Top 5 Wednesday: Non-Horror Books that Scared You

Hey guys! I’m back with another Top 5 Wednesday post! Since it’s nearly Halloween I thought I’d discuss some books with spooky scenes and I find that I get scared more by non-scary books than I do scary books, if that makes sense?! I probably feel more prepared with a scary book because I’m expecting it to be scary but if I read a book with some spooky scenes that I wasn’t expecting, it catches me off guard!

In this post we can discuss books you found frightening or just specific scenes from those books that weren’t technically supposed to scare you, but did. Enjoy!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

The Scorch Trials1)  The Scorch Trials by James Dashner 

If you have been reading my blog for a while then you probably already know how much this book scared me. The start of it was terrifying and then there are some scenes later on that thoroughly creeped me out. This book gave me chills and I actually had goosebumps when I was reading it. It honestly scared the hell out of me and I really wasn’t expecting it! Definitely one of my favourite non-horror books! Plus the setting is kind of creepy too because it’s an apocalyptic book with cranks/zombies!



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ARC REVIEW: Chimera by C.D. Bell (Weregirl #2)

ChimeraTitle: Chimera by C. D. Bell
Pages: 400
Published by: Chooseco
Publication date: 1st November 2017
Genre: Fantasy/Supernatural
Format: eBook
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The forest is full of secrets.

Nessa Kurland is adjusting to life as a weregirl—she is transforming with ease and running with a pack she cares for deeply. Her boyfriend Luc is a fellow shifter, and Paravida, the corporation responsible for unethical genetic experiments on the residents of Tether, has pulled out of town, leaving the community safe.

But that’s just how it appears on the surface.

Nessa returns home from a run with the pack to find an FBI raid and the shocking news that her mother Vivian is being held without bail for violations so serious she may be facing life in prison. What did Nessa’s mother, a small-town vet tech, do to threaten Homeland Security? Vivian’s secret past leads Nessa to discover there is more to her own story than she ever imagined.

The wolves that are running through Tether’s woods are not the same pack Nessa knew before. These are not all natural wolves. And they are breeding.

Nessa’s transformation is only just beginning.

In CHIMERA, the second installment in the Weregirl trilogy, Nessa confronts the truth of who she is, where she comes from, and what she has to do to survive.

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! It’s been over a month since my last Top 5 Wednesday post and since I’ve been reading quite a bit recently I thought I’d update you all on where I’m up to with my books! Even though I work forty hours a week now I still find time to read on the train journey to work, on my break and then I get in a few hours before I go to bed. I’ve been told by so many people that they quit reading when they got a full time job and I’m determined not to do the same. I love reading and won’t let a job get in the way of that! So let me share my recent reads with you all!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.


To take part, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:

If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch: This book is just insane! Insane! I’m sure I’ve already spoken about it but basically the main character is in a coma after he was involved in an accident and his family are debating withdrawing life support. He’s aware of everything that’s going on around him but he can’t move or speak. He can’t do anything, he can only listen. He begins to suspect the accident that put him in hospital wasn’t an accident and that someone actually tried to kill him. So now he has to try and solve his own murder before his family decide to let him go. This is such an amazing and creative idea for a story??? I’m just blown away by it??? I’ve nearly finished this book and I’m so excited to see how it all ends! I have no idea what’s going to happen, I’m completely in the dark and I love it! I’m completely hooked on this story and I can’t wait to write a review for this book!

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden: I read the first Assassin’s Creed book in April which honestly seems like a lifetime ago now! When I started this I hadn’t realised how much I’d actually missed Ezio and how much I’d miss this world. I sat down with this book before bed and when I went to turn my light out I realised I’d already read 100 pages which is just insane. This is just a book you can truly get lost in and I can’t wait to lose myself some more in these pages!

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REVIEW: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (DC Icons #1)

Wonder WomanTitle: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Pages: 384
Published by: Penguin Books
Publication date: 31st August 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning…

Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world.

Alia is a Warbringer – a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer.

To save the world, they must stand side by side against the tide of war.

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October TBR!

Hey guys! Since I’ve been working full time I’ve been really struggling to get a lot of books read and as a result my NetGalley books have piled up. So this month I am keen to get that pile down and as such will be reading three books (or trying to) from NetGalley! I am very excited to read these books as they are highly anticipated releases!

Zenith1) Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

When I saw this book was on NetGalley I literally started freaking out because I am super excited to read this! I feel so grateful to have been approved because I honestly thought I’d be rejected! I’ve heard terrible things about this book to be honest but it hasn’t swayed me. I’m just too excited for this book to let anything get in the way of me reading it. I do really like Sasha’s videos but I’m not going to let that influence my opinion of her book. If I like it, yay! If not then that will be a shame but I will still continue to watch her videos!


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My Favourite Bookish Decor Items!

Hey guys! Got a really fun post for you all today and I’m so excited to share it with you! I will be talking about all the beautiful bookish items I decorate my room with, in the hopes it will inspire you all to decorate your room with these items too! There are so many awesome decorating ideas I never even thought of until I joined the bookish community! If, like me, you are absolutely terrible at designing rooms then I would recommend checking Havenly out. They would be perfect for you because they have some awesome decorating ideas and their interior designers have designed some really beautiful rooms. Definitely go check them out on their website!


1) Fairy Lights

I don’t think I’ve ever met a book lover who doesn’t have Fairy Lights! They just make your bookcase look fabulous. They are really pretty, especially at night when you turn off your bedroom light and snuggle underneath your covers. You have some really pretty fairy lights to look at while you’re admiring all your lovely books. I am guilty of doing this and I am not ashamed! I love looking at my books before I go to sleep, they make me so happy. I love my little unicorn fairy lights because I am ridiculously obsessed with unicorns at the minute.

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ARC REVIEW: Mirror, Mirror by Cara Delevingne

Mirror, MirrorTitle: Mirror, Mirror by Cara Delevingne 
Pages: 368
Published by: Trapeze
Publication date: 5th October 2017
Genre: Contemporary/Mystery
Format: eBook
Amazon UK – Waterstones


Friend. Lover. Victim. Traitor.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Sixteen-year-old friends Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits; still figuring out who they are and who they want to be. Life isn’t perfect, but music brings them together, and they are excited about what the future holds for their band, Mirror, Mirror. That is until Naomi vanishes before being pulled unconscious out of the river.

She’s left fighting for her life in a coma. The police claim it was a failed suicide attempt, but her friends aren’t convinced. Will Naomi ever wake up? What -­ or perhaps who -­ led her to that hospital bed? And how did Red, the self-styled protector of the group, fail to spot the warning signs?

While Rose turns to wild partying and Leo is shrouded by black moods, Red sets out to uncover the truth. It’s a journey that will cause Red’s world to crack, exposing the group’s darkest secrets. Nothing will ever be the same again, because once a mirror is shattered, it can’t be fixed.

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