Book Review

Mini(bot) Reviews: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, and Non-Fiction, oh my!

I feel like a dink because I read some awesome books I’ve been wanting to gush about, but I let myself get backlogged on reviews. The longer I let my thoughts sit, the harder it’s been to write about them. It’s been hard to do pretty much anything creative lately (ya know…pandemic, and all that), but I have a feeling most of us are feeling that way. So please excuse my brevity and lack of usual cleverness and wit 😉 and strap in because I’ve got 6 reviews for you!

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Horrorstor

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

Probably I should have featured this book in October, but I’m not good with themed TBRs and I’m apparently not good with themed Judging posts either. Who doesn’t love books that look like magazines though – especially one modeled after Ikea! Published in 2014 by Quirk, ISBN: 9781594745263.

Book Review

Book Review: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

My Best Friend’s Exorcism
By Grady Hendrix

My Edition:
ARC Paperback, 332 pages
2016, Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594748622
Expected Release Date: May 17, 2016

I received this book for free from Quirk Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions in this post are my own.

Abby and her three friends rule the school. One summer evening, after horsing around at the lake and then dropping acid together, Gretchen disappears into the woods after skinny dipping. The others find her hours later, hiding in an abandoned building, naked and dazed. The four brush off the incident, but afterwards Gretchen begins to act differently. As her personality takes a drastic change, Abby begins to think back to that night Gretchen spent in the woods and wonders if something supernatural might be going on. Abby watches in horror as her world turns upside down and wonders if there is a way to save her friends.

Hendrix brings back his flair for horror and gore and adds a touch of 80’s culture in this creepy new read.

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Book Review

Book Review: Horrorstör

Horrorstör
By Grady Hendrix

My edition:
Paperback , 243 pages
2014, Quirk
ISBN: 9781594745263
Expected Publication Date: September 23, 2014

I received this book for free from LibraryThing (and the publisher) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

From the inside cover: “Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture store in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerrig bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking. To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty Showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.”

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