Messy house featuring some of the many books I need to read and all four doggos arranged as if posing for a renaissance painting.
Picked this one up on sale at Amazon! I haven‘t read a M.R. Carey book yet but this seemed a good place to start.
I really enjoyed this book it wasn't scary, (which is why I picked it to begin with) but as I read it I was engrossed completely. Characters are pretty well defined and likable, you get to see the story through there eyes. If I had to classify the book I would say murder mystery, ghost story, and a thriller.
This was a perfect weekend read!
The story was slow moving and I only held on to the end because I kept hoping for the paranormal part to really take off. I was looking to read a spine-tingling paranormal thriller that would take me into the belly of a haunted maximum-security prison, what I received was a literary version of Orange is the New Black meets Casper, The Friendly Ghost. …. See the full review at http://www.thegenreminx.com #BookReviewer #TheGenreMinxBookReviews
I would say that overall I enjoyed this book, but it wasn‘t quite as gripping as The Girl With All The Gifts.
I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys a good supernatural mystery light on the scares. The book has a very cool premise, but it didn‘t quite give me the creeps that I was hoping for. It is still a very solid read however.
This was a little strange and meandering (especially on audio) but I ended up really liking it! I've been listening to it on and off since mid October so it's definitely long but kept my interest up for the most part!
I would say definitely not as good as girl with all the gifts but worth a shot!
Loved this book so much! I really didn't know what to expect, but was so pleasantly surprised. The story was fantastic and so well woven together with all elements linking up. Was definitely hard to put down and very intriguing. Bought it from the horror section, which I wouldn't classify it as. But the slight mystery and fantasy elements worked well together in such an interesting setting. The characters were so fun and complex. So much fun!
It was more or less impossible for this book to surpass Carey's last book, The Girl with All the Gifts, so I tried to keep my expectations in check. Luckily it was a very good read, if not quite as taut and riveting. Set in a women's prison controlled by a vicious inmate and her prison guard lover, Fellside is a supernatural murder mystery that follows its heroine, Jess, into some dark and psychologically twisty place.
Jess is sent to a high-security women's prison for setting a fire in which a young boy died. As she is an addict and can't remember anything about the incident she accepts her punishment until her presumed victim begins to contact her and she decides she has unfinished business. The descriptions of the prison are great -the bent screws, corrupt medics and frightening inmates and the fantasy elements are woven in skilfully to the realistic story.
1. Married w/o children
2. Cat mom to George
3. Admin assist at a community college
4. LOVE my job
5. Huge horror nerd
6. Esp. ❤️horror novels and movies from 70s & 80s
7. ❤️horror soundtrack: Rosemary's Baby
8. From South Jersey, live in NorCal
9. Miss NJ pizza
10. ❤️Bourbon Sidecar
11. ❤️Kids in the Hall
12. I've been to 300+ concerts
13. I've seen Cheap Trick 55 times
14. Literary crush: Stu Redman
15. ❤️Andrew Wyeth
This was my freezer-worthy horror pick for #litsyreadingchallenge (and the letter F for #litsyAtoZ). This was definitely a creepy and claustrophobic read (set inside a women's prison e.g nowhere to run, nowhere to hide) and I enjoyed it very much, although I didn't find it to be keep the lights on scary. Definitely bloody and violent though if that's something you want to avoid. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I read Fellside because I loved The Girl With All The Gifts.
While I didn't like it nearly as much, I'd still give it a pick. Although I bet I would have considered bailing if I was reading instead of listening to the audio.
The momentum picked up about 2/3 in and I enjoyed that last third quite a bit.
I admit this one took a little time to get into, but the story needed the build up. This one worked on two sides. A woman's guilt about accidentally killing a child and finding redemption from "the other side". I like that once she made up her mind to make things right, she never backed away even when scared. Definitely a bit weird, but kept my interest enough to read in one day.
I was not super impressed with this book, though I loved The Girl with all the Gifts, but I think it fits the prompt of #supernaturalmysteries. I dunno, it just didn't grab me.
I think this accurately describes 99% of people's anger
Started doing yoga today. Decided the library was the best place for it and I was right lol
This was the cause of my reading slump. I tried so hard but it was no where near the quality of Girl With All The Gifts for me. I wouldn't call it a haunted prison story. I'd call it a haunted woman story and it took a very, very long time to get somewhere. I just didn't click all the way sadly.
I feel like it's taken me ages to read this book, but it was almost 500 pages and so much happened. Jess was a great central character, flawed and loveable, and the whole concept of ghosts hanging around with unsolved business isn't new but this book made them more like imaginary friends. So different to The girl with all the gifts, which I had really hoped for, so I got what I wanted. And now I want Carey to write another book!!
Library curtains! Yay!
Such a unique story, I've never read anything like this before! The plot so cleverly structured with plenty of twists to keep you interested. The characters are multi-layered and authentic and the surprises keep on coming until the end. Even better than The Girl with all the Gifts.