First Look: Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz #HorrorOctober

I can not wait for this book. It sounds twisted and sinister…something that needs to be done more in the YA market if you ask me.

And not only that, but I did a bit of fangirling when I realised that in the past the authors wrote episodes of ROSWELL together. YES, THAT ROSWELL (I will never be ashamed of my love for that show)! Ahhh this has to be good right? RIGHT?

Roll on January!


Sanctuary Bay

Authors: Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz
Editions: Hardback, Kindle/e-book, 320 pages
Publication Details: Expected January 19th 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre(s): YA; Thriller; Mystery; Horror

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In this genre-bending YA thriller, will Sarah Merson’s shiny new prep school change her life forever or bring it to a dark and sinister end?

When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country-Sanctuary Bay Academy-it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing from foster home to foster home, escaping to its tranquil setting, nestled deep in Swans Island, couldn’t sound more appealing.

Swiftly thrown into a world of privilege and secrets, Sarah quickly realizes finding herself noticed by class charmer, Nate, as well as her roommate’s dangerously attentive boyfriend, Ethan, are the least of her worries. When her roommate suddenly goes missing, she finds herself in a race against time, not only to find her, but to save herself and discover the dark truth behind Sanctuary Bay’s glossy reputation.

In this twisted YA thriller, Sanctuary Bay, Sarah’s new school may seem like an idyllic temple of learning, but as she unearths years of terrifying history and manipulation, she discovers this “school” is something much more sinister.‚Äč

About the Authors

Laura J. Burns has written more than thirty books for kids and teens, touching on topics from imaginary lake monsters to out-of-control Hollywood starlets. (Those two things have more in common than you’d think.)

With Melinda Metz, she has also written for the TV shows ROSWELL, 1-800-MISSING, and THE DEAD ZONE.

You can pre-order your copy now!

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Top Ten Tuesday: TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the image to visit them) who pick a different topic each week.

This week we are taking a break from books and looking at: Top Ten Favourite Movies or TV Shows

This topic suits me just fine as I watch way too much TV and love films too. I’ve decided to go for TV shows, and had to narrow it down to 2 categories because there’s too many to choose from.

Top 5 TV Shows From My Teens That I Still Love:

  1. Buffy TVS: Always, always Buffy.
  2. Roswell: So bad, yet so good.
  3. Angel: Angel was dark, gritty spin-off to BTVS. It went completely batshit at the end, but it was still awesome.
  4. The O.C: I didn’t even see the final series of The O.C but in its prime, it was teen drama gold. Everyone loved Seth Cohen right?
  5. Six Feet Under: This really made me want to live in a funeral home. And I had a massive crush on weird, angsty Claire

Top 5 Shows I’m Watching Right Now:

  1. Penny Dreadful: I’m like 3 episodes behind, but loving it so far.
  2. America’s Next Top Model: It’s utter trash, but really addictive and this time it’s boys Vs girls. Phil is my favourite, which means he’ll probably be out next.
  3. Orange is the New Black: I was a bit slow on the uptake of this one, and while I am enjoying it a lot, I think the hype-monster ruined it for me a bit.
  4. I Wanna Marry Harry: Oh my God, this is seriously the most ridiculous, car-crash TV I’ve ever seen. A bunch of American girls think they’re competing to win Prince Harry’s heart. ‘Prince Harry’ is a pretty bad look-a-like. Jokes! Watch the trailer below.
  5. Hannibal: I couldn’t get into this the first time round but I’ve been told it really picks up after a few episodes, so I just started watching it from the start again.