The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

Friends, this book was exactly what my reading/fantasy slump needed! The Last Time I Lied is a fantastically plotted thriller that kept me guessing until the very end. This is the summer camp thriller you've been waiting for!

Fifteen years ago, Emma was 13 and spending her first summer at Camp Nightingale. Two weeks later her cabinmates disappeared, never to be seen again. Unless you consider the fact that she's haunted by what happened that night and secretly paints them into each of her paintings. Now Camp Nightingale is set to reopen for the first time since that summer and Emma is among a handful of prior campers returning as instructors.Continue reading...

The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire.

Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book started strong and appeared to be full of spooky folklore, overall this book unfortunately did not live up to my expectations as it quickly descended into drama, angst, and a predictable plot. While it is a fast read, I found the characters to be one-dimensional and mostly unlikable, lacking growth, and I was left wanting more about the characters and the world. Continue reading...

13 Anticipated Reads for September 2018

It's that time of the month where I start to panic at all the exciting upcoming releases and sob about how they all seem to have the same publication date! September 2018 is an amazing month for sff lovers and I am so excited to buy everything look from afar during my book ban!

RIP my book ban because I already have two of these pre-ordered and am considering buying a couple more. Don't @ me. Continue reading...

Reading Around the Globe: fictionologyst

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post.
  1. What is your name? My full name is Fani Carolina, but you could just call me Carolina, or Olin for short!
  2. Blog URL? fictionologyst.wordpress.com
  3. Twitter handle? @fictionologyst
  4. Where do you live? Yogyakarta, Indonesia! Continue reading...

The Siren and The Specter by Jonathan Janz

It’s 7:33 p.m. on a balmy summer evening in Northern California. I am about 25% into this book when the narrative creeps me out so thoroughly that I turned on every single light in my apartment (and it doesn’t get dark for another hour). For the remainder of the book I am captivated by the terrifying story and oscillate between abject horror of both the human and spiritual variety. Honestly I think I have like 8 highlights in my eARC that just have “NOPE” as a comment.

“So what do you think?”
Ralph peered over the river. “I think that’s the creepiest fucking thing I’ve ever heard.”

Same Ralph, same.Continue reading...