Quinn and her father just moved to Kettle Springs from Philadelphia after her mother’s death, wanting to make a fresh start. Quinn soon finds herself in the middle of the town’s war between the adults and teenagers, with the adults blaming the kids for everything that has gone wrong. While getting to know her new peers, a masked intruder shows up, ready to get revenge on the high schoolers.
Why this book?: I’m not good with slasher horror movies, but I wanted a scary book and a slasher horror BOOK sounded like exactly what I needed.
CONTENT WARNING for the review: discussed/mentioned gore and violence.
If y’all have been following me for a bit, you might have noticed my absence from the book blogging community. This blog, and my bookish social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram, have been more or less dead for the past few years.
Well, if you didn’t know, I’ve been going to college! And I just graduated in December! So as I work to get this blog back up and running, I wanted to compile a short list of books published during the time I was in college that I want to read ASAP now that I have some freetime.
After moving across country, Skye decides to remake herself in order to fit in and make friends. While Skye soon finds a group of friends to be with, her sister Deirdre is not so lucky, outcasted both by her classmates, and now her sister, who used to spend all her time with her. When Deirdre goes missing, Skye soon realizes that she’d do anything to get her sister back.
Why this book?: Horror always gets me back into reading when I’ve been dealing with a slump, and now that I’ve graduated once and for all, I have a lot of freetime to fill!
Lorena makes a deal with the prince of a failing country in order to stave off the execution of her partner’s father. She must use her secret, the power of both the Noble and the Vile inside her, to further the research the prince is conducting on the sacrificial door his mother has been keeping shut to protect their world.
Why this book?: It’s Linsey Miller. A better question would be why would I be avoiding this book.
I would like to thank Jackie and Sourcebooks Fire for sending me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Siblings Ryan and Jane decide to spend one last holiday before their family vacation home in the mountains is sold after a divorce. They invite their closest friends, but all that does is bring up old wounds and awkward memories. As a blizzard snows them in, frustration builds between the friends, all the while something in the forest inches closer and closer.
Why this book?: I was in the mood for some stereotypical, potentially gorey, horror. This was available on Scribd and the summary caught my attention, so let’s hope this scratches that itch I’ve been having!