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DNF at 8%

Book synopsis

 

Young Morrigan, the daughter of a local aristocrat, is full of innocence and life. Angus Wulfe is an eccentric and devious doctor who stalks her while he cultivates a plan to win her affection. Their two worlds collide in a grisly twist of fate when the Plague arrives on the shores of their town. With no cure in sight, and bodies dropping incrementally every day, the doctor uses his influence, along with his reputation in medical advances - stemming from his clandestine and macabre experiments-to manipulate Morrigan’s father.

In return for her hand in marriage, the doctor would save her life. Clinging to life, Morrigan begins to feel a change. Has the doctor cured her, or did her father make a deal with the Devil?

 

My Thoughts DNF at 8%  10/20/18
Why :

 

  while it does have the creepiness, and the darkness as well as the gruesomeness in that I love about horror ,it's like I'm reading or trying to read a new take on Frankenstein ,which even though is a classical gothic horror , is not one of my favorite books to read. If I wanted to read or even re read Frankenstein I would and have .but this unfortunately has some things in that is Frankenstein has ,  but is a some what of a new take.On that note I'm not saying not to read it that's up to you but unfortunately this is not for me. Thanks Netgalley for letting me read and review it in change for my honest opinion.

Halloween Bingo Update- books read ,now just waiting for 5 box's to be called

 

Black cauldron :read /not called yetJack o lantern:called /read

Black tree limb with owls on Jack o lanterns :used my Wild Cards plus they where called /read

All books done now I'm just waiting for these box's to be called Modern Noir, Deadland, Slasher Stories, Country House Mystery, and Barkers Street Irregulars.

 

 

 

 

Wow just wow another Halloween Bingo

 

Bing called /read: Darkest London, spellbound,relics&curiosties ,genre suspense, and 13

 

Halloween Bingo Update - 2 Bingos today

 

2 more bingos

Going down

A Gramm Fairy tale,13, Ghost Stories, Fear The Drawing Deep and Crypotozooglogist

 

Going acrossAmateur Sleuths, shifters, southern gothic, terror in a small town and fear the drawing deep

 

 

DNF at 7%

 

The death penalty is never without its ethical conflicts or moral questions. Never more so than when the person being led to the gallows may very well be innocent of the actual crime, if not innocent according to social concepts of femininity.

A Tale of Two Murders is an engrossing examination of the Ilford murder, which became a legal cause ce´le`bre in the 1920s, and led to the hanging of Edith Thompson and her lover, Freddy Bywaters. On the night of October 3, 1922, as Edith and her husband, Percy, were walking home from the theatre, a man sprang out of the darkness and stabbed Percy to death. The assailant was none other than Bywaters.

When the police discovered his relationship with Edith, she—who had denied knowledge of the attack—was arrested as his accomplice. Her passionate love letters to Bywaters, read out at the ensuing trial, sealed her fate, even though Bywaters insisted Edith had no part in planning the murder. They were both hanged. Freddy was demonstrably guilty, but was Edith truly so?

In shattering detail and with masterful emotional insight, Laura Thompson charts the course of a liaison with thrice-fatal consequences and investigates what a troubling case tells us about perceptions of women, innocence, and guilt.


My Thoughts :

DNF at 7% , was so hoping that this was going to be good , because it was nonfiction ( true crime) which is something I love to read but unfortunately not true with this one , it sounded so instereting but just by the first chapter alone I couldn't even get past that and I tried two times , in the first 7% minutes of the book you learn what it was like for women to have jobs, the style of clothes, how it was hard to get out an unhappy marriage, how women was looked upon and how they was to act , and so on . It was just boring and tedious to keep reading .With that said I would like to thank Netgalley for giving me the chance to read and review it in change for my honest opinion.

current reading

Cold War ( book 2 in The Complete Predator Omnibus) sci-fi 
book synopsis: A Predator ship has crashed in the wilds of a Russian taiga, and the Russians and the Americans are keen to lay hands on the prize. Reluctantly, NYPD detective Shaefer, the only man to kill a Predator and live, is dispatched to investigate, followed by his ex-partner.

Red Dragon ((Hannibal Lecter #1) thriller 
book synopsis:A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened "The Tooth Fairy." Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can help restart a failed investigation: Will Graham. Graham is the greatest profiler the FBI ever had, but the physical and mental scars of capturing Hannibal Lecter have caused Graham to go into early retirement. Now, Graham must turn to Lecter for help.

A Tale of Two Murders: Guilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith Thompson : non fiction ( netgalley)
book synopsis:The death penalty is never without its ethical conflicts or moral questions. Never more so than when the person being led to the gallows may very well be innocent of the actual crime, if not innocent according to social concepts of femininity.

A Tale of Two Murders is an engrossing examination of the Ilford murder, which became a legal cause ce´le`bre in the 1920s, and led to the hanging of Edith Thompson and her lover, Freddy Bywaters. On the night of October 3, 1922, as Edith and her husband, Percy, were walking home from the theatre, a man sprang out of the darkness and stabbed Percy to death. The assailant was none other than Bywaters.

When the police discovered his relationship with Edith, she—who had denied knowledge of the attack—was arrested as his accomplice. Her passionate love letters to Bywaters, read out at the ensuing trial, sealed her fate, even though Bywaters insisted Edith had no part in planning the murder. They were both hanged. Freddy was demonstrably guilty, but was Edith truly so?

In shattering detail and with masterful emotional insight, Laura Thompson charts the course of a liaison with thrice-fatal consequences and investigates what a troubling case tells us about perceptions of women, innocence, and guilt.

Little Darlings ( Netgalley ) horror /thriller : just got this one and i had to pick it up now and read it .
book synopsis:“Mother knows best” takes on a sinister new meaning in this unsettling thriller perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and replace them with her own…creatures. Yet when the police arrived, they saw no one. Everyone, from her doctor to her husband, thinks she’s imagining things.

A month passes. And one bright summer morning, the babies disappear from Lauren’s side in a park. But when they’re found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley―to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. As everyone around her celebrates their return, Lauren begins to scream, These are not my babies.

Determined to bring her true infant sons home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she’s wrong about what she saw…she’ll be making the biggest mistake of her life.

Compulsive, creepy, and inspired by some our darkest fairy tales, Little Darlings will have you checking―and rechecking―your own little ones. Just to be sure. Just to be safe.

 

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Sorry Guys

In my most recent post the title was to have said Halloween Bingo Update: my last box / book to read , after reading this one all I have to do is wait to make the boxes that have the black cauldron on them to Jack o lantern, plus I used my last wild card for box 13, that one I used Stephen King's Salem's Lot . Now I just have to finish my book Red Dragon and just wait , so far I've got 2 Bingos down .

 

Halloween Bingo Update - 2nd Bingo

Box called and read

Book I used for it

 

Thanks to that box Bing called I now have a 2nd bingo

Halloween Bingo Update-last book to read

Red Dragon - Thomas Harris

Reading my last book for our Halloween Bingo , and it's the first time I'm read Red Dragon , I actually owned as a physical book but it got lost and I never got to read it, it's funny you would think that I would have read this series which how much I love to watch and re watch The Slicence Of The Lambs. In fact as soon as I saw Google play books had Red Dragon on sell I grabbed it up and that was like 2 years and still haven't read ,but thanks to our Halloween Bingo and the box Slasher Stories I knew it was the perfect time to finally read it,.And it's the perfect day to read it as well since its cold ,and wet and feels like a good day for a thriller .

Box read /not called

Book read

2 stars

 

Halloween Bingo Update -

Box called / read Terror iin a small town

 

 

Book read

 

Audiobooks

If you love to listening to audio books and you have a phone or tablet or an Android phone or tablet that goes tthrough Google play they have an app called Audiobook Free ,where you can listening to audio books for free , including books by Stephen King
Here's what the app looks like :

They updated it almost every other day .

They have the Harry Potter seriesStephen King books are :

ITRoadwork

URRoad Rage
Salem's Lot - already listened to it
On Writing: A Memori of the Craft
Mr.Mercedes

Gerald's Game11-22-63

Needful Things Under the Dome
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
The Talisman
The Dead Zone
Insomnia -'read it as a physical book
Misery

Desperation

Different Seasons
Finders Keepers( book 2 to Mr.Mercedes)

Skeleton CrewCarrie

The Dark Tower 3 : The Waste Lands ( Updating)

Song of Susannah ( The Dark Tower 6)

Wizard and Glass ( Dark Tower 4)

The Drawing of Three ( Dark Tower 2)

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger ( book 1)

Gwendy's Button BoxThe Green Mile
The Mist
Dreamcatcher

The Tommyknockers

Four Past Midnight

Duma Key The Eyes of the Dragon

Everything's Eventual : 14 Dark Tales The Long Walk
Revival

The RegulatorsCujo

ChristineThe Dark Half
Firestarter

Dolores Claiborne

CellLisey's Story

Joyland

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Thinner

The Colorado Kid From Buick 8
 A Good Marriage

Legends Audiobook: Stories by the Masters of Fantasy : Volume 1Druken Fireworks
Blood and Smoke
The Gingerbread Girl

A face in the CrowdEverything's Eventual 5 Dark Tales
LT's Theory of Pets
Mile 81

 

Just to name a few of the books they have .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Bingo Update ( box called / read) used my last wild card

Used my last wild card

 

Jack o lantern = box called and read Black tree limb with owls = wild card used

 

Book used

 

Stephen King

 

Listened to it as an audio book , can't ffind the book I was going to use ,

 

Halloween Bingo Update ( box called / read) Jack o lantern box called /read

Box called /read Book read for it

 

 

Halloween Bingo reading List update

books left to read on my list is 

 

 

Spellbound :Witches Brew

13:Raven's Ridge

 

 

Slasher Stories:Red Dragon

 

 

Shifters: Dark Captive - reading /called 

 

 

 

 i can still use my last wild card with is Stephen King if i want to on one of the 3 books which i might do , then again i might not 

 

Halloween Bingo reading List update

Doomsday :The Fractured Earth 9/3/18 3 stars - ( called /read)

Modern Noir: Broken Ground 9/2/18 5 stars

Dead lands:Flottilla of the Dead - 9/12/18 5 stars

New Release:The Moor : 9/7/18 1 star called /read

A GrimmTale: Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter : 9/14/18 called/ read

 

Darkest London:Jack The Ripper 10/2/18 ( 

Spellbound :Witches Brew
Relics & Curiosities:True Paranormal Hauntings: 14 Spine Chilling Tales Of True Ghost Stories And Hauntings: True Paranormal Hauntings To Keep You Up At Night (Unexplained Encounters) 9/1/18 4.5 called/ read

Genre Suspense:Through The Fire 10/1/18 5 stars (called/  read)

13:Raven's Ridge

 

Murder Most Foul: The House Without A Key ( book 1 Charlie Chan series) 4.5 called /read 

Slasher Stories:Red Dragon

free space:The Ex-Wife : 9/25/18 5 stars ( read )

County House Mystery:And Then there was none 10/6/18 5 stars

Ghost stories :Haunted World War II - read /called 10/4/18 4.5 stars

 

Amateur sleuth:Death in Paris 2 stars ( called / read)

Shifters: Dark Captive - reading /book called 

Southern Goth :Thresher -9/11/18 5 stars called /read

Terror in a small town:Afraid: 9/7/18 4.5

Fear the drowning Deep: What Lurks Beneath: 9/6/18 5 stars -

 

Diverse voices:wild card - Insomnia ( Stephen King) 9/23 18 3 stars read/ called

Baker Street Irregulars:Kiss Kill Love Him Still:9/5/18 1 star

Terrifying Women: Dying Scream:9/17/18 - called / read

Modern Masters of Horror: Rattus New Yorkus 9/17/18 - called and read

cryptozoologist: True Bigfoot Stories 9/3/18 3 stars - called / read

 

1st Bingo  books

Doomsday :The Fractured Earth 9/3/18 3 stars - ( called /read)

free space:The Ex-Wife : 9/25/18 5 stars ( read )

cryptozoologist: True Bigfoot Stories 9/3/18 3 stars - called / read

 

A GrimmTale: Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter : 9/14/18 called/ read

free space

Diverse voices:wild card - Insomnia ( Stephen King) 9/23 18 3 stars read/ called