Category: Reading Challenges

Book Review: Haunted House (Afraid) by Jack Kilborn

Book Review: Haunted House (Afraid) by Jack Kilborn

“Looks like you invited the wrong goddamn dominatrix to your little party, bitch!” Jack Kilborn brings together eight of his surviving characters from previous five books in the Konrath/Kilborn collective. Most of these characters I was familiar with, except for one from a short story I never read, but it was still pretty cool to […]

Book Review: Endurance (Afraid) by Jack Kilborn

Book Review: Endurance (Afraid) by Jack Kilborn

Endurance is the 3rd book in Jack Kilborn’s Afraid series of books, and I’m glad I read another book in between it and Trapped. While it’s not as gross as Trapped, it comes a very close second. In this novel, people happen upon the Rushmore Inn, a bed and breakfast hidden in the West Virginian hills. However, once they check in, they […]

Book Review: Origin by J. A. Konrath

Book Review: Origin by J. A. Konrath

“We don’t know the Devil’s side of the story, because God wrote all the books.”  The second book in the J.A. Konrath/ Jack Kilborn collective is Origin, which is a big departure from the action-thriller, The List. In Origin, workers discover something monstrous while digging the Panama Canal. Whatever it is, President Theodore Roosevelt believe it to be so important […]

Book Review: Trapped (Afraid Series) by Jack Kilborn

Book Review: Trapped (Afraid Series) by Jack Kilborn

Trapped is the second book in author Jack Kilborn’s Afraid series. Though a part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone as it’s a completely different story from Afraid. After reading the first book I waited no time in downloading Trapped. I was so excited that I think I missed a very important key detail – Cannibalism – […]

Book Review: Afraid by Jack Kilborn

Book Review: Afraid by Jack Kilborn

“There is no decent place to stand in a massacre. —LEONARD COHEN” I came across Jack Kilborn’s Afraid while browsing through Kindle Unlimited’s mystery section. It was recommended to me because I like Blake Crouch’s work, and the two authors often work together. Yet, I let it linger on my TBR for months. I’m glad I finally […]

Book Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower Series) by Stephen King

Book Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower Series) by Stephen King

“Go then, there are other worlds than these.” As a child my favorite Stephen King novel was The Eyes of the Dragon. It’s not as popular as his other books, but I loved it because it was like a fairy tale. Later when I learned that the villain in that story appears throughout King’s books, I’d decided […]

Book Review: The Midnight Star (The Young Elites) by Marie Lu

Book Review: The Midnight Star (The Young Elites) by Marie Lu

“You cannot harden your heart to the future just because of your past. You cannot use cruelty against yourself to justify cruelty to others.” The Midnight Star was fantastic! In fact I enjoyed it even more then The Rose Society. Adelina is now queen, but has lost the one person who meant the most to […]

Book Review: The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner

Book Review: The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner

“Everything he knew was a result of artificial intelligence. Manufactured data and memories. Programmed technology. A created life.” The Rule of Thoughts is the second novel in James Dashner’s The Mortality Doctrine series. The story picks up right where the first book ended. Michael has figured out the mystery of the VirtNet,and Kaine’s masterplan. Now Michael has a […]

Book Review: The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner

Book Review: The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner

“Who knows the true definition of real?” I’ve had this series on my TBR list for years. Ever since I read Dashner’s The Maze Runner series. When I caught this first two books on sale for less than $2, I just knew I’d begin it immediately. But I didn’t. Now all this time later I’ve finally decided […]