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Book Review: ‘Until th..

Book Review: ‘Until the Sun Rises: One Night in Drake Mansion’ by Channing Whitaker

When I first approached Channing Whitaker‘s Until the Sun Rises, I was expecting something a bit like House on Haunted Hill. A group of strangers can win a boatload of cash if they make it through one night in a small town’s mystery house, deemed haunted due to its shady history. But what I got was a satisfyingly creepy story that dealt with much more than a simple Casper. The shift between the two narrators Whitaker presents […]

April 19, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Material Girls’ by Elaine Dimopoulos

I didn’t think this would ever happen with me and a novel, but I have to say that I just couldn’t finish Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos. My dislike for this novel stemmed from a mix of things, both its fault and mine. I was drawn into the novel based on its description of being “Divergent meets Project Runway.” I LOVE Divergent, and so I foolishly disregarded the Project Runway half of that statement. Therein […]

April 4, 2015
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Book Review: ‘House of Echoes’ by Brendan Duffy

Brendan Duffy’s House of Echoes is a chilling and fantastic start for a debut novel. Duffy combines just the right amount of drama and Stephen King-style horror to make the novel a page-turner with an exciting end. I felt chills reading sections, both from nerves and disgust, that stuck with me for quite a while, and it’s all because Duffy knows just when and where to reveal little hints about the town of Swannhaven and […]

March 25, 2015
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Book Review: ‘A Trip Down Reality Lane’ by Ian Thomas Malone

Much like the characters in Ian Thomas Malone’s second novel A Trip Down Reality Lane, I’m feeling a bit strange. With pages full of LSD use, museum shenanigans and a few college guys just trying to figure out what it all means, Reality Lane isn’t going to be a book for everyone. But I think it will be an enjoyable read for enough people that it’s worth talking about. I’m just not quite sure what […]

March 4, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Ask the Dark’ by Henry Turner

It has been way too long since I’ve loved a book as much as I love Henry Turner’s Ask the Dark. From the very first paragraph, I found myself hooked by the unique voice and view of the narrator Billy Zeets, and his intriguing way of telling his gripping and often times terrifying story. I still have goosebumps just thinking about it. So what makes Billy Zeets the perfect narrator for this particular tale? He […]

February 15, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Soul Crossed’ by Lisa Gail Green

Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green is predictable in its approach to the angel-demon storyline, and even more predictable in just how things are going to turn out for the main characters involved. With a slow start, a disturbing (in all the wrong ways) middle and a seen-it-coming end, Soul Crossed is the type of book you read if you’re psyching yourself up for a root canal. Don’t get me wrong, Green has an incredible […]

February 14, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Cruel Summer’ by K.R. Conway

In this prequel novella to K.R. Conway’s novel Undertow, readers are given an up close and personal look at the relationship of Ana Lane and Kian O’Reily in the infamous summer before the events of Undertow takes place. And I loved it. It was so great to see an inside look at the relationship between two characters who were somewhat of mysteries in the first novel of the Undertow series. In fact, I found Cruel […]

February 5, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Of Shadow and Stone’ by Michelle Muto

Does anyone remember the old Gargoyles cartoon from the ’90s. Big bat creatures running around at night in loincloths and turning to stone by the first rays of the rising sun. A girl who befriends them and tries to help them protect and watch over a city. Remember how awesome those gargoyles seemed?

January 26, 2015
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