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Review: Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things #1) by Sona Charaipotra

Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the prima at their elite ballet school. From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton, and the author of the highly anticipated Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Sona Charaipotra. Gigi, Bette, and June, […]

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Review: Reviving the Hawthorn Sisters by Emily Carpenter [Hocus Pocus Readathon #2]

Dove Jarrod left behind quite the legacy, including a small fortune that is used to renovate the infamous Pritchard Institute. And the weight of her secrets. Her granddaughter, Eve, carries the burdens of continuing Dove’s legacy while also knowing that Dove herself didn’t believe in her supposed gifts. But being in Alabama where Dove spent […]

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Blogtober Day 10: Ghostly Tropes I Like

Yes, it’s time for another spooky tropes post! These will be tropes I like that involve ghosts or appear often in ghost themed books, horror or not. Connection to the Dead I enjoy when a book is about a descendant of a ghost, or focuses on somebody that has a strong connection to a deceased […]

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Review: May Day (Seekers #1) by Josie Jaffrey

Jack Valentine has been a Silver–a vampire–for a couple of decades now. She’s been working with the Seekers, a vampire enforcement team that monitors Silvers to ensure they don’t cross any lines that may lead to humans discovering what they are. A series of murders in London rear their ugly head in Oxford, finally, when […]

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Review: The Curse of Calico Jack by Colin Garrow [damppebbles blog tour!]

A mysterious book. A creepy kidnapping. A ghostly pirate on the loose. Researching ideas for a pirate story, 12-year-old Jeff and his pal Suzi uncover a mysterious book that reveals weirdly moving images of a scary pirate captain. After an old movie appears to replicate the images, one of Jeff’s teachers is kidnapped, prompting the […]

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Review: The Haunted Lady by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Nurse Pinkerton is about to head to bed when she receives a call from the police. They’ve had an unusual request from the wealthy Mrs. Fairbanks, and a nurse is just what they need. The nurse packs up her things and heads to the Fairbanks estate where she is charged with guarding the old matriarch […]

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Review: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

A man awakens in the woods and only remembers one thing: the name Anna. He hears a gunshot, a woman’s scream, and is sure that he has already lost this Anna before he found her. Desperate, and with only a broken compass to guide him, he arrives at the noble house of the Hardcastle family, […]

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Review: Murder at the Fitzwilliam (Museum Mysteries #1) by Jim Eldridge

Private detective Daniel Wilson expects the resistance he faces from local law enforcement when he arrives in Cambridge to investigate the mysterious death of an unknown man in the Fitzwilliam. He does not, however, expect to encounter Miss Abigail Fenton. Abigail, for her part, has clawed her way up as a woman and an archaeologist. […]

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Review: Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter

Daphne met Heath and immediately felt a connection. They both had dark pasts, and neither wanted to go over them yet again with someone new. Keeping her secrets suited Daphne just fine until Heath began waking them both in the middle of the night with horrible nightmares and episodes of sleepwalking. Fearing the worst, Heath […]

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Review: Clarissa’s Warning (Canary Islands Mysteries Book Two) by Isobel Blackthorn

Claire Bennett wins the lottery and already knows what she wants to do with the money. She’s been visiting Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands for years now, and she has a ruined building in mind to restore and live in. Everyone seems set against her goals, though, from the seller of the building to her […]