Bookstore Finds – October 2018

I feel like I’ve become part of an ongoing joke at the Barnes and Nobel that I frequent. The game is trying to recommend something to me that I haven’t already read. I always tell them, they give some great recommendations so they need to keep that up!

I did however find a couple last month that I took home with me. One was recommended to me by one of the lovely sales girls and the other jumped out at me from the shelves. One will be my first ever manga – recommended to me because I love horror. One more genre to broaden my horizons.

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Here are their synopses:

SAWKILL GIRLS – Claire Legrand

Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.

He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.

Who are the Sawkill Girls?

Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.

Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.

Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.

Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.

Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.

IBITSU – Haruto Ryo

There’s an urban legend that says late at night, sometimes a young girl dressed in gothic lolita clothing will appear by garbage dumps to ask a question. Any who answer will, without fail, die a twisted death. And tonight, another young boy will find himself enveloped by this horror…

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