TBR Thursday: The Unwanted

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The Unwanted John SaulThe Unwanted by John Saul

Cassie Winslow is sixteen. She has just lost her mother in a terrible accident. Now, lonely and frightened, she has come to live with the father she barely knows and his new family in tiny False Harbor on Cape Cod. For Cassie, the strange, unsettling dreams that come to her suddenly in the dead of night are merely the beginning. Very soon, Cassie Winslow will come to know the terrifying powers that are her gift. And in the village of False Harbor, nothing will ever be the same.


Why it’s on my TBR:

Earlier this year I went to Goodwill and I found a bunch of John Saul books and I grabbed them all. So I think it’s time I started reading them.

TBR Thursday: Flowers in the Attic

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Flowers in the AtticFlowers in the Attic (Dollanganger #1) by V.C. Andrews

Such wonderful children. Such a beautiful mother. Such a lovely house. Such endless terror!

It wasn’t that she didn’t love her children. She did. But there was a fortune at stake–a fortune that would assure their later happiness if she could keep the children a secret from her dying father.

So she and her mother hid her darlings away in an unused attic.

Just for a little while.

But the brutal days swelled into agonizing years. Now Cathy, Chris, and the twins wait in their cramped and helpless world, stirred by adult dreams, adult desires, served a meager sustenance by an angry, superstitious grandmother who knows that the Devil works in dark and devious ways. Sometimes he sends children to do his work–children who–one by one–must be destroyed….

‘Way upstairs there are
four secrets hidden.
Blond, beautiful, innocent
struggling to stay alive….


Why it’s on my TBR:

I don’t think I’ve ever read anything by V.C. Andrews before. I know I’ve wanted to for years and that this was the one I wanted to read the most. I actually found Flowers in the Attic at Goodwill for a couple of dollars. I hope to get to this one soon.

TBR Thursday: Witch Hunt: The History of a Persecution

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Witch Hunt: History of a PersecutionWitch Hunt: The History of a Persecution by Nigel Cawthorne

Details: Hardcover, 240 pages
Published: June 1st 2004 by Booksales

There have been numerous attempts to explain the witch-hunting mania that swept the Western world between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Nigel Cawthorne vividly brings the hysteria to life with this powerful examination of actual witchcraft cases, and provides a compelling description of what it was like to live in a society where everyone believed in witches. Using contemporaneous court reports, depositions, letters, confessions and detailed written accounts, the author builds a terrifying picture of a world beset by the collective mania that was the Witch Hunt.


Why it’s on my TBR:

I’ve been interested in this topic since I was about 11 and I’ve had this book since I was about 15. I really need to get this one read. I hope it’s good. I remember starting it and enjoying it. I just didn’t have the time to read it then. I will have to get to this one soon.

TBR Thursday: The Living Dead

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The Living DeadThe Living Dead (The Living Dead #1)

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth!” From White Zombie to Dawn of the Dead, Resident Evil to World War Z, zombies have invaded popular culture, becoming the monsters that best express the fears and anxieties of the modern west. Gathering together the best zombie literature of the last three decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror, including Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, George R. R. Martin, Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Joe R. Lansdale, The Living Dead covers the broad spectrum of zombie fiction.


Why it’s on my TBR:

Again, this is the same as last week. It was on the cheap table at Chapters and it’s zombies. And again, my mom bought it for me. You just don’t say no to free zombie books.

TBR Thursday: By Blood We Live

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By Blood We LiveBy Blood We Live

From Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer; from Castlevania to Tru Blood, the romance between popular culture and vampires hearkens back to humanity’s darkest, deepest fears, flowing through our very blood, fears of death, and life, and insatiable hunger. And yet, there is an attraction, undeniable, to the vampire archetype, whether the pale European count, impeccably dressed and coldly masculine, yet strangely ambiguous, ready to sink his sharp teeth deep into his victims’ necks, draining or converting them, or the vamp, the count’s feminine counterpart, villain and victim in one, using her wiles and icy sexuality to corrupt man and woman alike…
Edited by John Joseph Adams (Wastelands, The Living Dead), By Blood We Live gathers together the best vampire literature of the last three decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror, including Stephen King, Joe Hill, Garth Nix, Neil Gaiman, Kelley Armstrong, Ken Macleod, Harry Turtledove, Carrie Vaughn, and Tad Williams.


Why it’s on my TBR:

If I’m being completely honest, I got it because it’s vampires and it was on the cheap table at Chapters. Plus, if I remember correctly, my mom actually bought it for me. So it was a free vampire book. I don’t normally pass those up.

TBR Thursday: The Witches of Eastwick

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930056The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick #1) by John Updike

Synopsis: Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick—and through the even darker fantasies of the town’s collective psyche.


Why it’s on my TBR: 

I have wanted to read this book for years and was lucky enough to not only find a used copy of it for a good price, but I found the edition I wanted. I’m not sure why I like this cover so much, but I really do. I am hoping to get to this one sometime this month. I hope it’s good.