My Happy Place

I love second hand book shops and always find at least a hand full of books for less than $10. We have a 2nd and Charles in the city where I live and I visit this place at least twice a month. It’s definitely one of my happy places.

Saturday Night Vibes

Trying some new wine that was recommended by a fellow bookstagrammer and it fits perfectly in with my October thriller books I’ve been reading. Enjoying the wine as well as the book.

Book Mail

Book Mail is one of the best days ever! I love opening my door to a package full of new books to read and review! Thank you so much to @penguinrandomhouse for all these amazing books!

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

I’ve had this book on my tbr list for a while and I don’t know why I have continued to put off reading it but I finally read it and holy hell it was completely worth it. This story was so detailed in the depth it went to explain the characters and their history. This book was creepy on a whole new level. Imagine being obsessed with an object but that obsession continues to pull you into a black whole. I kept thinking of the ring from The Lord of the Rings and everyone calling it my precious but instead of a gold item it was with young teenagers. I really enjoyed this read and will continue to read the rest of this series by Dot Hutchison which is called The Collection. It makes me look at Butterflies a whole different way. 😂 I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫. This book is available for free through Kindle Unlimited.

Synopsis:

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.

In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.

As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding…

The Ruins by Scott Smith- Book Review

Just finished The Ruins by Scott Smith and this is one of those situations where the book is almost always better than the movie. I saw the movie first and then read the book and I’m so glad I did. The books gave so much more details to the story as well as more characters that allowed you to connect with. I really loved this books and had a hard time putting it down. Similar to the story, I felt called to continue reading to find out what happened just like the tourist were called to explore the Ruins. This book was a great thriller and the mastermind behind all the thrills wasn’t a human being but something way more evolved. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Synopsis:

Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights, making friends with fellow tourists. When the brother of one of those friends disappears, they decide to venture into the jungle to look for him. What started out as a fun day-trip slowly spirals into a nightmare when they find an ancient ruins site . . . and the terrifying presence that lurks there.