Tagged: horror

Friday Firsts – Mirror Image by Michael Scott and Melanie Ruth Rose

Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current...

Review: Good Girls by Glen Hirshberg

Good Girls is the second book in the Motherless Children trilogy by Glen Hirshberg. I haven’t read Motherless Child, the first book in the series, but was assured this one can be read on it’s own as a standalone sequel. Having read it now, I think that, yes, it can be read without having read Motherless Child first, but I suspect my...

New Series or Standalones to Look For in 2016

During this season of List Making and Anticipation for the year to come, I really enjoy focusing on the books that anyone can jump into. This means brand new series and standalone novels that don’t require previous reading. As always, there are many great books to look forward to! I tried to mark if the book is a standalone or...

Audiobook Review: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

I was quite intrigued by the description of this book, but when I heard the audiobook clip, I pushed it to the must read (listen) list. The narration in this book is more of a production than just simply reading. Don’t get me wrong, it is not overdone, but there is mood music in places, sound effects in the background...

Review: The Fever by Megan Abbott

The Fever by Megan Abbott is eerily captivating. It is a coming of age tale that explores all the normal pressures and miles stones high school brings.  But in addition to the typical topics of sex and social circles, this book brings in addition stress for the kids of Dryden. It starts with one girl, Lise, one of Deenie’s closest friends....

Review: Day Four by Sarah Lotz

Day Four will make you cringe, laugh and shudder.  It shows you the horror that can exist in humanity, it provides you haunting events and things that you can’t explain in any sense of the world we know and live in. It will creep you out in so many ways. But, it will also entertain you and make you laugh. There...

Review: When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord

When We Were Animals is a beautifully chilling story about humans and the animals within us. I absolutely love the prose and Gaylord’s way with words. He takes you right into the town and into the mind of our protagonist, Lumen. Lumen Fowler grew up in a small town with a peculiar nature. For three nights of each full moon teenagers...

Waiting on Wednesday – Day Four

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon. I absolutely loved The Three. The story was creepy, and the format was so original (told through snippets of blog posts, news stories, interviews, etc). When I heard there was another book coming, it immediately went to my...

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

It may not be Friday, but I couldn’t think of a better way to start December than a Flashback Friday review of NOS4A2. Since I’m impatient it’s going up on a Monday. Imagine a bridge that could magically take you to where you need to be, even when you don’t even know where that is. Imagine being a young girl...

Revival by Stephen King

Revival by Stephen King starts out strong. I was quickly pulled into the life of Jamie Morton, a young boy with a bucket of toy soldiers. I love the nostalgic feeling that is built here. King does a wondrous job of not just telling you the story, but making you feel you are there, like you are somehow taken back in...