Fiction, Horror

Kayla Reviews THE DROWNING KIND

★★★★★ Genre: SuspensePages: 336Publication: TodayBuy: The Drowning Kind Summary: When social worker Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister, Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away for over a year. But the next day, Lexie… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THE DROWNING KIND

Fiction, Horror, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla’s Audiobook Review: LOCK EVERY DOOR

★★★★★ So, I'm back to reading some Riley Sager novels, and this one was definitely worth every adrenaline-pumping moment! Summary: Jules Larsen has just landed a job that is absolutely too good to be true--she's is being paid twelve grand to be an apartment-sitter at the prestigious Bartholomew in Manhattan. Sure, she has to follow… Continue reading Kayla’s Audiobook Review: LOCK EVERY DOOR

Fiction, Horror

Kayla’s Book Review: MEXICAN GOTHIC

Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ★★★★ I finished this novel, which I'm sure will be a gothic classic, just in time for Halloween, and it was the perfect book to put me in a spooky mood. It's unsettling and pretty creepy at times, but it won't be keeping me up at nights. Summary It's the… Continue reading Kayla’s Book Review: MEXICAN GOTHIC

Horror, Top Ten

Kayla’s Top Ten Tuesday: Top Classic Horror Stories

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week's topic is a "Halloween freebie," so I've compiled a list… Continue reading Kayla’s Top Ten Tuesday: Top Classic Horror Stories

Horror, Lists

October 25 Six for Sunday: Scary stories/characters

#SixforSunday is a blog feature started by A Little but A Lot in 2017. It’s a weekly blog post where you get to share 6 books which fill a certain prompt. In October, we are celebrating pumpkin spice!We’re talking the sweet and the scary. The days are getting darker, so the prompts are some scarier. Being the week… Continue reading October 25 Six for Sunday: Scary stories/characters

Fiction, Horror

Freaky Friday: HOME BEFORE DARK

★★★★ Guess who just finished her scary read of the year? That's right, Kayla did it, and she will never read another scary book ever again. I'll also quit referring to myself in 3rd person because that's annoying. I saw this book all over bookstagram and elsewhere and thought it would be the perfect book… Continue reading Freaky Friday: HOME BEFORE DARK

Fiction, Horror

Kayla’s Freaky Friday #4: SALEM’S LOT

Alrighty everyone, for this week's "Freaky Friday" post, I have chosen a classic horror novel by Stephen King. Salem's Lot is actually the first book I read by King, and I read it as an adult because I was always too scared to pick up his work as a youngster. He is definitely a master… Continue reading Kayla’s Freaky Friday #4: SALEM’S LOT

Fiction, Horror

Kayla’s Freaky Friday: Why CARMILLA is Better than Dracula

So, if you follow this blog, you know I hold a fair share of unpopular opinions, so I thought I'd bring this one out in the sunlight to burn in the warm golden glow: I think that J. Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla is better than Bram Stoker's Dracula. But first I should probably tell you… Continue reading Kayla’s Freaky Friday: Why CARMILLA is Better than Dracula

Horror, Magical Realism, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla’s Tantalizing Thursday: THE DROWNING KIND

After reading McMahon's Promise Not to Tell and (my personal favorite) Don't Breathe a Word, I just had to request a copy of her newest book from #netgalley, and to my great surprise, I was approved! McMahon has a way of writing that is hauntingly beautiful. She can take a story of pain and triumph,… Continue reading Kayla’s Tantalizing Thursday: THE DROWNING KIND

Horror, Young Adult

Pre-order THE COMPANION, now!

★★★★ Summary Margot is an orphan who really should have read some Shirley Jackson novels before going to live at a country estate with the Suttons. The other orphans at Margot's group home say she is "lucky" to have been chosen by the prestigious Suttons, but Margo soon realizes that the family has not "rescued"… Continue reading Pre-order THE COMPANION, now!