Author Highlight- Megan Miranda

Megan Miranda has some of my favorite thrillers to read during summer time. The characters are relatable and the stories always have so many great twist and turns! Thankfully I got into her books a little later than others so now I have a few more books of her that I haven’t read yet but are on my tbr list. She also has a new thriller called The Girl from Widow Hills which I read earlier this and will be published June 23 and it’s a must read! You seriously can’t go wrong with any of her books! So far my favorite of hers in The Last House Guest, it’s the perfect summer suspense book.

Little Disasters BY Sarah Vaughan- Book Review

This is the first book I’ve read by @svaughanauthorand I absolutely loved it. It was fast paced and the characters were super easy to connect with. I also loved that this book touched on Postpartum Depression which is something that needs to be more talked about. It shared a raw perspective of Postpartum Depression and how easy it is to over look the struggles because you only choose to see what’s on the outside of someone’s daily life. The book was so captivating and the ending was a surprise that I didn’t expect. I can’t speak highly enough of this book and all the twist and turns of it. It is a must read suspense book! It will be published August 18. Thank you to @netgalley and @atriabooks for the ARC. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫.

Synopsis:
You think you know her…but look a little closer.
She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of patience, energy, and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess.
Then one moment changes everything.
Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can’t come soon enough.

The Shadows by Alex North- Book Review

Thank you to #partner @celadonbooks for gifting me this book. Let me start by saying this book is creepy, sinister and murderous all rolled into one. I can’t just pick one word to describe this one because I don’t think one word would do it justice. This book started with a bang on page one and continued with so many great and atmospheric twist and turns along the way. The build up was a little slow but so intense that it was hard for me to put down. It’s definitely a book that you are going to want to read with the lights on at night. This book will be published July 7th and I highly recommend it! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Synopsis: You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile–always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it’s attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet–and inspired more than one copycat.Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree–and his victim–were Paul’s friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and suffering from dementia, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home.It’s not long before things start to go wrong. Paul learns that Detective Amanda Beck is investigating another copycat that has struck in the nearby town of Featherbank. His mother is distressed, insistent that there’s something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago.It wasn’t just the murder.It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again…

Meet the Bookstagrammer/Book Blogger

Happy Thursday! I thought I would do a quick meet the Bookstagrammer/Book Blogger because I haven’t done one in a while. My name is Anna and I love all things cats, wine, books and Harry Potter! I mainly read thrillers or mystery/suspense books but every once in a while I like a great rom com that makes me laugh out loud. I’m a newbie to Stephen King (I have no idea why I haven’t read his books before this year) and I have read the Harry Potter series at least a dozen times (they never get old to me). I love sharing my love for books and getting new recommendations for books (my tbr pile keeps on growing). I have three marvelous children, three adorable cats (all Harry Potter names) and an amazing husband who makes me a better person! If I could take vacation to somewhere I’ve never been is would be England (visit everything HP related). My motto to life is love each other because everyone deserves to be loved!

Tell me a few things about yourself! What genre books do you like? Where would you love to visit?

When life gets crazy just remember to Keep Calm and Read a Book. ❤️

Home Before Dark by Riley Sagers – Book Review

Riley Sager does it again! I have loved all of Riley Sager books although my favorite is Final Girls but that may be because it’s the first I read by him. I’m so excited that this book is out for everyone to read. Sagers knows how to write a fantastic novel that allows you to connect with the characters. This book has a little bit of haunting/ghost in it but don’t be fooled it’s so much deeper than that. I couldn’t put this book down and reading it in the dark was hard but I didn’t want to put it down. This book takes on a roll coaster of dark secrets and family drama. Also, the ending is so great because it’s a complete surprise (I seriously didn’t see it coming). I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫.

Synopsis: Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity—and skepticism. Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father’s book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don’t exist. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren’t thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie’s father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself—a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.

Half Way Through The Year

Let me start by apologizing that I haven’t kept up with my reading blog like I should have. As I’m sure with everyone, 2020 has felt like Stephen King novel. I have three children whom have been home with me constantly since beginning of March. Let just say that my house has felt more like Azkaban with the dementors being my three precious kids. Thankfully I still have good books and plenty of wine. Now that summer is officially here we are slowly making our way out of the house (very little and with face masks always on). I hope you all are staying safe and sound as well has your families. Since we are officially half way through the year ( I can’t believe it’s July…is that Christmas music I hear? 😂) I decided to get back into the saddle and make a point to start posting again. I have continued to read so many amazing books this year and can’t wait to share them with y’all again. 🍷Here is to a better second half of the year! 🍷

Classics

What’s you favorite classic book?

I have many classic books that I want to read this year. I honestly hate to admit that I haven’t read them yet. I’m trying to add more classics to my tbr list because I honestly enjoy them and I feel like I always get something great from reading them.

My TBR Classics this year:

Little Women, War and Peace, Sense and Sensibility and Call of the Wild