The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe ~ Book Review

Hai peeps! I just finished a really good book by Dan Poblocki.

Something sinister lurks in the woods outside of Slade.

Gabe has seen it, or thinks he has- a shadow standing at the treeline, watching Gabe’s house with faintly glowing eyes.

Dispite Gabe’s misgivings, his new friend Seth relishes the creepy atmosphere of the forest. It’s the perfect setting for his imaginary struggle against the Hunter, a deformed child-eating creature said to leave the bones of his victims in his wake. It’s just a game, but it’s all a bit much for Gabe, who loses interest as summer ends and the days grow shorter.

But then strange things start to happen. Frightening things. And Gabe knows it has something to do with the dark figure watching him from the woods.

Is Seth out to teach Gabe a lesson? Or is the Hunter more than just a myth? Gabe isn’t sure which option is more horrifying, but he’s determined to learn the truth before someone gets hurt… or worse.

(^From the back of the book^)

I bought this book yesterday amd couldn’t put it down til it was over. There were so many twists and turns, and just when you think you know the answer something pops up that turns you on your ear!

There’s no swearing, but it is very violent and gory.

I’d recommend a 13+ for this one. And plenty of light, it gets pretty spooky!

I loved the plot and characters, 10/10 would recommend for anyone who loves horror.

Thanks for reading!


Two Little Girls in Blue: Review


Happy late new year!


Review2 10/10

Review1 Two Little Girls in Blue

Review3 Mary Higgins Clark


In a riveting new thriller, worldwide bestselling suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark weaves the mystery of twin telepathy into a mother’s search for a kidnapped child, presumed dead.

Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third birthday of their twin girls, Kelly and Kathy, with an afternoon party in their new home, a modest fixer-upper in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

The evening of the twins’ birthday party, Steve and Margaret attend a black-tie dinner in New York. When they return home, the police are in the house, and they are told that the babysitter had been found unconscious, the children are gone, and a note demanding an eight-million-dollar ransom had been left in their room.

Steve Frawley’s firm, a global investment company, agrees to pay the ransom. The kidnapper, who identifies himself as the “Pied Piper,” makes his terms known — on delivery of the ransom, a call will come, revealing the girls’ whereabouts. The call comes, but only Kelly is in the car parked behind a deserted restaurant. The driver is dead from a gunshot wound and has left a suicide note, saying he had inadvertently killed Kathy and had dumped her body in the ocean.

At the private memorial Mass for Kathy, Kelly tugs Margaret’s arm and says: “Mommy, Kathy is very scared of that lady. She wants to come home right now.” More unexplainable occurrences follow, indicating that Kelly is in touch with Kathy. At first, no one except the mother believes that the twins are communicating and that Kathy is still alive. As Kelly’s warnings become increasingly specific and alarming, however, FBI agents set out on a search for Kathy. The novel reaches a breathtaking climax as they close in on the Pied Piper and his accomplices, while Kathy’s life hangs by a thread.

In delving into the well-documented but still unexplained phenomenon of twin telepathy, Mary Higgins Clark tells a spellbinding tale that takes us deep into the minds of her characters while lifting us to the heights of suspense.

No. It was wonderfully written, the characters were realistic. I couldn’t put it down!
In the past I’ve only ever read Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Sherlock Holmes, and Agatha Christie when it came to mystery. But a few months ago our neighbor gave me Deck the Halls, because she had two. She had only good things to say about Clark, so when I saw two more of her books at The Salvation Army and a thrift store, of course I had to buy them! This was my first time reading Clark, but I can guarantee it won’t be my last.
Review7 4/5 (abuse, murder, and a car accident)
Review8 Not really. But it’s definitely not for kids .)
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Hope ya’ll enjoyed this review, I’m really going to try to keep it up this year.

Divergent: Review

Heyo Charmlings!!!


Review2 7/10

Review1 Divergent

Review3 Veronica Roth


In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.



Review7 5/5

Review8 Some kissing and talk of things but not to much.

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I’m sorry for not posting much lately, things have gotten even crazier around here! We’re now raising sheep.


Mini Review: The Kid Who Became President

Review2 5/5

Review1 The Kid Who Became President

Review3 Dan Gutman

Review4 2000


Judson Moon has done a big flip-flop. Immediately after being elected President of the United States, he resigned. Now, after a heart-to-heart with his running mate (and ex-babysitter) June Syers, Judd has decided to take office after all: He wants to make a difference.
Being President is anything but easy. Between dealing with a crazed South American dictator and people who are trying to kill him, Judson starts to wonder if it wouldn’t be better just to go back to being a kid in Madison, Wisconsin. But with a lot of help from his friends, Judson might just figure everything out.


No. But there are a few points I’d like to talk about.

I started this book because I was bored and didn’t feel like reading a long, engrossing book. (Like all the others on my TBR) It soon became apparent that this was not the fluffy, sappy children’s book I first believed. The Kid Who Became President touches on quite a few things. Like how the press will say what they want people to believe, that not everyone is perfect, and freedom. Here are some quotes-

The presidency is like a suit. Many try it on. Sometimes it fits. Sometimes not. And sometimes… one grows into it.

pg. 177


I learned that no matter what you do, a lot of people are going to be angry. Let me give you some examples. The President has to find a way to protect the nation’s forests and also protect the job of a man who makes a living cutting down trees. The President has to help the poor without penalizing people who worked hard to become rich. The President has to work to end prejudice and also protect a bigot’s freedom of speech. The President has to reduce people’s taxes without taking away the services people need.

pg. 209

There was very little violence (one man is shot, there’s talk of war, etc) or anything inappropriate. I highly recommend it for all ages.



Mini Review: Stormbreaker

Review2 5/5

Review1 Alex Rider: Stormbreaker

Review3 Anthony Horowitz

Review4 2004


They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle’s windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn’t know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be murdered in cold blood.



Review7 9/10 Very, very, very violent.

Review9 Yes. Some, but not much.

Review8 No, not in this book.



Mini Review: Artemis Fowl

Review2 5/5Book120

Review1 Artemis Fowl

Review3 Eoin Colfer

Review4 2003


Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories—they’re dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.



Review7 8/10 Pretty violent. Lots of trolls and one really violent scene. Nothing too horrible, though.

Review9 Um, not too much. Some very minor curse words.

Review8 No.

Well? What do you think?



Mini Review: Clockwork Angel

Review2   4/5Book102

Review1  Clockwork Angel

Review3  Cassandra Clare

Review4  2010

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…


Not really. The way Clare writes kinda reminds me of myself. The way we describe things and write characters is very similar. I just wish it was longer.

Review7  8/10 very violent with lots of blood and gore and torture. A really lovely read! ,)

Review9   A few minor swear words, nothing too horrible.

Review8.png  Some innuendoes. There’s two teenage boys, its to be expected. A few mentions of brothels and one scene near the end that is a little suggestive.

Well. I hope you enjoyed my first Mini Review!