Gleeful Grace Book Review

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My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

I have never been so scared by a little girl–a fictional one, no less (except maybe those creepy girls in the Shining)! A few years ago, I went through a phase where psychopathy and sociopaths intrigued me deeply (don’t get me wrong I’m a good noodle I swear!), and I read many books on this topic. A twisted, heartless child psychopath just makes everything so much more exciting, and I couldn’t wait to see what devious acts she could come up with. Continue reading “My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier”


Our Dark Duet//Finally Here!!!//

I remember loving This Savage Song (that title!) and basically all Victoria Schwab has to offer, and I’ve been waiting for the second half of the duology for a long time. I was ecstatic that Our Dark Duet (and this title!) was finally here, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Continue reading “Our Dark Duet//Finally Here!!!//”

Review: The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

I came upon this book through a recommendation list and was unhealthily excited about it. Girls escaping a sick kidnapper with a penchant for butterflies? Sounds thrilling indeed. And the book did deliver to some points; I’m not saying it’ll squeeze you in a suspenseful grip, but it presents a chilling tale of girls and monsters.

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Review: Shift by Em Bailey

I got this book from way back but only recently picked it up from my huge TBR pile (do I smell a trend here. HALP.) For some reason I went into this book with great anticipation. Maybe it’s the premise: humanoid shapeshifter lurking among and attaching themselves to clueless human victims like parasites. How exciting! That cover is also pretty suitable and pretty! #coverlove Continue reading “Review: Shift by Em Bailey”

Mini Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

In my efforts to finally get into graphic novels, I discovered this gloriously creepy one by Emily Carroll. I’ve always been drawn to velvety dark fairytale retellings and sinister atmosphere, and Through the Woods is right up my alley.

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Review: The Suffering by Rin Chupeco

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I love it when you have so many sequels to wait for *insert fangirl feels*, one of them just come out without you noticing it. Then “wait what? The sequel is OUT?” and it’s one of the best feelings ever. This happened with The Suffering, sequel to The Girl from the Well. I was charmingly frightened by The Girl from the Well, and I’m delighted to resume my terror. Continue reading “Review: The Suffering by Rin Chupeco”

Review: Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

From its description to its whimsical, plummy name to its gorgeous cover, Wink Poppy Midnight screams creepy magical. Tucholke crafts an ethereal story of ghost, fairytales, and manipulative girls. Just my cuppa tea.

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Review: Throw Away Girls by Jennifer Vaughn

I received a review copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

This mystery/thriller promises serial killers, bloodhound journalists, and tragic promiscuous women. How exciting, how scandalous! The book delivers to a point, but it doesn’t really live up to my expectations.

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Artificial Light by Nathan Wall—Angels & High-Tech!

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Wow, that was super-confusing! This was my first thought after I read the book. Artificial Light is the 3rd book of a series, but after the author reassured me I could jump in with minimal confusion, I skeptically began my journey into the realm of angels.

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