Review--Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.

But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.

Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.


Kara Thomas’ Little Monsters was yet another spine-tingling and chilling thriller! I truly enjoyed how twisted the mystery became! The ending was yet another shocker and one I didn’t see coming at all!

Kacey has had a rough go of it lately what with her family life with her mom and whatever current douche of a boyfriend she’s dating. So when she goes to live with the father she didn’t even know existed, it’s a chance for a fresh start. She’s made friends with Bailey and Jade, who are slightly more wild child like then herself, but the three of them just seem to click.

Then one day, Bailey completely shuts Kacey out. Kacey was supposed to go to a party with them, but they never showed to pick her up. Then the next day, Bailey is just gone.  Soon the entire town is scouring the streets and all the nooks and crannies trying to find a trace of Bailey. As the days go by, everyone begins to think the worst. And it’s not long before Kacey starts to notice everyone giving her the side-eye and she doesn’t know what to make of it.

This mystery was truly twisted! I mean, I thought The Darkest Corners got twisted towards the end, but this one was just twisted all over the place. Naturally, Kacey begins to do a little digging on her own. She suspects Bailey’s old flame of one-time thing, Cliff, but the police barely look into him as his father gives him an alibi. But then things just keep getting worse and worse as new bits of evidence are found and Kacey begins to wonder what really happened to Bailey. And if it’s possible if she knows who the killer is as well.

It’s always hard to discuss mysteries I feel like. I don’t want to get too into the plot and reveal something that ignites a shock when reading! What I did find interesting was the occasional chapter that was a journal entry from Bailey. It really gives you a better idea of her character and you see what kind of person she truly is rather than what is shown from Kacey’s memories. It’s quite disturbing.

Like with Kara’s previous book, the pacing to this one is a little bit slower than what I might prefer, but again I see it as a necessity. The plot focuses on the disappearance of Bailey and having our main character trying to do her own investigation of it would definitely slow things down. Over the course of things we get to see some good character development. Kacey lives with her father and his wife and children. Kacey has a rather decent relationship going on with her stepbrother who she is close to in age and then there’s her younger half-sister who she feels a kinship with as well. Kacey has had a rough go of family life so it was yet another interesting thing to see her adjust to a more normal family life. It was like she didn’t know what to do with the genuine niceness of her newly found family members.

The whodunit to this one was truly surprising! I was sure I knew the answer, but of course I was proven wrong once again! Though the depth of it all was truly disturbing! It was so dark and kind of sent a chill down my back. It makes you realize that some people truly are monstrous, hence the title I guess!

Little Monsters was a truly spine-tingling mystery that kept me turning the pages as fast as I could! I didn’t expect to finish it as quickly as I did but that’s always a marker for a great read when it’s one you realize you can’t put down! Thrillers are truly terrifying kinds of reads for the evil villain within is always the last person you would suspect and they are always, human. Which again, makes me think the title to this one is so apt! We already know that there are no vampire like monsters in this one…ghosts are another story though! Lol.

Now is the perfect time of year to give Little Monsters a read, just be sure to leave a light on before going to sleep…


Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars 




 

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It's a fun meme where we gather to share what we've read last week and our reading plans for this week.


Last Week I Read:

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco (5 stars)
The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood (2 stars)
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas (4 stars)


Currently Reading:

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas


What I Plan to Read this Week:

Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast


Other Posts of Interest:






 

And the Winner is...

Time to announce the winner of the SIGNED copy of The Language of Thorns! And the winner is...




ERICA ROBYN!! 


Congrats!! I've emailed the winner and she will have 48 hours to respond or else a new winner will have to be chosen! Thanks again to all who entered!





Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! The meme is now hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality.


This was a pretty mellow week. The only books I actually got were just keeper copies! And I bought a comic so that's all that was really added to my TBR pile but I still got some pretty nice stuff! Check it out!


I bought:

 
 Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao--keeper copy
Scooby Apocalypse #18 by J.M DeMatteis & Keith Giffen
Ringer by Lauren Oliver--keeper copy & SIGNED!


Then I received TWO of my preorder incentives! I was just starting to worry about the Wonder Woman poster when it finally arrived! So happy to have these in my possession! They are so cool!

 My Wonder Woman: Warbringer poster! 

THANK YOU Random House!!!


My Before the Devil Breaks You tarot cards, plus signed book plate!


THANK YOU Little Brown Books!!



And that was my haul this week! What did you all get?






Spooktacular Giveaway

It's time for my most favorite giveaway hop ever!! This is really the only giveaway hop I join every year because it's SPOOKTACULAR!!

My prize this year is yet another tote bag filled with spooky delights, erasers galore and a creepy read or two!


Inside this extra large canvas tote featuring a sugar skull you will find:

2 pairs of Halloween socks
a Zombie Eye Sleep Mask
a Boo-Yay koozie
a pack of 4 Glow in the Dark Skull Rings
a mini Zombie Teddy Bear
a Sugar Rush Bath Bomb that looks like an Eye
Stamp Markers
Black Cat Pens
Skull bracelets
a Ghost Notepad
a Spooky To-Do List
a Light-Up Skeleton Notebook
and of course a plethora of Halloween shaped erasers!

And for the books you can win included with all this extra goodness

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins--SIGNED COPY!!
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco


This giveaway will be open to US residents only, so sorry but I can't afford international shipping.




Check out the rest of the giveaways here:


Review--The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become.

There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them.

Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesn’t have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one. She can handle staring into the faces of her demons—and if she parties hard enough, maybe one day they’ll disappear for good.

Tessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night. After the trial, Callie drifted and Tessa moved, and childhood friends just have a way of losing touch.

But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette—to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth.

Only the closer Tessa gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.


Kara Thomas’ The Darkest Corners is a twisted psychological thrill ride! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this one but by the end I was held riveted! The mystery had so much more going for it than I was initially led to believe!

The book opens up with Tessa going back home to Pennsylvania in order to see her father, who is in prison for armed robbery, who’s dying. Sadly, she doesn’t make it in time, but she feels no real loss over not being able to say goodbye. She stays with her old childhood friend, Callie during this time.

There’s a history between her and Callie. When they were young there was a serial killer on the loose and one night Callie’s cousin Lori was killed. The police were sure it was the serial killer and young Callie and Tessa were convinced of it too. Now it looks like they might have been wrong. The first clue to this is when another of Tessa and Callie’s friends is killed in the same way that all the other girls had been killed.

I will admit, that this book definitely has a slower pace to it. Things were kind of dragged out, Tessa looking into this and that and how long this lead takes and then it’s onto the next one. But yet, I found I still couldn’t put this book down! Many things are happening in this book and the case that tore apart Tessa and Callie’s friendship is at the center of it.

I can’t get into too many details on all the new expansions that spring from this old case, but let’s just say there’s a lot more to come! Though it’s weird that we have two teenagers working together to try to find the real killer from all those years ago. I mean, I get why they don’t tell any adults or other police officers. They’re of an age where lying to police officers can spell trouble for them, but at the same time, you got to wonder why they didn’t try involving other adults. Though, most are still convinced the real killer is safely behind bars, so again, there’s that! All the debating in my head and I still find plausible answers for the simple things!

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book with practically no romance! Surprisingly, I was okay with that. There was a guy Tessa talked to and ended up getting his help a time or two, but there was nothing between them romance wise! It was refreshing! Because in reality, or fiction reality, you’re trying to find out who really killed your best friend’s cousin, there’s no time for kissy-kissy! LOL.

What amazed me even more was even after the identity of the whodunit came about, there was still a decent amount of pages left! And there were more puzzles being solved and at the very end, you’re kind of left with a cold chill because omigosh how did I not see this coming and what was up with that?! It’s insane! Though I didn’t mind the insanity from a reader’s point of view!

The Darkest Corners is one intense psychological thriller! This is definitely a read that will have you jumping at the littlest things and being more guarded about who you trust! It’s one heck of a head-spinner but makes for a perfect thriller!



Overall Rating 4/5 stars 






Let's Discuss: Questions to Never Ask a Bookworm...unless you're asking for it!!

Again on my stroll around the blogosphere I came across yet another post that had me thinking! This time it was from Paper Fury! It basically discussed 10 annoying questions bookworms hate being asked! And while reading some of them, I was like omigosh! This is SO true!!


Questions to Never Ask a Bookworm


Firstly, that dreaded question: What's your favorite book? 

Seriously?! You're asking me, an avid reader, an extremely avid reader what my favorite book is? There is NO way I could possibly answer that! It's like asking me for my favorite Disney movie. I'll just keep naming them! Though in that area I think I can narrow it down to my top 5! But yeah, never ever ask me what my favorite ANYTHING is, because I seriously cannot choose just ONE!


Another question I loathe: Why do you have so many books?

*dead silence* Seriously, this is a question I cannot answer no matter how I try! I start, with a word then cut myself off. It's like asking a person why do you breathe air? Or why do you live?! 


I was recently asked by a family member: Why do you have to own so many copies of the same book?

I mean okay, I guess I can understand that. I only recently started collecting certain editions and certain books. It's not like I buy multiples of every book! Blame can be cast onto publishers for always (all right not always, but definitely can say more than half the time, at least in recent years) changing the covers mid series! I mean really?! You're doing this purposely because you know a certain percentage of booklovers might have OCD when it comes to their covers! I KNOW THEY THINK THIS! I know because I have OCD when it comes to my books! And other things, but we're not talking about non-book things today!


Another one I was asked: What are you going to do with all those books?

Read them, duh. Then I get asked, then what? Shelve them and then admire all my accomplishments. Duh. Clearly I was not raised by booklovers. I'd say I was adopted, but I am too much like my mom in other scopes of life!


So what about you my book loving friends? What questions have you been asked that leave you tongue-tied or ones that just really irk you to be asked when it comes to your love of reading?








Book Blogger Hop

This meme is hosted by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addict
 
 
This week's question is: Who is your favorite horror/suspense author and why? (submitted by Kitty @ Vicarious Bookworm)
 
 
 
MY ANSWER: Well, I still have several in my TBR pile that I want to try out! Lol! The top of my head comes Dawn Kurtagich! She's a YA author who writes pretty good scary stories! Her two books, The Dead House and And the Trees Crept In were pretty creeptastic!! There was a part in And the Trees Crept In where I literally jumped out of my seat because it creeped me out that much! Never had that reaction before!! LOL!
 
 





Let's Discuss: Would You Rather be a Vampire or Werewolf?

So I was just surfing along the blogosphere when I came across this awesome post at We Live and Breathe Books! It was actually a meme post with a weekly prompt from Rainy Day Ramblings, but it really had me thinking and going about the question and answering it in my own way! 


Would You Rather Be a Vampire or Werewolf?


VAMPIRESWEREWOLVES
• Forever young • Age like humans
• Immortal • Mortal
• Require a steady diet of blood • Eat a normal human diet
• Usually possess a magnetic personality • Known to be aggressive
• Have enhanced senses • Super strong and super fast, as well as heightened senses
• Must always be invited and are can be killed with common household items • Nearly invulnerable, but may be harmed by silver and wolf's bane
• Can simply take a shape they want • go through a painful physical shift from human to wolf, which may be uncontrollable and result in lots of shredded clothing.


Firstly, I'm borrowing this lovely little box from We Live and Breathe Books! It basically gives the nit and gritty on the perks of each supernatural being. Though, I'd like to say in my defense that the werewolves I first read about--and let's face it, cemented the rules of werewolves in my mind--didn't age like humans. They weren't immortal, but they aged rather slowly. I can't remember the exact science, like if it was they aged physically 1 year for every 10 years? It was something along those lines though.

My answer, might surprise you...I would actually rather be a werewolf! For I would get to live longer still, not forever like a vamp, but long enough. I could eat a normal diet and burn calories like crazy!! Yay for that!!

In my mind and possibly within some of the books I've read, the "shift" wouldn't necessarily be controlled by the phases of the moon. Sure on the full moon, I'd likely shift, but I could also shift in broad daylight should I want to!

With vampires, it's always different if they can consume regular food. Truly it always depends on the author! Though in classic literature, it's definitely a blood only diet! I suppose we could be basing these traits off the classic movie monster versions vs what we've read today!

But yeah, I'd totally be a werewolf! Which would crack up my friends growing up since they referred to me as "vampire girl" for reading "vampire" books! Though I wasn't really reading just vampire books and as I went on to explain, I would see a glazed look come over their eyes, so I usually stopped listing them around necromancers! ;)

What about you guys? If you were told you'd be living out the rest of your days as a vampire or werewolf, what would you choose? And feel free to take in consideration that you can be a werewolf that just ages much slower than a human but also knowing that you won't live forever! That's how I took things into consideration! LOL!






Random Thursday

Time to learn more intriguing facts from Disney Facts Revealed: Answers to Fans' Curious Questions by Dave Smith!


(image borrowed from D23.com)
Clarence Nash was the original voice for Donald Duck. Walt Disney heard him doing some other voice prior to and he thought he would make the perfect Donald Duck. He voiced Donald throughout the years and even celebrated Donald's 50th Anniversary.


(image borrowed from Disney Video)
According to Dave, it's not actually 100% certain that Walt did the whistling for Steamboat Willie, even though he provided the voice for Mickey later on.


(image borrowed from Disney Wiki)
The early cartoons were drawn in black and white, as one fan had asked if they did color cels despite producing black and white films. Only the advertising poster would be done in color. Disney cartoons wouldn't release in color until 1932 for the Silly Symphonies and in 1935 for Mickey cartoons.



(image borrowed from The Disney Diva)
Goofy was originally called Dippy Dawg and he wasn't a regular character right away. But soon he became more popular as he was used in more and more cartoons. His laugh and voice became the most notable. It's not clear why his name was changed, it just kept evolving from Dippy Dawg to Dippy the Goof, then to our lovable Goofy!







Review--The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood

Plenty of legends surround the infamous Boulder House in Whispering Bluffs, Wisconsin, but nobody takes them seriously. Certainly nobody believes that the original owner, Maxwell Cartwright Jr., cursed its construction—or that a murder of crows died upon its completion, their carcasses turning the land black. If anyone did believe it all, there’s no way River Red High would offer a field trip there for the senior class.

Five very different seniors on the trip—Violet, Paul, Ashley, Dylan, and Gretchen—have reasons beyond school spirit for not ditching the trip. When they’re separated from the group, they discover that what lies within Boulder House is far more horrifying than any local folklore. To survive, they’ll have to band together in ways they never could have imagined and ultimately confront the truths of their darkest selves.





I went into M.C. Atwood’s debut, The Devils You Know, expecting a creepy read to have me jumping at every noise. While there is a pretty decent creep factor the book failed to keep my attention. True, there were moments where I was hooked but then there were moments where I was rolling my eyes, and those moments far outweighed the rest.

In this book we have five points of view, all teenagers from different walks of life. There’s the vapid popular girl, the shy girl no one notices, the Goth boy, the athlete boy, and then the girl with an attitude. It’s like The Breakfast Club in that sense, yet here, everyone has their own deeply hidden secret. These five teens go on a field trip in order to get out of finals for school and it’s at a local haunted house, of sorts. The house is a museum of the bizarre, there are rooms with hundreds of dolls, its own little town like thing, it’s weird. It reminded me of our local Magic House which is essentially a HUGE house of things to explore, learn, create, and play. But this house, was definitely not that house!

Truly, this has all the makings for a great horror story, but what basically had me wanting to throw the book across the room was the language. It felt like I was reading a really bad 90s teen horror movie in terms of language. I was half expecting someone, particularly Dylan, to say, ‘that’s wiggedy wiggedy whack!’ a phrase I can’t even spell because of its outrageousness and outright corniness. Some of the things they say are just so out there, I know that no one was saying these kinds of things when I was a teenager, so I doubt the teens of 2017 are saying it either. I mean I get that this is a young adult novel, but the slang was just so ridiculous. I mean, I hardly used slang like this growing up. It’s almost just too cliché. This seriously felt like 90s teen horror movie material, and maybe that was Atwood’s intended goal. It just didn’t click with me.

Outside of that…this wasn’t that bad a novel. True I started skimming some things because the language was driving me bonkers. But the creepiness was pretty creepy. I mean the dolls are freaking running around the house and attacking people! And they just STARE at you! Totally creepy!! The characters are getting hurt really bad, blood and guts bad. It starts to make you wonder if all of them will survive.

There is one thing that still doesn’t make sense to me and it was the so-called demon who was holding them prisoner and wanting them to work together to get out of the house alive! Should they fail, they would be a part of his morbid and gruesome collection forever. My question is WHY? What is the point of this? The demon like dude didn’t make sense to me. I get the need for a villain giving them a purpose and a reason to fight, but seriously, what was the demon’s motives in all this? He really just wanted to grow his collection?

Then there are these excerpts from a “historical text” that explain the history of the house and the madman behind it. It helps to provide more background information on this house but the ghost story of the house wasn’t ever really explained. Again, maybe there wasn’t a ghost story at all, but there were some scary things happening in this house, you can’t tell me there were no legends about them.

Another thing that continued to confuse me was that this trip to the house was meant as a field trip. There are other students and a teacher somewhere around here, but only these five teens are put through horror after horror. I didn’t understand where the rest of the group suddenly went and what they were doing. The ending only prove to further confuse me on this matter. It was definitely a WTF moment.

Sadly, The Devils You Know was not at all what I was hoping for. Not only did I feel some of the language was clichéd, it was also just overdone; but there were too many unanswered questions. Looking back, I think what was the point of all that? Basically, what the characters just went through, what was the point, the goal, the lesson? I found I could not think of an answer and I feel that no matter what book you read, that question should always be answered. The creep factor to this one was pretty good, but sadly not even that could keep me hooked into the story.


Overall Rating 2/5 stars




 

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting.


Her dad’s an alcoholic. Her mom passed away when she was young. She sees dead people. Can seventeen-year-old Riley Smith’s life get any crazier? Yes it can.

When Riley’s attempt to help a spirit leads her to the discovery that the young woman’s death wasn’t an accident, she finds herself face-to-face with the killer. And just when things seem like they couldn’t get any more complicated, she’s visited by another ghost, a boy her age, whose smile makes her melt. Her job is to convince him to pass over, but her heart doesn’t want to let him go
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So ready for a new C.C. Hunter series! I'm sad to say goodbye to Shadow Falls, but eager for the next adventure as well!

AUTHOR: C.C. Hunter
PUBLISHER: EverAfter Romance
GENRE: Paranormal YA
RELEASE DATE: October 31, 2017





 

Review--Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Bone white. Blood red. Along this path, you’ll soon be dead.

Following the horrifying revelation of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth flees her home in Victorian London to enroll as the only female student in Europe’s most prestigious forensics school. But it’s impossible to find peace in the dark, unsettling Romanian castle that houses the school—and was also once home to the depraved Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Prince Dracula.

When a series of troubling deaths brings whispers of Vlad’s bloodthirsty return from the grave, Audrey Rose and her sharp-witted companion, Thomas Cresswell, must unravel the cryptic clues that will lead them to the shadowlike killer—living or dead.



If I hadn’t already been hooked into Kerri Maniscalco’s world with Stalking Jack the Ripper, I was positively ensnared with Hunting Prince Dracula! The title alone hints to vampires, which we all know were my first love from the paranormal world! Knowing this was a historical YA fiction though had me positively enamored with the book before I even picked it up!

The events of Stalking Jack the Ripper have shaken Audrey Rose, undoubtedly and she’s not quite on her feet yet, but going to the Academy of Forensic Medicine and Science with Thomas is sure to provide the distraction that she needs. Of course though, their trip is bombarded upon with a murder before they even make it to the school. It definitely sets the course for Audrey Rose and Thomas for the next few weeks. The Academy is the school where she can truly learn her craft in the finest of details. Naturally, though, Audrey Rose is the only female student in attendance and the boys aren’t too fond of having a girl in their class either.

Audrey Rose and Thomas soon learn that their semester at the school will actually be spent trying to earn their place in the school. Out of a dozen or so applicants, only two students will be allowed to enroll. The pressure is definitely on. But it seems to take a backseat to the true danger that is happening at the school. More bodies keep showing up. Some appearing as if a vampire had drained them of all their blood, others appear as if they were staked to death, like a vampire themselves. It’s hard to get a grasp on things as the clues are harder to find and the suspect list is pretty big considering there are students, teachers, servants and of course there’s the village nearby. Who exactly is killing the students in such grisly ways? Our favorite detectives will have to work together once again to solve this case.

I truly, truly loved this book so much! It was astounding from the very first page and held me entranced to its very end! Not to mention I am a pretty big vampire fan. While my history of Vlad Dracula is pretty sparse, and a bit corrupted with recent movies too, let’s face it, Hollywood can muddle the mind sometimes! And then there’s always trying to figure out what’s actually historical fact in the book itself, luckily Kerri gives some notes on that at the end of the story much like she did with her first book. I was naturally in awe of the liberties she took and what she did with history and turned it into this completely amazing story!

This book was far creepier than I expected too! Be aware that it’s not a story for the faint of heart! Truly creeping, crawly (hint, hint) moments and bloody ones too! It’s a book that gave me chills on more than one occasion! But I love a book that can creep me out so thoroughly!

Romance, because we have to talk about this tension between Audrey Rose and Thomas! Yes, they shared a kiss last time around and that oh-so-delightful romantic tension that was so strong in the first book continues on here as well! It gets better too, folks! Thomas continues to amuse me! He’s so comical, I love his sense of humor and snark! I love even more that Audrey Rose can toss it right back at him at times. She doesn’t simper away, though let’s face it, Thomas can leave one speechless no matter one’s own snark repartee.

The mystery to this one was good! Very good! Once again, I didn’t quite see the whodunit coming. I mean I made some speculations as I went, but when the reveal came I was shocked! Though I was sort of guessing it, literally, moments before it happened! So, I kind of got it? Lol! But yes, very shocking indeed and yeah, still pretty creepy! I loved it!

While we don’t know exactly what’s in store next for Audrey Rose and Thomas in terms of their nemesis, we do know where they are headed. So naturally, I am trying to scour my knowledge and come up with a nemesis! I can’t wait to see who it is!

Hunting Prince Dracula was a most stunning read indeed! It’s got mystery, creep factors, characters with great snark and personality, plus a heart-warming, toe-curling romance to boot! This is a read that will delight readers all over! It’s nothing short of amazing and I am soooo desperately looking forward to Kerri’s next book!


Overall Rating 5/5 stars





 

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker.


Here are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page

3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.



"He held a hand to his heart. 'You wound me. Wouldn't your father be angry if I let you freeze to death? Body heat is scientifically the best way to stay warm. In fact, there are studies that suggest removing your clothes entirely and pressing skin to skin is the surest means of avoiding hypothermia. Should you fall prey to that, I'll use every weapon necessary to save you. It's what any decent young gentleman would do. Seems terribly valiant, if you ask me.'" p 42








TITLE: Hunting Prince Dracula
AUTHOR: Kerri Maniscalco
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company
GENRE: Paranormal Historical Fiction YA
RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2017



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.



This week's topic is: Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes


*in no particular order


10. PHOENIX by Elizabeth Richards--this one has Fall colors written all over it! It was naturally my first pick!
9. THE DEAD HOUSE by Dawn Kurtagich--this too has some orangey glow going on with it. Plus spooky trees, a spooky house, and a spooky girl! Spooky = Halloween = Fall! That's my math!
8. REVENGE AND THE WILD by Michelle Modesto--still need to read this one! But it's got trees going on in the lover half and a orange glow as well, that may or may not be fire and no I'm not talking about the actual fire part! Lol! So yeah, orange glow makes me think Fall apparently!


7. THE MEDIATOR: REUNION by Jenny Carroll aka Meg Cabot--going with the original cover for this one! It's read and has a flash of red-orangeish light that are car headlights/tail lights. It gives me more Fall vibes based on the coloring!
6. CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo--that gold coppery color also makes me think Fall. More to do with sunsets or even the golden leaf color!
5. OMENS by KELLEY ARMSTRONG--this picturesque scene just screams Fall! Full moon, leafless tree, a dusky color scene going on! Definitely Fall to me! 


4. SHADOWDANCE by Kristen Callihan--another sunset-y orangeish cover! Apparently all orange covers remind me of Fall! LOL!
3. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS by J.K. Rowling--naturally I need a HP cover in the mix!
2. FIREBORN by Keri Arthur--the fire colors scream Fall once more!


1. DIARY OF A HAUNTING by M. Verano--this cover kind of creeps me out! It's freaking scary! Scary I equate to Halloween and Halloween is in Fall, thus a Fall cover! Lol!