Spooky Reads Week Round-Up!

Well, we’ve reached the end of Spooky Reads Week, and I really hope you guys have had as much fun as I have! I’ve absolutely loved reading new books and discovering new authors. It’s definitely opened my eyes to more genres and I’ll be much broader in my selections going forward.

Click the books to read my reviews from this week:

Gone Girl Gillian Flynn

Grim Crush

The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potterfate's exchange Tristen The Last Seeker the boy in the cemetery















As well as some fabulous guest posts from Sasha Leigh and S. L. Bynum.

Well done to everyone who took part in this week! There’s one book that shone through as a clear favourite:

The Boy In The Cemetery, by Sebastian Gregory

Here’s what everyone has been reading:

Mandy – The Hidden Girl, by Louise Millar

Candy (Candy’s Bookcase) – The Boy In The Cemetery, by Sebastian Gregory

Isabell (Dreaming With Open Eyes) – The Accident, by C. L. Taylor

Lynsey – The Boy In The Cemetery, by Sebastian Gregory and Because She Loves Me, by Mark Edwards

Ana (This Chick Reads– In The Blood  & The Whispers, both  by Lisa Unger

Suus (Librarian Lavender) – The Boy In The Cemetery, by Sebastian Gregory; Faery Tales of the White Forest Omnibus, by Danika Dinsmore; Hush by Anne Frasier; and You Wish, by Terry Tyler

Leah (Girls Love to Read) – Last To Die, by Tess Gerritsen

Sophie (Reviewed the Book) Voodoo Romance, by Janice Horton; Hobb’s Cottage, by Ruth Saberton and The Boy in the Cemetery, by Sebastian Gregory

Rachel (Rachale’s Reads) – The Boy In The Cemetery, by Sebastian Gregory

AJ (AJ Book Review Club) – The Boy In The Cemetery, by Sebastian Gregory; Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn; Twilight and The Host, by Stephanie Meyer

Jenny (Jenny Bee’s Book Blog) – Stitching Snow, by R C Lewis

Danielle (Stories Unfolded) – Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

A special well done to AJ, Suus and Sophie for getting through so many books! Great work, guys 🙂

There’s still a little time to enter the giveaway before the winner is chosen at midnight, so if you haven’t yet, enter now!

Enter the Spooky Reads Week Giveaway.

Guest Post: 8 Magical Questions for World-Building in Fiction, by Sasha Leigh

Magic is common in novels. Fantasy isn’t just for sci-fi fanatics who love quoting Spock anymore. It isn’t just vampires, witches, demons, and gods/goddesses, but whole new worlds. Places where it would be weird if you didn’t see a unicorn walking down the street because the myths we grew up hearing stories of are so believable, they are real to readers. Superheroes, angels, demons . . . anything goes.

So how does an author make this so believable? Continue reading

Spooky Reads Week Recommendation: The Boy in the Cemetery

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The Boy in the Cemetery by Sebastian Gregory has been a popular choice for Spooky Reads Week.

Candy and Lynsey have been reading it and they both love it, and Librarian Lavender has it lined up! You can read Candy’s review here.

I think it looks great, and will definitely be trying to squeeze it in at the weekend. Either way, it’s right near the top of my TBR list!

The Boy in the Cemetery was released on 29th of October 2014 by Carina UK.


The Blurb:

This is the story of a girl who didn’t want to live…

Carrie Anne is desperately unhappy. Tangled in a web of abuse, she seeks solace in the cemetery that backs onto her garden. But something creeps between the gravestones. Carrie Anne is not alone

…and a boy who cannot die.

The cemetery is home to a boy. He has guarded these forgotten bones since meeting a gruesome end two hundred years ago. Neither dead nor alive, he has been watching for a long time. And now, he finally has the visitor he’s been waiting for…


Book Links:

GoodreadsAmazon UKAmazon US



Spooky Reads Week

Hi everyone!

It’s nearly time for Spooky Reads Week – have you made your selections yet? If you missed the first post and would like to get involved, you can read more about it here. Let me know if you’d like to sign up, I’d love for you to take part! (Or feel free to just join in!)

So here’s a quick re-cap of the few loose rules:

  1. Books can be  thrillers, fantasy, gothic, paranormal etc – anything a bit magical or mystical or scary. (So you can totally bend this to suit you!)
  2. If tweeting, please use the hashtag #SpookyReadsWeek so I can keep track and help RT etc.
  3. For blog posts etc, I have created the below graphics. Use whichever you like, I simply ask you link back to this post.

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Giveaway prizes are still being confirmed, so I’ll get up a link to that ASAP. Winner will be announced on Monday November 3rd.

I’ll be posting what I’m reading plus a few reviews and guest posts throughout the week, and I’m excited to be reading some books that are a little different from my norm! I hope every one can have some fun with it 🙂

Here’s who we’ve got signed up so far:

ana beccasbooks candy isabell  suusleah sophie aj mandy dani Arielle jolynsey Kristi  rachel