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Jade Green by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Book Review

I was highly impressed with this middle-grade horror novel. Jade Green follows Judith, a 15 year old who has been sent to live with her uncle after both of her parents tragically died. She is told not to bring anything green into the home, but she can't resist taking a photo of her mother in a… Continue reading Jade Green by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Book Review

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng| Book Review

The Hulu adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere is coming out soon, and I had heard pretty much universal praise for this novel, so I decided to finally give this a read. Fortunately it lived up to the hype. The story is set in 1997 and focuses primarily on two families: the affluent Richardsons and the eclectic… Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng| Book Review

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Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano | Book Review

What a beautiful, emotional novel this is. Dear Edward follows the titular twelve year old as he and his family fly from New York to Los Angeles to start a new life. Little do they know that the plane will crash and Edward will be the sole survivor out of one hundred and ninety-one other passengers and… Continue reading Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano | Book Review

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Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson | Book Review

I loved Kevin Wilson's previous novel Perfect Little World, so I was pretty hyped for Nothing to See Here. It's safe to say my expectations were surpassed. The plot follows a young woman named Lillian who is drifting along in life without a purpose. One day, her former best friend Madison calls her with an offer she… Continue reading Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson | Book Review

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The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell | Book Review

I read The Rhythm Section in anticipation of the upcoming film, and I can safely say I'm hyped. I absolutely loved the character of Stephanie Patrick. Is she the most likable protagonist out there? Certainly not, but she's relatable. She struggles, and the viewer goes through her highs and lows with her. Starting off as a… Continue reading The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell | Book Review

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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay | Book Review

I don't scare easily, but stories about possession petrify me. I'll admit to being TERRIFIED to even pick up this book, let alone reading it without someone else in the house. I was a brave cookie, though, and finished this incredibly twisted novel. The plot centers around the Barrett family as they deal with their… Continue reading A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay | Book Review

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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King | Book Review

The Shining is one of my favorite books by Stephen King, but for some reason I held off on reading this for such a long time. Trepidation that this wouldn't live up to the original novel? Whatever it was, I'm glad I finally rectified the situation. Doctor Sleep is an incredible work of fiction, and I… Continue reading Doctor Sleep by Stephen King | Book Review

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Lock Every Door by Riley Sager | Book Review

I had extremely high expectations for this novel. Both of Sager's previous novels (Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied) garnered five star reviews from me. It's safe to say this is another knockout, and that Sager is one of my favorite new authors. The story follows a young woman named Jules who is in dire… Continue reading Lock Every Door by Riley Sager | Book Review

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang | Book Review

I was super excited to read The Bride Test since I loved the first book in this series, The Kiss Quotient, so much. It's safe to say I wasn't disappointed. The plot centers on Esme, a young mother who is approached by a stranger while working in Vietnam. The woman proposes that Esme come to California for the… Continue reading The Bride Test by Helen Hoang | Book Review

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz | Book Review

I returned to this novel for two reasons: 1) Because the film adaptation is coming out and 2) this book series scared me so much as a kid that I couldn't sleep alone for a long time and wanted to prove to myself I was no longer a baby. On the plus side, these stories… Continue reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz | Book Review