October has come and gone in a flash! I can’t believe how quickly the last month flew by. I did not read all of the books I had intended to read, but the ones I read were fabulous! I read some seriously scary books, especially Norman: The Doll Who Needed to Be Locked Away by Stephen Lancaster. The ending of that book gave me nightmares and I’m not easily scared. If you like reading about seriously terrifying experiences or very haunted dolls, then this is the book for you! I also started a new fantasy series that I am obsessed with after just the first book! Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor is an amazing story that shows a unique take on the angels vs demon story that is a common usage for fantasy series. The characters are quirky and unique, and the author sets the books in Prague which is interesting. I ran to the bookstore and bought the other two books in the series because I just couldn’t put the first one down.
I’ve posted pictures below showing all the books I’ve read for October 2018.
I will most likely continue reading the spooky stories through the month of November. I think Horror might be my favorite genre, or a close second to Fantasy. Either way, I’m thoroughly enjoying trying to scare myself. I will be including some other genres as well, such as Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert for one of my Facebook book groups and a reread of Twilight for one of my other Facebook book groups. With the decision to cut hours back at my part time restaurant job, I’ll have more time during my week to read!! Hooray! Now, it’s time for a book review!! 😊
I just finished a book a few minutes ago called The Girl In The Locked Room by Mary Downing Hahn. It’s a Young Adult Ghost Story and it was not what I expected. It was a cute ghost story, if that’s possible, with an interesting twist. I enjoyed this quick read and it was a refreshing change from the heavy horror I had been reading.
The story is about a family who moves around all over the country for the dad’s job, which is restoring old houses. They arrive at their new house, Oak Hill, which is this old stone mansion built in the 1700s and is in complete disrepair. The father was hired by a new community development to restore the mansion to become a bed and breakfast and they get to move into the new addition built at the back of the house for them while restorations are happening. The daughter named Jules gets a very weird feeling when they arrive, and thinks she’s sees someone at the third floor window. After their arrival she keeps seeing things but her parents don’t believe her. Jules worries about not making a friend to believe her and help her through her fears of living in a haunted house, until she meets Maisie one day at the library. Together she and Maisie get to the bottom of the haunted past of Oak Hill and the Bennett family, the last known owners for the old mansion. Do you have the gumption to read to the end and figure out the ghost story for your own? I dare you to try! You’ll be surprised. 🤫🙂
Now I’m off to continue the story of The Witches of New York by Ami McKay. I left off at a great spot and am dying to find out what happens next!! Happy Reading! 🤓