Posted in horror, paranormal, Reviews

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It has been a while since I posted on my actual website but this book needed more than just a tiny blurb in Instagram. It is officially spooky season, so of course I have no choice but to read as many books as possible that will get me in the spooky mood! This book checked off all the boxes for me! A mysterious past, a haunted house, a murder, and a woman trying to figure out the truth about her past. Was the book her father wrote about their house fact or fiction? Was there something more sinister at hand? There were so many questions I had right from the beginning and Sager answered them all. So, let’s get into this review!

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Posted in paranormal, Reviews

Southern Book clubs guide to vampire slaying by grady hendrix

I will admit that I pick up books based on their blurbs without really paying attention to the author. That is how I chose this one! I liked the idea of Moms in a book club fighting off a vampire. So often you read books with a younger cast of characters, but moms? That really caught my attention, but I should have looked at who the author was because that might have made me steer clear. This author really needs trigger warnings on his books. This is not the first book of his that he used rape and sexual assault as a plot device. That is something I cannot stand. The book was going pretty strong until he decided to throw that into the mix. But I am getting ahead of myself, so let me start with what I liked.

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Posted in Reviews, self help

trixie and katya’s guide to the modern womanhood by trixie mattel and katya zamolodchikova

Rating: 4 out of 5.

So the last book I am reviewing for #selfhelpsunday is a self help parody book by two of my favorite drag queens! Yes, I get that this is more parody by to be very honest there were a lot of heartfelt moments in this book. If you have never heard of these two I recommend watching some of their youtube videos, just search for Trixie and Katya. If you end up appreciating their humor then this book will be right up your alley. What I love about them is that they are unapologetically themselves and they are sharing some of their fire with their reader.

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Posted in cozy mystery

The rebel’s Runes by Amorette Anderson

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Rebel’s Runes is book 5 in the Marley the Witch series and I really love the way the Amorette ties magic into the series. Yes, the book is set in a magical retreat, but the victim’s and killers of this series don’t always have a magical background. The victim in this book is someone who was taking part in the retreat and was found dead by the river. The murder weapon? A rock that was found in the coat of Raven, the runes teacher. Of course this would be a problem for Marley if her guest instructors were killing her guests, so of course Marley needs to find out the truth. So how does it go?

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Bait and Witch by Angela Sanders

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Bait and Witch was my first ARC that I received for 2021. If you aren’t familiar with ARC’s they are advanced reader copies that are given in an exchange for an honest review. I was pretty excited to get this copy because it combined two of my favorite things, magic and cozy mysteries. There were a lot of great things about this book but it just didn’t hit the mark for a 5 star read. The main issue that prevented me from giving this 5 stars was that it was a little hard to connect with the main character. But there were some magical things that happened in the book that I honestly loved. Talking books anyone? Well, technically they only spoke in Josie’s head, but still! Being able to just hear the name of the book someone needs and it help them in some way would be such a cool power to have.

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