Friday, 18 September 2015

Books I'm Loving #1


Young Victoria McQueen has a gift for finding things: a lost bracelet, a treasured photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. All she has to do is ride her bike through the Shorter Way Bridge and she'll come out the other end wherever she needs to be . . . even if that's hundreds of miles away. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability because she knows that no one would understand it. She doesn't understand it herself. And then she discovers she's not the only one with a special gift.
There are others . . . like Charlie Manx, who takes children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. Charlie drives his precious passengers away from all they've ever known: their families, their homes, even their own humanity. By the time they get where they're going - an astonishing secret place called Christmasland - they've changed, utterly. By the time they get out of the Wraith, they're truly Charlie's children; as unstoppable and insane as Manx himself.
Only one kid ever escaped Charlie Manx: a very lucky girl named Vic McQueen. But the end of that nightmare was just the beginning of another. Vic's first brush with Manx lit the fuse on a life-and-death battle of wills, her magic pitted against his . . . a battle that explodes a quarter century later. Because now Manx has taken Vic's own son. And Vic McQueen is going to get him back. Or die trying.

Ok so the blurb on this one is hella long but this book is amazing. I think I had it for about 3 months before I started reading it (I'm one of those people). I would highly recommend this book if you like horrors because it is such an original story. This book creeped me out so much and as soon as I got into it, I couldn't stop. Although, like most books, I was quite disappointed with the ending.

'Buy my stepfather's ghost' read the e-mail.
So Jude did.
He bought it, in the shape of the dead man's suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the occult books and all the rest of the paraphernalia that goes along with his kind of hard/goth rock.
But the rest of his collection doesn't make the house feel cold. The bones don't make the dogs bark; the movie doesn't make Jude feel as if he's being watched. And none of the artefacts bring a vengeful old ghost with black scribbles over his eyes out of the shadows to chase Jude out of his home, and make him run for his life . . .

So I bought these two books at different times and didn't realise until like a week ago that they are by the same author, what a dope! This is another horror that I've only really just started reading. It's amazing. The author is quickly becoming one of my favourites and no wonder he's so amazing, he happens to be the son of Stephen King! This has great reviews and I can't wait to get into it.

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class.
When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh.
Melanie is a very special girl.

This is the book that I'm currently engrossed in and as cliche as it is, I can't put it down. I wish my boyfriend would leave me alone for a couple of days so I could finish this book. Spoiler, but it's about zombies. If you didn't get that from the blurb you clearly don't like zombies. I love zombies. I have a slight obsession with them and this is such an original idea. I can feel myself loving the characters, especially Melanie. I really hope the ending of this isn't going to be as heartbreaking as I fear.

That's it for the books I've been loving this month. Let me know what you've been loving and if you have any recommendations for books similar to these, as you can see I like my horror books.  

Til' next time! XOXO

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