Movie vs. Book: Horns

So I know it’s a bit late to jump on the horror train that comes around every year at Halloween, but I had to wait to see the movie before being able to write this review. Horns is the story of a young man, struggling to find a reason for life after his long-time girlfriend is raped and brutally murdered, a crime which he is thought to have committed, despite never being convicted.

Ignatius Perrish loved Merrin Williams since the very first day he saw her in church. She had signaled to Ig, with the gold cross around her neck, turning it this way and that in the sun, causing bright flashes of light to temporarily blind him. When he sees the cross lying in a heap on her pew after the service has ended, he knows he’s meant to return it.

At 15, Ig and Merrin fall in love.  Continue reading “Movie vs. Book: Horns”

Aliens, Enemies and Secrets…Oh my!

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I must admit that I was very skeptical when this book was recommended to me….Aliens? Really?

My favorite genre is fantasy, closely followed by sci-fi, so there is no reason why this book would not appeal to me.  But I think I am just too used to reading about vampires and werewolves that for some reason aliens sounded far-fetched to me.  Go figure!

Contrary to my initial reaction, this book was awesome!  I sat and finished the second half of the book in one sitting because I could not put it down.  There are also 4 books in this series currently, so I cannot wait to pick up #2!  I loved the characters witty banter and complex relationship.  It was so refreshing to see a teen book where the main character did not immediately fall in love with a boy that she barely knew!  Below is a little teaser of the storyline to get you hooked: Continue reading “Aliens, Enemies and Secrets…Oh my!”

Clash of the Covers: Which creepy read are you looking forward to reading this August?

 

9781606841563Amity by Micol Ostow will be released on August 26, 2014.

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Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff will be released on August 14, 2014.

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The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco will be released on August 5, 2014.

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Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan will be released on August 26, 2014.

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Sanctum by Madeleine Roux will be released on August 26, 2014.

(Read Asylum before you read Sanctum!)

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Undead with Benefits by Jeff Hart will be released on August 26, 2014.

(Read Eat, Brains, Love before you read Undead with Benefits!)

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Zomburbia by Adam Gallardo will be released on August 26, 2014.

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia….but she will have the chance to live a while longer.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster.  She must learn about all known poisons by tasting them herself and experiencing their horrible effects.  To make sure she shows up to work everyday the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds Yelena a poison called Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…

To get the whole story pick up this enticing read!