. Percy Jackson and series!
  8. Dare you too
  9. Chasing the impossible
  10. Since you been gone!

Overall this book titles just motivated me to want to not only read this book but own them. Normally it takes a summery to push me to buy a book but for these book title alone made me take the plunge!

Later book lovers!

Laura

Bonfire: Non-spolier Arc review

Bonfire  by Krysten Ritter

Published by  Crown Archetype (November 7, 2017)

Genres:  Adult, contemporary, mystery

Pages:290

Format: Arc

Source: Book con

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I would give this book 3.5 for a review.

Summary:

Can you ever outrun your past?

From actress, producer, and writer Krysten Ritter, a gripping, tightly wound suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small-town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’s biggest scandal from more than a decade ago, involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as she tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game”—it will threaten reputations, and lives, in the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote rural town of just five claustrophobic square miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

 

My Thoughts:

I did enjoy this book. I am also sucked in by mystery and also going back to one’s past and dealing not only with the mystery but also their own past. I thought the pacing was a tad clunky at points. But I was super invested in the mystery and the main character grew on me. It was very hard for me not picture krysten ritter in this role but that also increased the love of this novel. I thought the novel was fast pace mystery. I will admit I did not love the lead from page one but she grew on me. If you are unsure maybe rented it from your lib. But I did enjoy the read and seeing what story she would tell me!

 

What’s Next? Readers Choice!

hey friends vote in the comments about what book I should read next!

Laura's Bookish Corner

So going off of my top five wed post!

Here are the titles and summaries of books that I really want to read. I need some help choosing one book I will read in November!

  1. Daughter of a Siren Queen!

The capable, confident, and occasionally ruthless heroine of Daughter of the Pirate King is back in this action-packed sequel that promises rousing high seas adventures and the perfect dash of magic.

Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father’s justice.

When Vordan exposes a secret her father…

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What I am reading Monday!

I had a pretty good reading week. I will admit I have been sick the last week and this was the first week that I felt 100%. So I did get a lot of reading done and have some reading plans this week as well!

What I finished!

I thought this was fast pace mystery and I overall like her as a author. I did think this book had some pacing issues and the ending was a tad rushed but I def enjoyed it and found it interesting mystery.

2. What I am reading Now!

This book does not come out until oct 31! But I was in the mood for some middle grade and decided to pick this one up!

What I want to Read Next!

This is book in the same vein as Warcross and it sounds very good and Hope I enjoyed like I did Warcross!

I really loved the author previous series and hope I enjoy this one as well!

This book seems so cool and I also got it book con and hope to read it if not this week then next month!

What I am listening too!

So I finally finished listening to heavenly fire. So I am so far behind on everything else. I hope to catch up on my podcasts and make some progress on harry potter 4 and start the tales from the shadow academy book soon!

Later book lovers!

 

Stalking Jack the Ripper: Non-Spoiler Review

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Published by   jimmy patterson on September 20, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, mystery, historical fiction

Pages: 337

Format: Arc

Source: ALA

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this story. It was the prefect fall read. I fell in love with the both these main characters. I just was so captured by not only the characters but also the mystery. I loved how Kerri told the story and also how it was still in lines with the real murders but she also made it more streamlined and interesting story. I was also love the photo accents in the story because it made the atmosphere of the story even more creepy. I was totally wrong about who was Jack and that was perfectly fine. I enjoy this story a lot and want to read book 2 soon!