Yesterday, I promised myself I would spend the day cleaning my apartment, which looks like it has been hit by the Christmas tornado -- and I love it! After writing over thirty Christmas cards for co-workers, my couch is covered in the glitter from the cards. But, as I got dressed to start my day, I decided 8:30 am was too early to work and I deserved some time to read. A few hours later, I was so into my book that I wanted to talk about it and who else to chit chat with than one of my closest friends, Yaseena. Yaz has been in Ireland for the past 4 months, so Skype has been our saving grace. After a 5 1/2 hour Skype date (we had a LOT to catch up on!), I finally cleaned the house. Then got back to my book..
You know when you haven't loved a book in a while and then all of a sudden, you're reminded of why you love to read so much? Not that I wasn't enjoying my other books, but I was never really able to dive into them because of busy work and personal life schedules. Now, with some spare time on my hands, I am devouring Alma Katsu's debut novel, The Taker. Though warned by some that it is quite dark and at times gruesome, I wanted to judge for myself. I cannot put this book down! The writing is wonderful, engaging and the story is so twisted and creepy that there is no good place to stop reading! For all of you who like gothic and eerie reads, this is for you! Though not for the faint of heart -- there are some graphic scenes. Click here for the Goodreads synopsis. Also, check out the trailer here! There are also videos of Alma talking about the book that are totally worth watching!