Wilder Girls by Rory Power: A Sharp and Vicious Debut feat. Body Horror and Smart Subtext

Rory Power’s Wilder Girls is a sharp and biting debut full of high stakes, a vicious world, and the monsters inside teenage girls. I struggled a lot with this review because it’s so hard to accurately capture the sheer power that this novel has. It’s fierce, it’s vicious, and it’s so raw and real—I can’t … Continue reading Wilder Girls by Rory Power: A Sharp and Vicious Debut feat. Body Horror and Smart Subtext

Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist: Ghosts, Murder Mysteries, & Angry Queer Girls

I’ve been Procrastinating™ this badly, but IT’S TIME TO SCREAM, Y’ALL. Not only is this book a wonderful addition to YA mystery/thriller/horror (see, screams above) but it’s also just so damn good? Like, this book sent me to my grave, so I could become a ghost and hang out with Lexi. SO GOOD. From angry … Continue reading Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist: Ghosts, Murder Mysteries, & Angry Queer Girls

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman: A Highly Atmospheric Book About a Mysterious Small Town

3.5 stars After her older sister’s death, Violet Saunders and her mother moves back to Four Paths, her mother’s hometown. Four Paths is a small town, and filled with more secrets than Violet is ready for. Soon she’s embedded into understanding how the town works—with its mysterious monster, the Gray, hunting and killing innocents, and … Continue reading The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman: A Highly Atmospheric Book About a Mysterious Small Town

What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra (ARC): A Dark, Genre-Bending Fantasy You Won’t Want to Miss!

4.5 stars When she turns eighteen, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncovers its dark secrets. Hayden tried to put the past behind her, but now it's all catching up with her: her mother's mysterious disappearance a decade ago, her father's outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race called the Nibelungs, and … Continue reading What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra (ARC): A Dark, Genre-Bending Fantasy You Won’t Want to Miss!

Sadie by Courtney Summers (ARC): A Dark and Twisting Thriller with a Unique Format

4.5 stars Raising her little sister Mattie alone hasn't been easy on Sadie, especially in a small town where everyone's focused on keeping their heads above water. Yet, when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's whole world crumbles and she's determined to bring her sister's killer to justice after the police have proven useless. Sadie hits … Continue reading Sadie by Courtney Summers (ARC): A Dark and Twisting Thriller with a Unique Format