The Exorcists House by Nick Roberts

Alright, so I know I said that I was going to post this review on the 6th….but I decided I can’t wait that long! So, here it is!

Price: Pre-order for $4.99 at Amazon

Page Count: 287 pages

Categories: Occult Supernatural, Psychological Thriller, Horror

Published: May 6, 2022

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Blurb:

This psychological thriller follows a family to their Appalachian farmhouse, where they encounter an unimaginable horror.

In the summer of 1994, psychologist Daniel Hill buys a rustic farmhouse nestled in the rolling hills of West Virginia.

Along with his wife and teenage daughter, the family uproots their lives in Ohio and moves south. They are initially seduced by the natural beauty of the country setting. That soon changes when they discover a hidden room in the basement with a well, boarded shut and adorned with crucifixes.

Local legends about the previous owner being an exorcist come to light, but by then, all Hell has broken loose.

This 1990s horror novel is perfect for fans of family thriller books, stories of demonic possession, exorcism fiction, the occult, or thrillers like The Exorcist, A Head Full of Ghosts, and The Amityville Horror.

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Review:

* I got this as an ARC, in exchange for an honest review.*

So I want to start off, by saying that this is better than, The Exorcist. This book has so many thinks happen in 287 pages. There are so many twists in here, that you will feel like the chair got ripped out from under you…and you are falling, and don’t know where you’re going to land.

I loved all of these characters, flaws, and all. This book, is the best of the best. I applaud Nick Roberts for making this so good. You never see what’s to come; it’s always a surprise. Isn’t that the best?! I’d have to say this is one of the best horror books, I have ever read. I never expected the ending, at all, and I absolutely loved it! What will happen next?! After an ending like that, I hope there will be a sequel. A girl, can always hope…right?!

A Light Beyond The Darkness by Mikel Wilson

Kindle Price: $4.99

Page Count: 99 pgs

Category: YA, Fantasy

Published: August 13, 2016

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Blurb:

A strong Amazon is wounded in a war. Little does she know, that this wound would bring someone to her that has been watching over her. This being will test her loyalties, and turn her life upside down.

Will she fight this war before her? Or fall to this wound? See if see fades to black or becomes the light beyond the darkness.

REVIEW:

Thunder, Feel the Thunder

I got this book as an ARC, in exchange for a review.

Alright, so I read this pretty quickly, and it was an easy read. I found it really interesting, but lacking some background information on some of the characters. I needed more, don’t get me wrong, but I want more information on the first original characters, I need more depth. That’s why it’s 4 stars, instead of 5.

Now, for the good part: the praise. I loved how Hybrid watched over the Amazon and protected her, that’s so sweet. So it’s a love story inside of a young adult, fantasy novel. That leads to much more than you think it would. The world is pretty complex, but simple genius work at the same time. Like, some sort of magic.

I became enthralled with the book and couldn’t put it down for long. I thought one thing was going to happen, and then, Plot Twist × Plot Twist × Plot Twist × Plot Twist. So many of them! I didn’t even see the little Plot Twists that came along, so it was unpredictable, and I loved that! Then it ended and I was like … what?!

Shut the front door?! It did not just end that way. But, there were no more lines. I was like, noooooooo !!!! Although, there are more books to the series, I wanted more of an ending of book one, so book two could start new and fresh. Surprise! That’s not what happened. So I’m a little miffed by that, if I’m being honest.

I do get a ARC of the second book, so I’m all good. I don’t have to wait, thankfully. I’m glad I get to continue it, because I definitely want more. I want updates about the characters and the realm. I want to know what has happened since book one and so much more.

Do I think that you’ll like it? Yes, but remember it is for teens, and YA. That’s all I’ve got to say. You better pick up your copy now!

Baby and Solo by Lisabeth Posthuma (audiobook)

Baby & Solo

Blurb:

Joel’s new job at the video store is just what the therapist ordered. But what happens if the first true friend he’s made in years finds out about What Was Wrong With Him?

Seventeen-year-old Joel Teague has a new prescription from his therapist—a part-time job—the first step toward the elusive Normal life he’s been so desperate to live ever since The Bad Thing happened. Lucky for Joel, ROYO Video is hiring. It’s the perfect fresh start—Joel even gets a new name. Dubbed “Solo” after his favorite Star Wars character, Joel works his way up the not-so-corporate ladder without anyone suspecting What Was Wrong With Him. That is, until he befriends Nicole “Baby” Palmer, a smart-mouthed coworker with a chip on her shoulder about . . . well, everything, and the two quickly develop the kind of friendship movie montages are made of. However, when Joel’s past inevitably catches up with him, he’s forced to choose between preserving his new blank slate persona and coming clean—and either way, he risks losing the first real friend he’s ever had. Set in a pop-culture-rich 1990s, this remarkable story tackles challenging and timely themes with huge doses of wit, power, and heart.

Review:

Baby and Solo was a really good book about mental health, and living in the 90's. I really enjoyed this audiobook. There are some twists to this book that I didn't see coming until it was already done.  A lot of things that happened in the book that I didn't see coming, but I was interested in it nonetheless. 

I voluntarily reviewed this audiobook.

I hope you enjoyed my review!

Currently Reading

Alright so I am currently reading, and listening to multiple books at once. It’s not because I am crazy; but because I have so many to read, and listen to.

Baby & Solo

Blurb:

t’s been two years since Joel last experienced What Was Wrong With Him and eight years since The Bad Thing Happened. Now Joel is 17 and seemingly “normal”, with a new prescription from his therapist: a part-time job. Joel finds work at the local video store amid a motley crew of young people who each answer to a movie character name (“Scarlet” from Gone with the Wind, “Poppins” for Mary Poppins, “The Godfather”, “Hannibal” – you get the idea). It’s a fresh start, and at ROYO Video Joel (who goes by “Solo”, after Han Solo) works to keep his tabula rasa while climbing the not-so-corporate ladder. Soon he befriends rough-around-the-edges “Baby” (from Dirty Dancing, though don’t even joke about putting her in a corner), a prickly girl with terrific taste in movies.

As circumstances throw Baby and Solo together, Joel realizes that for the first time in nearly a decade, he has a chance to make a real friend – one who wouldn’t land him back in the psychiatric ward. But as Baby pushes for Joel to open up to her, he starts to wonder if their friendship can possibly survive the devastating truths from his past. Set in a pop-culture-rich 1990s, this remarkable story tackles challenging and timely themes with huge doses of wit, power, and heart.

Dead to Me: Arcane Souls World (Grave Talker Book 1) by [Annie Anderson]

Blurb:

Meet Darby. Coffee addict. Homicide detective. Oh, and she can see ghosts, too.

There are only three rules in Darby Adler’s life.
One: Don’t talk to the dead in front of the living.
Two: Stay off the Arcane Bureau of Investigation’s radar.
Three: Don’t forget rules one and two.

With a murderer desperate for Darby’s attention and an ABI agent in town, things are about to get mighty interesting in Haunted Peak, TN.

The Library of the Dead

Blurb:

When ghosts talk
She will listen

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and they sure do love to talk. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children – leaving them husks, empty of joy and strength. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will rock her world.

Ropa will dice with death as she calls on Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. And although underground Edinburgh hides a wealth of dark secrets, she also discovers an occult library, a magical mentor and some unexpected allies.

Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?

Five Tuesdays in Winter by [Lily King]

Blurb:

With Writers & Lovers and Euphoria, Lily King’s books catapulted onto bestseller and best-of-the-year lists across the country and established her as one of our most “brilliant” (New York Times Book Review), “wildly talented” (Chicago Tribune), and beloved authors in contemporary fiction. Now, for the first time ever, King collects ten of her finest short stories—half published in leading literary magazines and half brand new—opening fresh realms of discovery for avid and new readers alike.

Told in the intimate voices of unique and endearing characters of all ages, these tales explore desire and heartache, loss and discovery, moments of jolting violence and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs. A bookseller’s unspoken love for his employee rises to the surface, a neglected teenage boy finds much-needed nurturing from an unlikely pair of college students hired to housesit, a girl’s loss of innocence at the hands of her employer’s son becomes a catalyst for strength and confidence, and a proud nonagenarian rages helplessly in his granddaughter’s hospital room. Romantic, hopeful, brutally raw, and unsparingly honest, some even slipping into the surreal, these stories are, above all, about King’s enduring subject of love.

Lily King’s literary mastery, her spare and stunning prose, and her gift for creating lasting and treasured characters is on full display in this curated selection of short fiction. Five Tuesdays in Winter showcases an exhilarating new form for this extraordinarily gifted author writing at the height of her career.

I hope you enjoy reading about the books I am reading, and listening to. So far I am the farthest in Baby, and Solo, then The Library of the Dead , then Dead to Me, then Five Tuesdays in Winter. After these books I have plenty more of interesting books to read, and listen to. You guys will love what I am listening, and reading next.

Currently Reading

I am currently reading two books at a time, right now. A paperback, and a ebook on my kindle. The paperback is one of the books I got from the Marshall haul.

Cliff's Edge (Solace Island Series Book 2)

The ebook that I am reading is in a series and is the first book.

All In: (The Kings of Kroydon Hills Book 1) A Brother's Best Friend Romantic Comedy Sports Romance

I hope these two books turn out as good as they look. Let me know in the comments if you have heard of them.