I am not a serial killer

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Page Count: 271  pages

John Wayne Cleaver is a serial killer obsessed sociopath who lives above a mortuary owned by his mother. He fears that it is his destiny to become a serial killer, and therefore lives by a set of rules designed to keep his homicidal impulses in check. His careful regime of self-denial is threatened when he attempts to solve a local murder case.

I discovered this book through Instagram and hadn’t heard much about it before, but I can assure you this book is very much worth your time.

The book is beautifully written and gives you great insight into the depth of John Clever’s mind as he struggles with trying to be a good person despite his sociopath diagnosis. This aspect of the book really drew me in and had me hooked on the character journey, if the book wasn’t good enough already a plot twist that occurs midway the book sold me on the series completely.

I cannot remember the last time while reading I was so surprised by twist

 

If you want to pick up this book I highly recommend not looking anything up so you can experience the same surprise and delight that I did.

Fans of Dexter will enjoy this book as it has a similar tone and feel, and of course insight into the mind of a sociopath.

Overall the book is a wonderfully written character driven book and a fulfilling quick read that will leave you wanting more.

RATING:

★★★★1/2

 

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, here is a link: touch me  😊

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

The excitement is real!! The Litjoy Crate Magical Edition Year Two! and just in time for the 20 year anniversary 🙂

LitJoy is a monthly YA subscription box who also do special one-time Harry Potter boxes! They are currently up to the second year and they have done an amazing job with this box, everything is spot on with the references and even better, they are all usable!

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

The contents card doubles as this adorable Doby print

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

One of my favourite Arthur Weasley quotes in a bookmark! Plus a print of the year two required books

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

This hilarious Gilderoy Lockhart print and letter from the man himself

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

In my opinion, the most clever items on the box, Polyjuice Potion Bath Fizz, and Moaning Myrtle toilet spray! I don’t know if I can bear to use the bath fizz, it’s so cute 🙈

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

This super sweet Howler Cookie!

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

A Skelegrow keychain so you can regrow some bones on the go!

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

A Basilisk fang bookmark!!

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

Creature magnetic bookmarks, I can’t decide which one is my favourite

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

A Doby doll! He lives on in our hearts

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

This all kinds of delicious smelling candle by a Court of Candles

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

A mug with a quote to live by! “When in doubt, go to the Libary”

Litjoy Crate Magical Edition

Squealed a little when I saw this book sleeve, just look at it! The perfect size for all your books and they will be protected and cozy in your bag.

LitJoy still has some of these available so there’s still time to grab one if you want one!

nocturnal readers box

The Nocturnal Readers box is a Monthly subscription box for fans of speculative fiction, it features one new release and one previously released book and a bunch of bookish goodies relating to the theme of that month. This month’s theme was Hail the King!!

What a box it was, catering to a vast variety of King novels that would make any King fan giddy!

 

nocturnal readers box

Dark Tower-inspired bandana! I have just finished Gunslinger so I was thrilled about this homage to the Dark Tower series! Personally, I’m not a big bandana wearer myself but I’m using this as a bag tie/scarf/decorative lamp display

nocturnal readers box

Carrie and Pennywise stickers, debating on using these as bookmarks or sticking them to cardboard to hang around my King books

nocturnal readers box

Gwendy’s Button Box with variant cover by Justin Wisniewski, and what a beautiful cover it is! Very keen visit the town of Castle Rock again in this novel

nocturnal readers box

Pork Pie Hat by Peter Straub, I haven’t heard of this one so I’m very excited to crack into it!

nocturnal readers box

The Long Walk art print! I haven’t read this yet but this print makes me want to pick it up, just look at the detail!

nocturnal readers box

A Derry Magnet!! This is one of my favourite items in the box and sits proudly on my fridge

nocturnal readers box

King bookmark! I keep staring at it and finding more references 🤓

nocturnal readers box

A Creepshow themed patch of Jordy Verill, still haven’t decided where to put this one yet

nocturnal readers box

Firestarter tea from Jasmine Pearl Tea co, one of my favourite things with a bookish twist! Plus this tea has a brilliant taste

nocturnal readers box

A Gwendy’s Button Box limited edition coin, this is so cool!

nocturnal readers box

I am so in love with this coin, there are no words!!

 

This box was seriously off the charts awesome, and I can’t wait for next months box, the theme is The Feast!

1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Genre: Fantasy
Page Count: 205

2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The 

Original Screenplay By JK Rowling

Genre: Fantasy
Page Count: 304

3.  A Darker Shade of Magic By V.E. Schwab

Genre: Fantasy
Page Count: 400

4. I am Not a Serial Killer By Dan Wells

Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Page Count: 271

5. The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

Genre: Fable/Fantasy
Page Count: 224

6. The Devil Crept In By Ania Ahlborn

Genre: Horror
Page Count: 374

7. The Gunslinger By Stephen King

Genre: Western fantasy fiction
Page Count: 304

8. The Little Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Genre: Fable
Page Count: 112

 

I really need to put myself on a book ban after this, but on the plus side I now have plenty books to read in my uni break

Loot Wear is a monthly subscription of nerdy clothing wearables, I have the socks and wearable bundle.

loot wear

Baby Groot Socks, I mean … what more can I say

loot wear

Socks featuring the current Marvel tv series

loot wear

Firefly, Walsh button up! This is crazy cool, I’m going to give this one to my dad because I can’t see myself wearing it personally but this is a really cool homage to the character.

Both socks in the box are super soft and cozy, perfect for the winter and rain we are having in Sydney at the moment, and my dad is going to love the shirt. I should mention, though the shirt is extra small, it fits more like an XL.