When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.
What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.
Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the househol
Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one.
Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.
At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo. They are all looking for a mirac
Hello my beautiful people, creatures of this ugly planet in this post I’ll be trying to recommend you some horror books, horror books that aren’t Stephen King, I’m sure everyone knows him by now, everyone knows he’s basically the king of the horror genre, at least that’s what he’s been called, I don’t really read his books, maybe in the future I will try to pick something up from him, but as of right now I don’t really find myself gravitating towards his books, maybe because they’re big? I did once pick up his It book but kind of dnf’d it, because I wasn’t really interested in it, but I might try again soon.
Anyway, this isn’t a post about Stephen King, it’s about horror books that I find interesting.
Now, I don’t read that much horrors, I’m scared asf of my actual shadow, but it’s Halloween, plus Spookathon is just around the corner so maybe you&… Continue Reading
Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants—described as having “hints of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five” (School Library Journal)—opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience.
“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.”
Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness weren’t for him.
A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldn’t keep goi
YEEEY! My first ever readathon, I’ve never done one of these, though I always wanted to, so I can finally do it. It’s October, it’s all about the spooky things (aka books) I’m usually super scared, but lately I’ve been reading scary books and I’ve been enjoying them. So, this readathon is hosted by the one and only BooksandLala, you can go ahead and watch her announcement video if you’d want to. Dates: October 14 – 20 But let’s get to it, we have five challenges, but you can always use one book for several challenges, if you find one book that fits all the challenges, good for you!
Based on the bestselling horror video game series, Five Nights at Freddy’s follows a young woman named Charlotte, who reunites with her childhood friends on the anniversary of the tragedy that ripped their town apart. It’s been exactly ten years since the murders at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, and Charlotte, who goes by the name Charlie, has spent the last ten years trying to forget. Her father had owned Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza and had built its four adult-sized animatronic animals. After meeting up with her friends, curiosity leads them back to the old pizza place, and they find it hidden, but still standing. They discover a way inside, but things are not as they used to be: the four mascots that delighted and entertained them as children have changed. The ani
The Cabin At The End of the World
Published: June 26th 2018
272 pages Goodreads
Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.
One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault”. Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the w
Soooo, you guys might know this, you might not, but I’m scared of everything living and mostly not living. I’m not sleeping in a complete darkness, I have to have a lamp even though I’m 20, but it’s fine. However, since I’m a stupid moron I decided to read only horror books from Monday 10/7 to Sunday 10/13 It’s crazy, I’m scared, I do have a tbr planned, it’s a bit ambitious, but I’m still hoping to read them, it’s October, everyone reads scary books, ok??! Soooo, let me show them to you!
Watching youLisa JewellMystery/ThrillerPublished – December 26th 2018 HardbackPages – 320Goodreads
Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you.
As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all—including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom’s teenaged son Freddie—a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5—excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father.
Hellooo beautiful people! In this post you’ll get to know the books I’m gonna be reading this month. Actually I chose eight books, I’m confident because last month I read over 20 books. And this month I’m also going to be participating in Lala’s Spookathon, I know that last month I said that I’d be participating in contemporary-a-thon but something came up and I just couldn’t, however this month I’m definitely going to be participating in Spookathon and I’m gonna have a different TBR for that. Also, I barely know what these books are about so if you click on the cover, Goodreads will come up and you can check the synopsis, because I’m the worst when it comes to explaining what a book is about… So, let’s get to the eight books I’m hoping to read this month!