Halloween in July Tag !!!

I don’t do a lot of tags but sometimes I see one and I just have to do it. This one is the Halloween in July tag . I just had to do it!!. There is Christmas in July but Halloween in July is so much better. Stores start to put out autumn decor and starts all the hype for the Halloween season. It warms my heart.

–Original Tag Creator: the.book.gypsy 


⋯ QUESTIONS ⋯

1. What book gave you the creeps?
Coraline- Neil Gaiman is super creepy, imagine having an alternate reality where everyone you know has to sow buttons on for eyes! I love this book so much.

2. What book gives you the best Halloween vibes?
The Haunted Mask-RL Stein  I read it every October, haha it’s so much fun.

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton I’m currently reading this book and its giving me major autumn vibes. It’s main setting is the forest and the writing is hauntingly beautiful and atmospheric.

3. What’s your favorite vampire book?
Salems lot- Stephen King
I loved the vampires in this book, old school creepy vampires. I’ve read a lot of vampire books back when I was in high school many years ago . This one had a little bit of everything. Salem’s Lot is a small town in Maine, and it is not a stranger to secrets . King is excellent with the plotting and the pacing. This is one of my all time favorite King books.

4. What book scared you so much you had to sleep with the light on?
I don’t get scared easily and I cannot think of a book that has scared me.

5. What’s your favorite book about witches/goblins/ghosts/demons? (one of each for me!)
Witches- The Wicked Deep-Shea Earnshaw I haven’t read this one yet but I really want to read it this September. I’ve heard so many good things about this book. I’m a sucker for anything witchy highly anticipating getting to this book.

6. What book do you wish was scarier than it was?
Heart shaped box- Joe Hill I read about 60% of this book and I sadly had to DNF it because I found it to be so boring ! I was really disappointed, because I have heard so many people so many people rave about his books that I was expecting a lot more.

7. What’s your favorite book that takes place in October?
I’m going to be really basic and say Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone


What are some of your favorite spooky read’s? Are there any new ones you’re looking forward to reading this fall?


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There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins Review

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Author: Stephanie Perkins
Genre: YA,Horror,Mystery
Pages: 304 Kindle edition
Rating: 3.75 Stars

Synopsis

Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.


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As a fan of Stephanie Perkins contemporary book’s I was excited to see how she would do with a completely different genre such as horror. I have to say, I enjoyed this book, I wasn’t blown away by it but I really liked it. As a huge horror fan I loved that there was blood and gore with a high body count. There was just something missing for me. I felt like the mystery of the killers identity shouldn’t have been reveled so early in the story. It would have been better to find out at the final scene who it was. Also the motive for the kills was really underwhelming.

Makani, our main character, was an African American native Hawaiian, was the new girl in a small town, sent to live with her grandmother by her divorcing parents. Makani is an interesting character and had a lot of depth, especially when we learn about her back story.

Perkins writing like her other books, has an easy flow and pulls you into the story. The romance is heavily rooted into the story. It is a fast read I finished it in two sittings, could have finished it in one but I had to work. I liked Makani and Ollie’s relationship, however this was supposed to be a horror novel and some of the romance I could have done without.Call me morbid but my favorite parts of the story was the death scenes. They were gruesome and well thought out, no two deaths were written the same.

It was an entertaining, creepy read and very different from Stephanie Perkins other books. I would recommend reading if your looking for a fast fun spooky read.


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How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather Review

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Title:How to Hang a Witch
Author: Adriana Mather
Genre: YA,Paranormal
Pages: 368
Rating:4.5

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Synopsis

Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

If dealing with that weren’t enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with the Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hanged. If any town should have learned its lesson, it’s Salem. But history may be about to repeat itself.

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HOW TO HANG A WITCH was a lot of fun! A cool fact about the book is that the author is actually a descendant from Cotton Mather from the Salem Witch Trials (just like the main character). I have loved witches since i was a little girl so to say I was intrigued by this book is an understatement. I’m really glad to say that even with some of the negative reviews I’ve read that this book didn’t disappoint. I loved it.

The coolest part of the book was how atmospheric it was. I was a huge fan of the Salem setting. The story also had a creepy autumn vibe to it which I loved.

Sam //  Is the protagonist of this story, she has a pretty rough life and not your typical teenage girl stuff. She is bullied by a group called the descendants, who are ancestors to the witches who were hanged during the trials. I liked her character she is snarky and brave, yet she is a little to quick to believe in rumours. Elijah // I liked his character a lot, he quickly became my favourite.

The only thing was that I figured out who the villain was about halfway through the story so readings the ending wasn’t as much of a surprise. But I still very much enjoyed it. This would be the perfect read for around Halloween!

I can’t wait for the next book, Haunting the Deep! It’s related to the Titanic .It releases October 3, 2017!

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Mini Reviews

3217221Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
by Joe Hill

This graphic novel has been on my TBR list for a while now, so I’m glad I finally picked it up. This graphic novel series is a horror /fantasy.It is a solid debut for the series. The artwork is phenomenal.The story was not at all what I expected, though honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. I can’t wait to pick up the next volume.

4 Stars

26502508After the Woods
by Kim Savage

This book first caught my eye with its gorgeous cover .I have been really excited to read this book, two girls go into the wood’s, but I was sadly disappointed. I felt that the plot moved slowly and the romance was unnecessary to the progress of the story. I also guessed the ending about alway through. It is a short book and I finished it in one sitting. It’s not a bad story I found myself enjoying it. The main character Julia is a little boring and it would have been a better story told in the pot of Liv, her best friend. She was so much more compelling.

3 Stars

 

Let me know if you’ve read either of these and what your thoughts were 🙂

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Halloween Tag #1

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1. Favorite Halloween song?
This is Halloween- Marilyn Manson

2. Witch or Vampire?
Witch, I adore stories about witches, there should be more books/movies.

3. Favorite thing about Halloween?
Its a smell in the air, it’s that feeling when you walk outside. Sweaters and crunchy leaves,the scary movies,costumes and decorations. there’s just something so special about Halloween.

4. Halloween party or scary movie marathon?
Scary movie marathon, too scared of being near real people.

5. Skeletons or Zombies?
Zombies, The Walking Dead is one of my Favorite shows

6.Favorite Halloween candy?
Caramel apple pops

7. Favorite Halloween movie?
Halloweentown,Earnest scared stupid, Hocus pocus

8.Favorite Halloween costume?
Witch,Doll

9.Favorite Halloween store?
Micheals and Spirit Halloween

10. Jack-o-lanterns, yes or no?
Yes ! I love them.

11. Bats or Black Cats?
Black cats. I am cat obssesed.

12. Is Halloween your favorite holiday?
Yes I get excited way to early. In July I was already looking up decorations and movies to watch.

13. Pumpkin spice latte or hot chocolate?
Pumkin spice, yum !