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Books I Read in October 2017

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First off, how the heck is October already almost over? I didn’t get enough time to read!! I had so many more books planned to read (they’re all piled up on my shelf) that I never even touched. Oh well, I guess they will just show up next month then.

I ended up reading four books in October and they were all really freaking good. So keep reading to find out what they are!

The Fakers

I know this one doesn’t fit the scary theme like the rest of the books, but my sister insisted I read it. It’s actually a book on Wattpad, so when I got some downtime at work one day I logged into the site and started reading.

I didn’t have too high of hopes for this book because most of the authors on Wattpad are young and just aspiring authors, but this was actually decently good. The beginning was funny and entertaining, and then the middle quickly turned into every cliche hard-to-get romance. But the ending took a major turn when there was some amazing character development.

This definitely breaks the norms of romance stories but I don’t want to say how because it will ruin the big realization.

Description from Wattpad:

“It was love at first elbow to the nose.

When skirt-chasing TV star, Liam Black, gets violently thrown out of a no name actress’s apartment, he’s impressed by the sexy Z-lister’s surprising amount of self-respect. (She’s a Z-lister, after all.)

A subsequent encounter reveals that his almost-one-night-stand is not an actress but a hotshot Hollywood attorney, and Liam becomes intent on making her the Amal Alamuddin to his George Clooney.

Gemma Vaughn, however, has zero interest in Liam, whom she believes to be a walking STD. Unfortunately for her, the partner at her law firm all but demands she accept the trouble-making celebrity as a client.

Will Gemma be able to keep their relationship strictly professional, or will Liam break down her walls and compromise her heart (and maybe her health)?”

Details:

45 chapters

4/5 stars

A Stranger in the House Book Review

A Stranger in the House

I’m not usually one for thrillers, but after reading Find Her last month I decided to give another one a try. Especially after reading the scary description of this one.

Y’all this book was so good. The characters were so well written and you never knew what was coming next. The ending is so good, too and I’m the pickiest person ever about endings. I literally said, “Oh, shit!” after reading the last page.

I loved this book so much that I was surprised to return it to the library and found out no one had it on hold.

Description from Good Reads:

“Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind.

There’s a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town.

The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes. Still, she’s mostly okay—except that she can’t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good. 

Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes something’s been moved. Something’s not quite right. Someone’s been in her house. And the police won’t stop asking questions.

Details:

305 pages

5/5 stars

Survive the Night Book Review

Survive the Night

I’m a huge fan of Danielle Vega’s writing. It’s dark, creepy and disturbing which is right up my alley. I found out about this book a year ago when I picked up her Merciless series, and have been wanting to read it since. After realizing my library was never going to get it, I bought it off Amazon.

I liked the idea of this book, but it was a bit of a disappointment. I expected it to be about teenagers trying to survive being murdered by some crazy person, but it wasn’t. And that’s all I’m saying because spoilers suck.

Vega’s writing was still amazing, and I loved all the imagery and characters, but the ending was awful.

Description from Good Reads:

“We’re all gonna die down here. . . .
 
Julie lies dead and disemboweled in a dank, black subway tunnel, red-eyed rats nibbling at her fingers. Her friends think she’s just off with some guy—no one could hear her getting torn apart over the sound of pulsing music.
 
In a tunnel nearby, Casey regrets coming to Survive the Night, the all-night underground rave in the New York City subway. Her best friend Shana talked her into it, even though Casey just got out of rehab. Alone and lost in the dark, creepy tunnels, Casey doesn’t think Survive the Night could get any worse . . .
               
. . . until she comes across Julie’s body, and the party turns deadly.
 
Desperate for help, Casey and her friends find themselves running through the putrid subway system, searching for a way out. But every manhole is sealed shut, and every noise echoes eerily in the dark, reminding them they’re not alone.
 
They’re being hunted.”

Details:

263 pages

4/5 stars

Nancy Drew The Haunted Bridge Book Review

The Haunted Bridge

Anyone else read Nancy Drew when they were younger? I remember laying on my bedroom floor reading these all day long! My grandma actually gave me this copy years ago, and I remember it actually used to scare me! I hadn’t read it since I was young so I was ready to be spooked, but Nancy literally solved the ghost problem in like the fourth third chapter.

Reading this again also showed me that these books were kind of sexist. I mean yes, they were written back in the 30’s, and Nancy being a detective on her own was very modern, but the characters say and imply a lot of gender stereotypes. I’m not hating on it though, because like I said, these books are rather old.

This was a super fast and fun read to transport me back in time and still keep up the spooky holiday spirit.

Description from Good Reads:

“Carson Drew is seeking a clever ring of jewel thieves and asks his daughter to assist him. The trail leads to a luxurious summer resort area where the Drews, Bess and George are vacationing. Before Nancy has a chance to start work on her father’s case, a golf caddy tells her a frightening tale. In the nearby dense woods, an old wooden footbridge is guarded by a ghost! Intrigued by the caddy’s story, Nancy decides to investigate. Several riddles confront the young detective in her attempts to solve the mystery of the haunted bridge and track down a woman suspected of being a key member of the gang of jewel thieves.”

Details:

180 pages

5/5 stars


Stay tuned for more eerie book recommendations next month!

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