-WTF is Horrorstor

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An IKEA horror novel . Seriously though, it’s a real book.

What’s It All About?

A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom.

Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.

To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.

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-Internment By Samira Amhed-

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A little YA Dystopian for the weekend, with a BIG message .

What’s It All About?

Rebellions are built on hope.

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.

With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.

Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

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-Back To The Grind!-

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Yo! It’s been like three months since we’ve updated here, while taking off time for the most life-changing summer ever. But it’s back to the grind, and the home page is about to explode with dozens of new books, reviews, news, and fandom inspired things! 

Mostly every visitor who comes here is directed from Facebook; so don’t forget that we update over there EVERY SINGLE DAY! Follow us here: Candace Reads Books

Side Note: See this awesome picture above? It was a bucket list item to climb this very specific mountain in Scotland. And I did it! This picture, though, was also masking my intense panic attack due to being in the fucking sky and having hurricane force winds blow us around. I contemplated laying down and calling for a helicopter. No joke. 

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-The Hunger Games Prequel is COMING! on May 19th, 2020-

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What will The Hunger Games Prequel be about? 

Suzanne Collins Says: “With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. The reconstruction period 10 years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days — as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet — provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”

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-Horror Novels By Danielle Vega-

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Survive The Night 

What’s It All About?

Just back from rehab, Casey regrets letting her friends Shana, Julie, and Aya talk her into coming to Survive the Night, an all-night, underground rave in a New York City subway tunnel. Surrounded by frightening drugs and menacing strangers, Casey doesn’t think Survive the Night could get any worse…

…until she comes across Julie’s mutilated body in a dank, black subway tunnel, red-eyed rats nibbling at her fingers. Casey thought she was just off with some guy—no one could hear her getting torn apart over the sound of pulsing music. And by the time they get back to the party, everyone is gone.

Desperate for help, Casey and her friends find themselves running through the putrid subway tunnels, searching for a way out. But every manhole is sealed shut, and every noise echoes eerily in the dark, reminding them they’re not alone.

They’re being hunted.

Trapped underground with someone—or some thing—out to get them, Casey can’t help but listen to Aya’s terrified refrain: “We’re all gonna die down here.”

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“The Merciless is chilling…think ‘Mean Girls’ meets ‘The Exorcist.'”—MTV.com

“Pretty Little Liars fans, get a sneak peek at your new favorite book The Merciless…a nail biting thriller.”—Seventeen Magazine

What’s It All About?

Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.

Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.

Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls…unless she wants to be next.

By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us?

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What’s It All About?

From Danielle Vega, YA’s answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places.

Clean slate. That’s what Hendricks Becker-O’Malley’s parents said when they moved their family to the tiny town of Drearfield, New York. Hendricks wants to lay low and forget her dark, traumatic past. Forget him. But things don’t go as planned.

Hendricks learns from new friends at school that Steele House–the fixer upper her parents are so excited about–is notorious in town. Local legend says it’s haunted. But Hendricks isn’t sure if it’s the demons of her past haunting her …or of the present. Voices whisper in her ear as she lays in bed. Doors lock on their own. And, then, one night, things take a violent turn.

With help from the mysterious boy next door, Hendricks makes it her mission to take down the ghosts . . . if they don’t take her first.

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-Children’s Book Explaining Pulse Shooting: My Tio’s Pulse By Keith Newhouse-

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Three years ago, the Pulse shooting occurred in Orlando, Florida. 49 lives were lost. And the survivors are still suffering.

🧡All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Orlando United Assistance Center. ♥️🧡

What’s It All About?

Why are you crying, Tio Luis?

When Angel learned how to take his pulse in gym class, he never imagined the effect that his newfound knowledge would have on his Uncle Luis…or the conversations that it would start.

Using expert language from Psychotherapist Kenny Tello, who worked directly with children affected by Pulse and featuring illustrations by over 20 passionate artists, My Tio’s Pulse explains what happened at Pulse on June 12, 2016 in a clear and simple way that will give children the tools to talk about difficult topics and empower them to feel safe.

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-Unique: The Banned Book List Reading Challenge-

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-What Teens Think About Rupi Kaur-

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My bonus-muggle has been reading poetry! She‘ll go through spurts where she’ll read the book-to-movie novels, but she is REALLY diggin’ Rupi Kaur. Not only that, the books are being passed around by all of her friends so they can take turns reading it. Makes my heart so happy!

In her words– “Rupi’s poetry is relatable, and literally what high school is like.”

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-Crazy Things In A Vintage Cosmopolitan Magazine-

Image may contain: 8 people, people smiling This is my last vintage Cosmopolitan magazine to read, I’m bummed. But I’m happy to announce that Cosmo became less and less sexist over time.

Here we go, weird shit in a 1944 Cosmo mag!

• Word got around the cigar club that a “charming girl” had bad breath. The woman had to hang a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on her door, and they left her “severely alone.”

• Kotex is born! Tampons for all.

• “Behind Japan’s Fighting Mask, stands our REAL ENEMY.” Then points to a photo of Winston Churchill.

• A ladies stinky vagina almost ruined her marriage. But Lysol swooped in to help, by telling women everywhere to use it… down there.

• Hemroids were called ‘simple piles’.

• “Her hairbrush knows why he gave her the brush off.” Basically, take care of your hair or he’ll dump you.

• Ray Joseph believes they were on the cusp of WW3, with Argentina.

• Medical sciences YOUNGEST branch, psychiatry’s is making strides towards ‘battle shock.’ AKA- PTSD, but the military swore their mental states were due to ear damage from loud guns and a tiny case of ‘war exhaustion.’

• You can bleach your skin…

• Ovaltine lolol.

• Smoke Smudge Iodent removes smoke stains from teeth.’ The slugs part has me worried.

• Advertisement claims women who use tampons are the most alert and progressive. It also says “what can go wrong?” Toxic shock syndrome, anyone?

• You wake up feeling punk because you need a laxative.” LOL what?

• A Midol advertisement tells you to join the war efforts.

• Popular” girls use Cashmere Soap.

• A water proof toothbrush. LIES.

• A cigarette company claims to be “distinguished doctors” approved- Phillip Morris. And if you switch, all throat pain, nose pain, and irritation will clear up!

• A make-up advert: “save your powder until you see the whites of their eyes,” As two handsome soldiers come towards two ladies who are preparing for their flirty-encounter.

• DRY shampoo advert! Yas. It’s called ‘minipoo’ lolol.

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-Featured Book: Wilder Girls by Rory Power-

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It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

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