Wednesday, July 1, 2020

What We're Reading #55

Here are three titles that we hope become future favorites for everyone (if they aren’t already!)

Food Fright by Nico Bell

High school junior Cassie Adler just wanted the bullying to stop. She thought gaining a spot on the varsity soccer team would whip up instant friends, but it isn’t until the popular girls need Cassie’s help that they acknowledge her presence. Cassie reluctantly agrees to participate in a prank that turns sour fast. Now with blood on their hands, she and the popular girls race to cover their tracks. But something savage knows what they’ve done, and it’s hungry for revenge. Can Cassie redeem herself before it’s too late, or will her deadly sins ketchup to her?

Book 7 in the Rewind-or-Die series: imagine your local movie rental store back in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, remember all those fantastic covers. Remember taking those movies home and watching in awe as the stories unfolded in nasty rainbows of gore, remember the atmosphere and textures. Remember the blood.

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Alex’s Teaser Review

This novella really knocked it out of the park for me and I am sad that it was such a short read! I do not always say that about novellas – some of them are perfect as they are in the pages they occupy… and some of them just leave me begging for more! In Food Fright we get this brilliant blend of Heathers-esque teen girls thrown into a world akin to Suspiria and The Grudge with a dash of Carrie. 

Read Alex’s entire review at Goodreads.

Flowers In The Attic by V.C. Andrews

Such wonderful children. Such a beautiful mother. Such a lovely house. Such endless terror!

It wasn’t that she didn’t love her children. She did. But there was a fortune at stake—a fortune that would assure their later happiness if she could keep the children a secret from her dying father.

So she and her mother hid her darlings away in an unused attic.

Just for a little while.

But the brutal days swelled into agonizing years. Now Cathy, Chris, and the twins wait in their cramped and helpless world, stirred by adult dreams, adult desires, served a meager sustenance by an angry, superstitious grandmother who knows that the Devil works in dark and devious ways. Sometimes he sends children to do his work—children who—one by one—must be destroyed….

‘Way upstairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent struggling to stay alive….

Goodreads | Amazon

Laurie’s Teaser Review

If you haven’t ever read this book and you like horror (and this is indeed horror – this is a hill I will die on) do yourself a favor and give this one a read. It lingers around for a reason. I’d take off half a star for the awful dialogue but I can’t bring myself to do it because I have such undying love for this book for helping a messed up girl through some very rough times.

Read Laurie’s entire review at Bark At The Ghouls.

Velocities by Kathe Koja

Velo/Cities by Kathe Koja

From the award-winning author of The Cipher and Buddha Boy, comes Velocities, Kathe Koja’s second electrifying collection of short fiction. Thirteen stories, two never before published, all flying at the speed of strange.

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Audra’s Teaser Review

A dark and weird collection of all kinds of tales, Koja proves with Velocities to be an inventive Virgil, probing the deep bowels of strange and hellish realms and shepherding readers through her dark mind.

Read Audra’s entire review at Goodreads.

Thank you for joining us today! We hope you found something to add to your tbr list. Please share your recent reads with us in the comments below.

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