Category: creepy

Colarine Book Review

Author: Neil Gaimen

Rating: 4/5

Definitely a good Halloween read! The more I think about this story, the more creepy it becomes. I have never seen the movie before but the book alone gave me the shivers. 

The fascinating thing about Coraline is that you can tell that the author is extremely talented from some of the simplest and most effective phrases. However, he chose to write Corlaine as a children’s book. If this story were to be adapted into an adult novel, I know that Neil Gaiman would have the ability make it just as or more creepy. But it’s a kids’ book. Something about the childlike narration adds something sinister to it though, almost as if you can sense the innocence being fed on throughout the story. 

When visualising the story in my head, I managed to come up with some terrifying images based on the descriptions. Of course, no reader is the same, but I feel like anyone could just see all the weird and odd things the author was describing. In some ways, I kind if compare Corlaine to the Mrs. Peregrines Peculiar Children series, because neither of them know how creepy they actually are.

Overall, very compelling – I read it all in one sitting!

Currently Reading: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by @lbardugo I’ve…

Currently Reading: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by @lbardugo I’ve had this reserved at the library for over a year now; since I’ve known of its existence, really. I’m so excited! I finished Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia on Thursday, and I’ve been working on this ever since. I’m little more a hundred pages in, and I’m in love with it. A brand new, feminist, badass take on one of my favorite DC heroines? Yes, yes, please, I am all for this, and I can’t wait for more in this brand new, promising series! What are you guys currently reading this weekend?

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero Review

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero Review

Currently Reading: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero! I just…

Currently Reading: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero! I just finished When I Am Through With You this morning, and it gutted me in the best kind of way. I’m definitely a fan of Stephanie Kuehn now, guys! Yay for brand new authors! Now on down the library stack, I go! I’m about forty pages into this, and I’m already loving it. Think Supernatural mashed with Scooby Doo and a ton of pop culture references and humor, and you’ve got something close to Meddling Kids. Plus, anything that’s an homage to one of my favorite childhood cartoons, and I’m all over it. Shout out to one of my libraries hooking me up, and Val, it’s so good so far, I can’t wait for you to read it! What are you guys currently reading this weekend?

When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn Review

When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn Review

Because You Love to Hate Me by Ameriie Review

Because You Love to Hate Me by Ameriie Review

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle Review

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle Review

Currently Reading: The Spell Book of the Lost and Found by Moira…

Currently Reading: The Spell Book of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle! I just finished Miles Morales: Spiderman yesterday evening, and I really enjoyed it. Give me all the superhero novels I can read! Now, on down the library stack, I go! Again, @mrfidler picked this one for me, and I’m so stoked. First of all, look at that cover! It’s so pretty and autumn-like. And second of all, Moira won my heart last year when we read The Accident Season for our library book club. I’m not even one hundred pages in, and I’m absolutely sold! You could say that I’m spellbound! (Pun fully intended, sorry, not sorry.) Shout out to my local library for hooking me up! What are you guys currently reading this week?

Miles Morales: Spiderman by Jason Reynolds Review

Miles Morales: Spiderman by Jason Reynolds Review

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh Review

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh Review