Recent Reads: 30 September – 6 October 2018


This week has been jam-packed full of future planning and with some reading on the side. Check out which FOUR books I ran into this past week!



Sunday (30 September)

Insanity by Susan Vaught *currently reading*


insanityNever, Kentucky is not your average scenic small town. It is a crossways, a place where the dead and the living can find no peace. Not that Forest, an 18-year-old foster kid who works the graveyard shift at Lincoln Hospital, knew this when she applied for the job. Lincoln is a huge state mental institution, a good place for Forest to make some money to pay for college. But along with hundreds of very unstable patients, it also has underground tunnels, bell towers that ring unexpectedly, and a closet that holds more than just donated clothing….When the dead husband of one of Forest’s patients makes an appearance late one night, seemingly accompanied by an agent of the Devil, Forest loses all sense of reality and all sense of time. Terrified, she knows she has a part to play, and when she does so, she finds a heritage that she never expected.

With her deep knowledge of mental illness and mental institutions, Susan Vaught brings readers a fascinating and completely creepy new book intertwining the stories of three young people who find themselves haunted beyond imagining in the depths of Lincoln Hospital.


Published: 18 February 2018

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Genre: Young Adult Horror

Pages: 384

Monday (1st October)

Fragments of Ash (A Modern Fairytale #7) by Katy Regnery


FoAFrom New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale, Cinderella!

My name is Ashley Ellis…

I was thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.

When I turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched “work” he expected me to do.

With the help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier’s clutches, but his twin sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at nothing to return my virgin body to their father

…dead or alive.

** Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**


Published: 1 October 2018

Publisher: Katharine Gilliam Regnery

Genre: Adult Dark Contemporary / Romance

Pages: 300


Check out my book review post from the Official Book Tour!

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are of my own and are not influenced in any way.*

Tuesday (2nd October)

The Telling (The Spinner Saga #1) by K.J. Moullen


TtellingSixteen-year-old Blaine’s life has been a string of new schools as she and her mother keep on the move. But when she begins seeing flashes of light and visions of a man’s silhouette, her mom reveals that she is from Renault, a different realm in the universe.

Blaine is confused but there’s no time for questions as she soon finds herself thrust into Renault and running for her life with a mysterious boy named Elian at her side. As evil surges in the heart of the universe, it’s up to Blaine and Elian to conquer not only her mounting doubt but destiny itself.


Published: 4 April 2018

Publisher: Mascot Books

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 304


Check out my book review post from the Official Book Tour!

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are of my own and are not influenced in any way.*

Saturday (6 October)

After the Fire by Will Hill *currently reading*


after the fireThe things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.

Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everything—and Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences.

But there are lies behind Father John’s words. Outside, there are different truths.

Then came the fire.


Published: 2 October 2018

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Pages: 464

Favorite Book of the Week: After the Fire

# of Pages Read: 753

Total # of Books Read: Completed 2, Started 2

For this next week, I hope to finish After the Fire and Insanity while also reading four other stories!

What books did you read this week??

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Until next time..

Happy Reading,


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