Hey, everyone! I hope you are doing well. I had my first test this week for this semester and I'm still anxiously awaiting to see my score. I'm taking a lot of more challenging classes this semester, particularly grammar and linguistics, those two classes are kicking my butt. I thought it would be nice to finally upload a video and finally have some of my thoughts posted on some of the books I read in 2017.
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe- 4.75 stars This was my first time reading this massively famous tale and I really enjoyed it. Check out my thoughts here.
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe- 5 stars This is my personal favorite Poe story. Out of all the Poe I've read I always recommend this one the most and it was fun to reread. Check out my review here.
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe- 4.5 stars This is another Poe that was a first time read and it wasn't what I was expecting at all. Check out my thoughts here.
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe- 5 stars I've read this way too many times to even count. Check out my brief thoughts here.
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl- 5 stars This was a pleasant (probably not the right word for this content) surprise. One of my personal favorite short stories. Check out my thoughts here.
The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft - 4.25 stars One of the better Lovecraft stories I've read recently. The ending was a strong one, so it sealed the deal for me.
My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly - 2 stars DNF I wanted to love this, but I wasn't invested and I couldn't care less. This is the first HR that I've ever DNFed and I don't regret it. Check out my full review here.
Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics - 4.25 stars This was a huge surprise. A YA horror novel that is actually horrifying. I was surprised and scared. I can't remember the last time I flew through a novel so rapidly. I had to know how the story ended and I wasn't disappointed. Check out my full review here.
Donners of the Dead by Karina Halle - 4.5 stars More horror, but this is horror romance. The fun thing about this novel is that it is about the Donner Party and zombies. If you don't know, what you don't know is a lot (living for Peter Monn aka Peter Likes Books). The Donner Party was a group of settlers hoping to make it across the early US to the west during the rise of the Gold Rush. Things didn't go so well, mainly because they chose the worst time of the year to leave for this trek. They had to resort to cannibalism and this novel takes an interesting look into that and expands on it with Native American mythology. Check out my review here.
The Crime Book - 2 stars This was a huge disappointment for me. The layout really dragged the novel down and what at first, was fun and entertaining, became boring and hard to slog through. Check out my review here.
Recommend the Most:
Short Stories: Lamb of the Slaughter and The Cask of Amontillado are amazing and don't take a whole lot of time to read.
Novel wise, I would recommend Donners of the Dead the most. It was fun, heart stopping, and horrifying. I love Halle's horror novels and this one didn't disappoint.
Books Reviewed: 9
Books Rated Over 4 stars: 8
New Favorites: 5
Books That Changed My Life: 0
Owned: 1 physical 1 ebook
I have reviewed nine out of these ten books. I'm so shook by that.
Have you read any of these books? I read this during October, so I was obviously on a horror kick. Let me know down below in the comments!