Review : Welcome to the dark house (Dark house #1) by Laurie Faria Stolarz

“What’s your worst nightmare?

For Ivy Jensen, it’s the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it’s bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams.
And for seven essay contestants, it’s their worst nightmares that win them an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake’s latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn’t even like scary movies, but she’s ready to face her real-world fears. Parker’s sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up. . . at least for now.
Not everyone is so charming, though. Horror-film fanatic Garth Vader wants to stir up trouble. It’s bad enough he has to stay in the middle of nowhere with this group—the girl who locks herself in her room; the know-it-all roommate; “Mister Sensitive”; and the one who’s too cheery for her own good. Someone has to make things interesting. Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing.
By the time Ivy and Parker realize what’s really at stake, it’s too late to wake up and run. ”
  
First thing first : Garth Vader? I don’t know if it’s the best or the worst character name ever. haha. 

This was such a fun little horror story. i’m not going to lie, i was not expecting very much when I first picked up this book. I found it entertaining and even creepy in some parts. I love the second part of the story when they get at the amusement park and they all have to face their fear. The idea was great. The writing was good too, i enjoyed it. As for the characters, they were okay. Ivy is pretty much the only one with personnality. She also has a typical background for a horror story but it fits well in the book. The other characters were forgetable. I think that it’s important, for this type of book, that the reader cares for the characters, so that it hurts when one of them dies. Sadly, i didn’t care about any of them. They are not awful and i didn’t hate them, i just didn’t care very much. Overall, this was so much better than I expected it to be. Fun and entertaining storyline with some creepy/weird parts, i liked it! Also, just learned that there is a sequel and i’m actually excited to read it! That is a good sign that I like the book, right?

Welcome to the Dark House : 4/5

Christmas Gift Guide for bookworms – 2015

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It’s this time of the year again, book lovers! Time to get out there and find the perfect gift for the perfect person, hoping to make them happy. I’m back again this year with a little gift guide for the book lovers in your life.

Buying gifts for bookworms is actually really easy. We like books, and pretty much everything related to books.

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October Madness : My horror story and why I love it.

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People always look surprise when I say that I’m a horror fan. Their answer is always : Why? I find it hard to give them a real answer because really, i’m still not sure.

The crazy world of horror has always been part of my life. For as long as I can remember, I always enjoyed a good horror story. It all started when I was a little girl. I remember being very young and sitting in the front of my TV watching the latest episode of Goosebumps, or I was often found with my little brother when I was 7 and he was 5 and we were watching A Nigthmare on Elm Street of Chucky. Yup. Those were my first horror movies. I didn’t watched much more horror movies until the summer before high school, but I keep on reading and watching Goosebumps.I also remember one of my teacher, when I was around 10 i think, who used to tell us scary stories in the dark after classes. I was scared, but i could not stop listening. She was an incredible storyteller. The next horror movie I watched were during the summer before high school. I went to one of my friends house for an end of school sleepover. The menu : The Ring, White Noise and Thirteen Ghosts.

They scared the hell out of me.

But I was hooked.

I never stop watching horror movies after that. The first two years of high school I spent my weekends with my 3 best friends and we watched every horror movie our video store had. I alse stayed close to genre in my reading. I used to love paranormal stories (I still do)

So, I pretty much grow up with horror always in my mind. My parents never stopped me, they didn’t care if i was a bit weird.

I think the reason why horror was so important is that it made me feel things that I could not find anywhere else. Not without the safety of my room. It’s the same reason why people go and jump off a plane, to fell fear. To enjoy it. To control it.

I like beautiful horror. When the gore and the terror are painted in a magnificent way. I think the best exemple of that would be the Tv show Hannibal. Watch an episode, you will undertand what i’m saying.

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I love horror. I love being scared and I love the gore and the ghosts and the monsters and the weirdly slow serial killers. I love the screaming teenagers and horrible aliens. I love the darkness and the magic and the boogeyman under the bed.

I love horror.

October Madness : My creepy TBR

 

  
I don’t usually have a TBR, but this month, i’m only reading dark/creepy/horror books. I have a couple of books that I really want to read, but i’m probably going to add or remove some.

1) Alice – Christina Henry

2) Welcome to the dark house – Laurie Faria Stolarz

3) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown – HolLy Black

4) The Girl from The Well – Rin Chupeco

5) Sanctum – Madeleine Roux

6) Anya’s ghost

7) Through the woods (reread)

i’m not sure how many books i’ll be able to read this month beause of my midterms, but i’m hoping to read these 7 books.

October Madness : Zombieland’s halloween party.

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October is my FAVORITE month of the year. I am so excited about it and about halloween. I really wanted to do something special on the blog to celebrate this fantastic time of the year.

So, very week this month, i’ll be posting special blog posts. Not only about books, but also about movies and horror and everything halloween.

I really hope you enjoy it, I know i had fun planning it. 🙂

Let the halloween fun begin.
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Review : Heir of Fire (throne of glass #3) by Sarah J. Mass

“Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?”

  
oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. This series is everything right now and i just can’t even handle how these books make me feel. I love EVERYTHING about this series. I think my favorite thing is the relationships. I love how Maas writes relationship, not only romantic but friendship too. In HoF,  we meet Rowan. His relationship with Celaena is incredible. I love the developement of these two and how they learned to act around eachother. their interactions was always fun and cute. Celaena is an amazing character. I love her. She is one of the most interesting and  beautiful character I have ever read about. Dorian and Chaol were having a bit of a hard time, but I love that, even in the middle of a fight, they still care and think about the other. Chaol loyalty to Dorian is beautiful and I love them BOTH so much. Dorian has grown on me alot in this book. I remember not caring so much about him in book 1, but now, oh, now my heart is broken. Dorian is going through so much pain right now, i want to hug him. I just want him to be okay. The ending was so intense, i still can’t believe how crazy this was. I’m soooooooo excited for Queen of Shadows. 

If you haven’t started this series yet, do it. It will make you feel all the feels and you will enjoy all of it.

Heir of Fire : 4.5/5