Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix (ARC Review)

33670466Title: Paperbacks From Hell
Author: Grady Hendrix
Type: Nonfiction
Genre: Horror, History, Art,
Imprint: Jimmy Patterson
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Date published: September 19, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 256
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisTake a tour through the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and ’80s . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby. It’s an affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of two iconic decades, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles. You’ll find familiar authors, like V. C. Andrews and R. L. Stine, and many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Plus recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.

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Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco (ARC Review)

33784373Title: Hunting Prince Dracula
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Historical, Mystery, Horror
Imprint: Jimmy Patterson
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Date published: September 19, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 326
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

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#ARCstravaganza (#14): Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! I was actually able to schedule this post in advance…because this past weekend was not Thanksgiving weekend, and I wasn’t all thrown off, thinking Saturday was Friday, Sunday was Saturday, and Monday was Sunday. Yeah, I was all confuddled last week and posted my post a day late! Sigh. The shame! Anyway, this week it’s on time, and I’m featuring a book that I’m very excited to have gotten a copy of! I received this book from a good friend of mine, and I’ll just say thank you here again for the millionth time! Hehe.

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When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter (Review)

33414246Title: When I Cast Your Shadow
Author: Sarah Porter
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror
Imprint: TOR Teen
Publisher: TOR Books
Date published: September 12, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 384
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisDashiell Bohnacker was hell on his family while he was alive. But it’s even worse now that he’s dead…

Ruby. Haunted by her dead brother, unable to let him go, Ruby must figure out whether his nightly appearances in her dreams are the answer to her prayers—or a nightmare come true…

Everett. He’s always been jealous of his dashing older brother. Now Everett must do everything he can to save his twin sister Ruby from Dashiell’s clutches.

Dashiell. Charming, handsome, and manipulative, Dash has run afoul of some very powerful forces in the Land of the Dead. His only bargaining chips are Ruby and Everett. At stake is the very survival of the Bohnacker family, bodies and souls…

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Hocus Pocus Book Tag

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First of all, I would like to say thank you to Never Not Reading for tagging me to complete this awesome book tag created by her! Second, I would like to say that I’m so happy this tag exists now because I LOVE Hocus Pocus (and in fact re-watched it yesterday, haha). Hocus Pocus plus books is like…heaven for me! Also, please feel free to complete the tag, even if I haven’t tagged you! Just be sure to follow the rules!

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (Review)

stalkingjacktheripper_cover__spanTitle: Stalking Jack the Ripper
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Historical, Mystery, Horror
Imprint: Jimmy Patterson
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Date published: September 5, 2016
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 326
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

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#ARCstravaganza (#13): Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

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Happy Monday, my lovelies! Or rather, Happy ARCstravaganza day (as I’ve come to call it)! Um wow. So, as some of you may know, Canadian Thanksgiving was yesterday, so most Canadians had the Monday off. Due to working on Saurday (until about 8 pm) and then having Monday off….all day yesterday,  I was under the impression that it was Sunday! I had this post prepped, and just had to add the Insta photo before scheduling it. But I was all out of sorts, and my mental clock is all out of whack! So, here it is today, one day late, because I’m a confused scatterbrain! Haha. Sorry! To learn more about the meme, please continue reading to see the info below, and continue past that to read more about my ARC choice for this week!

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Shade, the Changing Girl (Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy) by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone (Review)

shadethechanginggirl-aTitle: Shade, the Changing Girl (Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy)
Author: Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone
Type: Fiction, Sequential Art
Genre: Comic, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Superheroes
Publisher: DC Comics
Date published: July 18, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 144
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisPart of Gerard Way’s new imprint, DC’s Young Animal!

Far away on the planet Meta, Loma’s going nowhere fast. She’s dropped out of school, dumped her boyfriend and is bored out of her mind. She longs to feel things. That’s where her idol, the lunatic poet Rac Shade, and his infamous madness coat come in. Loma steals the garment and makes a break across galaxies to take up residence in a new body: Earth girl Megan Boyer.

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (ARC Review)

godsgrave-jay-kristoffTitle: Godsgrave
Author: Jay Kristoff
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Imprint: Thomas Dunne Books
Publisher: Macmillan
Date published: September 5, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 448
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisAssassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.

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