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About the Book

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp comes a shocking new thriller about a group of friends tied together by a game and the deadly weekend that tears them apart.

FIVE friends go to a cabin.
FOUR of them are hiding secrets.
THREE years of history bind them.
TWO are doomed from the start.
ONE person wants to end this.
NO ONE IS SAFE.

Are you ready to play?

Review

IT’S SPOOKY SEASON! And this is the best book to dive into for all the season feels. Think Clue meets RPGs meets thriller. And it’s got diversity! So it’s like the spooky read we’ve all been needing. Plus the spooky cabin in the woods setting is basically a fall necessity so I was already hooked before I even started. But the contents are also so wild and intense so I was still hooked right until the very end.

So this book features a rag tag group of friends. And I love how they’re the type of people that you wouldn’t expect to be friends but somehow they just work. While this book was spooky at times, it wasn’t the main focus. It was more of a thriller than a horror for sure but there was also LOADS of drama! I mean, if you have a bunch of friends thrown together in this type of situation drama is bound to follow!

This is overall a fun and crazy read! It’s got a little bit of something in it for so many people and is constantly edges the line of spooky. Plus you get to play the guessing game of who-done-it! And I ALWAYS love stories that give me a bit of a mystery!

About the Author

Marieke Nijkamp a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek.

*I received an arc in exchange for an honest review*

Reverie Review

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About the Book

Inception meets The Magicians in the most imaginative YA debut of the year!

All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And it’s not just Kane who’s different, the world feels off, reality itself seems different.

As Kane pieces together clues, three almost-strangers claim to be his friends and the only people who can truly tell him what’s going on. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident. And when a sinister force threatens to alter reality for good, they will have to do everything they can to stop it before it unravels everything they know.

This wildly imaginative debut explores what happens when the secret worlds that people hide within themselves come to light.

Review

A very happy (and almost late, oops!) pub day to this amazing book! It’s finals week for me, so I’ve been writing papers all day. BUT, let’s discuss this book and all its magical amazingness. I’m just gonna throw it out there, this book is gay. And I LOVE it for that! It’s exactly what I expected and what I wanted and needed in my life!

Now, I know I’m probably not supposed to say this, but I found my new favorite villain. You know, there’s just some amazingly written villains out there (or annoying enough protagonists that make you root for the villain… but that’s another story) that just makes you say: yas kween!

So, the world building and whole book is a little confusing, but that’s part of its beauty. Sometimes you just need your mind blown a little and to just walk away not fully knowing what you read, but knowing it was queer amazingness. I don’t know, maybe it’s my love for all things trippy (here’s to you Alice), but I love when a book just explodes my brain. And add in some glitter and I might just salivate while reading.

About the Author

Ryan La Sala is a fantasy writer rooted in the northeast United States. His first book, REVERIE, is a YA fantasy due for publication with Sourcebooks FIRE on December 3, 2019. It’s about what happens when your dreams chase you back, and yes it has a drag queen sorceress as the villain.

*I received a copy of Reverie in exchange for an honest review*