Review #186 // The Gathering (Shadow House #1) – Dan Poblocki

The Gathering (Shadow House, #1)Four children are drawn together to the Larkspur mansion, all under different circumstances. Poppy believes that she’s meeting her great aunt for the first time. Marcus was told he was picked up for a scholarship to a musical academy. Azumi believes she’s going to a prep school. And acting twins Dash and Dylan think they’re starring in a horror movie. But little do they know that the mansions intentions are more horrible then they could have ever imagined.

Why this book?: I liked some of Dan Poblocki’s other books, such as The Nightmarys and The Stone Child.

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Review #185 // Bygone Badass Broads – Mackenzi Lee

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Based on Mackenzi Lee’s famous #BygoneBadassBroads twitter series, this book discusses 52 forgotten women that changed the world. While not all stories are about heroes, they’re all about notable women that went down in history as little more than legends.

Why this book?: I was interested in it based off of Mackenzi’s twitter series, but I also adored her book The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

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Review #170 // A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life

Three college roommates are brought together through the life of the fourth, Jude St. Francis. Jude has lived a difficult life, but had finally made it to New York  and was ready to build a new life different then his first.

Why this book?: I had to read this one for a community college course, Gay and Lesbian Literature. It was related to my final essay, and so I really had to delve deep into this one.

Needless to say, my feelings on this book are fairly well thought out.

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Review #159 // The Atrocities – Jeremy C. Shipp

The AtrocitiesDanna, a governess with a dark past, is hired to travel out to Stockton House, to educate the daughter of the owners. However, Danna was not told that the daughter is actually . . . dead. And that there might be more to Stockton House than she was expecting.

Why this book?: To be honest, the cover is was caught my attention.

I would like to thank the people at for allowing me to have a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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