Blog Tour | Review ― Grimm Woods by D. Melhoff

!! potential spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!


Grimm Woods 3d cover.pngGrimm Woods
by D. Melhoff

Genre: Thriller
Publication Date: 17 December 2016

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Summary:
A remote summer camp becomes a lurid crime scene when the bodies of two teenagers are found in a bloody, real-life rendering of a classic Grimm’s fairy tale. Trapped in the wilderness, the remaining counsellors must follow a trail of dark children’s fables in order to outwit a psychopath and save the dwindling survivors before falling prey to their own gruesome endings.

Drawing on the grisly, uncensored details of history’s most famous fairy tales, Grimm Woods is a heart-pounding thriller about a deranged killer who uses traditional children’s stories as tropes in elaborate murders. Set against the backdrop of modern-day Michigan, it’s a journey through the mind of a dangerous zealot and a shocking glimpse into the bedtime stories you thought you knew.Read More »

Blog Tour | Review — What You Don’t Know by Elka Ray (+ Giveaway)

!! potential spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!


what-you-dont-know-2d-coverWhat You Don’t Know: Tales of Obsession, Mystery & Murder in Southeast Asia
by Elka Ray

Genre: Short Stories, Suspense

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Summary:
An American lawyer dreams of killing his trophy wife in Thailand. A Vietnamese soldier goes mad in a haunted forest. A bereaved mother’s trip to Cambodia ends in tragedy – or does it?

Take a spine-tingling journey from the jungles of Sumatra through Bangkok’s seedy bars to the seemingly sedate streets of Singapore. Your travelling companions are a slew of dark emotions – fear, grief, jealousy, greed, lust and revenge. And your destination? What you don’t know can hurt you.

With flashes of black humour and hard-to-forget characters, these ten stories shine light into the dark corners of Southeast Asia.Read More »

Release Event | Review ― The Devil’s Daughter by Katee Robert (+ Giveaway)

!! potential spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!


the-devils-daughter-2d-coverThe Devil’s Daughter
(Hidden Sin #1)
by Katee Robert

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Expected Release Date: 24 January 2017
Available Formats: Digital and Paperback
Print Length: 316 pages

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Summary:
Growing up in a small town isn’t easy, especially when you’re the daughter of a local cult leader. Ten years ago, Eden Collins left Clear Springs, Montana, and never once looked back. But when the bodies of murdered young women surface, their corpses violated and marked with tattoos worn by her mother’s followers, Eden, now an FBI agent, can’t turn a blind eye. To catch the killer, she’s going to have to return to the fold.

Sheriff Zach Owens isn’t comfortable putting Eden in danger, even if she is an elite agent. And he certainly wasn’t expecting to be so attracted to her. As calm and cool as she appears, he knows this can’t be a happy homecoming. Zach wants to protect her—from her mother, the cult, and the evil that lurks behind its locked gates. But Eden is his only key to the tight-lipped group, and she may just be closer to the killer than either one of them suspects…Read More »

Blog Tour | Audiobook Review ― Anomalies by Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman (+ Giveaway)

!! potential spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!


Anomalies 2d cover.jpgAnomalies
by Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Publisher: SelectBooks

Expected Release Date: 9 February 2016

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million | Select Books | Audible 

Summary:
In the future there is no disease. There is no war. There is no discontent. All citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. But one summer is about to change everything.

Keeva Tee just turned fifteen. All of her dreams are about to come true. She’s about to make the trip to Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended life partner. One day they’ll have perfect kids and a perfect life. But in her happy, carefree life in the Ocean Community, something weighs on her mind. She hears whispers about anomalies citizens who can’t be imprinted. No one knows what happens to them, but they never seem to come back.

When Keeva arrives at Monarch Camp, her worst nightmare becomes a reality’s he is an anomaly. After imprinting, the people she loves change, and she starts to doubt everything she’s ever believed. What if freedom and individuality have been sacrificed for security? And what if the man who solves all the problems is the very man who’s created them and what if he isn’t a man at all?
 

When Keeva finds a warning carved under a bunk bed she begins to understand: nonconformity will be punished, dissent is not an option, insurgents will be destroyed.Read More »

Review ― Shadows of the Forest by Emma Michaels // in which I learn the cons of a vague book summary

That moment when your review for a book you only read 1/5 of is longer than reviews of  books you finished HAHAHAHAHA.

So, um, sorry for the lack of posts the past two weeks. Actually why am I even apologising? Probably none of you noticed my lack of activity on this blog. Heck even I myself didn’t notice it till I wrote my first review for this month (which was like three days ago??).

I feel like my reviews have changed slightly after my month-and-a-half long reading slump. Like I’m writing more about my feelings now instead of following the whole plot-characters-writing-etc format. Maybe I just have a lot of LEFTOVER ANGST from all those fanfics I’ve read the past month.

Almost didn’t want to put any purchase links on this review because I really didn’t like the book so why should I torture y’all and push for you to buy it?? But hey, if you wanna take the risk, go ahead. You may end up enjoying it, who knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯Read More »

2016 in review // in which an egg looks back on her 2016 in terms of stats and makes some resolutions

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Ahhhh I’ve been so lazy lately. I’m taking at least a week to finish a book. I started watching Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru two days ago and I’m still on episode 2. I lazed about on my bed for almost four hours before deciding to get up and eat something. And I got a sudden spur of motivation when I went about tidying my room but now… I don’t wanna do anything but read fanfic or binge watch something.

Anyways, here’s the post that no one cares about but still seems essential to do―a 2016 wrap-up. Since I’m currently an egg, I’ll be using the survey that Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner has come up with. I also removed some questions coz I got lazy halfway through and my answers got progressively shorter haha… •-•Read More »

Blog Tour | Review ― Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano (+ Giveaway)

I always do this thing where I unconciously compare something with another thing I’m already familiar with, and somehow this “another thing” usually ends up being Tokyo Ghoul. It probably skews my opinion of the “something” but it just happens?? Like I’ll read something and my mind goes “hey, that sounds like something that could be in Tokyo Ghoul.

!! potential spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!


lost-girls-3d-coverLost Girls
by Merrie Destefano

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Expected Publication Date: 3 January 2017

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon AU | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

Summary:
Fight Club meets Black Swan—Rachel wakes up in a ditch to find she doesn’t remember the last year of her life, and that everything—including herself—is vastly different than she remembers.

Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry.

Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.

She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black.

Black to cover the blood.

And she can fight.

Tell no one.

She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.

But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad, sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker…something she still craves—the rush of the fight, the thrill of the win—something she can’t resist, that might still get her killed…

The only rule is: There are no rules.Read More »