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Book Review: Unspoken - C.C. Hunter

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Unspoken - C.C. Hunter Despite her superhuman strength and enhanced senses, Della Tsang's life as a vampire certainly hasn't been easy.  Especially since she was reborn and bound to the mysterious, infuriating, and gorgeous Chase Tallman. But if there's one thing that's always kept Della going, it's  her dream of being an elite paranormal investigator.  Her newest case is the opportunity she's been waiting for, but as Della tries to solve the twenty year old murder and clear her father's name.  She uncovers secrets about the vampire council.  And about Chase. Feeling betrayed by all the secrets he's kept hidden from her, Della is determined to keep him as far away from her heart as she can.  But she'll need his help to solve the case that will lead them into the darkest and ugliest vampire gangs in town and into the scariest reaches of her heart.
4/5 stars (really liked it) Sometimes I wanted to smack Della and sometimes I wanted to smack Chase.  And …

Book Review: Nightfall - Jake Halpern, Peter Kujawinski

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Nightfall - Jake Halpern, Peter Kujawinski The dark will bring your worst nightmares to light, in this gripping and eerie survival story, perfect for fans of James Dashner and Neil Gaiman.
On Marin's island, sunrise doesn't come every twenty-four hours--it comes every twenty-eight years.  Now the sun is just a sliver of light on the horizon.  The weather is turning cold and the shadows are growing long.
Because sunset triggers the tide to roll out hundreds of miles, the islanders are frantically preparing to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night.
Marin and her twin brother, Kana, help their anxious parents ready the house for departure.  Locks must be taken off doors.  Furniture must be arranged.  Tables must be set.  The rituals are puzzling--bizarre, even--but none of the adults in town will discuss why it has to be done this way.
Just as the ships are about to sail, a teenage boy goes missing--the twins' friend Line.  Marin and Kana are the only ones who kn…

Book Review: Dark Places - Gillian Flynn

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Dark Places - Gillian Flynn Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in the cupboard.  Her evidence helped put him away.  Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day Fund'.  But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate.  When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept.  But this is no ordinary gathering.  The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent.
Ben was a social misfit, ground down by the small-town farming community in which he lived.  But he did have a girlfriend - a brooding heavy metal fan called Diondra.  Through her, Ben became involved with drugs and the dark arts.  When the town suddenly turned against him, his thoughts turned black.  But was he capable of murder?  Libby must delve into her family's past to uncover the tr…