Review: Awakening by Nick Tapalansky

The once peaceful city of Park Falls has been tainted by a series of gruesome murders and missing persons. Cynthia Ford, known as the town crazy, finds retired police detective Derrick Peters and relates to him her belief about what’s going on in town. Her explanation — Zombies! Unable to ignore Cynthia’s information, though not sharing her beliefs, Derrick and others in the town explore the mystery as weeks turn to months and the death toll rises. Follow the first half of Park Falls’ year-long struggle for answers in this collected edition of the first five issues of the ASP existential horror series.

i was not really impressed by this book. Overall, the storyline was okay. Nothing really original. I liked the fact that the whole thing starts slowly with just a couple of crimes before turning into something bigger. It didn’t seem like the story was going anywhere, which botter me alot at the end. i finished it and all i have in mind was : this is it? My biggest problem was the illustrations. i really was not a big fan of the art. It felt so weird. It made it also really hard to follow the characters because i had a hard time telling who was who. Not that it would’ve help me to love them more, the characters were extremely flat and even boring. 

there’s nothing more to say really, it was okay, but nothing incredible.

Awakening : 3/5

Horror recommendations : Netflix (Canada) – Oct 2016

If you’ve been following me for a while, here or on Instagram, you probably know that horror is my favorite genre. I have been a horror movie addict for as long as I can remember. So, since it’s October and Halloween month, I decided to share with you some of my favorite horror films available on Netflix. Obviously, I’m from Canada so you may not be able to find all the movies on the US or UK Netflix.

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review : doubt (Vol. 1) by Yoshiki Tonigai

“Yuu, Mitsuki, Rei, Hajime, Eiji, and Haruka have entered the game called ‘Rabbit Doubt’, where all of the players are ‘rabbits’ in a group, and one of the players among them is randomly chosen to be a ‘wolf’ in the group of rabbits. Each round, the wolf kills a rabbit. Each round, the rabbit group tries to figure out which of the rabbits is actually the wolf in disguise and kill it. If a rabbit kills the real wolf, the rabbits win. If they’re wrong, all of the rabbits will be killed. Who is the real wolf? And can they stopped it before the game is over…”

Just a quick little post to talk about Doubt. I absolutely love that manga. Such a good start to the series (i think there’s 4 Volumes, but i’m not too sure), i’m really excited to see what will happen next. Super entertaining, dark, gore. It was a really fun book. I like the whole “wolf hiding in a group of rabbits”. You spend the whole time trying to figure out who the wolf is and i just really enjoy this type of story. The art style was good too. As for the characters, i liked most of them. I didn’t LOVE them, but overall they were okay. I do hope we get some more development on that side. 

Doubts : 4.5/5

Review : Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano

“When Paige moves from LA to Idaho with her mom and little brother after her parents’ high-profile divorce, she expects to completely hate her new life, and the small town doesn’t disappoint. Worse yet, the drafty old mansion they’ve rented is infested with flies, spiders, and other pests Paige doesn’t want to think about.

She chalks it up to her rural surroundings, but it’s harder to ignore the strange things happening around the house, from one can of ravioli becoming a dozen, to unreadable words appearing in the walls. Soon Paige’s little brother begins roaming the house at all hours of the night, and there’s something not right about the downstairs neighbor, who knows a lot more than he’s letting on. 
Things only get creepier when she learns about the sinister cult that conducted experimental rituals in the house almost a hundred years earlier.
The more Paige investigates, and the deeper she digs, the clearer it all becomes: whatever is in the house, whatever is causing all the strange occurrences, has no intention of backing down without a fight.

Found in the aftermath, Diary of a Haunting collects the journal entries, letters, and photographs Paige left behind. ”

First thing first, lets talk about that awesome cover. i absolutely love it. 

Okay, overall, i enjoy the book. But it did have alot of flaws too. I think  the diary format was well-done, and for me it did work for the story. Our main character’s voice was fun enough to follow. The storyline was okay, nothing incredible or super orginal. it did had some creepy parts and interesting moments. The whole thing with spiders really freaked me out, but that may be because i hate them.  I’m gonna talk a bit about the ending now, so there’s gonna be some !!!!spoilers!!!!…. The ending was a let down. Such a freaking let down. Even if we get some sort of explanations about the haunting, i felt like we had some missing info. Also, it didn’t make sense that THERE IS AN ENTIRE FLOOR IN THEIR HOUSE AND THEY NEVER KNEW ABOUT IT. Not just a room, an entire floor and there are windows outside that obviously corresponds to this floor. *rolls eyes* oh, and it’s not all….our main character is crazy and a killer. This twist left me mehh. Especially since everybody around her knew she wasn’t okay and making the supernatural events worst….i mean, if you knew that why the hell did you keep her in that house?!

so, that was Diary of a Haunting. Not terrible, not fantastic. 

Diary of a Haunting : 3/5

Review : I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

“What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad?

Jasper “Jazz” Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal’s point of view. And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod. In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows? ”

Oh, this book has everything i love in it. And interesting storyline full of mystery and gore. it’s dark and bloody and so freaking enjoyable if you are into horror like me. Twisted characters, because, yup, Jasper is one hell of a twisted main character. He’s charming, handsome, smart, but full of dark thoughts. The way he views life is scary some times, but really, with how he  grew up, how can we blame him? The father/son parts were disturbing, such a toxic and horrible relationship. It’s extreamly terrifying to think about  what Jazz saw/did/learned while he was still with his dad, still a kid. The best relationship has to be the friendship between Howie and Jazz. They make such an interesting duo. Jazz and his darkness, mix with funny, fragile Howie. ❤ Their bromance was probably one of my favorite thing about this book. I just LOVE a good bromance. I didn’t care much about Connie to be honest, but i didn’t hate her either, so i’m good with the romance. The ending made me want to read more, i just can’t wait to get my hands on the next book!

I hunt Killer was incredible. Dark, bloody, smart, a very well-done YA crime book.

I Hunt Killer : 4.5/5

Review : The Call by Peadar O’Guillín

“Imagine a world where you might disappear any minute, only to find yourself alone in a grey sickly land, with more horrors in it than you would ever wish to know about. And then you hear a horn and you know that whoever lives in this hell has got your scent and the hunt has already begun.

Could you survive the Call?”

This book just wasn’t for me. I had such high expection. The hype, the description, it all made me think i was gonna love it. I didn’t. i dislike  most of it to be honest. The whole concept was really interesting, but i felt like it wasn’t well done. I was bored most of the time. There was a couple of creepy parts with the sidhe and what they do to the teenagers, but those moments where cut off by boring scenes at the school. I found myself really struggling to finish it, i almost didn’t actually. i was ready to give up. The ending was an absolute let down too….. i didn’t like the writing either. From the start it was a turn off. I also didn’t like how many times we changed POVs and how every character had the same voice. Everything just felt flat to me. I didn’t care at all about the character, so i didn’t feel anything when one of them died, neither did i care for the romance…. like i said, this book didn’t work for me, not even a little….

i’m giving it 2/5 because the concept was interesting enough.

The Call : 2/5

Review : Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo

“Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.”

ughhhhhh, i don’t even know what to say. i feel like i can’t even write a review for this book because it simply was perfect. I LOVE everything about this glorious duology. I just asffhekhfruh, you know?! So many feels……i don’t know what to say. The storyline was perfect, just perfect. The writing is beautiful, i really like Bardugo’s style. the ending was emotional and amazing. The romance, omg, Wylan and Jespeeeer. ❤ these two are so special to me. I absolutely love their developement, both characters turned into such interesting people. They were already my favorite in book one, but book two made them even more special. Wylan is so precious and Jesper is just his epic self. The characters in this series are all so great. Wylan, Jesper, Kaz, Inej, Matthias and Nina. All of them mean so much to me. ❤ one of my favorite cast of characters. I’m gonna miss them sooooo bad. 😦 😦 😦 

again, i don’t know what to say, i don’t know how to review it. This book, this duology is one of my favorite read of all time. i only have love for it.

Thank you Leigh Bardugo, thank you for this amazing adventure.

Crooked Kingdom : 5/5