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What We’re Reading #59

We’re back with our recently recommended reads and linkage to our full reviews. Check out the previous 58 editions by hitting the tag up above!

Playing Possum by Stephanie Rabig

Tiffany: Despite her dead-end job, her life is going pretty well. She has a decent place to live, good friends, and she’s saving up for an engagement ring for her longtime girlfriend.Then she’s ambushed in a deserted parking lot by the unlikeliest of predators… PLAY DEAD

Vanessa: Horrified by Tiffany’s close call, she at least believes that the worst is over now. But then Tiffany starts acting strangely. And are her teeth getting sharper…?OR FIGHT BACK

Rebecca and John: The chief of police and her husband took their niece Vanessa in years ago when her father threw her out. They’re used to caring for everyone (including the strays their daughter Sophia brings home). But when the town comes under attack from ravenous furry hellbeasts, it might be all they can do to just protect themselves…NOTHING WILL SAVE YOU NOW.

This is a Creature Feature For Charity, with all proceeds going to the World Wildlife Fund. Cover art by Kealan Patrick Burke.

Amazon | Goodreads

Alex’s Teaser Review

Definitely check this book out if you are into creature features and SyFy-esque horror! A fun ride that I recommend.

Read Alex’s entire review at Goodreads.


The Festering Ones by S.H. Cooper

The Festering Ones by S.H. Cooper

A monster lurking in the mountain.

A mysterious cult seeking a doorway.

An otherworldly evil waiting to be unleashed.

Faith York was a young girl when she saw her father dragged into the ground by a spider-armed woman, never to be seen again. Twenty years later, the events of that day continue to haunt her, and her need for answers has only grown stronger with time. After her estranged mother’s death forces her to return home, old wounds are reopened and Faith finally decides to face her demons. What started as a search for closure soon pits her against a shadowy cult known as The Gathered and the eldritch beings they worship. With reality becoming more blurred by the day and the thousand eyes of an alien deity fixed on her, Faith must decide if the dark secrets of White Crow Mountain are really worth losing herself over. 

Amazon | Goodreads

Laurie’s Teaser Review

If you like your horror with creepy many armed lady monsters who jump out of a hidey-hole in the woods and grab a man and drag him down to their lair where he’s never seen or heard from again, you’re going to love this one!

Read Laurie’s entire review at her blog Bark At The Ghouls.


Seeing Things by Sonora Taylor

Abby Gillman has discovered that with growing up, there comes a lot of blood. But nothing prepares her for the trail of blood she sees in the hallway after class – or the ghost she finds crammed inside an abandoned locker.

No one believes Abby, of course. She’s only seeing things. As much as Abby wants to be believed, what she wants more is to know why she can suddenly see the dead. Unfortunately, they won’t tell her. In fact, none of them will speak to her. At all.

Abby leaves for her annual summer visit to her uncle’s house with tons of questions. The visit will give her answers the ghosts won’t – but she may not like what she finds out.

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Alex’s Teaser Review

Highly recommend this one! I could even read a series with this character as the lead if that would ever happen! 4 stars!

Read Alex’s entire review at Goodreads.

Emily’s Teaser Review

This is a great seasonal summer horror read, and you should definitely add it to your list.

Read Emily’s entire review at Goodreads.

Jen’s Teaser Review

I’m so happy Taylor has gifted us with a ghost story. Combining my favorite horror element (ghosts) with her storytelling really put me in my happy place with this one!

Read Jen’s entire review at her blog Book Den.

Audra’s Teaser Review

This novella is a perfect summer afternoon read. Horror narratives about kids always get me—I’m a sucker for a tale that’s equally heartwarming and horrifying.

Read Audra’s entire review at Goodreads.


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