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RyanMHoward
Seed | Ania Ahlborn
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I recently read SEED by Ania Ahlborn

As a child, Jack met an evil entity—a true devil that made him do horrible things. To escape the monster, Jack fled home, never looking back.

Now, decades later, Jack‘s young daughter, Charlie, is acting strange, doing bad things. Only Charlie says it isn‘t really her doing them…

An engrossing family drama full of real horror—and a gnarly ending—this is one tale sure to leave a disturbing mark.

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Hide and Seeker | Daka Hermon
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HIDE AND SEEKER by Daka Hermon

After a game of hide and seek goes eerily wrong, Justin and his friends are slowly pulled one-by-one into a dark, shadowy realm where the monstrous seeker unleashes their worst fears on them.

This was a fun middle-grade horror novel with intriguing mystery elements, satisfying character development, and a well-crafted supernatural world👍 A slow-burn that builds up to an all-out, climactic ending.

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RyanMHoward
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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NIGHTBOOKS by J. A. White

Alex loves scary stories—and especially loves writing his own. One night, after sneaking out of his apartment, he happens to be kidnapped by a real witch! To survive in her care, Alex must impress her with one of his scary stories every evening after dinner.

An ode to the magic of storytelling, this fast-paced and creepy kids tale is wonderfully dark and surprisingly morbid. I absolutely loved it.

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RyanMHoward
Clown in a Cornfield | Adam Cesare
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Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare.

Seeking a fresh start, Quinn & her dad move to Kettle Springs—a small town said to have been founded generations earlier by its mascot, a clown called Frendo. But Quinn‘s new town has twisted secrets—secrets that‘ll put everyone‘s life in KS on the line.

With great chemistry among colorful characters, this thrilling slasher is easy to get pulled into. In all, it‘s a brutal blast of bloody mayhem.
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TheLibrarian Great review! This is such a bloody fun read. 14mo
Bookzombie Great review! I really enjoyed this one and there is supposed to be a sequel out next year. 🤡 14mo
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RyanMHoward
Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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Just finished Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.

When our sun & other local stars begin to dim, an astronaut is sent to another, unaffected star system to find a solution. Upon arrival, he makes first contact with an alien there for the same reason. Together, they hope to find a cure & save their planets.

This incredible story is a fabulous take on First Contact. An emotional, hilarious, spectacular adventure that I wish didn‘t end🚀✨

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RyanMHoward
House of Hollow | Krystal Sutherland
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House of Hollow | Krystal Sutherland.

Iris & her two older sisters, Vivi & Grey, were kidnapped as children and went missing for a month with no memory of what happened. Now, years later, Grey is missing again . . .

This intriguing, mysterious tale has wonderfully fleshed out characters, beautifully vivid imagery, and an ending I didn‘t see coming despite the story‘s plentiful foreshadowing. It‘s a twisted supernatural thrill ride👍
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RyanMHoward
Chasing the Boogeyman | Richard Chizmar
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Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar.

A horror novel that reads like a true crime book, Rich “Chiz” Chizmar independently investigates a series of murders in his small town. By leaving no evidence, the stealthy culprit becomes known as the boogeyman.

This story is literally all the spooky things: creepy, disturbing, macabre, unsettling—and so wickedly fun. I had chills the entire time👍👍 Always lock your doors, folks!

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Reggie I heard him on the Talking Scared podcast and he just sounded like a genuine person it made me want to pick this up. 1y
deeannloso I loved this book! 1y
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Billy Summers | Steven King
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Like many, I recently read Billy Summers by Stephen King.

While working his last job and hoping nothing goes wrong, Billy, a hitman, decides to try writing a book about his life, and how he came to be the man he is.

The narrative switches between Billy‘s last job in the present, and the manuscript of his life story, which he‘s writing. In all, it‘s a fascinating adventure, thrilling & intense. I couldn‘t put it down.👍

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RyanMHoward
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Just finished Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia.

In the 1950‘s Mexican countryside, Noemí visits an ailing cousin who claims ghosts are in the walls of her home—and also that her husband‘s trying to kill her.

This was a great haunted house/ghost story. It‘s creepy, captivating, mysterious, and full of symbolism & foreshadowing. I also enjoyed how sassy and charming the protagonist was. Can‘t wait for the Hulu adaptation now!

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Erin.Elizabeth10 How creepy was it? I am thinking of picking this for book club, but there are some people in my club who might not like it if it‘s too scary/creepy. 1y
RyanMHoward @Erin.Elizabeth10 It does have some particularly disturbing and macabre elements—and the third act is pretty intense—but I personally didn‘t find the horror to be overwhelming. Just my opinion, though! 1y
Erin.Elizabeth10 @RyanMHoward Good to know! Thank you! 1y
phantomx @RyanMHoward love your short review! 1y
WJCintron I need to read it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!! 1y
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | Quentin Tarantino
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Just finished Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino‘s debut novel.

Good times, adventures, mayhem, and many a hangover await in LA, 1969.

This book greatly expands on the film with much detail & depth, really zooming in on the characters and exploring Cinema & TV history. It‘s fascinating, compelling, & just plain fun—with a few unexpected surprises, some of them very rewarding. Excited to rewatch the movie again now👍

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sleepy.ash87 My husband occasionally watches this movie several times in a row. Great movie! 1y
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