Book Review: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

If you’ve been floating around the bookish community over the past few months, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve already heard of Bonfire. But in case you haven’t, let’s recap: Bonfire is a suspense/psychological thriller novel by Krysten Ritter, who, prior to penning this novel, was best known for being an actress in shows like […]

Book Review: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Eep. I have some thoughts about this one. Emma in the Night is a psychological thriller by Wendy Walker that centers on the disappearance of Cass and Emma Tanner. Three years ago, the two sisters both mysteriously disappeared. Now, Cass shows back up without Emma telling a story about the two sisters being held against […]

Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager (Spoiler-Free!)

Final Girls, by Riley Sager, was the book I chose for my July book from Book of the Month Club. I was really drawn in by the mysterious, twisty plot, and the sort of slasher-esque back story, and was hoping it would really throw me for a loop. Don’t worry, though—I won’t spoil any of […]

Book Review: Burning by Danielle Rollins

Burning is a YA supernatural thriller written by Danielle Rollins, who you may also know as Danielle Vega, author of The Merciless series and Survive the Night. Burning tells the tale of Angela, a young woman doing her time at a juvenile correction facility, with her sights set on getting out and seeing her little […]

May Book Haul

May has come and gone, meaning not only has Samsara Parchment been alive for one month now (happy birthday, blog!), but it’s also time to do a May Book Haul! So without further ado, let’s take a look at the books I picked up over the month of May. 1. Into the Water by Paula […]

Book Review: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Please be forewarned, the following review does contain spoilers. Please also be aware that this novel and this review mention several subjects which may be triggering to many readers, including, but not limited to, suicide and sexual assault. Much like her previous novel, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins’s new novel, Into the Water, […]

Book Review: One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

One Was Lost is a YA survival thriller/mystery written by Natalie D. Richards which was published in 2016. It centers on four teenagers who are on a camping trip with a group from their school when, long story short, things go terribly wrong. The novel centers mainly on four main characters—Sera, Lucas, Emily, and Jude. While […]