Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

Everything from the cover to the title to the synopsis made me know I would love this book. And I was not disappointed at all. A wonderful mix of magic and creepiness. A large haunted house in the midst of winter? Yes please. This book was perfect for me. Wonderfully drawn out characters and the romance was very sweet and we’ll done. I enjoyed the main character a lot. It can be very difficult to be kind when everyone around you is anything but. It was a different kind of strength and one I loved reading about. I’m definitely going to be watching for future books by this author. Loved it!

I received a copy of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Mask of Mirrors by: M.A. Carrick

I thought this was going to be a slower read for me, but I was very wrong. This story drew me in right away once I met Ren and Tess. The strengths of their character was plain to see from the get go and I loved them immediately. The world building was very detailed and in depth, just adding layers to an already rich story. The magic system was very interesting and well described. There wasn’t a lot of romance, but there is the hint of more to come. The characters themselves were all amazingly well done. Very well fleshed out and I actually enjoyed reading about all of them, which to be honest, doesn’t always happen. There is plenty of mystery and intrigue, but also a wonderful amount of suspense and action. This is the first book I have read of either of these authors, but that’s something I plan to remedy very soon. I would definitely consider this to be an epic fantasy, but at over 800 pages it honestly didn’t seem long enough. I’m going to buy this book as soon as it comes out and will eagerly be awaiting the next instalment. I was very impressed by this book.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

An Unexpected Peril by: Deanna Raybourn

Another wonderful addition to a wonderful series. Deanna Rayborn has created such a wonderful character in Veronica Speedwell. She is strong, intelligent, and full of energy. The chemistry between her and Stoker is just perfectly done and their adventures are always such a pleasure to read about. I’m glad this series is still going and I plan on reading them all from the beginning again soon. Perfect for lovers of mystery and adventure. Can’t wait to keep reading what Deanna Rayborn creates! Also the covers are all so beautiful!

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Send Me Their Souls by: Sara Wolf

What an exciting finish to the series! I love these books from the start. The main character is feisty and very sarcastic, which I love. She was strong but flawed and it made her more relatable. The side characters were all amazing as well and wonderfully written. This is a world that clearly shows not everything is black and white. Sometimes people do terrible things for reasons they think are good. I’m looking forward to whatever this author brings to the table next. And that cover! It’s amazing!

Kingdom of the Wicked by: Kerri Maniscalco

This was a great book to read during spooky season. This book starts you off right with a chilling atmosphere and intriguing beginning. I was honestly hooked from the first sentence. This was my first read from this author but I’m definitely going to be starting her Stalking Jack the Ripper series after this. The story starts you off right with the introduction of twin sisters and their amulets, making it clear that both are absolutely important to the story. This book had it all, mystery, intrigue, action, witches and dark powers and a touch of romance as well. Loved it! The end was a bit predictable, but overall this was an amazing read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a quick, purely entertaining read, I would highly recommend this.

I was provided this book by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Don’t you love the super creepy cover?

The Woman in the Mirror by: Rebecca James

This book was a perfect start to the spooky season. The title and the cover drew me in immediately. This is another gothic mystery centering around a wonderfully creepy house in a wonderfully creepy Seaside area. This book had a past and present element that was very well done. I found both stories to be completely interesting to read about and I read this Book quickly. Definitely recommend reading this book during the day or with the light on. I truly enjoyed this book. If you’re looking for a fun but dark and creepy book, I would highly recommend this. Perfect for fall weather.

The Woman in the Mirror: A Novel


Rebecca by: Daphne Du Maurier

This was a book I had been meaning to read for years but never got around to. The last couple of months I’ve been on a bit of a gothic book binge, so I figured it was time. This book was a surprising read. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The story was smooth and I really enjoyed the characters. The atmosphere was perfectly done and it made Manderly itself feel like its own character. I can definitely see why this book is considered a classic. I really enjoyed this book and am very interested in reading her other books. This was a perfect curl up and be cozy read and I highly recommend it.

The Memory of Babel By: Christelle Dabos

I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since I finished The Missing of Clairdelune. I was very excited to start it! I loved every single moment of this book. It was perfect and everything I was hoping it would be. The ending of The Missing of Clairedelune was an intense cliffhanger and I’ve been very impatiently waiting for this book. I was struck once again by the pure imagination in this story. Christelle Dabos is a brilliant storyteller and everything about the world she created is interesting. The characters are wonderful and varied and I found each one of them brought something important to the story. Ophelia is, of course, my favorite. A flawed character and not the typical type of heroine, but she fits this story perfectly. If you enjoyed the first two books, you will definitely love this installment as well. I can’t wait for the fourth book! But I know I have to wait longer than usual, since it will have to be translated. The moment I can read it, I will. I already have this one on pre-order for when it is released in September and then I want to re-read all three back to back. I love this series and it will always be a favorite.

I was provided a copy of this book by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

The Memory of Babel: Book Three of The Mirror Visitor Quartet

House of Salt and Sorrows By Erin A. Craig

Every once in a while a book comes along that you just know you’re going to love. This was such a book. The description, cover and title drew me in and the story kept me absorbed. I love anything to do with the sea and anything gothic and this book has both. It was practically perfect in every way. Strong storytelling, wonderful characters, atmospheric setting. I seriously adored this book! If you’re into creepy stories, read this. It was awesome.

Where Dreams Descend By: Janella Angeles

A very interesting and exciting premise! A nice mix of magic and danger in a very interesting setting. The romance in the story is well done and the characters are interesting. Quite an enjoyable story all together. I like the way she described the magic and illusions, it was very well done. Even the cover on this book is intriguing. Look forward to seeing what else this author writes! Great for fans of Caraval.