Second Look: SLEEPY HOLLOW by Dax Varley (Audio)

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Dax Varley’s Sleepy Hollow (2014)

From Goodreads:

Katrina is still haunted by her encounter with the Headless Horseman – the night he beckoned to her. Now he has risen again, slashing heads and terrorizing the quiet countryside.

Her only joy during this dismal darkness comes when Ichabod Crane, a gorgeous young man from Connecticut, moves to Sleepy Hollow and their attraction turns to romance.

When the Horseman marks Ichabod as his next victim, Katrina, despite dangerous efforts to save him, sees no other choice than for them to flee.

But the Horseman awaits. Now it’s up to her to sever the horror and alter the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

I have so, so many thoughts about this book.  Most of them are not that good.  Although, it may be in part because of the audio version.

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Second Look: Grady Hendrix’s MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM

Can we just take a moment to admire how awesome this cover is?

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Grady Hendrix’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism
QuirkBooks, 2016

From Goodreads:

A heartwarming story of friendship and demonic possession. The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries–and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil? Like an unholy hybrid of Beaches and The ExorcistMy Best Friend’s Exorcism blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.

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Second Look: Megan Miranda’s FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST (2017)

This is an honest review, in exchange for a free e-ARC.

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November 14, 2017

Megan Miranda’s Fragments of the Lost
Crown Books for Young Readers, 2017

From Goodreads:

Jessa Whitworth knew she didn’t belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb’s room. But she couldn’t deny that she was everywhere—in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket…the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.

His mother asked her to pack up his things—even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.

But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb’s life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all.

Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb’s accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?

I’m going to write a little disclaimer right now.  I absolutely loooooooooved Fractured (2012) and All the Missing Girls (2016).  I was very, very excited about this book.  So, in the end I was kind of disappointed.

Because my review has spoilers — it’s under a cut.

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Second Look: ALONE by Cyn Balog (2017)

Bias alert!  If you know anything about me, you know I fangirl over Cyn Balog on a regular basis.  I loved her since I read FAIRY TALE when it first came out…so, so long ago.

Last year, she blew me away with UNNATURAL DEEDS.  (You can read my review here!)  And, let me tell you — she’s done it again.

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I’ve been dying (pun intended!) to read ALONE since she blurbed what she was working on months ago.  So when I FINALLY got to read an eGalley, I was ecstatic.

Cyn Balog’s ALONE from Sourcebooks Fire, 2017

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November 1, 2017

 

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