Spooky's House Of Books

Here at  Spooky's House Of Books your find a mixture of different type of books , because I love to just about anything that has to do with James Rollings and Clive Cussler,paranormal romance,science-fiction,dystopian,young adult,LGBT(gay and ménage- romance),historical romance,history,mysteres,suspense,thrillers,horror,true crime,literature classes, mythology. And theses are  badges that I got  from NetGalley.

50 Book Reviews2016 NetGalley Challenge80%2015 Challenge ParticipantReviews PublishedProfessional Reader

A Story that needs to be told


Finally, there is a book that reveals the truth about the worst air disaster to strike a Marine Corps fighter squadron during the Second World War. Marine Fighter Squadron 422 was a group of twenty-four typical young Americans trained to fly the famous F4U Corsair into combat with the legendary Japanese Zero. When they arrived in the Pacific, they suddenly found that not all their enemies carried guns in savage Banzai charges. Their two most dangerous and merciless adversaries were the fury of a tropical typhoon and the cold heartless whims of a Marine Corps general. Together, these two foes seal the fate of VMF-422 and cause the greatest disaster ever to strike a Marine squadron.

Aviation historian Mark Carlson has written the first full account of a group of ordinary young men who were suddenly challenged beyond their experience and which forever changed the lives of the survivors. The Marines’ Lost Squadron is the dramatic true story of a desperate and courageous fight for survival against the forces of nature and a conspiracy of silence. The Marines’ Lost Squadron is a saga of courage and conspiracy, patriotism and pride, fate and futility in a struggle to survive the ferocity of a huge typhoon in the midst of the Second World War.

My thoughts:
I'm kicking myself for not picking this up sooner , wish I had done so last year but even though it's a new year I'm glad I did finally pick it up to read, because it's the type of non fiction i love to read and can get lost in, the author Mark Carlson not only brings to life the marine's who lost their lives but the ones who lived to tell this story. It's not only about their lives or the ones that didn't make it,it's also about their struggles and what they went through because of one man who didn't seem to care about the very lives of his men he was in charge of. With that said I would love to think Netgalley for giving me the chance to read and review The Marines' Lost Squadron in a change for my honest opinion.



A Fales Report




What it's about:

Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists tell the riveting true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the detectives who followed a winding path to arrive at the truth.

On August 11, 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie truthfully reported that a masked man broke into her apartment near Seattle, Washington, and raped her, but within days police and even those closest to Marie became suspicious of her story. The police swiftly pivoted and began investigating her. Confronted with inconsistencies in her story and the doubts of others, Marie broke down and said her story was a lie. Police charged her with false reporting. One of her best friends created a web page branding her a liar.

More than two years later, Colorado detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to investigate a case of sexual assault. Describing the crime to her husband that night--the attacker's calm and practiced demeanor, which led the victim to surmise "he's done this before"--Galbraith learned that the case bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. She joined forces with the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, and the two soon realized they were dealing with a serial rapist: a man who photographed his victims, threatening to release the images online, and whose calculated steps to erase all physical evidence suggested he might be a soldier or a cop. Through meticulous police work the detectives would eventually connect the rapist to other attacks in Colorado--and beyond.

Based on investigative files and extensive interviews with the principals, An Unbelievable Story is a serpentine tale of doubt, lies, and a hunt for justice, unveiling the disturbing reality of how sexual assault is investigated today--and the long history of skepticism toward rape victims.


My thoughts:

A just last month I listened to a true crime podcast that talked about this case and as soon as I saw this book I knew I wanted to read it, it brings to life the crime as well as the lives of the victims , the down side was how angry it made me feel with how sorting detectives and friends treated one of the victims , how they didn't believe her and said she made it up, just because she wasn't acting like a victim should , this story shows how her live became and what happened when it came out she was telling the truth.It's both her story as well as the story of the other victims and how the case was solved. With that said I would like to think Blogging For Books for giving me a chance to find out more about this case and read this book in change for my honest opinion.

16/130 books ( my 2018 Reading list grew)

 5 stars

 3 stars


 5 stars


 4.5 stars


Sorry if some of the books are repeats.


1/25/18/ 3 stars 

Even though it's non fiction ,I struggled to get through it.

Kindle books

Total kindle books (as of right now):1,581
Total read ( as of right now):100
Total kindle TBR books ( as of right now):1,481
Total kindle books I'm planning to read to get off my TBR this year : 35
The 35 kindle books are part of the 111 books on my 2018 TBR : you can find the list marked as my 2018 Reading Log shelf on goodreads.


 5 ( stars) author sent it to me to read and review - New series I'm starting


 4.5 stars- New series I'm starting


 five stars ( re-read ,have read it in a long time , plus it's my biggest book so far ,read it as a kindle book ,1,051 pages)


 5 stars ( by one of my all time favorite authors) I'm already reading this series even if I'm slowly get them and reading them out of order.)


 3 stars ( read it as a kindle book  and listened to it as an audio book though loyalbooks.com - confusing at times) 


 half a star- basically I give it a 1 star on goodreads but after reading 19% of it I DNF it 100% and deleted it from my kindle app , ( Netgalley 2017 book I didn't get to last year)


 5 stars, one.of my books I got for 2017 Christmas from my sister , New series I'm starting.


 ( Blogging for Books) 5 stars- will be getting books 1&2 of this series when I can , love the main character .


 ( Netgalley 2018) 5 stars - read this author before intact I'm in the middle of his first series , so this is book 3 to his newest series.


So that 9/ 111 books so far.


Listed to The King In Yellow as an  audio book

3 stars, and I read Lost Stop In Brooklyn 5 stars

Loved it ,

Its the summer of 1894, and an infidelity case has brought PI Mary Handley to a far corner of Brooklyn: Coney Island. In the midst of her investigation, Mary is contacted by a convicted man's brother to reopen a murder case. A prostitute was killed by a Jack the Ripper copycat years ago in her New York hotel room, but her true killer was never found. Once again it's up to Mary to make right the city's wrongs.
New York City's untouchable head of detectives, Thomas Byrnes, swears he put the right man behond bars, but as Mary digs deeper, she finds corruption at the heart of New York's justice system, involving not only the police, but the most powerful of stock titans. Disturbing evidence of other murders begins to surface, each one mimicking Jack the Ripper's style, each one covered up by Thomas Byrnes.
As Mary pieces together the extent of the damage, she crosses paths with Harper Lloyd, an investigative reporter. Their relationship grows into a partnership, and perhaps more, and together they must catch a killer who's still out there, and reverse the ruthless workings of New York's elite. It'll be Mary's most dangerous, most personal case yet

My thoughts
This is the first time I've ever read anything by this author but as soon as I read what the book was about I had to know more , so glad that I decided to give it ago , and can't wait to read more of this series, it was non stop from beginning to the ever end. With that said I would like to think Blogging for Books for giving me a chance at reading and review Lost Stop In Brooklyn in a change for my honest opinion.



Unfortunately I'm DNF it 100%, which is sad because it's my first DNF in 2018 but I've been trying to read it since yesterday,and I just can't get into the story.


1/105 books read

8:own voices: done


B4: LGTB( done)

First 4 books for January 2018



After I read these four then I'll pick four more to read.

2018 Challenges

2018 Around a Year in 52 Books

Challenge 8:own voice

Both the author and the main character is gay


2017 & 2018 Reading  Challenge

2018 Yearly  Challenge: Genre Bingo Challenge - 2018

B1: LGTBQ: Submerging Inferno ( of course)

An Emotional Read


On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly high and left little time to plan the complex operation.

In Ghost Soldiers Hampton Sides vividly re-creates this daring raid, offering a minute-by-minute narration that unfolds alongside intimate portraits of the prisoners and their lives in the camp. Sides shows how the POWs banded together to survive, defying the Japanese authorities even as they endured starvation, tropical diseases, and torture. Harrowing, poignant, and inspiring, Ghost Soldiers is the mesmerizing story of a remarkable mission. It is also a testament to the human spirit, an account of enormous bravery and self-sacrifice amid the most trying conditions.

My thoughts:
5 stars
Hampton Sides has a way in this book of bringing to life the POWs and the rangers who went in and rescued them, he gives details of how our POWs was treated, as well as how the Japanese treated the Philippines people who tried to help our soldiers in any small way, where it was just food or water or both. It brings to life a part of history that is never talked about in history books or class . It's an emotional type of reading that brings home what our soldiers went through,the ones that came home and the ones that didn't. I can't put into words how emotional this book made me feel as I was reading it because there was times I wanted to cry. It's a must read and a must have in any body's library that love to read and study about WW2.

2018 Reading Goals

1#: Have fun reading ,don't stress out about how long it takes me to read a book.

2:Set Goodreads goal is 104

3:Don't updated my Goodreads goals if I pass it ( kind of stress me out when friends on Goodreads kept say up it)

4: Stick to  my 104 books ( even by the end of the year I only read half or more half I'll be happy)

5: Don't stress out about what challenges I'm doing.

6:Finish or try to finish my challenges,if I don't then that's fine ,their just for fun any way:

Challenges :( all 104 2018 TBR books can be used for all these challenges)

Goodreads group

A Life Of A Book Addicted

12+4 ( year challenge)

2018 Montley Reading Challenge ( year challenge)


For The Love of a book

2018 Discovery Bookshelf ( reading one book a month for this one)(year challenge)


Challenge Factory

2018 Scale Your TBR  Mountain ( read for this one 3-5 books for each of the months)( year challenge)

Oddest and ends: Your Box of Books have arrived:( 3 month challenge)


Nothing But Reading Challenges

Clean Out The TBR Closet 2018 ( year challenge)

2018 New To U Authors ( year challenge)

My Vampire  Book Obsession

Warehouse 13 2018 Challenge (6 month challenge)



2018Create Your Own Challenge ( year challenge)

This part will be easy since all my 2018 TBR fell in to these goals

7:New authors

8Reading kindle books

9: re-read

10: Read and review the Netgalley books I have left.

11: Finish a series

12:Read one of my sister's books

13: start a new series

14: Read non fiction

15: post on my book blog, even if it's just what I read and how many stars I give it.

2018 TBR Books 104 , Completed list

Sorry guys, for some reason I can't copy and paste like I normally do ,so here is all of my 2018 TBR books, the one reason it's so big is I got books for Christmas from my sister .
Part 1
The Bermuda Triangle: Unexplained Disappearances Beneath The Waves
Dead Man Calling
Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War
Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth
The Exploits of Juve
The Apartment
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious life
Terrifying Tales
Typhoon Fury
Her Last Lie
Blood Brothers
Preacher's Kill
Survive the Night
Shattered Mirror
Mister Tender's Girl
Colter's Journey
Her Soldier of Fortune
Christmas on the Run
Seventh Grave and No Body
Duel: Terror Stories

Part 2

I've Been Watching You
What Lurks Beneath
The Seven Stars
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II
The Ghosts of Lakeforth Hotel
The Pillars of the Earth
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
End of Watch: A Novel
Different Seasons: Four Novellas
Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command
Dragon Teeth
The Perfect Horse: the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis
Colter's Journey
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
Who Killed These Girls?: The Twenty-Five-Year History of Austin's Yogurt Shop Murders
Into the Storm
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Vanity Fair
The Bookworm
Spitfire Pilot: A Personal Account of the Battle of Britain
Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home
Submerging Inferno
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
Passion & Venom
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains
Dead Day
Girls In White Dresses
The Romanov Ransom
The Passion of Cleopatra
The Woman in White
The Return of Tarzan
One Wicked Nigh



Part 3
Shock Wave
Poseidon's Arrow
The Blood Gospel
The Jungle
Devil's Gate
Ice Hunt
The Howling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The Black Echo
Hard Bitten
The Medici Letters: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance
The Devil's Grin
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Hollow City
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Blood Sport: Special Agents Flynn and Tanner, FBI
And Then There Were None
The Depths
Barbecue, Bourbon and Bullets
Silent Night
All the Missing Girls
Scottish Rite
The Killing Moon: The worst Australian serial killers you never knew existed
Innocent Blood
Blood Infernal
I, Ripper
The Dolocher
Mark of the Dagger
Ancient Egypt Secrets Explained!: The Influences Behind Egyptian History, Mythology & The Impact On World Civilization
The Ghoul
Death of a Celebrity
Hunted Down
Ghost Stories: The Most Terrifying REAL ghost stories from around the world - NO ONE CAN ESCAPE FROM EVIL









Merry Christmas to all of you and I hope you and your family and friends have a safe one.