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!

Horror, Young Adult

Wildcard Wednesday: Kayla thinks Lois Duncan’s DOWN A DARK HALL is Shamefully Underrated

★★★★ Down a Dark Hall is a young adult novel written by Lois Duncan (author of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Killing Mr. Griffin). The novel’s main protagonist and first-person narrator, Kit Gordy, is one of four girls chosen to to attend the illustrious Blackwood Hall. It’s not really clear why she… Continue reading Wildcard Wednesday: Kayla thinks Lois Duncan’s DOWN A DARK HALL is Shamefully Underrated

Horror, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla read THE PATIENT by Jasper DeWitt and has a lot to say

★★★★ Before I begin this review, let me first point out that this is a horror novel. I think it’s important that I point this out because some reviewers on Amazon and Bookishfirst seem to have missed that. I read a handful of reviews giving this novel one or two stars because it’s “not a… Continue reading Kayla read THE PATIENT by Jasper DeWitt and has a lot to say