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Top Ten Tuesday-Ten Books For Fans of Supernatural-3/10/15

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is so open-ended it’s practically a freebie! The topic is the top ten books for people who like X. Solve for X. Since by current television obsession continues to be Supernatural, X=Supernatural.

dean readsDean doesn’t seem to thrilled with his book. Maybe he would prefer one of these:

1. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. A skeleton detective, ancient gods, necromancers, and all sorts of magic.

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2. The Diviners by Libba Bray. Occult murders, flappers, and a really, really creepy house.

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3. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. The ghost of Jack the Ripper once again torments London.

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4. Evil Librarian by Michele Knudsen. Two words: Demon librarian.

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5. Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore. A family of witches, occult happenings, ghosts, and mischievous goats. For the fans who enjoy the humorous side of the Winchesters!

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6. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. The unconsecrated, the walking dead, the living dead, call them what you want, a zombie is a zombie!

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7. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Shadowhunters/Demon hunters. Same dif.

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8. Gone by Michael Grant. All sorts of messed-up monster action going on here!

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9. White Cat by Holly Black. Magic, curses, mobsters!

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10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Angels, demons, monsters.

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Bonus:

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Happy Reading!

~Megan

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Firebug by Lish McBride Review 9/25/14

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Firebug by Lish McBride
September 23, 2014
Henry Holt & Co.
Hardcover, 336 pgs

What it’s about:

Ava is a firebug. She can start fires with her mind, making her deadly assassin and valuable commodity to the head of the local Coterie. Think magical mafia here, led by one psycho vampire named Venus. Ava hates her job (killing is not fun), hates the Coterie (she was forced into an unbreakable blood pact), and most of all she hates Venus (Venus killed her mother), so when Venus puts a contract out on a friend of Ava’s, the firebug surprises everyone by refusing to accept the job. Now she and her friends are in a world of trouble as Venus and her army of lethal lapdogs hunt them down. Can Ava keep her friends and family safe or will Venus win again?

Why you might like it:

You will most definitely love Lock and Ezra, Ava’s totally hot besties. Lock is steady and responsible and Ezra is shamelessly cocky. The three together are a ton of fun. Do you like your paranormal with a side of hilarious? Lish McBride is a genius at serving up the perfect blend of horror and humor. If you are looking for a fast-paced story with suspense, a spectacular array of supernatural creatures (were-foxes, anyone?),and a sassy heroine with heart of gold, then look no further. This is the book for you. I loved everything about this book and look forward to more!

 

Want more like this?

If you missed her Necromancer books, definitely check out Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and Necromancing the Stone by Lish MicBride. They are devilishly delightful. Also try White Cat by Holly Black, The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst, and Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.

Happy Reading!

∼Megan

Amity by Micol Ostow Review 8/9/14

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Amity by Micol Ostow
August 26, 2014
EgmontUSA
Hardcover, 368 pages

What it’s about:

Amity is an old house with a long and troubled history.  Connor’s family moved to the quite town where Amity is located in order to escape an unnamed scandal caused by their father. It doesn’t take the already disturbed teen long to realize things are not right with the house. It is almost as if the house is speaking to him, luring him, manipulating him. Ten years later, unaware of the tragic events that have transpired, a new family comes to Amity. Gwen’s family is looking for a fresh start, a quiet place for Gwen to recover from her breakdown. Amity has other plans and they are certainly not peaceful.

Why you might like it:

Do you like stories about haunted houses? Amity is HAUNTED! Are you looking for a disturbing, psychological thriller? Both Connor and Gwen find themselves questioning their sanity the longer they stay in Amity. Do you like parallel story lines that converge at the end? Connor’s and Gwen’s voices are distinct, but their experiences with Amity are frighteningly similar. Do you enjoy an edge-or-your-seat, spooky read? Amity is a great pick, with plenty of references to the classic horror story, Amityville Horror. This reader was thankful that the horror came more from suspense and tension rather than blood and gore, but readers looking for a bloodbath may be disappointed. Nonetheless, Amity should satisfy the reader looking for a creepy book!

Want more like this?

For more haunted houses and ghosts, try The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington, Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender, The Turning by Francine Prose, Stone Child by Dan Poblocki, and Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley.com for providing a copy for review!

Happy Reading!

∼Megan

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Read For Halloween 10/29/13

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Demons, ghosts, and monsters, oh my! It’s time for all things spooky, creepy, and down-right terrifying. I am big baby when it comes to scary things and I refuse to watch horror movies (or even commercials for horror movies), but I still like a good fright in the form of a book. That I read during the day. In public. And the book can’t even come home with me. Those are the rules. Here are my picks for Halloween Reads. Oh, and stop by The Broke and the Bookish for more terrifying lists.

1. The Diviners by Libba Bray. I think this book is so scary. Seriously. I have read it once and I know I want to read it again. I want to listen to the audio but the thought of actually hearing the Naughty John song freaks me out. I will never be able to unhear it.

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2. In the Shadow of the Blackbirds by Cat Winters. I just recently read this one. It is delightfully creepy!

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3. Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender. This is a great series. Just creepy enough to make me nervous, but not terrifying. *ahem, Diviners*

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4. Ten by Gretchen McNeil. This is a creepy mystery/thriller. It reads like a teen slasher movie!

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5. The Stone Child by Dan Poblocki. The monsters from books come to life in this unique horror story.

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6. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. Serial Killer. That is all. Game is even scarier.

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7. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. Speaking of serial killers, this one stars the ghost of Jack the Ripper. Spooky!

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8. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. This is my favorite zombie series ever.

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9. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride. Delightfully dark and droll.

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10. Locke & Key by Joe Hill. This graphic novel series is so awesome. It’s very creepy.

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Honorable Mentions:

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Happy Reading!

˜Megan