I love the format!
I can definitely tell that this is a debut novel. It just didn't quite have that creep factor that I'm used to in a Kurtagich book. Was interesting, but not as good as her other two.
But don‘t real Trekkies refer to themselves as Trekkers? Educate me, Littens! 🖖🏼
This book was very interesting! It‘s set up as a series of interviews, diary entries, and video transcriptions which kept it interesting and made it seem more realistic. This book is considered a YA horror and that perfectly describes it. Although it‘s not particularly scary, it does have spiritual and magical elements that add to the creep factor. I‘m so glad I picked up this book!
So awesome! My #allhallowsreadswap was filled with goodies! You are so generous Megan! Thank you so much!!!
Doctor says I have Carpel Tunnel. Most likely from my increased reading and how I position myself when I do so. 😂 So since I'm in this beauty, for 2 weeks, I'm listening to audio books. The Dead House is amazing so far. I thought 'And the Trees Crept In' couldn't be topped but 'The Dead House' is very close so far!
This was part of last years #audiobooksync free downloads. I've been listening to it since yesterday and am really liking it. While it doesn't have a #poltergeist, the "sister" acts as a poltergeist. If you have listened/red it you get it. #april80smovies.
Was so excited to read this as I loved her second book. It did not disappoint. Very trippy and creepy. The questioning of what was real, what was imaginary, what in someone's mind, and what was supernatural was very well handled. The written format of letters, interviews, video descriptions, diary entires, etc. was so unique and fun to read. And things were still so vivid and I could totally imagine everything coming to life.
I absolutely loved the alternative writing format. The diary and notes between Carly and Kaitlyn, psychiatric reports, witness testimonials and video footage were easy to follow. Kaitlyn, the alter ego, becomes the main suspect in Carly's disappearance. You dig deeper and realize that there's some memory being suppressed in their mind about an incident that Dr. Lansing won't tell them about because she feels that they aren't ready to know yet.
This YA #thriller looks amazing! What really happened when 3 students disappeared? The house knows. (I‘m also a sucker for novels that incorporate different modes of writing: diaries, psych evaluations, and more!) #BAM #TBRtemptation
It‘s rare when I love a book despite so many flaws, but this is a gateway YA horror if I‘ve ever seen one. Absolutely hand this to older teens, but adults looking for a scare should pass (they‘ll have seen better versions before).
This was a really great thriller. I really enjoyed the different views it had between dissociative identity disorder and possession. It was creepy, but also left you wondering. I found myself reading late into the night and not even realizing it. It's definitely a good read for the fall!
I'm not a huge horror book fan and this kind of scary book was not my thing at all! I love this author that's for sure and I love her style of writing just the story line wasn't for me lol. You have to give her books a chance if you enjoy a scary story every now and then, and if you need a good audio book this is the author to go to for an amazing creepy audio book!!
"Can they hear me, the corpses beneath the little gravestones in what I call my Forgotten Garden? There are only about thirty, from a long, long time ago. Nothing but dust now, not even memories. Most of the headstones are illegible, sentiment that even stone wasn't strong enough to hold. I told you. Forgotten Garden, full of skeletons, like depressing seeds that will never flower."
I got the audiobook free from audiobooksync.com which gives 2 free books each week during the summer. They started early this year and this was from week 1. Check it out! This book was very creepy at times but things started to get a bit weird for me, and I love weird books. I felt it got too unrealistic in the magic/mystical parts.
Told in a similar style to The Iluminae Filed but a bit darker. Deals with a girl named Carly whose parents died in an accident. We open to her in a mental institution that she spends her summers in when she isn't in boarding school. In the day she is Carly but at night she is Kaitlyn. The doctors say it is a psychosis from the accident but Carly says Kaitlyn has always been there. Was an okay read
A "found-footage/journal/notes" book (which I thinked worked really well for this story) about a missing girl, Carly/Kaitlyn Johnson, who may live with DID or house two souls in one body. Several people are dead and someone is messing with dark powers best left to themselves. This book was exactly what I was looking to read - an entertaining horror romp with some classic horror tropes and wonderfully disturbing and, at times, grotesque imagery.
I have a ridiculously large TBR! I mix my TBR with my read books. I keep a list of all my books on a spreadsheet and check them off as I read them.
This is my horror fiction bookcase. I didn't get through as many of these as I had intended to in 2016. Along with participating in a couple reading challenges, my goal is to also read through my horror TBR in 2017. Have any horror fans heard of some good horror reading challenges?
Over all this book was very entertaining. It was rambling and chaotic which is exactly how it was supposed to be. Some of the writing was a little subpar and some of the details didn't quite add up. I didn't love the ending...it seems like there was too much build up that the book couldn't quite deliver. However, I liked the story enough that I would go and check out her new book.
Two decades have passed since an inferno swept through Elmbridge High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing one student, Carly Johnson, to disappear. The main suspect: Kaitlyn, "the girl of nowhere."
Kaitlyn's diary, reveals the thoughts of a disturbed mind. Its charred pages tell a sinister version of events that took place that tragic night. But many claim Kaitlyn doesn't exist, because she is the alter ego of Carly Johnson.