The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich | Is it paranormal? Is it psychological? Well, it’s up to you to decide

the-dead-house

So on the last week of October, I decided to reread one of my favourite books, The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich.

And since I’m always trying to get more people to read Dawn Kurtagich books, I made this week into a little readalong with my friends Charlotte (@BookmarksAndBlogging), Aimee (@lovelybookloves) and Molly (@Molly’sBookNook).

And now that my love has been renewed, I’m here to write a new review. Yes – a NEW one, because the review I had before was uploaded right at the beginning of my blogging life…that meaning, it was rubbish. Here’s to hoping this one will do it more justice.

So let’s talk about The Dead House!

the-dead-house

Title: The Dead House

Author: Dawn Kurtagich

Publisher: Indigo

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Horror

Number of Pages:  440

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Let’s talk…Genre stereotypes and the clouding of judgement (+ some recommendations!)

genre stereotypes

So when trying to decide this week’s discussion post, I thought I’d just stick to the stereotype theme. Since last Sunday I confessed the fact that I am a stereotypical bookworm (sort of), I might as well, right?

Ahhhhh stereotypes. Aren’t they just everywhere? Greeting us like old friends. Or rather…making barriers and giving people clouded judgements in absolutely everything and basically causing all the prejudice in the world. 

Yeah. That.

But surely it doesn’t go that far, right?

Well, let’s see…

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June Wrap Up

June wrap up

Did June even happen?

Apparently so.

It still hasn’t sunk in that here in England, it’s actually Summer now – not that the weather has done anything to help remind me. So all those books I’ve held off “until Summer when I have more time”…well, now’s the time.

Anyway, it’s the start of July, meaning a June Wrap-Up is needed. So here we are!

As always, this will be a long post so get comfy and enjoy!

I call this photo “The one in which I nearly give myself concussion trying to balance 9 books on my head”. Bit of a mouthful, but true.

June

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Not Daring To Trust Anyone In The Creeper Man By Dawn Kurtagich

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*All reviews I write are spoiler free*

How happy I am to finally be writing this review!

Ever since reading The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, I’ve been obsessed. I talk about it all the time. If you have me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen.

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when Dawn offered to send me an ARC to review of her new book, The Creeper Man! 😀

Seriously, I ran downstairs and started jumping up and down practically screaming at my dad in incoherent nonsense.

So let’s talk about The Creeper Man!

(though maybe you don’t want to…talking about him can summon terrible things…DUN DUN DUNNNNN)

The Creeper Man

Title: The Creeper Man (UK) / And The Trees Crept In (US)

Author: Dawn Kurtagich

Publisher: Indigo/Orion (this edition)

Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Mystery

Series Status: Standalone

Number of Pages:  371

Release date: July 14th 2016 (UK) / September 6th 2016 (US)

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The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Review written 18th October 2015

Woman in black

Title: The Woman in Black

Author: Susan Hill

Series status: The 1st book in a duo/ has a prequel

Publisher: Longman Imprint Books

Number of Pages: 122

 

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Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Review written 18th October 2015

Pet Sematary

Title: Pet Sematary

Author: Stephen King

Series status: Standalone novel

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton/ Hodder Paperbacks

Number of pages: 465

 

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