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Book Review: This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham

This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham is about four friends going on a road trip to attend a music festival in the desert.  What no one else realizes is that they were infected during the pandemic and are now ghouls.  On the first night at the festival, Valeria goes feral and ends up killing someone and eating them.  Soon after, the girls discover that ghouls are being poisoned with a drug that will cause them all to feral.  The expected publication date is April 25, 2023. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the Advanced Readers Copy of This Delicious Death .  The synopsis was intriguing, so I was happy when I was approved to read this book.  I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Just as an FYI, there were several content warnings at the beginning of this book, including but limited to alcohol consumption by minors, cannibalism, drug use and drugging, gun violence, murder, parental neglect, suicidal ideation, and transphobia.  According to the

Book Review: Exile, Texas by Rachel Caine

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Exile, Texas by Rachel Caine was originally published in 1993 under her real name of Roxanne Longstreet Conrad.  Megan Leary, a private investigator, returns to her home where everyone thinks she got away with the murder of her mother.  When transplant Deputy Dan Fox pulls her over for speeding, he's not sure what to think about her and is on a mission to learn more about her while he's tasked to protect her from the locals.

When I received an email from telling me that Exile, Texas was on sale for $4.99, I knew I had to purchase the book as I'm a huge fan of Rachel Caine and her Stillhouse Lake series, but I hadn't read any of her other works.  Based on her writing of the the aforementioned book series, I felt certain that this novel would be exceptionally written.  I was not disappointed in the least.

The storyline was poignant and intriguing.  A page turner to be sure.  I never knew which characters I could trust, and I kept thinking that the narrator had to be unreliable.  There were red herrings galore, and when it was all said and done, I was blown away by the big reveal.  I never saw it coming.  Rachel Caine weaved a fantastic tale that left me wanting more, so much so that I would've loved if the author had made this into a series.  It would make an amazing movie in my opinion.

Honestly, I couldn't say one negative thing about Exile, Texas by Rachel Caine and that is why I gave it five out of five stars.  I look forward to reading all of her other novels.  She was such a talented writer and was taken from the earth way too soon.

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