Fiction, Romance

Kayla reviews WHAT THE HEX

★★★★★ Genre: RomanceFormat: AudioLength: 2hrs 45minsBuy: What the Hex Summary: Welcome to Isla Bruja, a secret magical enclave near Miami and home to the richest and most powerful Latinx witch families. When Catalina Cartagena returns home for her older sister’s wedding, she’s shocked to discover that her soon-to-be brother in law is possessed by a… Continue reading Kayla reviews WHAT THE HEX

Fiction, Horror

Kayla reviews THERE’S A GIANT TRAPDOOR SPIDER UNDER YOUR BED

★★★ Genre: HorrorFormat: AudiobookLength: 51minsBuy: There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed (Dark Corners collection) Summary from Goodreads: The thrill of a sleepover becomes sheer terror as kids voice their greatest fears into existence in this cheeky, vividly cinematic tale by New York Times bestselling author Edgar Cantero. Lights out. It’s bad enough that its venom-dripping… Continue reading Kayla reviews THERE’S A GIANT TRAPDOOR SPIDER UNDER YOUR BED

Horror, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla reviews THE TORMENT OF RACHEL AMES

★★★★ Genre: HorrorFormat: AudiobookLength: 4hrs 21minsBuy: The Torment of Rachel Ames Summary: Suffering from writer's block, novelist Rachel Ames escapes to a lake cabin to calm her mind and regain a sense of herself. The location is perfect. Isolated. Beautiful. Inspiring. It even comes with a good-looking landlord who shows an interest in her. But… Continue reading Kayla reviews THE TORMENT OF RACHEL AMES

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla Reviews THE BEST MYSTERY STORIES OF THE YEAR: 2021

★★★★★ Genre: Short Story/mysterFormat: AudiobookLength: 14hrs 7minsBuy: The Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021 Thank you to #NetGalley for the advanced copy of this amazing anthology. Being mystery author myself, this was a must-read for me. Summary: Under the auspices of New York City's legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THE BEST MYSTERY STORIES OF THE YEAR: 2021

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

Fantasy, Humor

Kayla’s Review for HOW TO DEFEAT A DEMON KING IN TEN EASY STEPS–my first review for an audiobook!

★★★★★ Do you like videogames? More specifically, have you ever heard of a little game series called The Legend of Zelda? Well, Andrew Rowe certainly has, and he wrote this hilarious novel that both celebrates and parodies the series. It's a sweet little homage that tenderly yet consistently pokes fun at its source material. In… Continue reading Kayla’s Review for HOW TO DEFEAT A DEMON KING IN TEN EASY STEPS–my first review for an audiobook!