Friday, October 9, 2015

Possession 101 + Giveaway

Oh, Halloween, a time when the dead rise and your loved ones are unexpectedly possessed by some lesser demon. Some things are unavoidable, so I'm here today to point out the signs of a potential possession. Welcome to 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Book Review: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys

 Title: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys
Author: Various
Genre: Horror //Thriller // Young Adult // Murder
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: August 18, 2015
Format: Physical
Source: Borrowed (Library)

A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’s April Genevieve Tucholke.
Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill (goodreads).

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys was a GREAT anthology for horror buffs and scaredy cats alike. There is definitely something for everyone with short stories ranging from vengeful gods to the zombie apocalypse. I had a few favorites in this one and even forced my husband to read a story or two (and I was happy that he enjoyed them)!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

First Thoughts[#12]

First Thoughts is a feature where I give my initial impression of my current read!

Have you read These Shallow Graves? Is it on your TBR? Share with me below!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Don't Fear the Reader: Night-lite Reads!

The weekend went by entirely too fast per usual. To add some excitement to your Monday routine, we continue celebrating Don't Fear the Reader with some guest posts from some amazing bloggers!

What books do you need to read with a night-lite on? 

Goodbye September, Hello October!

September has come and gone and we welcome October with hoodies, lattes, and spooky reads. I don't normally do monthly recaps, but I felt the need to for September. 
Friday, October 2, 2015

Don't Fear the Reader Bookish Bingo!

Welcome to day one of our Halloween celebration! The lovely Saruuh of Syntax Review - Read Write Whine collaborated with me to create a creepy bingo card to help get in the Halloween spirit. In the below card you'll find an array of haunted reads from serial killers to paranormal creatures. I hope you join us and track your readings with us.

Feel free to share the card on your page or social media. Good luck everyone!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Don't Fear the Reader: Welcome!

Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year! Halloween is, without a doubt, my favorite holiday. Why? You get to wear fun costumes, put pumpkin in everything, and you have no family obligations whatsoever!

I've always wanted to celebrate Halloween on my blog but didn't know how. I'm happy to announce a month-long Halloween event that will be taking over Du Livre for the month of October. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I present...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

[Meme]Waiting on Wednesday[#79]

Title: Soundless
Author: Richelle Mead
Genre: Young Adult // Fantasy // Mythology
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: November 10, 2015

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. 
When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.
But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.
Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever...(goodreads)

I don't think I've read ANY Chinese-focused folklore/mythology, which is a pity. I want this in my life. 

What are you waiting on???

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

First Thoughts[#11]

First Thoughts is a feature where I give my initial impression of my current read!

Have you read Magonia? What did you think?

Friday, September 25, 2015

Book Review: Spinning Starlight

Title: Spinning Starlight
Author: R.C Lewis
Genre:Young Adult // Retelling // Sci-Fi // Romance
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Format: eARC
Source:  Publisher (Negallery)

Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen hates the spotlight. But as the only daughter in the most powerful tech family in the galaxy, it's hard to escape it. So when a group of men show up at her house uninvited, she assumes it's just the usual media-grubs. That is, until shots are fired.
Liddi escapes, only to be pulled into an interplanetary conspiracy more complex than she ever could have imagined. Her older brothers have been caught as well, trapped in the conduits between the planets. And when their captor implants a device in Liddi's vocal cords to monitor her speech, their lives are in her hands: One word and her brothers are dead.
Desperate to save her family from a desolate future, Liddi travels to another world, where she meets the one person who might have the skills to help her bring her eight brothers home-a handsome dignitary named Tiav. But without her voice, Liddi must use every bit of her strength and wit to convince Tiav that her mission is true. With the tenuous balance of the planets deeply intertwined with her brothers' survival, just how much is Liddi willing to sacrifice to bring them back (goodreads)?

Spinning Starlight was a lovely story about a girl doing all she can to protect her brothers. Even with such an endearing tale, I found Spinning Starlight to be stale.