Posted in Literature, Other Fiction

“The Saturday Night Ghost Club” by Craig Davidson

I finished another book recently and I just wanted to share. I don’t want to spill too much because I won’t want to spoil anything for those of you who plan on reading this at some point in the future. This book was described as a heartwarming coming-of-age story but I also found it a little spooky. You’ll understand what I mean about spooky when you get towards the end and they reveal an important part of the story. But I thought it was a good book and it’s kind of a quick read.

Synopsis: Growing up in 1980s Niagara Falls – a seedy but magical, slightly haunted place – Jake Baker spends most of his time with his uncle Calvin, a kind but eccentric enthusiast of occult artifacts and conspiracy theories. The summer Jake turns twelve, he befriends a pair of siblings new to town, and so Calvin decides to initiate them all into the “Saturday Night Ghost Club.” But as the summer goes on, what begins as a seemingly light-hearted project may ultimately uncover more than any of its members had imagined. With the alternating warmth and sadness of the best coming-of-age stories, The Saturday Night Ghost Club is a note-perfect novel that poignantly examines the haunting mutability of memory and storytelling, as well as the experiences that form the people we become, and establishes Craig Davidson as a remarkable literary talent.

Posted in children's, Literature

The Ickabog

I just found out that Harry Potter author, J. K. Rowling, has written something else called the Ickabog. It’s a story for children (something she had written for he own children) but she’s bringing it back out during the lockdown due to Covid-19 and she’s publishing it for free on a website. Anyway, there is a link to the website at the bottom of this article if you want to read it for yourself or if you want to share it with someone else.

https://www.theickabog.com/home/

Posted in fantasy, Literature, romance, young adult

Picked this up over the weekend…

I’ve picked this book up over the weekend. The synopsis sounded good so I thought it would be a good read for the summer. Plus, I found out when I got home that Universal Studios has picked up the film rights for this book so I may be watching the movie adaptation of this book at some point in the future. I also found out that this is the first book in a trilogy and the next book, Crush, will be released on September 29th of this year.

Synopsis: My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.

Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.

Which could spell death for us all.

Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.

Posted in TV (based on literature)

NOS4A2

Last year, we got to see a show based on a book by the same name by author Joe Hill. Now, they are getting ready to air season 2 of the show on AMC (beginning June 21st at 9/8C and the last episode airs August 23). Season 2 is suppose to pick up eight years after the events of season 1. Vic McQueen is just as determined to put an end to Charlie Manx and Charlie Manx has his sights set on Vic McQueen’s son. You can see a trailer for season 2 below if you’re interested.

Are you planning on watching this show when it returns next month? If you haven’t watched this show yet, will you go back and watch season 1 before season 2 comes out?

Posted in fantasy, Literature

Book News!

Michelle Paver, author of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, has just announced that she finished a book called “Skin Taker” (minus editing, pics, cover, etc.). This book is suppose to be the sequel to “Viper’s Daughter”, which just came out last month. I already have “Viper’s Daughter” on my Kindle Fire so I guess I need to get reading on that one before the next books comes out.

Maggie Stiefvater, author of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series and the Raven Cycle, has announced that the next book in the Dreamer trilogy will come out next May. I haven’t read the first book yet, “Call Down the Hawk”. I have the Raven Cycle on my Kindle Fire and haven’t finished it yet.

Are there any other books out there that you are looking forward to? If so, what is it and who wrote it? Is it part of a series?

Posted in horror, Literature, mystery, young adult

“The Creeping” by Alexandra Sirowy

I finished reading this book last night. There is some teenage angst going on throughout the entire book. In a couple of places, I found it to be a little annoying but I wasn’t annoyed enough to stop reading. I guess I was determined enough to find out how the story ended. The story line was a good one so if you can over look the teenage angst and just focus on the story, then you may find this book enjoyable. That or the young adult crowd might find this book enjoyable to read.

Synopsis: Eleven years ago, Stella and Jeanie disappeared. Only Stella came back.

Now all she wants is a summer full of cove days, friends, and her gorgeous crush – until a fresh corpse leads Stella down a path of ancient evil and secrets.

Stella believes remembering what happened to Jeanie will save her. It won’t.

She used to know better than to believe in what slinks through the shadows. Not anymore.

Posted in Literature, thriller/suspense, young adult

Added to the collection!

I purchased 2 new books today. I was able to go to the book store today, however, they only allowed 10 people in the store at a time due to the whole Covid-19 (which is understandable). I have been waiting to get my hands on the second book because it is a sequel to another book I already have in my collection. But I wanted to wait to get the paperback though because they are usually cheaper. The first book is a new one on me because I was not aware it existed till today but I have read another book by this author.

Posted in Literature, mystery

My latest online order!

I ordered a couple of books online from the Books-a-Million website. “The Four Graces” showed up first on Thursday, April 30th. The other book, “The Two Mrs. Abbotts”, finally showed up on Wednesday, May 6th. I don’t know why both books were not shipped together since neither book was a pre-order. I know when I normally pre-order something, they’ll go ahead and ship the rest of my order and then ship the pre-order when it is released. Anyway, I am happy with my purchase and that I finally received both books. I had purchased the first two books last September and I had not realized there were more to the series until I had gotten home with them.

Posted in TV (based on literature)

Creepshow

There was an episode of this tv show that aired last night and I got to watch it after a long day at work. There are some authors that were suppose to be apart of this, like Stephen King and Joe Hill. I thought this was a new show when it aired last night but apparently this is the second season that started airing. Now I’m going to have to go back and watch the episodes from the first season.

Anyway, Creepshow is a comic book series that tells a series of tales that are suppose to be scary. It sounds kind of like the Tales from the Crypt in a way. I enjoyed last nights episode and I’m going to have to catch up on the first season at some point. Is there anyone else out there that has been watching this show? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

Posted in fantasy, Literature, romance

Here comes Midnight Sun!

Well, I was checking out Books-a-Million’s website today and found out some interesting news. I found out that author Stephanie Meyer has made another version of the first book in the Twilight series but this one will be told through Edward’s perspective rather than Bella’s. The book, pictured below, will be released on August 4th of this year. That’s exactly 3 months from today. I’ve heard rumors about this book being made a long time ago (so long ago that I had forgotten all about it) after someone had supposedly leaked a couple of chapters of this online. Despite that, I think I may try to pre-order this for my birthday since I am curious to see how things played out in Edwards mind.

When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.

This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experience in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?

In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.