March Wrap Up

Hey guys! It is that time of month again to look back on everything I have read this month! I feel like I disliked more book than I actually liked… so I guess we shall see!


Caraval by Stephanie Garber – 5/5 stars

Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee – 5/5 stars

Rebel’s Blade by Frost Kay, ARC copy, DNF – 2/5 stars

Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell, ARC copy – 4/5 stars

The Revenge by Hannah Jayne, ARC copy – 2/5 stars

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon, DNF – 1/5 stars

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee, DNF – 1/5 stars

Death Knock by Miranda Hardy and Jay Noel, Review Copy, DNF – 1/5 stars

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – 5/5 stars

Long My She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas – 3/5 stars

Eternity Fades by Katelyn Anderson – Beta Read 


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Bought, physical

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas – Bought, physical

Ravenfrost by Tracy Renae – ARC (Author) Kindle

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber – ARC (Netgalley) Kindle

Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee – Review copy (author)

Rebel’s Blade by Frost Kay – ARC (Author)

Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell – ARC (Netgalley) Kindle

The Revenge by Hannah Jayne – ARC (Netgalley) Kindle

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon – Bought, Kindle

Death Knocks by Miranda Hardy and Jay Noel, Review copy (Netgalley)

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Bought, Physical

Asylum by Madeleine Roux . Bought, Physical

Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger – Bought, Physical

Waistcoats and Weaponry by Gail Carriger – Bought, Physical

Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking – Bought, Physical

Goodreads Monday:

March 6th – Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich

March 13th – Black City by Elizabeth Richards

March 20th – Conversion by Katherine Howe

March 27th – Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Special Posts: 

Cover Reveal – Illusionary by Desiree Williams

The Black Cat Blue Sea Award




Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Link back here and link up to the inlinkz at the bottom so others can see what you picked!

Hey guys!! I’m writing this really quickly because I forgot to do it Sunday evening! It was one of those weekends and then I crashed last night, so I’m writing this now! Anyway, this weeks pick for me is a book that I am really excited to get a copy of because I absolutely adored The Dead House! I am definitely looking forward to this one…


The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich

Published: July 14th 2016 by Orion Children’s Books

When Silla and her little sister, Nori, escape London and their abusive father, Aunt Cath’s country house feels like a safe haven. Leaving the smog and fear behind, the girls have the love and freedom they never had in their violent home. But slowly, ever so slowly, things begin to unravel.

Aunt Cath locks herself in the attic and spends day and night pacing; every day the surrounding forest inches slowly towards the house; a mysterious boy appears from the enclosing wood offering friendship, and Nori claims that a man watches them from the dark forest. A man with no eyes who creeps ever closer. 

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To take part, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link here and link me up so I can see what you guys still need to read!

Hey guys! It is time for another Goodreads Monday! This weeks pick is an author who I love, despite the fact that her book left me creeped out, scared out of my wits, refusing to go to bed at 1:00 in the morning until my husband got home! I have had this book on my TBR for a while now and it released last month! Clearly I need to get my hands on it ASAP!


And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

Published: September 6th 2016 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Stay away from the woods…

When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt’s home, it’s immediately clear that the manor is cursed. The endless creaking of the house at night and the eerie stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too—questions that Silla can’t ignore: Why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer? Who is the beautiful boy who’s appeared from the woods? And who is the tall man with no eyes who Nori plays with in the basement at night… a man no one else can see?

I do love a good book that really does creep me out. It is so rare that it happens because I’m not easy to scare; The Dead House, however, was psychological – hence why I got creeped out! I’m hoping this will be the same!

What books are on your TBR’s? Feel free to join in and leave comments and I will check them all out! 

Fall Activities Book Tag

Hey guys! So I was tagged by Kat @ Life and Other Disasters and, like her, I really should complete this tag before the end of Autumn! So, Without Further Ado…

Apple Picking – A book on your TBR that looks so great, you can’t wait to get into it!

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

So, I have all three books and I love all of the covers – I just need to get around to reading them!

Corn Maze – A book to get lost in


A Bond of Venom and Magic by Karen Tomlinson

From the very first page, this book had me hooked and I found myself lost in it!

Haunted Houses – A book that Scared you

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The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

This book had me up at one in the morning, refusing to go to bed, with all the lights on in the house and my husband on the phone asking when he is going to be back!

Pumpkin Patch – The latest book you picked up/putchased


The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

This was my very recent purchase from Amazon and I cannot wait to get into it!

Scenic Drives – a book that is lyrically beautiful

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Vault of Dreams by Luke Taylor

This book is so lyrical, I found myself lost in it really quickly!! I loved it!

Pumpkin Carving – A book you didn’t like and wouldn’t mind cutting up

Dorothy must die

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Insert unpopular opinion here. I really detested this book…

Drinking Apple Cider – A sweet book to curl up with


Futhermore by Tahereh Mafi

This is a great book to curl up with and to just follow the adventures of the MC 😀

Jumping in a Leaf Pile – A book that reminds you of your childhood

Harry Potter

Harry Potter series

I think it goes without saying that this is my all time childhood book memory. *Joins the masses*

Scary Movie Night – Your favourite spooky read

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Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

This isn’t spooky in the traditional sense of spooky… but it is definitely a book that will leave you tingling and creeped out by the end!

Costume Party – A book with an eclectic cast of characters


Everlasting Flame by Katelyn Anderson

This book has a great mix of characters!


Jamie @ Watch Game Read

Beth @ Reading Every Night

Sam @ Sam’s Little Corner

And everyone else who wants to do this tag is welcome!

Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish

Hey guys! It is time for another TTT! This week is it a Halloween freebie! So, I am going to go with top ten scary/creepy books the read around this time for year! Without further ado and in no particular order:

10. the dead house The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich – This book had me wide awake in the middle of the night, with all the lights on in the house, on the phone to my husband asking when he is going to be home. To say it creeped me out would be an understatement!

9. the merciless The Merciless by Danielle Vega – This book was creepy in the sense that it was gross and had my body tingling all over from what they did to that poor girl. Definitely Halloween material…

8. the girl with all the gifts The Girl with all the Gifts by M. R. Carey – Zombies and Halloween go hand in hand!

7. Unnatural deeds Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog – Ok, so technically this book is being released November 1st… but, it is definitely a creepy read and the ending!!!

6. only ever yours Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill – This is not your traditional Halloween creepy, but I think everyone who has read this book will agree with me that it deserves to be up here!

5. wink poppy midnight Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke – Three screwed up teens, what could go wrong? A lot… that’s your answer!

4. ten Ten by Gretchen McNeil – A fast paced, whodunnit…

3. gone girl.jpg Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn  – Do I really need to explain this one?!? Let’s go with one word: Amy.

2. say her name Say Her Name by James Dawson – Bloody Mary is tradition on Halloween…

1. Don't look back Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout – I really enjoyed this book and I was not expecting the ending!!

That’s it! These are my TT scary/creepy books to read around this time of year!

Have any of you read these? Do you agree? Are there any others I should read? Feel free to drop comments and links and I will check them all out!

September Wrap Up

Hey guys! It is time to wrap up the month of September! I managed to read a total of 9 books this month! Which is more than I thought I had read. One of those books did not get reviewed on my blog because I was so angry with it. It was insulting. Anyway, lets do this!


Books I acquired in the month of September:



Special posts:

Spotlight: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Cover Reveal: Emerge: The Judgement by Melissa A. Craven

That’s it for me this month!! *Phew* I thought this post was never going to end!

How was September for you guys?

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Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish

Hey guys!! It has been an extremely long while since I last did one of these! This week’s TTT is 10 of my recent 5 star reads. I am going to change this a little bit and do 10 of my 4/5 star reads because lately, I haven’t had that many 5 stars! So, in no particular order:

10. reclaimed Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory. This is one of those books that jumped my TBR list and I read it almost as soon as I put it on my TBR! I gave this book 4/5 stars. You can find my review here. Grab your copy here!

9. a court of thorns and roses A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I literally went into this book with absolutely no idea what it was about! I did’t read the premise before starting! Either way, I really enjoyed this book and gave it 4/5 stars. Find my review here. Grab your copy here!

8. the dead house The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich. This book  creeped. Me. Out. I literally didn’t go to bed without my husband – and he was back late!! I gave this book 4/5 stars. Find my review here!  Grab your copy here.

7. endure Endure by Sara B. Larson. I adored this series and I was at a loss when it came to the end!! I just didn’t want it to end! I gave this book 5/5 stars. See my review here. Grab a copy here!

6. the white rose The White Rose by Amy Ewing. I really enjoyed this book and I can’t believe I have to wait for the next instalment! I gave this book 4/5 stars. See my review here. Grab your copy here!

5. Glass sword Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. Ah, the long awaited 2nd book. Of course, this book is going to be on here! I loved this book! I gave this book 4/5 stars. See my review here. Grab your copy here! 

4. the jewel The Jewel by Amy Ewing. This is the first book in the series, again, another book I really enjoyed! I gave this book 4/5 stars. Find my review here. Grab your copy here.

3. snow like ashes Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch Again, who wasn’t waiting for this book?? I jumped on this bandwagon pretty late but better late than never! I gave this book 4/5 stars. See my review here. Grab your copy here.

2. Queen of Always Queen of Always by Sherry D. Ficklin. I adored this series! I am not normally one for historical fiction, but this was pretty amazing! I gave this book 4/5 stars. Find my review here. Grab your copy here!

1. The winners curse The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski I really enjoyed this book – but I wasn’t so keen on the second! Hopefully the third will live up to my expectations! I gave this book 4/5 stars! Find my review here. Grab your copy here!

So that is it! You can probably understand now why I had to change the theme a little bit!! What did you guys add? Feel free to leave your lists below and I will check them out!

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

the dead house

Part-psychological thriller, part-urban legend, this is an unsettling narrative made up of diary entries, interview transcripts, film footage transcripts and medical notes. Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Three people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin . . . 

Re-opened police records, psychiatric reports, transcripts of video footage and fragments of diary reveal a web of deceit and intrigue, violence and murder, raising a whole lot more questions than it answers.

Who was Kaitlyn and why did she only appear at night? Did she really exist or was she a figment of a disturbed mind? What were the illicit rituals taking place at the school? And just what did happen at Elmbridge in the events leading up to ‘the Johnson Incident’?

Chilling, creepy and utterly compelling, THE DEAD HOUSE is one of those very special books that finds all the dark places in your imagination, and haunts you long after you’ve finished reading. (Goodreads)

Where do I even start with this review? Let’s start with the obvious – I have had this on my TBR list for quite some time…Surprise surprise. This book pretty much creeped me out. I was ok reading it during the day, I thought to myself this is going to be fine. Then nighttime descended… and then everything wasn’t. I pretty much left all of the lights on in the house and waited for my husband to get back before going to bed!

The thing that creeped me out the most wasn’t the fact that the main character had Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), nor was it the fact that this book was written in the form of a criminal investigation – which made it seem lifelike! No, this book crept me out as soon as the main character (Carly/Kaitlyn) described a girl, standing, staring at her and smiling. Just smiling. I think, if I was alone, in the dark and I saw someone staring at me, smiling – I would probably flip a lid and run to the nearest psychiatric hospital and stay there!! Of course, the dark floodway in my house started playing tricks on my mind and I was sure there was someone there… and then the house made its usual housely noises and I was convinced!

The main character has Dissociative Identity Disorder. During the day, she is a happy school girl called Carly, who has friends and has no problems mingling. She is pretty sweet and super bubbly when you get to know her. During the night, she transforms into Kaitlyn, almost a reclusive character, she isn’t really a people person until she meets Ari. It takes her a lot longer to let people in. I understand that DID is sometimes the result of a trauma (which this is the case in the book) because it helps to repress the memories the sufferer doesn’t want to remember. Without going back over my Psychology notes, I couldn’t fully say I remember a lot about DID, because I don’t. However, if this is what the sufferers feel, and this is something that they go through – or it could become this bad if not properly treated, it really is kind of scary. It is worrying to think that you could potentially go through something as horrific as this, without fully understanding or knowing what you are doing and why – or even doing something under the illusion of something different.

When we got toward the end, and other people were starting to help Kaitlyn attempt to find Carly, I found it difficult to believe that people would willingly fall into something as crazy as they did. I don’t want to go into too much detail and spoil the book, but it became a little far fetched, which was then written off as group hysteria. Group Hysteria, I suppose, is a plausible explanation, but surely the others are then not completely sane of mind? Not that it matters, I guess!!

I literally recoiled when Naida did what she did. I do not want to reveal said action – but I literally recoiled and then sat there for five minutes staring at my kindle in horror. It was gross. It is also something that followed me around for a while. The fact that there was no justification as to why she did what she did.

I think the writing style was pretty unique. This book was written in the form of police interviews, diary entries, doctor’s reports and video footage. This made the events seem more realistic and I think this is what gave this book the creepy air about it. The fact that the police were seemingly investigating the “Johnson Incident” – as it is so dubbed in the book – makes the events more realistic and, hence, creepier!

I really enjoyed this book . even if it did keep me up at night! I am looking forward to reading more from this author! I gave this book 4/5 stars!

Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish.

Hey people! Time for another TTT. Is it just me, or does it seem like this year is flying? It feels like yesterday when I wrote last weeks TTT. Oh well, this weeks TTT is Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR. My summer TBR is a list that seems to be constantly updating itself, so while this is what I am currently hoping to read this summer, it may change based on books that I add to my TBR or books that I actually get. Without further ado, and in no particular order:

10. those girls Those Girls by Lauren Saft. I added this book to my TBR a few weeks ago, and it made my summer TBR 🙂

9. spelled Spelled by Betsy Schow. Who doesn’t love a retelling of childhood fairytales?

8. p.s. i still love you P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. I loved To All The Boys I’ve loved Before and I have been waiting for this book for ages! I actually already own a copy and I will be cracking it open after I have finished reading A Storm of Swords!

7. beautiful player Beautiful player by Christina Lauren. Again, another series that I have adored so far and again a book that I already own but need to read!

6. the art of being normal The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. I added this to my TBR list after reading a glowing review of it! Plus, I am adding it to my British Books Challenge – definitely a book that I want to read over the summer!

5. the fill in bf The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West. Anything Kasie West has written is perfect Summer reading and I literally cannot wait to open this book! I have loved every book that she has written and she is definitely on my favourite authors list.

4. tiny pretty things Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. As a Black Swan fan and as a current PLL binge watcher (although I was a fan quite a while back), these two definitely need to meet! Who doesn’t enjoy reading about bitchy girls?

3. they all fall down They All Fall Down by Roxanne ST. Claire. Again, PLL meets Final Destination. I know what Final Destination is about but I have never actually seen it! Either way, this is definitely on my summer TBR.

2. the revenge playbook The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen. I find books about revenge fairly funny and enjoyable and they normally remind me of John Tucker Must Die and they are, at least for me, feel good books! Schadenfreude…

1. the dead house The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich. I guess this is really a summery book, rather more of a halloween read. However, this is being release late summer and it is a book I NEED!! It looks so cool! So, to hell with normal, cutesy summer reads and bring on the horror! 🙂

That’s it guys! I could have easily carried on beyond the realms of ten books, but I stuck to the rules. *pats back* Now, I am off to have a lay down before attempting to eat again… What are your summer TBR’s this year? Feel free to leave your comments and links below and I will check them all out! 🙂