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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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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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The Séance in Apartment 10 by Ambrose Ibsen

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A young woman get’s a run down apartment while she goes to school. The faucets leak, the lights flicker, but at least Tori had a place to live. Everything was going fine…well as fine as it could go until her and her friends decided to play with a Ouija board. So, you know…things start to get really shady after that, but of course they would.

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Strange Practices by Vivian Shaw

Rating: 4 out of 5.

If you are a fan of vampire lore you have heard the name Vanhelsing before. Usually the name is more involved with hunting vampires, but in this urban fantasy you have a Vanhelsing helping all kinds of supernatural beings. Dr. Greta Vanhelsing specializes in caring for all kinds of creatures but this time, she gets pulled into a battle between good and evil…well, in a sense. You see, there is this sect of monks going around killing humans and monsters a like and she kind of ended up in the crosshairs.

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A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison

5 Hoots

Witches. Mermaids. Magic. A wonderful beginning to a new cozy mystery series!

I was lucky enough to get and ARC copy of this book from Netgalley and I am really excited that I did! It is no mystery that I love reading cozy mysteries and I feel like I struck gold with this one. I read cozies that involved magic but this is the first one that I have read that involved mermaids! Sadly, these women are only descendants of mermaids and they themselves cannot grow a tail, but a girl can dream. While there were no mermaid tails there was a portion of the book where we got to hear the authors version of the little mermaid. Ariel wasn’t involved but there was a magical shield that played an important part in this story.

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