My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: PRH Canada Published: May 2019 Publisher: Strange Light Recommended Age: 14+ Genres & Themes: Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Magical Realism, Dark, Creepy, Short, Family
This is an odd little book that I did not want to stop reading one second. It’s perplexing, confusing and creepy at times, but it has a fairytale-esque atmosphere that gives it a mystical quality, as though you’re lost in a forest, trying to find your way out of it, and the only way you can do that is by getting to the end of this story. Continue reading →
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Received: Publisher Published: June 12th, 2018 Publisher: B\D\W\Y Recommended Age: 16+ Pacing: Slow Genres & Themes: Adult, Mystery, Crime, Family, Small Towns, Creepy, Psychological
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming. Continue reading →
My rating: 2 of 5 stars Received: borrowed Publication Date: June 12th 2014 Publisher: Razorbill Genres & Themes: YA, Paranormal, Creepy, Secrets.
Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.
Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.
Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls . . . unless she wants to be next. . . .