Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015 – June 30

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

I like a wide variety of genres 😉

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)

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The Suffering by Rin Chupeco – ARC Review

The Suffering by Rin Chupeco

The Suffering (The Girl from the Well, #2)

Rating

4/5

I received this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Description

Over the last year I’ve gone against faceless women, disfigured spirits, and grotesque revenants. Some people keep dangerous hobbies; skydiving and driving at monster truck rallies and glacier surfing. Me? I cast my soul into the churning waters of potential damnation and wait for a bite.

It’s been two years since Tark Halloway’s nightmare ended. Free from the evil spirit that haunted him all his life, he now aids the ghostly Okiku and avenges the souls of innocent children by hunting down their murderers. But when Okiku becomes responsible for a death at his high school, Tark begins to wonder if they’re no better than the killers they seek out.

When an old friend disappears in Aokigahara, Japan’s infamous ‘suicide forest’, both must resolve their differences and return to that country of secrets to find her.

Because there is a strange village inside Aokigahara, a village people claim does not exist. A village where strange things lie waiting.

A village with old ghosts and an ancient evil – one that may be stronger than even Okiku…

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The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco – Review

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
The Girl from the Well (The Girl from the Well, #1)

Rating

4/5

Goodreads Description

You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret – one that would just kill to get out.

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as “Dexter” meets “The Grudge”, based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.

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Antebellum Awakening by Katie Cross – Review

Antebellum Awakening by Katie Cross

Antebellum Awakening (The Network Series, #2)

Rating

4/5

I received a copy of this from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Description

Never underestimate the power of a volatile witch.

Still reeling in the wake of her mother’s death, sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe is forced to move to Chatham Castle. Not even the sudden appearance of ancient dragons in haunted Letum Wood nor her two best friends can distract her from the strength of her deep, dark rage.

Her grief puts her magical powers into chaos, endangering any witch around her. She has six months left to destroy the curse that will kill her and fulfill her contract with the most cunning enemy of all: her former teacher Miss Mabel.

Bianca must make a choice: learn to control her restless powers, or let the powers control her.

Antebellum Awakening is the second book in the thrilling new fantasy collection The Network Series. It’s a haunting tale about tragedy, loss, and the power of moving on.

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Insylum by Z. Rider – ARC Review

Insylum by Z. Rider

Insylum

Rating

2/5

I received a copy of this on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Description

The Last Ones In…Never Come Out

A.J. changed in boot camp, coming out all straight-backed and short-haired. His best friend Nate hardly recognizes him anymore, especially when it comes to the way he acts. His priorities. Now he’s about to ship out to Afghanistan, and despite the rift growing between them, the two decide to have one last hurrah—at Insylum, the extreme traveling funhouse they’ve been waiting for a chance at for years.

They’re last in line on the last night of the show. They are the last two to go in.

And they may never come back out.

Warning: Some tentacular activity. (Also body horror. And maggots.)

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♥ Beautiful Blogger Award ♥

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I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by Infinite Book Reviews! You should go check out her blog! ♥

The premise is super easy and fun! Just list seven random facts about yourself that you think your readers would like to know and the nominate seven more beautiful bloggers you love and you’d like to know more about!

So without further ado

♥ My Facts ♥

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Hell House by Richard Matheson – Review

Hell House by Richard Matheson

Hell House

Rating

3/5

Goodreads Description

Rolf Rudolph Deutsch is going die. But when Deutsch, a wealthy magazine and newspaper publisher, starts thinking seriously about his impending death, he offers to pay a physicist and two mediums, one physical and one mental, $100,000 each to establish the facts of life after death.

Dr. Lionel Barrett, the physicist, accompanied by the mediums, travel to the Belasco House in Maine, which has been abandoned and sealed since 1949 after a decade of drug addiction, alcoholism, and debauchery. For one night, Barrett and his colleagues investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townsfolk refer to it as the Hell House.

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On Book Shopping

Book shopping is an adventure. I love going in to my local bookstore and the smell of new books greets me. There are so many possibilities! So many stories just waiting to be told! And of course, so many emotions as I begin to navigate the wonderland that is a bookstore.

WHEN I SEE THE BOOK I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR FINALLY ON THE NEW ARRIVALS SHELVES

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The Isadora Interviews by Katie Cross – Review

The Isadora Interviews by Katie Cross – Review

The Isadora Interviews (The Network Series, #1.5)

My Rating

4/5

Goodreads Description

Isadora is a quiet, old witch living alone in the fog-strewn forest of Letum Wood. Her magical power is great, but her foresight is even greater.

As a Watcher, Isadora has the ability to see into the heart of every witch she meets, a talent that makes her the perfect guardian of the prestigious Miss Mabel’s School for Girls.
Any girl that wants to enter the school must first pass an interview with Isadora. No secret insecurity or sinister motivation can be hidden from a Watcher, as four teenage girls will soon find out.

Join Leda, Camille, Michelle, and Priscilla as they each encounter Isadora in their quest to join Miss Mabel’s School for Girls. It’s a collection of short stories that fans of the compelling new young adult fantasy novel Miss Mabel’s School for Girls can’t afford to miss.

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