Aug 31, 2022

Can't Wait Wednesday


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.


From the bestselling author of Dark and Shallow Lies comes a darkly atmospheric paranormal thriller about a seventeen-year-old girl returning to an exclusive theater camp to uncover the truth of what really happened there twelve years ago, the night her mother drowned.

Twelve years ago, Avril’s mother drowned at Whisper Cove theater, just off the rocky Connecticut coastline. It was ruled an accident, but Avril’s never been totally convinced. Local legend claims that the women in the waves—ghosts from old whaling stories—called her mother into the ocean with their whispering. Because, as they say at Whisper Cove, what the sea wants, the sea will have.

While Avril doesn’t believe in ghosts, she knows there are lots of different ways for places, and people, to be haunted. She’s spent the past twelve years trying to make sense of the strange bits and pieces she does remember from the night she lost her mother. Stars falling into the sea. A blinding light. A tight grip on her wrist. The odd sensation of flying. Now, at seventeen, she’s returning to Whisper Cove for the first time, and she might finally unravel the mystery of what really happened.

As Avril becomes more involved with camp director Willa and her mysterious son Cole, Whisper Cove reveals itself to her. Distances seem to shift in the strange fog. Echos of long-past moments bounce off the marsh. And Avril keeps meeting herself—and her dead mother—late at night, at the edge of the ocean.

The truth Avril seeks is ready to be discovered. But it will come at a terrible cost.


Can I just say I love the genre "paranormal thriller!" Combining two of my favorite kinds of reads! It's awesome! Cannot wait to read this one!!


TITLE: Secrets So Deep
AUTHOR: Ginny Myers Sain

PUBLISHER: Razorbill
GENRE: YA Paranormal Thriller
RELEASE DATE: September 27, 2022 

Aug 30, 2022

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker

Here are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.


My head cold prevented me from finishing this last week. So here's another teaser!


"'Like layers of an onion,' I say, like this is a perfectly normal topic of conversation. Like onions and evil kings are the same thing." p 170









TITLE: The Liar's Crown
AUTHOR: Abigail Owen

PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen
GENRE: YA Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: August 30, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


 This week's topic is: SCHOOL FREEBIE: Top Ten Books I Read in School to Stay Sane

*in no particular order
**despite loving English class, I wasn't always a fan of the classics I was forced to read, so I always had my own read going on on the keep myself sane! Lol.

10. THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Richie Tankersley Cusick--I must have donated my original copy, but a few years ago I found a reprint so I added it to my TBR to reread again! Still haven't gotten there, but I remember loving it!
9. SNOW by Tracy Lynn--one of the most unique Snow White retellings I ever read! I reread it quite a bit back in the day!
8. BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES by Laurie Faria Stolarz--a true treasure I found and I ate up this series!

7. ROSWELL HIGH by Melinda Metz--showing my age here! Lol. I loved this show growing up, so I picked up this series without really knowing that these books existed first!
6. THE HAUNTED HEART by Cherie Bennett--I bet you're thinking what was Jessica smoking? Lol. But seriously, this was a PARANORMAL series! This first one involved a ghost! It was a multi-author series that was 5 or 6 books long. There was always something supernatural like involved, I recall two with ghosts, a psychic, love potions/magic, and one that involved exploring past lives. Heavy stuff! Lol.
5. COMPANIONS OF THE NIGHT by Vivian Vande Velde--I LOVED her stuff growing up! I could always expect something paranormal or creepy from her!

4. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES by L.J. Smith--the original ones by the original author! These books were so incredible! I was dismayed when the publisher somehow ousted her from writing the books her way. She wrote one original trilogy some years after these original 4 books, but after that it was a ghostwriter. But this was the original vampire fix for me!
3. BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE by Anette Curtis Klause--but I would never forget my werewolves either! This is still one of my most fave YA werewolf books! Read the book, skip the movie. That's my advice! Lol.
2. OLD MAGIC by Marianne Curley--I've expressed my love for this one so many times! Naturally, it was reread a lot!


1. DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--and of course there was my first love! My original copy is so beat up from all the rereading I did with it! And it's signed so it's basically a treasuer! I need a locked bookcase with glass walls to showcase treasures like this one now! Lol.