No One Gets Out Alive

no-one-gets-out-aliveAuthor: Adam Nevill
Genre: Horror/Thriller
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“Darkness lives within …Cash-strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be. It’s not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house, or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy – it’s the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark, and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. And when Knacker’s cousin Fergal arrives, the danger goes vertical. But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie’s worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?”

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In a Dark, Dark Wood

91qqqjc2y2blAuthor: Ruth Ware
Genre: Thriller
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Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen-do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her? But something goes wrong. Very wrong. Some things can’t stay secret forever.
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Not Working

81qvrpa7tvlAuthor: Lisa Owens
Genre: Fiction
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Claire Flannery has just quit her office job, hoping to take some time to discover her real passion. The problem is, she’s not exactly sure how to go about finding it. Without the distractions of a regular routine, Claire confronts the best and worst parts of herself: the generous, attentive part that visits her grandmother for tea and cooks special meals for her boyfriend, Luke, and the part that she feels will never measure up and makes regrettable comments after too many glasses of wine. What emerges is a candid, moving portrait of a clear-eyed heroine trying to forge her own way, a wholly relatable character whose imperfections and uncanny observations highlight what makes us all different and yet inescapably linked.

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Workbob Schoolpants

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Who lives in front of a laptop under a pile of books?

Workbob Schoolpants!! (me)

It’s been two weeks since my last review and I have two reasons (excuses).

  1. I was visiting my sister in Sweden for spring break and was having too much fun enjoying the low-cost living, candy, and urine free public transit to write down anything about the books I read.
  2.  I also didn’t do any work for school while I was there. The week I returned (last week) the final project of my senior year was due and I had to get that put together and submitted. The only review I have for you is about my bed, pillow, and sheets.

Things have calmed and in about a month I’ll be graduating. I have more time to read and am looking forward to picking up a book again. However, I’ll still have a review up for a previously read book.

Thanks for understanding!

Remember Me?

1358844Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Fiction
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When 25-year-old Lexi Smart gets a hard knock in the head after a night with her friends, she expects to wake up hungover and sore in her Fi’s apartment. Instead, she’s in a private room in a London hospital, has perfect teeth, a Louis Vuitton bag, and picture perfect husband. Not to mention, she’s suddenly 28 years old! A car accident had taken away three years of her memory, making her forget how she ended up with a Cinderella storybook ending. However, all that glitters is not gold. As Lexi tries to retrace her steps and regain her memory, she realizes that maybe 28-year-old Lexi Smart and 25-year-old Lexi Smart aren’t even the same people.

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