book review

A Thrilling Haunted House Horror – The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates

Hey, it’s Sabrina and today I am here with a book review!  I don’t write reviews very often because I find them difficult but every now and then I read a book and I realise I know exactly what to say.  The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates is one such book, and I’m going to… Continue reading A Thrilling Haunted House Horror – The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates

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One of the Most Intricately Plotted Novels Ever: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Hello friends! I'm breaking our usual schedule a bit by giving you an extra post today, outside of our usual schedule, but I couldn't not write a review for this magnificent novel. I really hope you'll enjoy this review and that I can convince you to pick up Plain Bad Heroines or discuss it with… Continue reading One of the Most Intricately Plotted Novels Ever: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

book review · Seasonal Event

A Rundown of All the Spooky Books I Read During October

Hello friends, Vera here! Even though Spooky October is over (booo) I still want to discuss the spooky books I read last month. I think horror, mystery, and thriller are genres well suited for cold fall and winter days / nights when you can curl up with a mug of tea and a warm blanket… Continue reading A Rundown of All the Spooky Books I Read During October

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Thriller and Horror Mini Reviews

Hello and welcome to another Spooky October post! 👻 Vera here and, as you can see from the title, I'm going to be sharing two mini reviews with you today. As you've probably come to expect by now, I've grouped these novels together based on their genres which, true to the month, means that these… Continue reading Thriller and Horror Mini Reviews

Movie and TV Show · Seasonal Event

We Watched Four Different Horror Movies

Hey everyone - we hope you are going well and that you're enjoying Spooky October! Today's instalment was teased way back in our August Wrap Up and finally it's time for us to post it! As you've probably already surmised from the title, Vera and I have watched and reviewed four horror movies - each… Continue reading We Watched Four Different Horror Movies

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Two Perspectives on Smashed by Junji Ito

Hi, it’s Sabrina and today I have another Spooky October post!  This time, I’m interviewing my dad and my sister, Allison, about a horror graphic novel I forced them to read - Smashed by Junji Ito.  I got the book out from the library and then decided I was too afraid to read it, so… Continue reading Two Perspectives on Smashed by Junji Ito

Wrap Up

2020 Challenge Check In: A Mixture of Success and Failure

Hi everyone!  Today we’re here to give you an update on how we're doing with the challenges we signed up for this year.  There are some mixed results, but overall I think we're going pretty well and are on track to complete our goals by the time the year is out! VERA The Book Blog… Continue reading 2020 Challenge Check In: A Mixture of Success and Failure

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By Wood, Stone, Water, and Bone: Review of Here There Are Monsters

Hi! Today I’m here with a review - in case you couldn’t tell already - of Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé. I’ve mentioned this in practically all of my posts, so I’d be surprised if you weren’t aware, but I am participating in the Out of Your Comfort Zone challenge this year and… Continue reading By Wood, Stone, Water, and Bone: Review of Here There Are Monsters

Book Recommendation · Wrap Up

The Best Reads of the Second Half of 2019

Hello friends! If you know me at all, you likely know that I read a lot, which is why I opted for making my yearly favorites and least favorites lists bi-yearly in 2019. This means that at the beginning of July, you've already gotten my favorite reads of the first half of the year, and… Continue reading The Best Reads of the Second Half of 2019

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The Creepiest Apartments Await You in Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen's new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan's most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules… Continue reading The Creepiest Apartments Await You in Lock Every Door by Riley Sager