It's time for a #thrillersandchillers recommendation and this week I am recommending When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen! ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ It's finally starting to feel like we're approaching summer in Minnesota, and there's little I love more than reading a captivating and atmospheric Southern Gothic novel. Seeing this book billed as a Southern Gothic horror was all I needed to know to make me pick it up immediately, and I am so glad that I did. The main character, Mira, was born and raised in a small North Carolina town and fled without looking back as soon as she could. At least, until her childhood best friend calls to say she is getting married in their hometown, and not just that--she is getting married at the infamous and mysterious Woodsman plantation that has a history that is rife with horror and tragedy. The events of the book take off as soon as Mira returns home, so I won't say much more, but I recently read a book that could make for a really great read-along. The third novel by Kelly McWilliams, Your Plantation Prom is Not Okay, was released earlier this month and is about a teenage girl who lives with her father on an old plantation in North Carolina that they have transformed into an enslaved people's museum. McWilliams has written a YA contemporary novel while McQueen has written an adult horror, but they have common underlying themes and both provide a lot of information about the history of plantations and enslaved people in North Carolina. ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ There are some heavy topics, so check out the content warnings on StoryGraph:

Posted by Maggie at 2023-05-11 01:01:06 UTC