Reading Lately : Spring Into Horror

It’s Monday! What are you reading? Linking up with Book Date to discuss this weeks reading! This month I picked up a few thrillers and light horror novels from the library. I thought that participating in Spring Into Horror hosted by Seasons of Reading would be fun. It’s also a great opportunity for me to get a head start on the books I want to highlight for our Wicked Good Reads event which is my very favorite event of the year!

Now… when I say ‘horror’ I mostly just mean slightly scary, mostly creepy. I can’t do the hard core stuff. So the first place I turned to was author Darcy Coates. I have loved her haunted house novels in the past. Searching Kindle I came across Hunted and since it happened to be on sale, I bought it.

She only went off the trail for a moment. Eileen goes missing while hiking in the remote Ashlough Forest. Chris wants to believe Eileen is still alive. When the police search is abandoned, he and four of his friends create their own search party to scour the mountain range. As they stray further from the hiking trails and the unsettling discoveries mount, they begin to believe they’re not alone in the forest… and that Eileen’s disappearance wasn’t an accident.

Next on my list is to book 2 of the Dread Nation, Justina Ireland series. I’m excited to see where this story leads in Deathless Divide. I’ve been missing reading a good zombie book!

Katherine Deveraux never expected to be allied with Jane McKeene. But after the hell she has endured, she knows friends are hard to come by – and that Jane needs her, too, whether Jane wants to admit it or not. Watching Jane’s back, however, is more than she bargained for, and when they both reach a breaking point, it’s up to Katherine to keep hope alive – even as she begins to fear that there is no happily-ever-after for girls like her.

Lastly, I’d heard some good things about A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson. I’ve been meaning to read a Holly Jackson book for awhile now. With all three books in this series already out, this seemed like a good time to check out book 1. So, not really ‘horror’ but this is kind of as close as I get to that genre.

The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden.

I’m also hoping to read the first book in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs series. It’s a series I’ve had on my TBR for years! It’s about time I picked it up.

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. Kathy Martin

    Apr 12

    I enjoyed A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. I hope you do too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!