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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Different Kind of Same

Once again, Netgalley was gracious enough to allow me an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) of Kelley Clink's memoir, A Different Kind of Same, in exchange for an honest review.
Memoirs are always hard for me to review because it's someone's life story. But I can say that I'm not 100% sure why this memoir was written... Kelley's  brother Matt committed suicide two weeks before his college graduation and threw Kelley's life into chaos. For years, the two of them had been inseparable through the move from Michigan to Alabama, through Kelley being diagnosed with depression and suicide attempt, through Matt being diagnosed as bipolar, to the end when Matt actually took his own life. When Kelley tells the story of what happened throughout their lives, you can only feel for them. She gave a very impressive insight of what suicide is like and what it feels like to attempt it. Overall I felt like this book will be an eye-open for many people, those who know these struggles and those who don't.
Mark your calendars, A Different Kind of Same comes out June 9th!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

You're Making Me Hate You

I was lucky enough to receive another Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! You're Making Me Hate You is the latest and greatest book by Slipknot's front man Corey Taylor. Not being a major fan of Slipknot, I didn't know what to expect going into this book, but Corey Taylor definitely blew me away. This man took the time to write an ENTIRE book on the ignorant things people in today's society do. He goes in detail to the little things that really make him tick. We find the sarcastic remarks towards twerking, technology, and even spoiled little children. What makes this book so enjoyable is that everyone can relate to what is being said. I couldn't help but wonder "Am I contributing to this terrible behavior?!" Obviously we all are and Corey Taylor hates every one of us.
Get ready for the hatred to unfold, You're Making Me Hate You comes out July 7th!

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Truth and Other Lies

I was lucky enough to receive an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) of The Truth and Other Lies to read before it is released and voice my honest opinion of the novel! I must say, Sascha Arango's first novel was definitely a hit with me. Henry Hayden is an author, well at least his name is on the books his wife writes for him. Martha Hayden is everything Henry could ever ask for, she minds her own business, makes them money, and loves Henry for who he is without really knowing him. Yet Henry still wants something else, someone else. He finds this person in his publisher, Betty, whom he eventually impregnates. So what is Henry to do? Break things off with Martha or do away with Betty? Well the answer is simple, go to the meeting place with Betty and an "accident" is sure to happen. From here, the novel unfolds Henry's dark past, complete with enemies from his childhood orphanage to his life at home. This is a novel that is bound to keep you on your toes and wonder how everything will play out.
Mark your calendars, The Truth and Other Lies comes out June 23rd!   

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Normal is anything but this book. In Graeme Cameron's first novel Normal, he walks us through the life of an average everyday guy; the guy you walk past on the street or bump into in the supermarket and never even realize he might have girls locked in his basement. We never learn the name of our main point of view, but we learn all about him; we learn what makes him tick. When we witness Sarah, his first killing, we also witness the kidnapping of her best friend Erica. He and Erica obviously don't have the best relationship, considering he just kidnapped her and all... But eventually, they begin to grow together until Rachel enters the picture. He is absolutely head over heels for Rachel and loves everything about her. Yet he continuously forgets about Erica starving in his basement. He has to decide what he truly wants to do. Continue battling with Erica or start living for Rachel?

Honestly, this book was not everything I hoped it would be. But I really enjoyed reading from a serial killer/kidnapper perspective. I know everyone who reads this says the same thing, "You honestly find yourself rooting for the killer without even realizing it." It's true though! He has a dark side that could leave you feeling chilled at some points. Yet, everything about him is absolutely average, plain, pleasant even.  He's just Normal.