No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear fictionalizes how the teens in Holcomb reacted to the tragic events of the time. While it may seem like an interesting concept to focus on the teen perspective of the notorious Clutter family murders, No Saints in Kansas is an inadequate historical fiction novel that has an unrelatable main character, and is a true story that is better left alone. Continue reading
The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller should be on the radar of readers looking for a thrill ride of a book. It is an intense psychological thriller that has an aspiring filmmaker as its protagonist. Also, the plot is so unpredictable, it leaves the reader in a constant state of wonder. Continue reading
Author: David Ostow, Micol Ostow
Publisher: Soho Teen
Genres: Paranormal, Thriller, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Winnie Flynn doesn’t believe in ghosts. (Though she wouldn’t mind a visit from her mom, explaining why she took her own life.) When her mysterious aunt Maggie, a high-profile TV producer, recruits Winnie to spend a summer working as a production assistant on her current reality hit, Fantastic, Fearsome, she suddenly finds herself in the one place her mother would never go: New Jersey.
New Jersey’s famous Devil makes perfect fodder for Maggie’s show. But as the filming progresses, Winnie sees and hears things that make her think that the Devil might not be totally fake after all. Things that involve her and her family. Things about her mother’s death that might explain why she’s never met Aunt Maggie until now.
Winnie soon discovers her family’s history is deeply entwined with the Devil’s. If she’s going to make it out of the Pine Barrens alive, she might have to start believing in what her aunt is telling her. And, find out what she isn’t.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow
The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow is the ultimate book to get you ready for Halloween! Written as a letter, this book has such an amazing and unique concept that I loved every minute of. However, towards the end of the book, there was far too much paranormal for my taste, despite the fact that the whole book is paranormal. Continue reading
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera is a debut novel that is strkingly well written. It also contains a realistic main character and plenty of diversity. Prepare to have your mind blown and be left in awe. More Happy Than Not is definitely one of the best books of 2015! Continue reading