73 Thoughts I Had Reading ALONE by Cyn Balog

I love Cyn Balog's books. The woman knows how to build suspense and can deliver crazy-twisted endings like none other. I knew I was in for a treat with Alone, which was described as a teen version of The Shining. So I decided to document my adventure with her latest book. Obviously, THERE WILL BE... Continue Reading →

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Second Look: GEMINA: THE ILLUMINAE FILES_02 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I have been eagerly awaiting Gemina since I finished Illuminae over the summer. Illuminae was so intense and amazing that I couldn't imagine how Gemina could be as good, and was afraid I was going to experience what I call "The Hunger Games Effect." You know, where book two of a trilogy only acts as... Continue Reading →

Second Look: THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katherine McGee

Have you ever wondered what it might be like if all the streets, skyscrapers, monuments, and parks in NYC were stacked on top of each other instead of sprawled out across the island of Manhattan? It would probably be, like, a thousand stories high. That's exactly the setting Katharine McGee has created. And it's ridiculously... Continue Reading →

Second Look: ESCAPE FROM ASYLUM by Madeleine Roux

If you're unaware, we here at AtLP absolutely LOVE Madeleine Roux's Asylum series. Haunted asylums, ghosts and spooky visions around every corner, crazy doctors, adorable and dramatic characters... what's not to love! So after waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting for this prequel to come out, how did the newest release in the series,... Continue Reading →

Second Look: PARTY GAMES by R.L. Stine

If you grew up during the 90’s, you’ll definitely remember R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series as the epitome of teen horror. Only in Stephen King novels could you find more psychological trauma, gasp-worthy plot twists, severed body parts, or grisly murders. Reading Party Games, the first book in the reboot of the series, was like... Continue Reading →

SECOND LOOK: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White's sleepy, seaside town...until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet's crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or... Continue Reading →

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