These are the books that I got in October and November in book subscription boxes.
My Thill Club:
The Silence Of Ghosts by Jonathan Aycliffe. This is about a man who, along with his partially deaf sister is sent away to live in the countryside by their family. The house is old and things start to happen when his sister starts to hear the voices of children.
The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker. This follows Arthor, who takes a job as a live in assistant to an old author who is confined to his bedroom. Arthor never sees the old man but he starts to witness strange things and wonders who the man is and what is going on.
Movie: The Bug. This movie stars Ashley Judd and is apparently about a bug invasion. I haven’t watched it yet.
My YA Reading Club:
Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davis. This is about a teenage girl who sees Jesus on the package of her Babybel cheese. Religious symbols start to show up around town and everyone starts to wonder if they are signs or if someone else is doing it.
Black Flowers, White Lies by Yvonne Ventresca. This follows teenager Ella who believes she has a supernatural connection with her dad who died before she was born in a tragic accident. When Ella finds out that he didn’t die in accident accident but while staying in a psychiatric hospital she begins to wonder what really happened to him.
Movie: American Teen. This movie follows five teenagers from different cliques through their final year of high school. I also haven’t watched this one yet.
Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones. MK virus sweeps across the planet. A vaccine is created to stop it, but it comes with unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers and the people effected were given an ultimatum: Serve the country or be declared a traitor.
Reckoning by Kerry Wilkinson. Silver Blackthorne takes the Reckoning. This is a coming-of- age test that decides your place in society, are you an Elite, Member, Inter or Trog and it also determines whether you become an Offering for King Victor. Is being an Offering the privilege everyone assumes it is or do the walls of the castle have something to hide?
Book Of The Month:
Beasts Of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang. This is about a man who is an orphan and was raised by wolves. One Christmas day he stops a tornado and begins to realize how different he really is.
My Thrill Club:
Entropy In Bloom by Jeremy Robert Johnson. This is a collection of creepy short stories.
Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven. A hurricane traps a group of teenagers in an amusement part for 5 weeks and when they are finally rescued the scene is not pretty. There are heads on stakes and human bones throughout the park but how could teenagers do anything thus horrible?
Movie: The Eye. I’ve seen this and really liked it. It’s about a woman who loses her sight as a child and then gets and cornea transplant and starts to see horrific things that she soon learns are things that happened to her donor.
My YA Reading Club:
Kid Moss by Mark R. Thornton. This is set in Tanzania. Nine year old Moses is a homeless street kid from the port city Dar es Salaam. Attempting to flee the city violence, Moses and his friend Kioso accept a ride from a stranger and eventually the boys are separated. Searching for his lost friend, Moses travels to a rural orphanage and then in a hallucinatory state of starvation he curls under a tree in a dry wilderness to give up. Moses is saved from certain death by an assortment of characters who shelter him and expose him to a way of life and value system different from anything he has ever known.
#Freetopiary: An Occupy Fable by Peter Burnett. The only thing I really know about this one is that a young man is arrested for a cybercrime that he doesn’t commit.
Movie: Adam. This movie is about two very different people who begin a relationship and then wonder if they are too different for each other. I also haven’t watched this.
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis. This is a science fiction retelling of Snow White.
Lockwood And Co. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud. This is actually a book that I’m not really interested in so I’m going to put it up for a future giveaway.
Book Of The Month:
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter. After living in Chicago for 10 years, environmental lawyer, Abby goes back to her hometown for a case. As she gets deeper into the case, she begins to find connections between the company and the disappearance of a friend 10 years prior.
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. I wasn’t going to get this but I’ve been hearing really good things about it so I decided to give it a try. I don’t want to know much going into it not but I do know that it involves OCD and mental illness.
My Thrill Club:
My Thrill Club and My YA Reading Club are boxes from the same company and I never got my June YA Reading Club box and I’ve been sending emails and something always happened and I never got it. Well finally this month it was all sorted out and they spent me the box but instead of the YA box they sent me the Thrill box instead, which I am even happier about since I prefer that box anyway.
Brood by Chase Novak. This is actually the sequel to Breed, which I haven’t read but it’s about a couple who go to a fertility doctor and they have twins, but then the parents turn into animals or something like that. It sounds interesting but I definitely want to read the first book before I read Brood.
The Necromancer’s House by Christopher Buehlman. Andrew is a recovering alcoholic and a practicing warlock. He is also able to speak with the dead through film. His house is a maze of booby traps and escape tunnels. He has known that magic is a brutal game that requires blood sacrifice and a willingness to confront death. His many years of peace and comfort have left him soft, he is more concerned with maintaining false youth than he is with seeing to his own defense. Now a monster straight from the pages of Russian folklore is coming for him, and frost and death are coming with her.
Movie: Amityville II: The Possession. I haven’t seen this moview either but I believe it’s the sequel to the original Amityville Horror.
Those are all the books that I got in October and November. I cancelled My YA Reading Club and will probably cancel one or two more in January when the prepay is up because I have to get some of my TBR down, it is massive!