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The Dead House
3.71
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Despite the fantastic premise, this book is a complete and utter cluster-fuck. It's not just that there's a lot going on - there isn ...more
Jun 10, 2015
Mar 30, 2015
 
The Killer in Me
3.72
it was amazing
I beta-read this book last year, and it's great. So creepy, atmospheric and memorable. Margot Harrison is definitely one to watch.
Apr 2014
Aug 18, 2015
 
Things We Have in Common
3.43
it was amazing
4.5 stars

This book is the very definition of a grower, which is why I'm actually editing my review, something I try to avoid because I believe my revi
...more
Aug 19, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
 
Daughters Unto Devils
3.55
liked it
RATING FOR THE FIRST 3/4: Low 2 stars
RATING FOR THE LAST 1/4: Solid 5 stars


I am REALLY stuck between 3 and 4 for this.

Until the AWESOME finale, it was
...more
Aug 28, 2015
Dec 08, 2013
 
The Bunker Diary
3.81
it was ok
Until Tatiana reviewed this, I realised I'd actually forgotten to do so myself. And, frankly, skip this one. Please. I'm saying that to protect you.

Th
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Mar 27, 2013
Mar 27, 2015
 
Hidden Bodies (You, #2)
3.86
liked it
Obligatory stickler point, as I feel superior for noticing it and I need affirmation from the warm grip of the Internet: in their first meeting, Joe d ...more
Jun 02, 2015
Dec 27, 2014
 
You (You, #1)
3.84
really liked it
3.5 stars

Damn you, Caroline Kepnes.

I really wanted to give this one 4 stars. It was probably closer to 4.5 for the first 30% or so - I loved it. I lov
...more
Nov 06, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
 
All the Rage
3.84
liked it
(OT: did you guys notice that I finished this literally 3 years to the day that I first added it to my to-read shelf? Synchronicity.)

She's still the Q
...more
Apr 30, 2015
Apr 30, 2012
 
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)
4.02
really liked it
I almost shelved this under "disappointment." Almost. Also, I almost (almost) rated this 3.5 stars, but if I were being pernickety, I'd rate it 3.75 s ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Apr 30, 2011
 
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys
3.91
really liked it
Individual reviews are below, but this is an incredibly strong and enjoyable collection. The best thing about it is the individual flavour that even s ...more
Sep 06, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
 
Room
4.04
really liked it
3 stars? 2.5? 3.5? 4? 2? It's up to you. I am at a loss.

After roughly five months, I've finally finished Room. And, well, this review is going to be a
...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
 
Fury
3.63
it was amazing
There are a lot of things to love about Shirley Marr's "Fury", but top of the list has to be, in my mind -- guts.

Not just because "Fury" is edgy. It i
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Jan 09, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
 
The Snowman (Oslo Sequence #5; Harry Hole, #7)
4.02
really liked it
This has a lot in common with The Darkest Corners, which I reviewed today. Both were baggy, overlong murder mysteries. However, I didn't find The Snow ...more
Jan 28, 2017
Jan 11, 2017
 
Becoming Bindy Mackenzie (Ashbury/Brookfield, #3)
3.87
really liked it
4.5 stars

As Bindy would say, I devoured this book. It's long, but I actually ripped through it. And I loved it. I want to give this book to the people
...more
Jul 28, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
 
Cracked Up to Be
3.74
really liked it
In short, Cracked Up To Be is a fantastically written, intense novel by Courtney Summers. In fact, if I had to pick one word for Cracked Up, it would ...more
Dec 09, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
 
Sharp Objects
3.93
really liked it
"Women love vulnerability. Most women."

I'm pretty sure that Gillian Flynn writes just for me.

I'm aware of how narcissistic that sounds, but hear me ou
...more
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
 
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
4.18
really liked it
This book is great while you're reading it. It's well-paced, fascinating, compelling and dark. There are some great twists and creepy moments, particu ...more
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
3.64
really liked it
Annihilation in one word: DIVISIVE

In one sense, this is a tribute to how powerful writing can be. If you summarised the plot of Annihilation, it would
...more
May 03, 2017
Apr 29, 2017
 
People Who Eat Darkness: Love, Grief and a Journey into Japan's Shadows
3.75
it was amazing
In the second half of this year, I told myself I was going to branch out more from my usual genres (YA, mysteries, psychological thrillers) & read ...more
Sep 18, 2016
Sep 11, 2016
 
Kiss Me First
3.38
really liked it
I reread this in anticipation of Moggach's second novel, Under The Sun. I remembered reading it the first time and being appalled by how little happen ...more
not set
Jul 22, 2017
 
The Road
3.96
it was amazing
This is one of the saddest, most harrowing, horrifying books I've ever read. Despite an occasionally dragging plot, I read it in 24 hours and it made ...more
Dec 31, 2015
Dec 29, 2015
 
Monster Love
3.54
it was ok
I read this one when it first came out, when I was 13-14 and going through my "look at me I'm so edgy and angsty and different from all you other teen ...more
Jan 2008
not set
Oct 21, 2015
 
Dark Places
3.92
really liked it
There is nothing remotely enjoyable about "Dark Places" and still I loved it.

Gillian Flynn really must keep writing, in the words of Camille from "Sha
...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 03, 2012
 
The Female of the Species
4.25
really liked it
I would like to report Mindy McGinnis for punching me at the end, right in the stomach, where it hurt the most.

I had my issues with this; I didn't thi
...more
May 29, 2017
Nov 29, 2015
 
Dark Inside (Dark Inside, #1)
3.93
liked it
2.5 stars

"Dark Inside" and I got off to such a good start. It's the kind of book that I have a great love/hate relationship with: the premise is so ch
...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
Mice
3.59
really liked it
3.5 stars

It seems weird for me to describe "Mice" as a disappointment when I'm giving it such a high rating and there was so much about it I liked.

Bu
...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Behind Closed Doors
3.93
liked it
2.5 stars

I can't help thinking that this book is a much better reading experience than it is a book.

What can this mean?

It's blisteringly intense. The
...more
Jul 19, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
 
Charm & Strange
3.78
really liked it
'You're the meanest of all! You're the one who drugged me!'

I almost wish I didn't "have" to write this review, because, though this is a flawed book,
...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
 
In the Tall Grass
3.68
really liked it
A great story, but I'll never recommend it to anyone.

This is an incredibly effective piece of psychological horror, with a deceptively simple premise
...more
not set
Jun 20, 2014
 
Pretty Girls
3.97
liked it
Of course I haven't been literally reading this book for almost half a year. I started it impulsively when I was on vacation last year, and read most ...more
Jan 04, 2017
May 27, 2015
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