Let me start by saying that L.E. Modesitt Jr. is one of my favorite authors. He has a way of putting large scale things like politics and economics into his books with out the unnecessary info dump or boring the reader. This is the first book of his I ever read and I have devoured […]
A lot of descriptions that I read for the book, Final Girls compared it to a slasher movie. After reading the book, I can see why. The premise is the same. A group of college kids go on a weekend trip to a cabin and then they get murdered by a crazed killer on the loose. This sounds like most slasher movies of the late ’70s and the ’80s, like Halloween and Friday the 13th series for example. There’s even a lone survivor left to tell the tale.
Today is the anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s epic album Thriller. I wasn’t alive when it came out, but I love it anyway. The album was incredibly successful and still remains the best selling album of all time.
Every year I struggle to find books this time of year. I love Halloween, but I don’t care to be scared. I was always the kid who cried at the haunted house (and by kid I mean just last year). I try to look for books with the right ambiance for Halloween: dark, mysterious, possibly supernatural but not too frightening. This year I lucked out and found two books that have kept me entertained in the spirit of the holiday without actually causing me sleepless nights.
In the wake of her best friend Charlie’s death, Grace goes on a mission to find Charlie’s father. Things aren’t what they seem, though, and soon Grace starts to question what’s really going on. If you enjoyed The Girl on the Train, I think you’ll enjoy Louise Jensen’s debut novel, The Sister.