Katie Hayoz, author, reader

I'm a reader and a writer of young adult and adult speculative fiction--from fantasy to steampunk to romance to horror. I'll read anything you throw my way, but paranormal is my passion. Just give me popcorn to eat while I'm reading.

Justice (Deck of Lies, #1)

Justice - Jade Varden Kind of like pretty little liars...

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) - Susan Ee I want to give this six stars. I stayed up reading it and the only disappointment I had is that I have to wait for the sequel!!!!!!


Seed - Ania Ahlborn Kept me reading from start to finish. Well written, very dark. My kind of thing.
Dracula - Bram Stoker I had never read this and I've discovered I'm a modern reader. Couldn't handle the way it was written...too annoying. At times it was awesome, but I just found myself too frustrated to continue. I read it on Kindle, so it was hard to skim through which I would have done were I reading it on paper.

So Far and Yet So Near: Stories of Americans Abroad

So Far and Yet So Near: Stories of Americans Abroad - American Citizens Abroad, Therese Gilardi Loved it, because of course my work is in it.
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality - Jacob Tomsky Warning: Don't read this book if you can't handle crude language, irreverent talk or if you're into the politically correct. If that stuff doesn't bother, you though, you're in for a good time.

I love Tomsky's in-your-face style and humor. He may not be someone I'd want to hang out with, but I'd gladly read any more books he writes. This memoir was fun. It's not what you'll read if you want to soul-search or are looking for poetry on the page. It's what to read if you want a good ride and a good laugh. And as a bonus, you get a few tips on how to make the most of your next hotel stay.
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness, Jim Kay This book took me by surprise. When I began to read it I thought it was too "young" for me and that I wouldn't like it. But the further I got in, the more I enjoyed it. I ended up reading it in one day and bawling at the end of it.
Darklandia - T.S. Welti T.S. Welti can write, that's for sure. Right from page one I was hooked and I admired her writing style and voice. Only problem? The book ended when it was really getting interesting and the twist was kind of a let down for me. Left me feeling quite unsatisfied. That said, I'd pick up another one of T.S. Welti's books.
Eve & Adam - Michael  Grant, Katherine Applegate I really enjoyed this book. Finally, a suspenseful YA novel that isn't part of a trilogy! Thank you!
Days of Blood & Starlight - Laini Taylor It took me about 25 pages to get into this book, as it has been a while since I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. But once I was back in the groove, it was impossible to stop reading. Laini Taylor is so talented at world building. Everything came to life in such richness. I can't wait for number three!
The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan The actual writing was quite good, but I was too frustrated with the main character and the lack of any insight into the situation to enjoy the book like I wanted to. I imagine it will come with the next two installments...