This book was a wild ride with lots of twists and turns.
5-15-22: My 45th finished book of 2022! This book was insane, in a good way. Oliver, a 15 year old empath, and his parents, Nate an ex Philly cop, and Maddie an artist, move out of Philly to Oliver‘s grandfathers home. What lies in wait for them is otherworldly. A dead serial killer, multiple realities and versions of themselves, ghosts, art that comes alive. The family must band together to make it through. Very fast paced and exciting!
A creepy, trippy book of alternate time lines. Nate and Maddie are ok characters. For me the star was Ollie, their son. He was supposed to be in high school in the book but read like a 10 year old. I always felt a shock when I read his class mate was driving him someplace.
This is an epic story of good vs evil. Ollie and his family battle the forces that want to bring about the end of the world.
Not a traditional horror story, definitely out there. Still wondering how authors come up with these storyline? Even though I wonder how I am glad they do.
I am the mom reading during the kids movie. We are the only people here so I am distracting no one.
I can‘t seem to get warm today. I‘m going to finish this book though. And before I have to help the kid study for a physics test. Eww… physics. Thanks to this book, I‘m also going to surpass 20hrs.
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Wow! I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this novel! This story follows the Graves family as they move into Mr. Graves's old family home. Little did this family know that there are secrets buried here that refuse to rest. Unleashing a devilish turn of events that will change their lives in ways they never saw coming. #halloweenread
It's funny how this month I ended up reading three books that are my favorites of the year (Cloud Cuckoo Land, Under the Whispering Door, Empire of the Vampire) and then came across these two books in a row that I'm DNF'ing. I love Chuck Wendig normally, but this one is a bit too gory and has too many animal deaths. The other has a kitten death early on and I couldn't handle it. 😞 I'm sorry these didn't work out for me!
So I‘m kinda doing a theme read for my favorite month of October and to start it off I just finished this one. I personally found it to be entertaining. A little Stephen King like and yes it‘s got random twists and turns and is kinda confusing but still creepy good. I truly enjoyed the characters so I was down for the journey.
May not be the most impressive TBR in terms of quantity, but my goal is to get in at least 1 a week during #scarathlon2021 😊 #teamhendrix
I also may take a trip to the library to see what other creepy reads I can add. I'm a mood reader, so we'll see how closely I stick to to this plan! @StayCurious
3¾⭐ | NARRATION 😀 = Good | Narrated by 📣 XE SANDS & GEORGE NEWBERN
This was one weird yarn...I say yarn because it was reminiscent of a ball of yarn rolling down a hill and unraveling in all sorts of crazy ways. Tripping over rocks and picking up scraps of debris along the way. Some of that debris clouded up the story…making it difficult for me to stay IN the story. Overall, it had great characters but the story was fairly confusing.
This book was not for me. I just thought it was so confusing and so boring. I didn't understand what was going on most of the time. And at the end of the book it all came together and I understood. But I just didn't feel like it was worth listening to for just the end to finally figure out what the heck you've been listening to. I just wanted the book to end so bad. 1/5 stars
A homage to Stephen King old style horror, which is nice to see although it fell a bit short for me. It was badly in need of an editor as there were some repeats going on here. It was not at all what i was expecting, although the twist into a multiverse was very cool. My grumbles was the dialogue of the characters didn‘t feel real to me and it was a messy ending. I would have liked a lot more explanation about what was all that going on lol!
🎧 Do not read this book if you are easily triggered. You‘ve been warned.
Wife swears a lot. Grisly animal deaths. Child abuse. Body horror. Etc.
Starts as a slow burn & then spins off like a top. Even though it builds slowly it has some truly horrific elements, dark humor, suspense, fantasy, magic & sci-fi. It‘s a real mash-up!
I had never read a Chuck Wendig novel before. This book reminds me of old school Stephen King with a little Stranger Things mixed in. It unfolds through the perspectives of Oliver, Nate & Maddie. Each member of this tiny family carries secrets & trauma that feed the evil in their world. As the monster among them grows larger, their relationships must evolve.
Trigger Warning ⚠️ necessary. If you can think of a trigger, it's probably in here.
I really loved this book even though it's nutty and hard to describe without spoilers. What I can say is that it's about a family trying to stay together even with their own secrets and a bunch of supernatural insanity that they end up in 👻
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I enjoyed Wanderers, but I really loved this one! 💚 The creepy woods mixed with the ghost of a serial killer and a town with secrets all came together for the perfect horror book.
Random House sent me this ARC which I sadly did not receive until publication day but I'm never mad about a free book! Now, to decide between this one and Sixteen Horses. 🤔
This is a good one to read with the lights on…I really liked the first half of the story—it was creepy & atmospheric & Wendig did a great job building tension & suspense. And then there was a chapter after which, the book just didn‘t hold together quite as well for me. That being said, I enjoyed it overall & if horror is your thing, this is a solid read. Good characters & plenty of creepiness make this a pick. On sale 7/20/21.
The Book of Accidents proved to be refreshingly different from anything else I have read. I loved the Graves family, but I especially adored what Wendig did with Oliver‘s character and the storyline surrounding his sensitivity. It brought such a beautiful purpose into the narrative.
My full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3925152101
“He felt people‘s pain—literally, he could see it, feel it, like a dark star pulsating. Sometimes the pain was small and sharp, other times like a geyser of sickness fountaining out of a person. Their fear, their worry, their trauma. It shared it with him. And he couldn‘t turn it off.”
Long ago, Nathan lived in a house in the country with his abusive father. Long ago, Maddie was a little girl making dolls in her bedroom when she saw something she shouldn't have. Long ago, something sinister, something hungry, walked in the tunnels and the mountains and the coal mines of their hometown in rural Pennsylvania. Now, Nate and Maddie Graves are married, and they have moved back to their hometown with their son, Oliver.
This is straight up supernatural horror, and an interesting read. I love how one of the main characters can literally see people‘s pain. What a fascinating concept - and a horrible burden. Good characters, multiverses, horror, atrocious acts, and also acts of love and family bonds. I liked the ending despite, or due to?, its ambiguity. Solid addition to the horror genre. #netgalley #arc #dogsoflitsy #rescuedogs
Wow! What a book. This was dark and sinister with strong character development. It explores evil in an interesting way with a sci-fi horror dimension. I wanted to read straight through, but could only take it in a little at a time because of the creepiness throughout. 5⭐️
ARC releases July 20, 2021