Monday (Mini Book Review) Madness

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This book kept me guessing! I liked the podcast aspect, and the crime – a girl who supposedly killed her best friend while they were celebrating a witchcraft ritual in the woods – was certainly compelling. Dark and chilling, this story had me hooked!
The title says it all! Written in the 50s, this book might be a bit out of date and a little hokey at times, but that didn’t keep be from loving it! Creepy and atmospheric, this one is a study in how you do it right! There’s no doubt that Jackson has the supreme talent to make us care about her characters – and then to torture them! (I haven’t checked out the series, but I like the movie.)

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Monday (Mini Book Review) Madness

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This was definitely an interesting mystery. I liked the way the author approached the story, splitting the narrative into different points of view that kept you guessing what was true while slowly revealing what had really happened. Although I had my suspicions, it kept me guessing until the end.

I didn’t like this one quite as much as Dumplin’. It took me a while to warm up to the characters. That said, once the story got underway, I was feeling it. It had that mix of feel good, wrong righting, everything will turn out all right warm fuzzies that makes some YA books so special. Add to your TBR for when you’re looking for something lighter.

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Monday (Mini Book Review) Madness

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If you’re looking for a nice slice of Gothic horror, this book’s for you. Creepy and atmospheric, this eerie little masterpiece is sure to give you the chills (or at least the heebie jeebies). Unlike some books published decades ago, this one stands the test of time. (Interesting side note: this author co-wrote the Beetlejuice screenplay!)

This one had good atmosphere and a sinister plot, characters you could sympathize with and a creepy setting, but it wasn’t quite as spooky as I was hoping for. Still, a solid read and I’d definitely be open to checking out more by this author.

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Monday (Mini Book Review) Madness

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This wasn’t at all what I was expecting, but I liked it anyways! Never one to pass up a coming of age story set in the 80s, this hauntingly deep and insightful novel gave me the feels. Well written and touching with a nice little twist, this one is short enough to bump to the top of your TBR list!

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This one got off to a sluggish start, and I was worried at first, but before long this slow burner was barreling full speed ahead towards all the creepiness and horror this girl could want! Well written and eerily atmospheric, this book is not for those who want just a hint of the macabre – it delivers the whole enchilada!

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Monday (Mini Book Review) Madness

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This may be one of those rare cases where I like the movie better than the book. To be fair, they were very different, and I did enjoy the book, it just wasn’t what I was expecting – because of the movie. It kept my attention and I had to keep reading to see what happened next, and all the basic plot points from the movie were there. Ultimately, I think that the movie left me with more of a feel good, hopeful note, which I missed in the book, but it was still a good read.

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I’m not entirely sure what to say about this one. The narrative alternates between the fight for survival after a plane crash, and the fight for survival after the rescue. On the one hand, I couldn’t put it down. I liked the author’s writing, the plot, and the scenes out in the wilderness. That said, there were some rather large, unexplained jumps in the plot, the MC’s after rescue internal strife made me scratch my head at times, and some of it just didn’t make sense. I really enjoyed it, but although it was traditionally published and edited, it needs a good developmental edit to fix the holes and inconsistencies. 

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Monday (Mini Book Review) Madness

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This is all I want in a book. Mystery. Suspense. Intrigue. So many twists and turns that it’s impossible to peg the exact truth down, and then, at the reveal, everything makes sense because all the groundwork has painstakingly been laid. I’m satisfied yet yearning for more. This is my happy sigh. SIGH.

Five students, a storm, and sabotage. Read my ARC review of this twisty YA                                  thriller here.                             Expected release: October 6, 2020

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