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Book Review: The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki

When I read horror or thriller books the mission of the author is to make me feel creep-ed out. Dan Poblocki is one of those authors that can really creep-ed me out.

      Random House Published Aug 24, 2010           336 Pages
Random House
Published Aug 24, 2010
336 Pages

Timothy July is having nightmares; nightmares about creepy jars in his history class staring at him, about his brother, Army Soldier, in a coma and a new girl named Abigail that he really didn’t care to notice before.

The thing about Timothy’s nightmares is he is starting to see them in real life and is having a hard time figuring out what is real or not. But low and behold the girl he didn’t notice before Abigail seems to be able to hold the answers to his nightmares and other weird things going on between Timothy’s best friend and history teacher.

This book was creepy, enticing and a bit scary (even for an adult). From the beginning you instantly want more. Poblocki (the author) doesn’t take 5-8 chapters to get juicy; when Timothy and Abigail first speak you’re already like “what the heck.” You want more and that is what makes the book perfect.

The imagery was also on point. I don’t just mean “her hair was fiery red” no I mean describing a stalking shadow in the corner of your room and the big ,once abandoned ,house on the dead end street.

The only downfall to this book is it stalled while the kids were finding answers. Other than that the book has a lot of surprised and things just don’t go back to the way things were i.e. everyone is happy and singing.

I think this book is perfect for not only adults that want to be spooked a bit but for teens that enjoy a good shake in the books. Over all the book gets a 9 out of 10. It breaks all the rules of children looking for answers they shouldn’t even be looking for.

 

R.I.P. Vince Flynn

Sad week in the literature world; Yesterday it was reported that mystery and thriller writer Vince Flynn passed away from prostate cancer at age 47.

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Flynn, the fifth child of seven, was able to achieve success by self publishing his first book “Term Limits” after 60 rejection letters. He is well known for his Mitch Rapp series which includes 14 books.

 

It’s sad lost in the literature world. Although I have never read his books but I know plenty of people that have.

R.I.P. Mr. Flynn

April 2013 New Book Releases

April will be a busy month for readers. I’m not going to lie there are a few books that I am looking forward to and h

Goodreads.com
Goodreads.com

ave them pre-order :) But before you view this list, I need people to understand this:

Even if you are unable to buy books, go to the library and check them out. The library is going through some funny business and there needs to be some more enthusiasm from the public. You really don’t want the library to become like the post office -.-

Anyway enjoy the list!

  1. Paulo Coelho- Manuscript Found in Accra [4.2.2013]
  2. Jennifer E. Smith- This is What Happy Looks Like [4.2.2013]
  3. Kate Atkinson- Life After Life [4.2.2013]
  4. Shana Abe- The Sweetest Dark [4.2.2013]
  5. Patrick Rothfuss- The Wise Man’s Fear (paperback) [4.2.2013]
  6. Gwyneth Paltrow- It’s All Good [4.2.20130] * I love reading cooking books i.e. love to cook
  7. Lili St Crow- Nameless [4.4.2013]
  8. Brian McGreevy- Hemlock Grove [4.16.2013]
  9. Jeremy Haun & David Hine- The Darkness Rebirth Vol 2 [4.16.2013]
  10. Ellen Potter- The Humming Room (paperback) [4.16.201]
  11. Paul Cornell- London Falling [4.16.2013]
  12. Nancy Atherton- Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince [418.2013]
  13. David Sedaris- Let’ Explore Diabetes with Owls [4.23.2013]
  14. Jon Acuff- Start [4.23.2013]
  15. Neil Gaiman- Unnatural Creatures [4.23.2013]
  16. Edward Rutherford- Paris [4.23.2013]
  17. Walter Dean Myers- All the Right Things [4.23.2013
  18. Isabel Allende- Maya’s Notebook [4.23.2013]
  19. Julie Kagawa- The Eternity Cure [4.30.2013]
  20. Susanna Calkins- A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate [4.23.2013]