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What We’re Reading #62

We are back with our weekly review round-up and hope you find a new favorite! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles.

Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror edited by Samantha Kolesnik

A fateful family trip to an amusement park. An island movie theater that takes more than the patrons’ cash. A cross-country drive with an unexpected encounter. A family man hellbent on making great time, no matter the cost.

Fourteen horror authors share terrifying and twisted tales of summer vacation gone wrong in Worst Laid Plans: an Anthology of Vacation Horror.

This anthology includes stories by V. Castro, Hailey Piper, Patrick Lacey, Scott Cole, Laura Keating, Malcolm Mills, Jeremy Herbert, S. E. Howard, Chad Stroup, Kenzie Jennings, Waylon Jordan, Greg Sisco, Asher Ellis, and Mark Wheaton, as well as a special introduction by Sadie Hartmann. 

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Audra’s Teaser Review

I had a good time with all of the stories—something that can be unusual for anthologies! There is a wide array of different types of stories—monster tales, weird stories, serial killers—there’s a little something to scare you off any vacation you might have had in mind.

Read Audra’s entire review at Goodreads.


Food Fright by Nico Bell

Food Fright by Nico Bell

High school junior Cassie Adler just wanted the bullying to stop. She thought gaining a spot on the varsity soccer team would whip up instant friends, but it isn’t until the popular girls need Cassie’s help that they acknowledge her presence. Cassie reluctantly agrees to participate in a prank that turns sour fast. Now with blood on their hands, she and the popular girls race to cover their tracks. But something savage knows what they’ve done, and it’s hungry for revenge. Can Cassie redeem herself before it’s too late, or will her deadly sins ketchup to her?

Book 7 in the Rewind-or-Die series: imagine your local movie rental store back in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, remember all those fantastic covers. Remember taking those movies home and watching in awe as the stories unfolded in nasty rainbows of gore, remember the atmosphere and textures. Remember the blood.

Amazon | Goodreads

Emily’s Teaser Review

Food Fright is such a fun read! I buddy read this with my friend Becca, and we both really enjoyed it. This story is amusing and creative, and it was exactly what I needed from a horror novella with silly & bizarre deaths.

Read Emily’s entire review at Goodreads.


Bloody Legends by Andrea Merchak

Bloody Legends tells the story of Daniel Cooper, who after an invitation from friends to hunt, sees its most violent and morbid fantasies come forth into a compulsive desire to perpetrate murder crimes based on famous urban legends.

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Alex’s Teaser Review

If you like urban legends and bloody horror then this is definitely the book for you! Andrea Merchak takes the reader on an explosive killing spree ride and explores a lot of our favorite urban legends along the way. In Bloody Legends, our killer believes his “art” is bringing these urban legends to life in a way to always be remembered – both he and the victims.

Read Alex’s entire review at Goodreads.


Thank you for joining us today! We hope you found something to add to your tbr list. Please share your recent reads with us in the comments below.

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