Amity by Micol Ostow

Got my copy from Net Galley.

I’m going to be super honest here so… Here it goes:

I WAS SO SCARED BY READING THIS BOOK! IT TOOK ME LIKE 2 WEEKS TO FINALLY FINISH THIS, BECAUSE I WAS SO FUCKING SCARED!!!

Micol Ostow wrote Amity in such a good way that I could see the image she wrote, I saw the scary “red room” (btw this is the only thing I’m going to tell you about what’s inside the book, I don’t want to spoil anything and I might get scared again.) You probably figured out that this book falls under the horror genre and revolves around the house called Amity (Amity is based on the Amityville horrors but purely wrote in fiction… I hope)

I refused to read this book at night, and failed I read it and suddenly heard strange noises in my room, so I stopped. To tell you how scared I was… I would read this with the lights on and my window curtains open (there was sunlight), that is how good this book was. It felt like I was watching all the extremely scary horror movies while reading this book.

Would I read this book again? Yes but certainly with the lights on (still).

Buy Amity here.

Portraits Of Celina by Sue Whiting

I got my copy from Capstone Young Readers and NetGalley. Thank you!!

Bayley is coping with her father’s death and the pain of moving into a new town. Her mother thinks it’s for the best to move into an old family home which maybe isn’t a bad idea since they have a hot neighbor. Now Bayley’s room is the same same room Celina O’Malley used. Celina disappeared when she was 16, and now Bayley is wearing her clothes and remembering her memories. Bayley thinks Celina is trying to tell her something from beyond the grave.

First things first, I thought the author hurried the ending, but I absolutely loved the story, how suspenseful things got. I loved how the author wrote how people dealt with Celina’s disappearance, there were characters who only saw the good in her, and characters who saw her flaws. Oh my goodness! I read this book twice and it didn’t disappoint me (because sometimes when I reread a book, I get disappointed because I realize they were not that good.)

Portraits of Celina is filled with mystery and revenge. It gets you to a few chapters before you get hooked, but once the book has you in its grasp, you won’t be able to stop reading. I love it!!!

Get your copy from Amazon.