Horror Books

Hey you beautiful Rainbowland citizens,

I am not a horror movie fan, whats the reason you may ask? Gather round let me tell you of a couple of stories why this unicorn cannot watch horror movies.

  1. On my 11th birthday, i asked my dear brothers for a BARBIE doll and i was excited i would finally have an original barbie doll. so when my parents opened the box and i saw fucking CHUCKY in his bloody glory holding a knife, i screamed and then ran out of the room. Ah siblings, aren’t they just lovely?
  2. now this one was my fault. For some freaking reason when i was 14, i was alone in the house and i thought it would be a very good idea to watch not one but TWO horror movies, genius right (for someone who is scared of her own shadow). Oh and one of the movies was SILENT HILL you know the one with bodies stripped of their skin yep that one. Now power outage is common in my country (it’s called NEPA) and so it happened, there was no light and it was pitch black. I called my best friend and this muthafluffer hung up on me ( i was speaking gibberish to be fair tho). And then…..the gate opened and i was shitting my pants thinking the pyramid man was going to get me. It was just my uncle coming to give me the ice cream he promised…and then i left the light on in my room for a long time.

 

Now that we know i do not like horror movies let me recommend some lovely horror books ( i know right !! The irony)

  • As always on my list, they were my first horror book series and among the first set of books i got from Waterstones. The saga of Darren Shan its not to scary ( i say that because i think i imagined the bad guys as cashews..totally random i know)
  • Boy meets ghost, ghost is stabby what more for the perfect romance. Anna dressed in blood by Kendare Blake.

 

  • The next one is a comic on Tapas, Black pupil. A reporter gains the power to see otherworldly beings after a mysterious black liquid pops into her eye. I suggest not eating when reading this one.
  • And finally they say the apple does not fall far from the tree, and i say genetics fam muthafluffing genetics. Allow me to introduce to you Locke & key by Joe Hill son of the Stephen King. Yes, that means as you read this comic hold a cross near by it will do you good.

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Ans so rainbow peeps i have completed my blogger duty of bringing you horror books, ranging from mild to WTF. I  sincerely wish you good luck with these books.

 

As always ,

Booked unicorn

( hiding under the covers )

 

 

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Book Review: She Dreams Of Fire

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Title: She Dreams of Fire ( Hammer of the witches #1)

Author: M.K Gibson

Genre: Supernatural, fantasy

Ratings: 5 ” so many questions i’m waiting on the next one” stars

Publisher: Amber Cove publishing

publication date: May 3rd, 2018

 

Quick Summary:

Agatha ‘Aggy’ Grae looses her mom in a fire. She cuts herself, looses a lot of blood and then receives the blood of a witch that changes her life forever. Aggy would have to find strength to face her past and fight to protect the ones she loves before the coven comes for them.

The review

HOLY  TOASTED UNICORN HORN !!!  is what you’ll say when you get to the end of this book. At the time of drafting this blog its 2 am and i’m sitting here contemplating the meaning of life because author-san has left me speechless again ( Click here for previous book). The Journey through this book was a freaking roller coaster of emotions be prepared when you read it.  Your heart would break and then just as its patching itself up again it just shatters into a million pieces ( but it sweet torture i promise). 

I loved the writing, everything flows perfectly, the author did not reveal too much of the characters background at the beginning and that made me just itchy to know more. When the background stories were revealed it was just at the right time when needed.  The story kept me on my toes i did not know when something would pop out and make me go what the fluff. And the music playlist Aggy was listening to was perfect, i found myself smiling when i saw lzzy Hale, Maria Brink (Goddess) and Taylor Momsen. I mean a character that rocks out like me..i love.

I am trying my best to make this post spoiler free, so i cannot get into too much detail on the characters but what i will say is the characters are well developed. When put into tough situations they delivered, sometimes shocking( hidden powers and such) and sometimes betrayal( there’s a wtf moment).

I can however say that Ji and Al-Miraj are my favorite, they love and support Aggy through everything. Oh Miraj is a talking rabbit whats not to love!!Marcus is a morally gray character and he has PTSD from saving his friends during war. There’s something twisted inside of him, i would love to see how this plays out in the next book. 

Final verdict

Yes i do recommend you to pick up this book, it’s a perfect read for Halloween ( and honestly just any day you feel like you need a badass heroine and dope friends). It has all the twists and turns to keep you guessing. You’ll laugh, cry and have a good scare.

Links are below

Amazon UK

Amazon.com

Let me know in the comments if you’ll be picking up this book for Halloween reads.

As always,

Booked Unicorn.

 

Independence Day

Hey guys,

Today is not a book post, its a rant. So if you do not want to read this i understand.

I am Nigerian, my country celebrated it’s 58th  Independence day on Monday October the 1st.  Let me quickly say that i am a proud Nigerian  but at the same time i will tell you my eyes are wide open and i am not blind to the plight my country suffers from.

We say we are free here but are we really? Recently there have been killings in Jos families being murdered but there is no outcry in this country or on BBC or CNN. It’s almost like it has become a normal thing to happen. We are one of the richest countries in Africa but simultaneously one with the highest poverty rate.

Let’s not talk about the homophobia that is deeply rooted in this country, we use religion to cover up any and everything. They have forgotten God and they follow doctrines created by man ( the irony of it all).  You have people openly saying they will kill their children if they find out they are gay? But then proceed to buy Marc Jacobs and brag about it. 

Elections are always bloody, its a time were we all have to be cautious, ”don’t go outside so you don’t get kidnapped” ” don’t travel on this road because of this”  and so many reasons to be scared.  You want to know why people in this place don’t vote its simple our votes don’t count. Whats the point of voting when you can get killed while voting, why vote when you already know who is going to be ”fixed”. Democracy? Ha!..as the great Fela Kuti said, we have demonstration of craze.

And so let me say i hate hope, but i have to have it. Why do i torture myself you ask, i can up my fluffy bottom  and get out of here and leave this place to crash and burn to the ground. 

But because of Muthafluffing hope i came back, because of hope i want to stay and build. Make no mistake i do not build for this current people, i build for the future ones that they may come into a peaceful country and not be afraid to express themselves. That they would be able to vote in peace and travel every inch of this country without being afraid. So that they would know that their voices are heard and they are important too. That god loves them matter how they are.

I pray for my country, i pray that her citizens become honest with themselves. I pray that her leaders would think about the people they are called to serve. I pray that the haze of religion would be removed and that true spirituality and oneness with god will exist.

So happy? Independence day Nigeria…at 58 God help us all.

 

As always,

Booked Unicorn

Phobia tag

Hey Guys,

someone has probably done this already if so ( i hail thee Tag Starter). I was watching  Total drama island on Netflix and there was this episode were they had to face their fears.

So here’s a list of my PHOBIA’s and i tag you rainbow army to participate.

Heights

specifically when i have to cross those road bridges and i look down and there’s a huge truck just moving around…or worse when there’s water under it..my brain just goes THAT’S IT WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE…THIS BRIDGE IS GOING TO FALL AND I CANT SWIM. One time my feet was shaking so bad this woman had to help me cross. The funny thing is i’m totally fine on planes.

Birds

….were do i begin with these things these fluffy muthafluffers, oh don’t be fooled by these terrors THEY ARE EVIL I TELL YOU EVILLLLLL.

Insects

On the first day of boarding school, i remember seeing a big fat fly in my food. Need i say more

Running out of books to read.

I would cry and maybe loose my mind a little.

Being ‘normal’

i have fought with myself growing up, trying to conform and what not, what did that bring me nothing but depression, anger and anxiety. Recently i have found peace with being myself and bettering that….in the words of every Nigerian i cannot come and kill myself for you. I am comfortable with my sexuality, my beliefs and my body, i seek to better myself not to society or familial standards but to a point were i know i’m happy with the unicorn i have become.

 

Well people these are the things i fear the most, what are you afraid of tell me in the comments below also feel free to tag yourself and others.

As always,

Booked Unicorn

Spread rainbows and be kind

Blog Tour: PlayBoy by Katy Evans.

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Thank you to social Butterfly for this opportunity, Its my first blog tour and its with one of my favorite authors.
I have already written a PowerPoint review on Play Boy (Unicorn Reviews: PlayBoy). Today I’m going to share an expert provided. I hope you enjoy Cullen and Wynn’s story as much as i did.
BLURB
A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
It started as a game.We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.
Read Today:
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iBooks ➜ https://goo.gl/KZtdzb
Nook ➜ https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo ➜ https://goo.gl/daUTwS
Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2jmzNf4
Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ
Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY
Add to Goodreads ➜ http://bit.ly/2u05pwX

Excerpt:

“So you just kissed me because you wanted to.” I speak on a breath.
“Very good. You’re perceptive. Intuitive.”
I realize he’s teasing me in that low, terribly rumbly voice and I wish he would smile at me.
He takes my hand and fingers my palm with his thumb as he leads me to our suite.
I’m sizzling where he touches me, nervously prying my hand free when he leads me into the biggest, most spectacular two-bedroom penthouse suite I’ve ever seen. Not that I’d seen one before in person, only movies.
There’s a kitchen area, and windows from floor to ceiling. A living room, a pool table, gold brass chandeliers, a brown-and-beige-patterned carpet, dark woods, Italian leathers. Gorgeous! I could move in here.
Now I see the appeal but won’t admit as much.
Thinking of our bet, I pay attention to the art on the walls. It’s expensive. I can tell by the numbered print and the signature. Painters with indecipherable and artistic signatures are often the artists to watch. It’s like they know from the moment they paint their first work that they’re on to something big, something that will distinguish their work from all others.
I wish Cullen loved art as much as I do. Maybe I could drag him away from the tables to a local gallery.
“Wow. I could just live he—” I spin around and bump into his big warm body, and he bends his head and kisses my words right out of me.
Kisses me stupid. Kisses my toes curled. Kisses my brain blank. Kisses my heart crazy.

7 win at any cost
About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.
Connect with the Author:
Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LXvxzk
Twitter: @authorkatyevans
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Instagram: http://bit.ly/2OoQl4H
Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2AdFs2A
Amazon Author: https://amzn.to/2rdox8A
Have a rainbow filled day
Yours,
Booked Unicorn

New Book Alert!!

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Hello,

Today i am bringing you a reveal from one of my favorite authors Katy Evans. She has a new book out called Play boy, the book is out on the 29th of this month links to pre-order will be at the bottom.

A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

It started as a game.We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.

 

Pre-order links ↓↓↓↓↓

Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2Ks0ziz
iBooks ➜ https://goo.gl/KZtdzb
Nook ➜ https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo ➜ https://goo.gl/daUTwS
Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2jmzNf4

Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ
Google Play
http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY

I mean i already pre-ordered mine so do so soon 🙂

As always,

BookedUnicorn

YA Series to complete

Okay this is a hopeful list why, because i am a mood reader. I have a list of books to complete before this year ends (especially all the series i started and did not finish).

Some of these books i started and then two things happened

  1. The character annoyed me to the point of throwing my book at someone ( sorry dear brother!!)
  2. The series has not been fully published and therefore i am afraid to become invested because that would lead me to stalking authors once i start reading .

So I am going to give myself a timeline (6 months duh!!!) to complete all the series i had started and just left. Luckily i have not had any spoilers so here it goes

Daughter of smoke and bone

I KNOW!!! I read the first book TWICE and then i decided to wait till the series was complete before picking it up to read. I even met Laini Taylor ( and she signed all my books oh yeah!!) and had a mini chat with her, she’s the one that got me hooked on Nnedi okorafor. Anyway i am finishing this series this year already have my pre-order for a Muse of nightmares.

The Raven Cycle

The Mortal Instrument world

chileeee lemme tell you what happened with this one.

So i remember reading book one and thinking ” Cassandra Clare what in the world…are you trying to get me to flunk out of uni”. So at the time these series came out i was just starting University and trying to get my head around how things work abroad ( International student here). I stayed up all night reading book one, almost missed my first lecture and i was in a daze through out that day because it was so good.

I had to put the brakes on, i had it bad. I did however buy every book in the series so i will be finishing up this year and then i am going to binge watch the entire series.

Lemony Snicket.

I fulfilled a childhood dream and bought the boxset last year so i will finish this this year.

Confessions series by James Patterson

There are four books in this series and i have read two. I held off finishing this series because i wanted to get the hard copies ( so that everything would be Uniform). An d now my collection is complete.

 

This is just the tip of the iceberg ( trust me to have 100 series on my TBR). Do you guys have series you need to complete? And if you have completed anyone on this list did you enjoy it, let me know.

Have a rainbow filled day

As always ,

Booked Unicorn