Exciting news! This is the first announcement for my upcoming Two Week Thriller! During these two weeks, I will only be reading Thrillers, or Thriller-esque books. A few of my followers have been wanting me to read more suspenseful books, and I thought that was a great idea! After all, I have only been running Book Believer during the Summery months, which means I have been reading a great deal of contemporaries.
Here’s some titles that I plan to read and review for The Two Week Thriller!
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin:
Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin:
The truth about Mara Dyer's dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.She can't. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren't. She couldn't imagine that after everything she's been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She's wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin:
Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.
She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.
Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.
Three Reluctant Promises by Kierstin Marquet:
Whoever heard of a kidnapper with a sense of honor?
Illegal immigrant Tommy Ramirez takes odd jobs to make ends meet after a car crash leaves him and his sisters orphaned. A bad day becomes a nightmare, when he discovers kidnapped girls in the back of his semi-truck. A victim's mother enlists his help to free the girls, and she is mortally wounded in the attempt. Bound by honor, Tommy makes three promises to her. Dodging death, deportation, and dyslexia, Tommy knows he can’t keep his word by himself. When he makes a desperate grab for help—literally—Ashten Mason, a cop’s spitfire daughter, doesn’t come willingly.
Three Stupid Lies by Kierstin Marquet:
How could trying to do the right thing turn out so wrong?
In 'Three Reluctant Promises' stunning sequel, Ashten Mason is determined to help her magazine-cover-handsome kidnapper. Tommy Ramirez might've risked his life to save hers, but lying to her police father and the FBI about their relationship turns out to be the stupidest thing Ashten has ever done. Now the FBI think she's his accomplice, the hit men see her as bait for Tommy, and her dad thinks she has Stockholm Syndrome. If her dad finds out her secret - including how deep her feelings for the felon really are - Tommy might be safer seeking sanctuary with the hit men trying to kill him.
Staying alive is a minute-by-minute challenge Tommy is seconds away from losing. Not sure if a raging flood or hitmen working for a powerful criminal syndicate will take him out. Tommy must dig deep to find the strength to survive. Crawling through hell to accomplish that and keeping the promises he made to a dying woman turns out to be easy compared to protect the cop's daughter he can't get out of his mind.
Ruthless by Carolyn Lee. Adams:
A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen struggles to retain hope—and her sanity—while on the run from a cunning and determined killer.
Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It’s no wonder people call her Ruthless.
When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup trick, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can’t afford to lose.
At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth’s blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before.
The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won’t go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That’s when the real battle begins. That’s when Ruth must decides just how far she’ll go in order to survive.
Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were.
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten:
Pitched as Gone Girl meets Thirteen Reasons Why
June barely has time to mourn the death of her best friend Delia, before Delia's ex-boyfriend convinces her Delia was murdered, and June is swept into a tangle of lies, deceit, and conspiracy.
Out of Control by Sarah Alderson:
When 17 year old Liva witnesses a brutal murder she’s taken into police custody for her own protection. But when the police station is attacked and bullets start flying it becomes clear that Liva is not just a witness, she’s a target.
Together with a car thief called Jay, Liva manages to escape the massacre but now the two of them are alone in New York, trying to outrun and outwit two killers who will stop at nothing to find them.
When you live on the edge, there’s a long way to fall.
Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano:
When Paige moves from LA to Idaho with her mom and little brother after her parents’ high-profile divorce, she expects to completely hate her new life, and the small town doesn’t disappoint. Worse yet, the drafty old mansion they’ve rented is infested with flies, spiders, and other pests Paige doesn’t want to think about.
She chalks it up to her rural surroundings, but it’s harder to ignore the strange things happening around the house, from one can of ravioli becoming a dozen, to unreadable words appearing in the walls. Soon Paige’s little brother begins roaming the house at all hours of the night, and there’s something not right about the downstairs neighbor, who knows a lot more than he’s letting on.
Things only get creepier when she learns about the sinister cult that conducted experimental rituals in the house almost a hundred years earlier.
The more Paige investigates, and the deeper she digs, the clearer it all becomes: whatever is in the house, whatever is causing all the strange occurrences, has no intention of backing down without a fight.
Found in the aftermath, Diary of a Haunting collects the journal entries, letters, and photographs Paige left behind.
I am super exciting to read these books and review them all! Unfortunately, I will not be able to review each book right away because the first week of The Two Week Thriller will be spent on the Houseboat in the middle of Lake Powell. So while excited for this vacation, it obviously means that I won’t have any way to blog. For that reason, I plan to only read while on the houseboat, and then spam you all with reviews when I get back.
If you follow my Instagram, you will soon find out that I am inviting all of you to join in The Two Week Thriller with me! You don’t need to read only Thrillers for two solid weeks with me, but if you end up reading even one Thriller then I would love to hear what you think! I will be featuring other people’s bookstagram pictures on my bookstagram as well, so definitely check out @book_believer tomorrow to get more information :)
All and all, I am ready to start! I think that it will be very fun to read some suspenseful books ;) See you all back in a week! I will miss you!