Thursday, November 1, 2018

Review: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Amazon | Goodreads
[Summary]: There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.

First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they lost.

That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it’s not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica’s world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad’s desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn’t over. Some people in town know more than they’re saying. And somehow Monica is at the center of it all.

There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe.

"‘They all smile at me: Jen, Juliana, Susan, Colleen, and Bethany. It really is a beautiful picture. By the end of the season, everyone in it is dead’."

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Amazon / Goodreads
[Summary]:On a damp October night, 24-year-old Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley's life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror film director Stanislaus Cordova--a man who hasn't been seen in public for more than thirty years.

For McGrath, another death connected to this seemingly cursed family dynasty seems more than just a coincidence. Though much has been written about Cordova's dark and unsettling films, very little is known about the man himself.

Driven by revenge, curiosity, and a need for the truth, McGrath, with the aid of two strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova's eerie, hypnotic world. The last time he got close to exposing the director, McGrath lost his marriage and his career. This time he might lose even more.

“Because every one of us has our box, a dark chamber stowing the thing that lanced our heart. It contains what you do everything for, strive for, wound everything around you.”  

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Review: First we Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy

Amazon | Goodreads

[summary]: It started for pranks, fun, and forever memories.
A secret society – for the four of us.
The rules: Never lie. Never tell. Love each other.
We made the pledge and danced under the blood moon on the meteorite in the orchard. In the spot we found the dead girl five years earlier. And discovered the ancient drawings way before that.
Nothing could break the four of us apart – I thought.
But then, others wanted in. Our seaside town had secrets. History.
We wanted revenge.
We broke the rules. We lied. We told. We loved each other too much, not enough, and in ways we weren’t supposed to.
Our invention ratcheted out of control.
What started as a secret society, ended as justice. Revenge. Death. Rebellion.

 "I want to believe there is a way to change the world without burning it."

Monday, August 13, 2018

underrated book recommendations

If you are not familiar with monthly recs, Trina & Rayna run a Goodreads group where they have new topics every month. If you wanna check it out, here is the group. It's a great group with tons of different readers, so you'll definitely get a lot of good book recommendations.

This month is underrated books and I am so excited because I LOVE talking about underrated books. The seven that I chose all have under 10,00 ratings/reviews on Goodreads, so that's how I consider them "underrated." Anyways, here are my recs!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Monthly Favorites | July 2018

I realize I haven't done a favorites post in actual months which kind of sucks, but I mean it's definitely not surprising. I have always loved reading (and watching) monthly favorites because they always give me ideas on thing to try, books to read, shows to watch, etc.

If you are interested in my last favorites (which was in April, oops) you can head on over and check it out!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

july wrap up

How the heck it is already August I do not know. This year is going by WAY too fast and it needs to slow down. I have too many books to read and not enough time! Come on 2018, help your girl out.

Anyways, this month I only read 6 books. I am a little disappointed with how little I read considering summer is almost over and real life is going to take over again, but I also spent a lot of July with friends and family which I am really happy about. I also thoroughly enjoyed all of the books I read this month so that's awesome! Let's jump into the actual wrap up.