What The Hell Did I Just Read by David Wong

★★★★

Pages: 437   Published: 2017 by Titan Books   Genre: Humor

Blurb:

“It’s the story ‘They’ don’t want you to read. Though, to be fair, ‘They’ are probably right about this one. No, don’t put the book back on the shelf – it is now your duty to purchase it to prevent others from reading it. Yes, it works with ebooks, too; I don’t have time to explain how. While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Together they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth that they – like you – would be better off not knowing. Your first impulse will be to think that a story this gruesome – and, to be frank, stupid – cannot possibly be true. That is precisely the reaction ‘They’ are hoping for.”

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There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

★★

Pages: 287   Published: 2017 by Macmillan   Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Thriller

Blurb:

“Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind. Then, one by one, the students of Osborne High begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets”

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A Bargin In Silver (Solis Invicti 1) by Josie Jaffrey

★★★★

Pages: 356   Published: 2015   Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Dystopian

Blurb:

“A deadly infection threatens to wipe out humanity. The only people who can stem its advances are the Silver, a vampiric race who offer a simple exchange: protection in return for blood and subservience. It’s not a deal that Emmy’s willing to make, but as her world burns around her she finds herself in the arms of the enemy and the line between oppressor and saviour begins to blur. After an attack by the infected, Emmy is rescued by the handsome Drew who introduces her to the world of the Silver. Desperate to escape subjugation and confused by her attraction to him, she gathers what remains of her surrogate family and plans to make a break for freedom. But despite her efforts to resist, she is draw further into the intrigues of the mysterious Silver through the agency of their ruler, the Primus: Solomon. Emmy refuses to submit to the cold and detached Primus and an attempt on her life makes it clear that he is unable to protect her from the political machinations of his race. As the connection between them deepens she must choose between her desire and her will to rebel, but can she trust his intentions when everyone is after her blood?” Continue reading “A Bargin In Silver (Solis Invicti 1) by Josie Jaffrey”

Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

★★

Pages: 388   Published: 2016 by Penguin Books   Genre: Young Adult

Blurb:

“Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, but no one’s ever looked past her weight to see who she really is. Since her mum’s death, Libby’s been hiding, but now she’s ready for high school. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin too – sexy, aloof and too cool for school. But Jack’s swaggering confidence is hiding a secret he must keep at all costs. The Jack meets Libby. And their worlds change. Because sometimes when you meet someone, the whole universe just comes into focus.” Continue reading “Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven”

A Better Ten Commandments by James Miller

★★★★★

Pages: 110   Published: 2017   Genre: Non-fiction

Blurb:

“A Better Ten Commandments is a compilation of humanities most timeless wisdom and illuminates a path to meaning and purpose in life that takes nothing on faith. It’s about who we are, what we want, and what truly matters in life … the only life you can count on.”

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Dead Simple by Peter James

★★★★★

Pages: 457   Published: 2005 by Macmillan   Genre: Crime

Blurb:

“It was meant to be a harmless stag night prank. A few hours later Michael Harrison has disappeared and four of his friends are dead. With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendant Roy Grace – a man haunted by the shadow of his own missing wife – is contacted by Michael’s beautiful, distraught fiancée, Ashley Harper. Grace discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael Harrison’s whereabouts is saying nothing. But then he has a lot more to gain than anyone realises, for one man’s disaster is another man’s fortune…” Continue reading “Dead Simple by Peter James”

IT by Steven King

This review will contain spoilers, you have been warned.
★★★★

Pages: 1166   Published: 2017 by Hodder, Originally: 1986   Genre: Horror

Blurb:

“Derry, Maine is just an ordinary town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part, a good place to live. It is a group of children who see – and feel – what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT appears as an evil clown named Pennywise and sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing…
Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, emerging again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.”
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