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review 2018-09-21 03:15
The Cabin at the End of the World
The Cabin at the End of the World - Paul Tremblay

A gay couple and their adopted Chinese daughter are taking a vacation in a secluded cabin. Their dwelling is invaded by four strangers who take the family captive and tell them that to prevent the upcoming apocalypse one of them must be killed by the others. - Wiki 


I just finished about about two minutes ago and I don’t know what to think. I do know I disliked the style of writing. The POVs were hard to follow even when the book was divided into character headings because it wasn’t one character at a time. 


Anyone else read this? Thoughts? 


This was published in 2018 so I am using for New Release. It could also be used easily for Doomsday!


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text 2018-08-15 01:25
I Don' Wanna
The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware

My IRL book club picked The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware  as our next read. I've been resisting starting it, but feel obligated to at least give it a swing since I didn't even really give the last selection a try.

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review 2018-08-14 19:33
The Cabin at the End of the World
The Cabin at the End of the World - Paul Tremblay
I fell in love with Wen almost immediately as she ran across the front lawn, chasing grasshoppers. As this 8-year-old caught the smallest ones, she would place them in her jar, naming each one as she planned on studying them later. As a tall stranger walked up on the lawn, she hesitated on what to do, as she knew about stranger danger. This man proceeded to talk to her and Wen felt that he didn’t appear to be dangerous. Collecting grasshoppers with her, Wen again felt that he was too friendly to be a bad guy and she continued talking to him. I don’t think it would have mattered when Wen notified her dads about the stranger, as they already had their agenda planned out.
I enjoyed the beginning of this novel, I liked how the stranger and his accomplices showed up on the property unannounced and began their assault. They had no explanation for their initial raid, they went with the hammering and the pounding of their voices to shake up the family. Yielding handmade weapons, the foursome promised them that they were not there to hurt them, they were only there to make sure that the family saved mankind from disaster.
How a family of three could save mankind intrigued me and how these four strangers carrying weapons, could convince them to save the world was beyond me. When they told the family the whole story of why they were there, I knew it was now a question of time. Who would really walk away from this situation? I knew not everyone would make it out alive.
As events heated up, I found the sentence structure confusing at times. I found myself not enjoying this section of the novel as I had to slow down my pace as I read. It was a shame as I was enjoying the novel thus far. This section of the novel was where there was a lot of the action in the book, but I found some sentences that were extremely long and it was how the author was describing what was taking place, that felt off to me.
I thought the premise of the novel was good and I’m glad that I read it. I wasn’t too happy with the ending, but I don’t know what ending I was hoping for. I thought this ending seemed cheesy for how tense and dramatic the novel was. 3.5 stars


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review 2018-07-14 23:39
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
The Cabin at the End of the World - Paul Tremblay

Eric and Andrew have taken their daughter Wen to a remote cabin in the woods to, what else, get away from it all. It is in a beautiful, remote spot on a lake. Wen has just turned seven and is enthralled with the world around her and her perspective informs the reader that she is old hat at the adopted with two dads business and completely precious.

Wen is outside when she is approached by a strange man. He's huge, friendly, and Leonard befriends her quickly despite her knowing better. He tells Wen that her daddies are going to have to let him and his friends in, that nothing is going to be her fault, and that her daddies have to help them save the world.

I was captivated by this, make no mistake. But there were elements of this that, while important to the plot, I couldn't accept as a reader. In many ways it was too unrelenting, too dark. An apocalypse novel shouldn't be light, but there was too much left unsaid by the last page for me to get over what had happened and call it fair.

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text 2018-07-10 18:45
June 2018-That's A Wrap!
Providence: A Novel - Caroline Kepnes
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood - Trevor Noah
Hyenas - Michael Sellars
The Tea Party - Charles L. Grant,Matt Godfrey
Lucifer, Book One - Neil Gaiman,Ryan Kelly,James Hodgkins,Dean Ormston,Peter Gross,Chris Weston,Scott Hampton,Mike Carey
The Cabin at the End of the World - Paul Tremblay
Sea of Rust - C. Robert Cargill
They Feed - Jason Parent
The Woman in the Woods - John Connolly
An Exorcism of Angels - Stephanie M. Wytovich,Corinne Gahan

I only read 11 books last month! 



Graphic Novels



Lucifer, Book One by Mike Carey 5*


Total: 1




Total: 0




Born a Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 5*

The Tea Party by Charles Grant, narrated by Matt Godfrey 4*

An Exorcism of Angels by Stephanie M. Wytovich, (poetry) narrated by Corinne Gahan 4*

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill, narrated by Eva Kaminski 3.5*


Total: 4


ARCS/Reads for Review


Hyenas by Michael Sellars 4*

Providence by Caroline Kepnes 4.5*

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay 4*

The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly 5*

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets & Outright Lies From a Lifetime of Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss 4*

They Feed by Jason Parent 4*


Total: 6




Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge:

Challenge: Read 40 Books Already on my TBR


1. City of the Dead by Brian Keene

2. The Warblers by Amber Fallon

3. October by Michael Rowe

4. It's A Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World by Curtis Lawson

5. Bad Pennies by John Leonard

6.Cold in July by Joe Lansdale

7. Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill


 Running Total: 85



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