Book Reviews

The Cabin by Natasha Preston

My edition: Kindle received from Netgalley

Pages: 336

Series: Stand-Alone

Synopsis: Off of Goodreads

There may only be one killer, but no one is innocent in this new thriller from Natasha Preston, author of The Cellar and Awake.

When Mackenzie treks to a secluded cabin in the woods with six friends, she expects a fun weekend of partying, drinking, and hookups. But when they wake to find two of their own dead and covered in blood, it’s clear there’s a killer among them.

As the police try to unravel the case, Mackenzie launches her own investigation. Before long secrets start to emerge, revealing a sinister web of sins among the original seven friends. The killer is still free. Every one of them is a suspect. And Mackenzie starts to realize that no one is innocent...

Rating: 2 stars

Review: I received this from Sourcebooks and Netgalley for an honest review.

Well I don’t know what to say. With a blurb like that it sounded amazing. I started reading a few pages and wasn’t really liking where it was going. There was a lot of drinking. There were teenagers having sex. Oh and two of them come up murdered. The next few things I have to say is going to need this picture.

Spoiler-Alert-kittensI’m seriously going to spoiling a couple things so IF you want to read this book do not go on.









I see you went on… fine it’s your own fault that the book will be ruined. I warned you!

Mackenzie and her friends are going to a cabin in the middle of the woods. Hmmm…


Oh did I mention they just graduated from a… I think high school. Sorry I don’t know the U.K. school system well and I’m a bit lazy and don’t want to look it up and try and to understand it. Plus I’m writing this review.

Anydick, we have a bunch of teenagers going to a cabin in the middle of the woods. Most of the group don’t like Josh. Unfortunately the cabin they are going to is Josh’s so they really can’t say much to him about not coming. Also his mysterious brother comes along. A brother that Josh barely knows. Of course Mackenzie, who by the way is our perfect boring attractive girl, thinks the brother, Blake, is hot. Of course right! Oh did I mention he gets under Mackenzie’s skin?


Who knew that was going to happen?

Well lets get past all the drinking and sex to the next morning. Mackenzie wakes up next to Blake after the night. They get dressed and go downstairs. Mackenzie then goes into the kitchen to make tea. Guess what she finds…

If you guessed two dead bodies of her friends, then you guessed right. Ding. Ding. Ding. Sorry you didn’t win anything.

Well with two people dead, not really sad to see them go *COUGH* Josh *COUGH*, the police start to question everyone. The police think that it is one of the friends. There were no signs of forced entry. There were seven people in the house and two end up dead. It turns out they were stabbed during the night and no one heard anything.


Reason why, they were drugged. Now they have a detective following them around and everyone in town thinks that one of them is the killer.

Now I got around 26% when I really just couldn’t care anymore and skimmed the rest of the book. I found out who was the killer and a ton more drinking. I’m surprised one of them hasn’t died of alcohol poisoning. And if I was drugged by one of my friends by them using alcohol I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t continue to drink around them.


I didn’t really like the story. From what I did get was a lot of drinking with teenagers, sex, and a murder. Pretty much a crappy horror film without everyone dying at the end. This could have been a good book but the author told not showed. The narration was putting me to sleep. Mackenzie was an alright heroine, her thoughts could have been written a bit better.

Would I recommend this, most likely not.

Book Reviews

Prick by Sabrina Paige

My Edition: Kindle Unlimited

Pages: 352

Series: A step-Brother Romance #1

Synopsis: Off of Goodreads

I can’t stop thinking about that prick.

Caulter Sterling is a prick.

A filthy-mouthed, womanizing, crude, spoiled, arrogant prick.

The tattooed, pierced, ridiculously hot son of a celevrity.

I hate him.

He’s slept his way through practically every girl at Brighton Academy.

Except for me.

I’m the good girl. The responsible girl. The 4.0, class president, studied-so-much-she-never-lost-the-big-V girl.

And in celebration of graduation and adulthood, I just made the worst decision in the history of ever.

I lost my V-card to the devil himself.

It was just one night. So what if it was mind-blowing? Hit it and quit it.

Except I just found out that my father – the Senator, the Presidential hopeful – is marrying Caulter’s mother. Oh and this summer? We’re hitting the campaign trail.

One big happy family.

I’m totally screwed.

Rating: 2.5

Review:So I’m about to piss a lot of people off with this review.


This one wasn’t any where near being a favorite, let alone a like. I was wanting a haters to lovers taboo read. So the blurb sounded excellent to me. The finished product… not so much. The dude was an asshole almost the entire time. He treated her like she was nothing but his sex toy. I like me an asshole but not a full on prick. The kind of guy I like is the one where he’s an asshole to everyone else but you. He looks at you like some unicorn and rainbows are coming out of your ass. I know, I know the title should be warning enough but I was think of the guy I just talked about not the asshat that was in this book. The heroine, can we say doormat. She wants to be the girl who can do whatever but no she decides to be daddy’s perfect princess.

Another thing is what the hell does Caulter’s tattoos look like and where are they?? Same goes for the piercings. We are told that he has them but we pretty much have to go off the cover because the author doesn’t tell you anything about them. I think she said he might have nipple piercings, I can’t remember.


Granted the end, Caulter redeems himself. But not enough in my eyes. Kathrine, eh. She was still just eh. Now through most of this their parents are engaged but don’t marry till the end. So for this it really wasn’t all that taboo. They weren’t step-brother and step-sister.

A lot of my friends liked this one, but I guess I fall short on that latter. I didn’t fully enjoy this. If I wanted a teenagers screw all the time and then say hateful things to each other I would have just gone back to high school. I really don’t understand any of the hype. I’ve read better stepbrother stories. And better hate to love stories.