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review 2018-10-14 03:25
#FraterfestRAT Finished Reading In Darkness We Must Abide Book One
In Darkness We Must Abide: The Complete First Season - Rhiannon Frater

Reading this book contributed to the FraterfestRAT challenge

Will this have a happy ending? I can only hope *crosses fingers

 

 

It was Halloween 2007 that broke the last straw for Vanora Socoli. Alisha and Roman were bitten with the vampire curse but would never hurt their sister, still, Vanora felt she had to leave her vampire family after what she saw.

 

Vanora was young but very naïve and had unrealistic expectations regarding the true nature of vampirism, but so did Roman although they fed off of animal blood and were doing a pretty good job of it until...well. 

 

There was some other terrible evil brewing in the background to which a very handsome and mysterious Armando was involved. dun duh dun dun

 

I have read other books by Rhiannon Frater and loved them. The Tale of the Vampire Bride and Pretty When She Kills are both epic vampire novels. I have not read the As The World Dies zombie trilogy nor finished her science fiction series The Last Bastion of the Living. I hope she continues writing excellent fiction horror inspired books like these.

 

 

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text 2018-10-11 23:46
Death Comes Home (In Darkness We Must Abide, #1)

Death Comes Home (In Darkness We Must Abide, #1)Death Comes Home by Rhiannon Frater

Reading this book contributed to Fraterfest Readathon 2018.

A short first episode of the supernatural serial, which takes place in the Socoli Mansion. Vanora Socoli, a young girl, watches from an upstairs window a parade of coffins at a funeral coming to their final resting place on the Socoli Estate of which Roman and Alisha Socoli inherit. Unfortunately, they mistakenly opened the coffin of a vampire, unaware of its existence. He/it is hungry for blood.

Yikes.

I WANT MORE! I don't understand why this is in so many parts. Ugh, Why?

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text 2018-10-11 16:51
Fraterfest Readathon progress update: I've read 93 out of 424 pages.
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron - Jim Butcher,Frances Hardinge,Holly Black,Delia Sherman,Neil Gaiman,Tanith Lee,Peter S. Beagle,M. Rickert,Tim Pratt,Margo Lanagan,Isobelle Carmody,Ellen Klages,Jonathan Strahan,Diana Peterfreund,Ellen Kushner,Charles de Lint,Jane Yolen,Garth Nix,Patricia A

Payment Due is about a witch switching bodies with a cat so she would be better enabled to spy on the bailiff who had taken some of her grandmother's belongings. In order to retrieve them, she had to enter his home as his cat. It was a risky switcheroo as the cat wasn't very pleasant while in her body but whatever. She was able to save the day I guess. 

 

I didn't like the next story. A Handful of Ashes. Ugh! For gosh sakes I couldn't stop yawning and dozing off but finally this morning I persevered. Trudged through the muck and mire of a mess. It was a terribly written short story, that happens in a witch school * unlike Harry Potters Hogwarts * Some names and things I was not familiar with like Ogham, Brythonic, geas, sizars I mean wtf? 

 

So we're off to a slow start in Fraterfest RAT but no worries. I slept for about 8 hours. It is 9:46 AM 

 

Source: caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/2018/09/fraterfest-readathon-sign-up.html
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url 2018-10-08 08:37
October Dewey Sign Ups are Live!

I just signed up myself, as that is the one weekend in October I don't have anything planned. I tend to do better in the fall editions of Dewey than in the spring, so I am hoping this gets me a lot closer to the goal line in Halloween Bingo. Going to start planning my reads and food/drink menu!

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text 2018-10-05 16:38
Day 5 Books In The Freezer Readathon!

It is day 5 of the Books in The Freezer readathon. 5 challenges, 1 down, 1 halfway down.

 

I have read Frankenstein, the original 1818 text by Mary Shelly. Third time reading it. Still a 4 star rating. I have feelings, but I can't get a proper review down for this book. I will say, I am more on the "Monster's" side, though of course I don't agree some of the stuff he did, part of me can understand why he did those things, though.

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I am 50% into The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

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[I usually hate movie covers, and it is weird to have "Harry Potter's" face plastered on the cover, but I kinda like this cover.]

 

Next book on the agenda is Ordinary Souls by J.S. Bailey.

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I'm really excited about the idea of reading spooky books during October. I say I love horror books, but my Goodreads would suggest otherwise because it is probably the genre I read the least. I want to broaden my horizons and read more horror and other books I don't automatically reach for.

 

Not related to this readathon, but my copy of Paperbacks from Hell is in at Barnes and Noble. I'm excited to buy it!

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[How many books will this book make me put on my TBR?]

 

About the readathon:

Books in the Freezer is a podcast celebrating their 1 year anniversary.

 

A podcast discussing the deliciously disturbing world of horror fiction!

 

Owners of podcast (from their website)

Stephanie lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, son, Beagle and cat. When she’s not working on the podcast, she makes YouTube videos, and watches horror movies (as research for the podcast of course!)

 

Rachel lives in Canada with her husband and hedgehog, Vegeta. She makes YouTube videos on her channel TheShadesofOrange where she reviews horror, thrillers, and sci-fi books.

 

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Books In The Freezer Readathon - Oct 1-15th

 

  1. Read a horror book by a female author

[Frankenstein by Mary Shelley]

 

  1. Read a horror anthology or short story collection

[Ordinary Souls by J.S. Bailey]

 

  1. Read a horror book featuring or by an POC or LGBTQ+ person

[Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde]

 

  1. Read a horror book that has a movie adaptation

[The Women in Black by Susan Hill]

 

  1. Read a book we’ve recommended on the podcast

[The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson]

(spoiler show)

 

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