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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: The Island by Natasha Preston

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The Island by Natasha Preston opens with teen influencer Paisley receiving an invite to Jagged Island, a resort and amusement park, for all expense paid weekend along with five other teen influencers in exchange for them posting their experience on their social media platforms.  However, none of them expected there to be a killer among them and no way to get off the island.

A huge thank you goes out to NetGalley, Random House Children's, and Delacorte Press for approving my request for the Advanced Reader's Copy of The Island by Natasha Preston.  I was thrilled to be chosen to receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review.  The cover and synopsis of the book intrigued me right away, and I just knew I had to read it.

Reminiscent of Diane Hoh, Natasha Preston weaves a fascinating tale that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat from the get go.  I desperately wanted to take time off from work to finish the book in one sitting, but I had to settle for reading after work.  Yes, this story was that phenomenal.  I had my favorite characters, ones that I didn't like, and a few that I wasn't sure I could trust.

Not sure who the killer was, I was positive that there were at least two of them working together, and I was correct.  However, I didn't work out who the primary killer was until they were revealed. Additionally, I didn't fathom who the second one was, and I was in complete and utter shock when the identity of that person was divulged.

The one thing that I absolutely loathed was the ending.  Because of how the story concluded, I was a bit disillusioned.  Up until that point, it was a near perfect read for me.  I'd be interested to see how other readers felt about this book.  Four out of five stars is what I give The Island by Natasha Preston.

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  1. The more I read the book the more confused I was to who the killer was . Everyone was sus 😂 Loved the book . But I didn’t like the ending 😢


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