13 Nights of Haunted Reads - Part Seven


Night seven is here! Take a look at the haunted reads I have for you tonight! A snippet of my review is at the end of each book. If you want to learn more about each one just click on the cover.

 

Ride By Rena Marin Genre: Occult Horror


They didn’t know the darkness Daniel kept buried inside. They only saw him as their driver. They wouldn’t understand the hunger he fought to control. They could never comprehend the things he was capable of. But one by one they were going to learn. He had money to make and the next fare was waiting. Marin is a fantastic writer! Ride is definitely my new favorite by her. This was super easy to read and I was totally engrossed in it. This book was dark, demented, and mind blowing. If I could give this more than 5 stars I definitely would.

 

Crueller A Twisted Donut Shop Series Novella By John Watson Genre: Horror Edmund Crueller is dying. He has a story to tell before he slips off this mortal coil. Baking has always been a part of the Crueller family history. Bread, buns and sweet tasty treats are all available in the family-owned shop, but it's the donuts that have always had customers coming back for more. Edmund will pass down the family recipe to his son before he dies. But will the young man share in his father's tastes? Once again Watson creates a remarkable story filled with horror and suspense. His descriptive nature will leave you feeling like you have front row seats. From the cobbled streets to the flickering streetlamps, meeting Ladislaus and learning the family secrets. Every bit of this story was amazing and compelling. Watson provides a great build up throughout the entire book and delivers an intense and unexpected ending.

 

425° A Hansel and Gretel Retell By Mila Waters Genre: Fairy Tale Fantasy Gretel thought the witch long dead but visions of a burned hag plague her dreams. With no one to turn to for help, she discovers something much worse is coming. When tragedy strikes, she must fight the coming evil before everything she holds dear is destroyed. You won't find candy, cake or other sweets in this book. What you will find is a dark twist on a classic tale! This was a page turner for me that had me reading even faster towards the end. If you're looking for a quick read that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last give this one a try.

 

Whoops! I Woke the Dead By Joseph Rubas Genre: Horror Comedy Alex Warner was just your average sixteen-year-old gal – wait, no she wasn’t. Alex Warner was the coolest person to ever live. She had a hot, dorky boyfriend, a nerdy little sister who was actually her cousin, and a book – a really gnarly old book made from human skin. But you see, that’s right up Alex’s alley, because not only is she completely awesome, with her job at Pissy’s Pizza, her volunteer work at the library, and her VSCO friend who gives everyone scrunchies, but she also loves Halloween. And this book is perfect for this year’s witch costume. Only…it’s not a costume book, and when she reads it aloud in the graveyard…


Whoops I Woke the Dead


…sorry. I really enjoyed this book. It’s not your average zombie story but it is worth a read and a few laughs. I was engaged from beginning to end. The book is entertaining, and it is wonderfully written. Rubas displays genuine talent and a vivid imagination and I look forward to reading more of his work in the future.