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Thursday, November 30, 2017

#Book #Review: 5 out of 5 stars for The Troop by Nick Cutter @TheNickCutter @Pocket_Books

TITLE: The Troop
AUTHOR: Nick Cutter
PUBLISHER: Pocket Books
PUBLICATION DATE: July 22, 2014
FORMAT: Mass Market Paperback
LENGTH: 520 pages
GENRE: Horror
ISBN: 9781476717722
Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—stumbles upon their campsite, Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. An inexplicable horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival that will pit the troop against the elements, the infected...and one another.

MY REVIEW:

I think I just found a new horror author to love!

The story starts off with a news article about an emaciated man nicknamed “Starvin’ Marvin,” who stole a waitress’ truck. What made the man so memorable was his voracious appetite. The waitress said that he ate the diner out of eggs! Marvin drives to the coast and steals a boat to cross the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. He just wants to get away, and he’s heading towards Falstaff Island which is uninhabited by humans. Marvin doesn’t realize that Scoutmaster Tim is already on the island with his troop of 14-year-old boy scouts for their annual weekend trip. The troop has been together since the boys were five years old, so they are a tight-knit group...or so they seem. Marvin’s presence will test their loyalty to each other.

Wow, I just loved this book! Cutter made me squirm (there are a lot of ewwww moments), and I really liked the diabolical aspect of the story where the characters turned on each other. I really enjoyed how the author added dimension to the tale through the addition of newspaper articles and interviews to shed light on what is going on.

I already own Cutter’s The Deep, and I can’t wait to read it!

MY RATING:
5 stars!! I loved it and will likely re-read it! You should definitely read it if you enjoy horror.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris @BAParisAuthor @StMartinsPress

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa @ Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.


Here is this week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

TITLE: Bring Me Back
AUTHOR: B.A. Paris
PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Press
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: June 19, 2018
FORMAT: Hardcover
LENGTH: 336 pages
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller
ISBN: 9781250151339
The new twisty, gripping novel from the author of the instant New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown.

A young British couple are driving through France on holiday when they stop for gas. He runs in to pay, she stays in the car. When he returns her car door has been left open, but she's not inside. No one ever sees her again.

Ten years later he's engaged to be married; he's happy, and his past is only a tiny part his life now. Until he comes home from work and finds his new wife-to-be is sitting on their sofa. She's turning something over in her fingers, holding it up to the light. Something that would have no worth to anyone else, something only he and she would know about, because his wife is the sister of his missing first love.

As more and more questions are raised, their marriage becomes strained. Has his first love somehow come back to him after all this time? Or is the person who took her playing games with his mind?

Don't miss Bring Me Back, the next thriller from "A-list" (Booklist) author B. A. Paris.

I still haven't tried this author, but I own both of her previous books because they sound like they would be right up my alley!



What are you waiting on? Please leave a comment in the section below. If you participate in this meme, please leave a link so I can visit your blog!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR #TopTenTuesday


This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!

Today's list is Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR. I know it's technically still "fall", but our temps and the snow tell me that winter is here now. So, here are books that I'm hoping to finish by the end of the year. Now I realize this will be an impossible feat! Maybe if I quit my job now and send the kids away and lock myself away and do nothing but read...


Like Water for Chocolate
by Laura Esquirel


Whiskey Sour
by J.A. Konrath
(Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels, Book #1)


Fierce Kingdom
by Gin Phillips


Dishing the Dirt
by M.C. Beaton
(Agatha Raisin, Book #26)

The Impossible Knife of Memory
by Laurie Halse Anderson

A Hunt in Winter
by Conor Brady
(Joe Swallow, Book #3)

How to Be Happy
by Eleanor Davis

Money-Smart Kids: Teach Your Children Financial Confidence and Control
by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Zen Poems of China and Japan: The Crane's Bill
Translated and Compiled by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto

Close Enough to Kill
by Beverly Barton
(Griffin Powell, Book #6)

Wherever I Find Myself: Stories by Canadian Immigrant Women
edited by Miriam Matejova

The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

Caine's Reckoning
by Sarah McCarty
(Hell's Eight, Book #1)

Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex
edited by Erica Jong

Lumberjanes, Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy
by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Faith Hicks, Brooke A. Allen

When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
by Gregory Maguire
(The Wicked Years, Book #1)

Plague of the Dead
by Z.A. Recht
(Morningstar Strain, Book #1)

Thunder and Ashes
by Z.A. Recht
(Morningstar Strain, Book #2)

Bewitching
by Alex Flinn
(Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)

Fallen
by Lauren Kate
(Fallen, Book #1)

Impulse
by Ellen Hopkins
(Impulse, Book #1)

Perfect
by Ellen Hopkins
(Impulse, Book #2)

Sisters Red
by Jackson Pearce
(Fairytale Retellings, Book #1)

Sever
by Lauren DeStefano
(The Chemical Garden, Book #3)

Evertrue
by Brodi Ashton
(Everneath, Book #3)

At Grave's End
by Jeaniene Frost
(Night Huntress, Book #3)

Christmas Crumble
by M.C. Beaton
(Agatha Raisin short story)

Murder of Crows
by Anne Bishop
(The Others, Book #2)

Vision in Silver
by Anne Bishop
(The Others, Book #3)

Indigo
by Beverly Jenkins

Cradle and All
by James Patterson

Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor
by Ozzy Osbourne

Waiting for Wednesday
by Nicci French
(Frieda Klein, Book #3)

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat
by Sofie Kelly
(A Magical Cats Mystery, Book #1)

Rising Above a Toxic Workplace: Taking Care of Yourself in an Unhealthy Environment
by Gary Chapman

Soulless
by Gail Carriger
(Parasol Protectorate, Book #1)

Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
by Christopher Moore

Ten Little Indians
by Agatha Christie

Stained
by Cheryl Rainfield

Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison

Wonder Woman: Warbringer
by Leigh Bardugo
(DC Icons, Book #1)

The Gravity Between Us
by Kristen Zimmer

Cat on the Edge
by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
(Joe Grey, Book #1)

The Garden of Small Beginnings
by Abbi Waxman

Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes

Behind the Plaid
by Eliza Knight
(Highland Bound, Book #1)

Jacob
by Jacquelyn Frank
(Nightwalkers, Book #1)

You
by Caroline Kepnes
(You, Book #1)


So, what books are on your winter TBR? Please let me know in the comments, or leave me a link to your blog post if you are also participating in the meme!
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