The New Reviews

Since I LOVE HALLOWEEN and it is almost that time I think we will try and kick it off with some horror, thrills, and suspense. Except for the first book because I need to get it out of the way and stop pushing it away  >.<

1. A Million Junes By: Emily Henry

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For as long as “June” O’Donnell has been alive, her parents have had only one rule: stay away from the Angert family. But when June collides quite literally with Saul Angert, sparks fly, and everything June has known is thrown into chaos. Why has June an O’Donnell to her core never questioned her late father’s deep hatred of the Angert family? After all, the O’Donnells and the Angerts may have mythic legacies, but for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them. Now June must question everything she knows about her family and the father she adored, and she must decide whether it’s finally time for her—and all the O’Donnells before her—to let go

 

2. Final Girls By: Riley Sager

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Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet. But now the girls are being hunted once again and are trying to find the Killer before he finishes the job.

3.The Lies She Told By: Cate Holahan

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Liza Jones has thirty days to write the thriller that could put her back on the bestseller list. In the meantime her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she’s home alone providing for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, Beth sets out to catch him in the act and make him pay for shattering the illusion of their perfect life.
Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur. Nick’s body is dragged from the Hudson and Liza’s husband is arrested for his murder. Before her deadline is up, Liza will have to face up to the truths about the people around her, including herself. If she doesn’t, the end of her heroine’s story could be the end of her own.

 

4.Emma in The Night By: Wendy Walker

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From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a thriller about two missing sisters, a twisted family, and what happens when one girl comes back. One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn’t add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister’s return might just be the beginning of the crime.

 

With more to come! Want a book reviewed or have a suggestion send it here 

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The Heart They Took

The Heart We Sold by: Emily Lloyd-Jones

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Summary


Dee Moreno is just a normal girl living in a world full of Demons which can grant you wishes if you give them something in return and you would think that the return would be money or gold but all they ask for is a piece of your body. Dee is going to boarding school to stay away from her alcoholic parents but when her scholarship is cut due to low funding she seeks out a demon to strike a deal seeing as how her parents would never give her the money and time was far to short to raise it herself.

She took the bargain but when she thought the asking price of an arm of a leg would be ok she would somehow manage it but soon she found herself in a binding lease with a demon and her heart. Dee must do the demons bidding for five months then Dee would be given back her heart, what she did not expect to find are others like her and that she is now part of a group of heartless chained to a Demon until the day comes when they can all be free again, but until that day they must battle the odd things that don’t belong in this world while also trying not to lose her mind and herself in the process, and the most important try not to lose her heart literally.

Review


First thoughts

This book already has a hold on me that I find myself unable to put it down, I have literally been spending every free moment of my time trying to finish this book and even when at work I force myself to mop and read at the same time (I do not recommend it because you tend to lose your spot every time you look away), there is just so much going on in this book that I have even been popping out theories left and right wondering if this is the truth the lies behind the fake mask everyone wears.

Dee poor little sweet Dee I have grown fond of her and the others in the group, each one has their own past and secrets, the first thing I loved about this book was you know when a character gets thrown in and they are like how did you end up here and they just tell you how, well this book does that but we also get the flashback and in their perspective, what was running through their mind at the time they gave their hearts away. The characters are some I give a chance to like a dog letting someone pet them but still watching them waiting to bite if harmed, I just feel like they are promising me so much here and I don’t think i’m going to get to see the character grow and develop as much as I want them to. The Deamon is the one i’m dieing to get to know right now he is just being seen to look rude and callous but I think there is something deep down in him that makes him care about his group of kids, I mean if he didn’t he would take an arm or leg and not their hearts just give it back in a few months.

The story keeps me drawn in just when I think i’m getting bored with it I get something new with drama and heartfelt emotion, the writer has put a lot of thought into this story and has tied up a lot of ends about the demons and the way the live and exist and the “otherworldly things” that the team keeps having to battle.

Final Thoughts

I am not sure I can ever gather the words to express my final thoughts of this book, the ending was a total blind side to me and now I’m just sitting here staring at my computer screen left with the remains of my heart this  book has shattered. I wish I could now be heartless to make the pain I feel inside for this book go away because I did not think this book would hit me so hard but it hit me like a truck going 90 to nothing. The characters in this book are ones I did not know I would grow so attached to until the ending  from the broken Dee to the sweet and funny James to the crazy and unyielding Gremma.

I just loved reading this book, I really truly did and I’m really shocked to be speaking these words because I thought the plot was going to fizzle out and it did in a way but in another way it was so much more than anything I thought would ever happen. This book have captured my heart and crushed it but in another way made it fall in love, this book will bring you the “feels” so hard you better bring a box of tissues with you while reading it. The I chose this message is something I think I can hold onto for the rest of mylife, and it will shower a bright loving hope on all of my days because I know that I chose this.

Just like I chose to read this book, I will choose to read it again and I think I can even put it on my shelf of favorites because the impact of this book has just wrecked me so hard. This is a must read!

 

Upcoming Reviews!

1. The Hearts We Sold by: Emily Lloyd- Jones

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When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.
With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something grows between them amid an otherworldly ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give

 

2. A million Junes by: Emily Henry

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For as long as Jack “June” O’Donnell has been alive, her parents have had only one rule: stay away from the Angert family. But when June collides quite literally with Saul Angert, sparks fly, and everything June has known is thrown into chaos.
The O’Donnells and the Angerts may have mythic legacies, but for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them. As Saul and June’s connection grows deeper, they find that the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers seem to be conspiring to reveal the truth about the harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations.

 

3.Final Girls by: Riley Sager

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Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet. That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy’s doorstep. Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, and when new details about Lisa’s death come to light, Quincy’s life becomes a race against time as she tries to remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.

More to Come Later so be sure to check for updates or send in a request here

 

 

The woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10 By: Ruth Ware

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Summary


 

Lo had been given a rather large responsibility by her boss at Velocity, a magazine for whom she wrote for,  she was to go on a cruise called the “Aurora” and do a column about the trip and the luxury of the cruise  along with a few other guest and a women from the cabin next door to hers that she has never met before, and all seems to be going well until a scream wakes her in the middle of the night. She hears a splash and sees what she thinks is a body being engulfed by the sea and when she turns to look at the deck next door she sees the blood that has been smeared down the privacy glass.

Once the head of security comes to investigate and they go into the cabin next door they find it is completely empty and the blood is gone, along with the girl who was here just before dinner, but cabin 10 is meant to be empty the man who was meant to go in cabin 10 had canceled.

What happened to the woman in cabin 10, she had been so sure the woman was there, she even borrowed her massacra. So was what Lo had seen and heard real or just part of her broken mind, you’ll have to read to find out.

 

Review


First thoughts

So at first I was bored reading this book about the life of Lo and her broken mind and her problems with commitment and PTSD. Nothing really interesting really happens until Lo is on the cruise and the plot starts to take off. The mood of this book is very bland and I cannot help but to be annoyed by Lo it seems that all she every does is play the role of victim and snap at anyone who wants to judge her opinion or tell her to take a step back and look at things and she is very quick to throw all her problems onto someone else and blame them for the way she feels.

When I made it to the boat and all the people are on it with their different personalities and different groups of people that they hang out with and their way about them I instantly got a hint of the board game “Clue“. I used to love that game as a kid and I still do so I found this quite enjoyable so far.

The mystery of the woman in cabin 10 still eludes me right now I am lead to believe that maybe it is all fake and that this is just some big trick of Lo’s mind and that she is being paranoid and crazy. I mean so far all she has done is drink like an alcoholic literally and not sleep, I think that tends to drive a person crazy. There is also this other part of the book that keeps popping up it is news, emails, and web threads, that lead me to believe maybe Lo is dead and this is all some crazy weird outer body experience.

Final thoughts

I don’t know how Ruth Ware does it but man does she always throw you for a loop. The person I always seem to never think of or the person I am most sure of it being all seems to be part of some huge crazy twist that I would never think of. She just leads you to believing in the things she wants to believe in she will put in so much drawn out attention into one thing and you think you are like totally on the right track then the plot twister hits and you’re once again staring at the pages going “WHO THE CRAP IS IT”

The mood toward the ending was set so perfectly I could actually feel my heart rate go up and my adrenaline spike as things got so intense. I was just flying through the pages begging for this to be over for everything to come to an end, and when they did come to an end, it was indeed in end I did not see coming, well I mean except for the parts they had already told you.

I think Ruth Ware so far has to be my favorite mystery writer out of all the mystery books I have read, she never gives anything away, she always keeps you on your toes and hoping from point to point trying to figure out the next key witness but then you are wrong and she has outsmarted you once again.

I would reread this book at some point in time when I want a good mystery and maybe to see if I can pick up on anything that I might have missed now that I know who and what happened on the cruise. If you love a mystery murder book I will say you are going to love this one.