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

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

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Rating: 4 stars While I've read some Nigerian fiction before, it has all been literary fiction for school. My Sister, the Serial Killer is the first book by a Nigerian author that I've picked up just for fun. And damn was it fun! Korede realizes that her sister now qualifies as a serial killer… Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Gold Spun by Brandie June

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to the author, CamCat Books, and Wunderkind PR for the review copy! Gold Spun is a YA retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin." When con-artist Nor is given golden thread by a faerie in return for saving his life, she spins a plan to get money by tricking people into thinking ordinary… Continue reading Gold Spun by Brandie June

Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White

My Rating: 2 stars Many thanks to Farrar, Straus, and Giroux and NetGalley for the ARC! This book is being released today, Tuesday July 6th 2021. So I requested Books Promiscuously Read because it was labeled on NetGalley has a memoir focused on the author's life as a reader. It is not. White doesn't discuss… Continue reading Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White

Luster by Raven Leilani

My Rating: 4 stars Luster came up on a Never-Ending TBR post last month, and I mentioned I would probably listen to it on audiobook while I commuted. Lo and behold, it popped up as an available audiobook on Libby last week, and it did, in fact, make an excellent commute read. We follow Edie,… Continue reading Luster by Raven Leilani

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

My Rating: 4 stars This was my third book by Oseman, and I will admit I was a bit hesitant. I adore her comic series Heartstopper, but I had mixed feelings on Solitaire. Radio Silence sits somewhere between the two for me. Oseman's biggest strength also happens to be the reason her novels are difficult… Continue reading Radio Silence by Alice Oseman