Book Trailer: Compulsion by Martina Boone

This book has been on my TBR since I first heard about it months ago! A must buy!

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Book Review: House on Blackbird Lane

Author: Bobbie Shafer
Pages: 250
Published: June 24, 2014
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal
Rating: 3/5

I was sent this book for review from White Bird Publications.

House on Blackbird Lane was a very entertaining and mysterious story surrounding a newly published author named Lexie, and her eccentric publicist and best friend, Roxie. Lexie and Roxie begin the adventure of a lifetime after Lexie confides in Roxie that she has been seeing images of a house in South Carolina that she can’t seem to get out of her head.

After a while of not sleeping, Lexie and Roxie go on a vacation together to get a much needed break from this mysterious house that won’t leave Lexie alone. All is going well until Roxie wakes up one night to see the image of the house coming from the TV.

Roxie and Lexie must uncover the meaning behind the images while delving into Lexie’s past to get a better grasp on why the images have been presenting themselves.

A fun and quick read, House on Blackbird Lane had a great many twists and turns to keep me guessing the entire time. I enjoyed this story, but did have a few problems with the main characters which may be nit-picky, but were what kept me from rating it a 4 or 5. One issue was the insta-love between a few different characters. I’m not a huge fan of that in any story and unfortunately this story included that towards the end of the book. The other issue was how dramatic everything was. The story was pretty awesome, but the main character was either freaking out or crying every other chapter and that became slightly frustrating.

Neither of those things really detract from the main story line at all, but are things that kept me from giving this novel a higher rating.

Overall this was an enjoyable read and I do recommend it for fans of mysteries and thrillers.

Channel Feature: 25 Days of Indie

Hi world! For the month of December (from December 1st-December 25th) I will be posting a video each day wherein I’ll provide a synopsis and (hopefully) mini interview with the author for indie books.

To help support #indiebooksbeseen I’ll be showing at the very least 24 books (day 25 will be something different).

I’ll be working on the list of books to show up until the end of this month so please let me know if you’d like a book featured!

Due to end of semester madness and the chronic headaches that have decided to accompany it, I will be focusing solely on physical books as I haven’t been able to use my kindle =/

Reading Updates!

Hi world! So over the last few weeks I’ve been able to finish two novels and get about halfway through another one (while also continuing to read American Psycho for school). So I figured I would post some quick updates:

Currently reading: Deceived by L. A. Starkey (and loving it)
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (have to finish this month!)

Future reading: I have a bunch of review books lined up to read after I finish these two novels and I’m very excited about all of them.

Note: I’m no longer accepting e-books for review. I have a bunch that I’m working on and I tend to grab physical copies of novels to read before I go to another kindle book. It’s just been easier to get focused on physical books lately.

Keep an eye out for reviews!

Channel Feature | Female YA Horror Authors

I’ll be starting a new feature on my youtube channel where I’ll feature YA horror that was written by female authors. Here is my growing list of authors. If they are bold it means I own at least one book by them. The number of asterisks indicates how many of their novels I’ve read:

Gretchen McNeil
Hilary Monahan*

Courtney Summers*
Courtney Alameda*
Micol Ostow*
Jessica Verday*
Madeleine Roux
Danielle Vega*
Kami Garcia
Kendare Blake
Holly Black**
Isla J. Bick
Bethany Griffin*
Carly Anne West*
Natalie C. Parker
Lauren Oliver
K.S. Marsden
Taylor Ann Bunker
Jessica Keller
Katherine Howe
Rin Chupeco
J.R. Johansson
Trisha Leaver*
Lindsay Currie*
Sarah Bromley
Amy Lukavics
Cat Winters
Anya Allyn

Emily Carroll
Carrie Ryan**
April Genevieve Tucholke
Laura Bickle
Emily McKay
Michelle Muto
Lish McBride
Alexandra Adornetto
Celine Kiernan*
Delilah S. Dawson*
Susan Dennard
Maureen Johnson
Lindsay Barraclough
Megan Shepherd
Kate Karyus Quinn
Nova Ren Suma*
Jeannine Garsee
Laurie Faria Stolarz
Heather Brewer*
Charlotte Gerber
Charis Cotter*
Megan Abbott*
Brit Brinson
Tammy Vreeland
Cortney Pearson
Cara Davis
Susan Vaught
Kendall Kulper
Anna Carey*
Martina Boone