My Heart is a Chainsaw: #BacktoKindle Readathon


So I decided to read My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones for the ARC or borrowed book prompt for the #BacktoKindle Readathon. The ARC was from NetGalley. I have never been so excited to receive an ARC. It was like winning a lottery, except with books instead of money.

my heart is a chainsaw


Jade Daniels is from the small town of Proofrock, Idaho. She lives with her abusive father. Her mother lives in town but they don’t communicate. Jade is half-Indian and 100% angry.

Jade knows everything about horror movies. She writes her history papers mostly about horror movies or about the local ghost stories. Her history papers are my favorite parts of the book. Jade has a sense of humor and has gotten in trouble for doing many pranks. Not everyone has the same sense of humor. Her history teacher might be one of the few people that tries to help Jade. She writes her papers like they are letters to the teacher.

The dad is not only abusive but he is a raging alcoholic. I am puzzled by why the mom left her with the dad. If I were Jade, I would be 100% angry too.

Then weird things begin to happen in a subtle way. No one even notices how weird things are except for Jade. Everyone thinks she is overreacting. People die all the time, they say. There’s no serial killer, they say. However, the bodies are beginning to pile up before anyone can stop it from happening.

Jade is convinced that a new girl in town is the Final Girl. She thinks that the new girl might be able to save the town unless the new girl is the serial killer.


If you love horror novels and/or horror movies, then you will love this book. Also, if you are already a fan of Stephen Graham Jones then you will probably enjoy this book as well.

People who will not like this book :

1. Abusive, alcoholic dads but we don’t care what they think.

2. Serial killers? Maybe they will love the book due to some sort of narcissistic traits.

3. Anyone who doesn’t appreciate the following joke.

Joke that I found and will always laugh at:

While discussing horror movies, my friend asked me who my favorite monster from film is.

Me: “Hmmm that’s a tough one. I think I’d have to go with the vampire from Sesame Street.”

Friend: “What!? He doesn’t count.”

Me: “Oh I assure you, he does.”

  • I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.

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