September OwlCrate Unboxing: Haunted Hearts

After the success of the August OwlCrate box, I decided to order the September one. The theme sounded great, and I loved the artwork on the September spoiler card from the last box. This wasn't as big a hit as August's. I am excited to read this month's book (and it is gorgeous), and there… Continue reading September OwlCrate Unboxing: Haunted Hearts

Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

My Rating: 2 Stars Many thanks to Nightfire, Macmillan Publishing, and NetGalley for ARC. This book comes out today, October 19 2021. Whoever designed this cover nailed it just as much as Khaw nails the terrifying atmosphere in this novella. Nothing But Blackened Teeth presents us with a group of five friends gathering in a… Continue reading Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the ARC! This book comes out today, October 5th 2021! Let's just take a moment to appreciate this cover. Isn't it gorgeously creepy? And The Death of Jane Lawrence delivers on all the cover promises. This book is strange, disturbing, and perfect… Continue reading The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling

What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

My Rating: 3 stars I've had a bit of a hard time figuring out my thoughts on What Big Teeth. I picked it up because I saw it referred to as Addams Family-esque but scarier. After returning home from boarding school, Eleanor Zarrin finds she no longer fits in with her strange and spooky family.… Continue reading What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

My Rating: 5 stars This is the sixth installment in McGuire's Wayward Children series, which focuses on children who go to various portal worlds and struggle returning to the real world. These children end up at Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, a school run by a woman who went to a portal world as… Continue reading Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

August OwlCrate Unboxing: Dark Academia

I don't usually get book subscription boxes. I've gotten one before from a company that I'm pretty sure no longer exists, and I've never bought OwlCrate even though I love watching other people's unboxings. But when I saw the theme for August was Dark Academia (a favorite subgenre of mine), I knew I had to… Continue reading August OwlCrate Unboxing: Dark Academia

Back to School Book Haul, Fall 2021

It's that time of year again. I'm technically done with coursework, but I decided to take Feminist Theory so I can apply for the Women and Gender Studies certificate. It's a heavy reading class, and these aren't even all of the books. There are also ones I already owned, bought on Kindle, or am getting… Continue reading Back to School Book Haul, Fall 2021

None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney

My Rating: 5 stars I had really high hopes for None Shall Sleep; it had glowing recommendations from several people I trust, and the whole concept sounded right up my Hannibal-loving alley. And it didn't disappoint! In fact, it's one of my favorite books of the year so far. Of course, since this is a… Continue reading None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney