“Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red.”

Clive Barker

  • Book Review #9

    Today’s review is about Monster by Frank Peretti. Almost a month ago, I came across a list of monster horror novels and from that list I got Jaws -still reading it on and off- Monster, and others. Even though the monsters I’d rather watch/read about are those nameless, frightening, unknown monsters.

    Let’s have a look at the Goodreads blurb:

    Something’s out there…

    Reed Shelton organized this survival weekend. Hired the best guide in the region. Meticulously trained, studied, and packed while encouraging his wife, Beck, to do the same. But little did they know that surviving the elements would become the least of their worries. During their first night of camping, an unearthly wail pierces the calm of the forest. Then someone—no, something—emerges from the dense woods and begins pursuing them. Everything that follows is a blur to Reed—except for the unforgettable image of a huge creature carrying his wife into the darkness. Dependant on the efforts of a small town and a band of friends, Reed knows they have little time to find Beck. Even more important, he soon realizes that they aren’t the only ones doing the hunting. Something much faster, more relentless—and definitely not human—has begun to hunt them.

    •••

    I enjoyed reading most parts of this book even though i had a hard time getting into it. I put it aside even before I finished the first chapter. But after three weeks of keeping it away, I got back to it, got gripped, and finished it in two days.

    The reason for these points that would follow might be because this is my first time of reading Frank Perretti’s book and maybe even the last. Not that it was bad or anything -I love his writing style- but the pace slowed down in the middle and I had to skim through some parts. Slowed, however, doesn’t mean unnecessary. I was rather curious to see how it’ll all end.

    I’m not a huge fan of Christian novel/movies even though I like exorcist novel and movies. Which is why I won’t read this author again. I was thrown off with the mention of God in this book because that just isn’t something I read in horror:

    • No. God won’t let that happen.
    • How could God create such creatures?
    • Oh God, where are you? [MC] cried. How could you leave me like this?
    • God wouldn’t let a thing like this happen.
    • God, did You make him do that? You couldn’t allow me just a little comfort?
    • God hates me.
    • Yeah. God hated her. He had to. Why else would He keep slapping her with nothing but lousy luck?
    • God gave her a stutter so she couldn’t tell Him how ticked off she was!
    • Why do anything? God will just ruin it.”

    Enough of…that, let’s get right in to:

    Why you should read this book:

    • I like the characters. All of them except the bad guys. They have flaws and were fleshed out very well.
    • The pace did justice to the characters. Although how we skipped from this scene to another scene confused me a little bit at the beginning.
    • I’d have enjoyed it more if real monsters were involved here but…it was enjoyable nonetheless.
    • The climax, where the bad guys were revealed, was remarkable. I liked it a lot even though their motive included more deaths.

    Now, will I reread this?

    No. But I’ll recommend it if the above-listed sentences didn’t bother you. Mind you, it isn’t filled with them but as it’s said “a sentence could make you love a book and another could make you dislike it.” So you are the judge here.

    Peace out ✌️

  • Book Review #8

    Today’s review is about The Witch Of Willow Hall by Hester Fox. Hester Fox’s writing style is incredible. She’s the first author I had to google, to know who she was and how she was able to write so well I forgot where I was. It’s…magical. Not too descriptive -you know I suck at reading and understanding in-depth description- and simple.

    Let’s have a look at the summary:

    Goodreads blurb:

    Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it.

    Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences but those around you, as well.

    New Oldbury, 1821

    In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia, and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall. The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline.

    All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…

    •••

    I don’t have much to say about this book which is why I’ll cover it all in:

    Why you should read TWOWH:

    • The writing style is unlike anything I’ve read. I liked the writing so much I didn’t care about the plot…which others complained about. And it’s quite understandable if their expectation was a witch story with deaths or possession or just…anything leaning in more to horror. This book just wasn’t that. I don’t like concluding things but I assume the author was straying away from gore and horrific scenes due to discomfort or that it isn’t her style. She was mild throughout the book and horror fans just like it BLOODY…Just Kidding.
    • It’s gripping. Not in a suspenseful manner but more like I couldn’t get myself to keep this book. It just flowed really well even though the romance took almost ⅔ of the ending. Honestly, it’s more of romance than anything. And it got frustrating when the sisters had to “impress” the love interest(?). I have issues with people trying hard to impress others.
    • It also gets a bonus point for the happy, un-sped ending.

    Now, will I reread TWOWH?

    I don’t think I will. Not because it wasn’t good, I mean I rattled on from the beginning about how much I loved it, but if only it had more horrific elements, more suspense, more stakes, and left a chill down my spine, I’ll have not only reread it but make it one of my favorite books. That said, I’ll definitely check out another book by Hester Fox. More likely another witch story cause she has others.

    Note: if you aren’t comfortable with the mention of incest, I’ll advise against reading this. There weren’t explicit scenes of what happened as it was a backstory but it was mentioned again and again and that made my stomach stir. I’d not have picked it up if I had known about the incest but it didn’t make me stop reading so that’s enough proof -I guess- that you might get through it without feeling sick.

    That’s all I have to say about The Witch Of Willow Hall by Hester Fox. Read it if it sounds like something you’ll like and let’s discuss it in the comment section.

    Peace out ✌️

  • Book Review #7

    Today’s review is about Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake. A YA horror novel told through the POV of Cas, a young ghost hunter. I suspect Cas is an unreliable character, which explains the chaotic narration of the book.

    Let’s have a look at the book summary.

    Goodreads Blurb:

    Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

    So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

    Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

    Yet she spares Cas’s life.

    •••

    I wasn’t expecting the romance in this story because it was kind of abrupt. And I’m not a huge fan of paranormal romance. Or more specifically romance with ghosts. I just feel it is a hopeless love since they can’t be together. But Anna is different, Cas can touch her and…well he fell in love.

    The unreliability of Cas made me keep on reading this book. I wanted to so badly know how it will end. I was left with two impressions: this book could’ve either been longer, with more stakes driving the story to be scarier/more suspenseful, or shorter with a different plot that will make it a fast-paced novella.

    Why you should check it out:

    • The beginning of the story is unlike anything I’ve read. It was so good I had the highest expectation from the plot but then Cas became more and more unreliable. But as a horror writer, especially since this story has paranormal elements, I guess it was intentional: that the author is writing the true story. And since it is in first person, she couldn’t dump all those information on us. I commend her for been truthful but others might not understand it at first. I too didn’t until I digested the book and sat down to write this review.
    • It has a tragic backstory that drive the goal of the MC. I wanted to see Cas win the battle at the end but I also couldn’t get over the feeling that the author made things easy for the character. I was down for an adventure but then…there wasn’t any.
    • There is an awkward character with a love interest here. So if that sounds like something you like, you got one to root for here.

    Now, will I reread it?

    Probably not. But it ended with a cliffhanger. It has a sequel: Girl In Nightmare which I’ll check out when I trim down the books on my TBR. Keep your notification on for that review. Until then, Peace out ✌️

  • Book Review #6

    Today’s review is about Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia. A Gothic horror novel that has the most beautiful cover. It turns out we DO judge a book by its cover.

    Now believe me? I know you do.

    I read the Goodreads review on this book because when I was done with it I wanted to see what others thought about it. The reviews were either buzzing 5 stars or lonely 1 star or two, sometimes a three got in. And I understand these opposing reviews because I thought they were both valid in their own way.

    For the five stars, the plot is original. It’s unlike anything I have read. Yes, we get a creepy castle/mansion on top of a hill. Some mystery. Yes. Yes. Really good book. I’ll recommend it btw. Cos why not?

    For the one and two stars, was the execution. It could have been executed better. The writing could have been tighter. That was most of the concern here. But as a horror (gothic horror) writer myself, I know how hard it is to achieve this and the time it takes. And since this isn’t her first book, there must have been a deadline. Not an excuse though but…

    There was a lot of dragged foreshadowing in the beginning and middle of this book. Then the pace was BAM BAM BAM at the end. I barely knew what was happening. It was a bit rushed like Anatomy by Dana Schwartz.

    I have read somewhere that a book should be consistent. If it is fast-paced, the climax should be fast-paced, if it is slow-pace, the climax should be slow-paced but with more tension. How you can achieve that? I don’t know😂

    Here is the Goodreads blurb:

    After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.

    Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemí’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.

    Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.

    And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.

    •••

    The romance in this book has also been called out. It could have been executed better. By not making the main character Noemí undermine the man, Francis. That part made some readers go meh. Noemí has rambled on about how not-so-good-looking Francis is compared to his brother which gave me mixed signals. But being it gothic, well at least my book has some moments like these, we could assume she has her reasons. There might be something going on which is beyond the character’s knowledge. And since we aren’t reading through the god’s eyes, we only know what the character knows.

    Why you should read this book:

    • The cover. Yup, you should add this to your shelf for the cover. Jk.
    • It has a really good plot. The one that will be obvious when you’re done reading the book and complaining about the bad execution. It is something new. Something really creepy. Although the author fits too much of it. She could’ve concentrated on an aspect and damn would it scare me. But she didn’t, thankfully, so I still have an empty spot for the scariest book I have ever read.
    • It is gripping. I couldn’t put it down. And although it didn’t turn out to be how I wanted it, I wasn’t disappointed because I know how hard it is to pull this string together. I read it in a day.

    Now, will I reread it?

    It’s unlikely that I will. I won’t miss the character, and, I won’t forget the plot. I might read another book by this author. There is a secret in her -well this book at least has- plot that I’ll like to see if the others have too.

    That is all I have to say about Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia. Read it if it sounds like some you’ll like but I’ll advise searching the TW. There is racism, some gore -not too disturbing since you can skim through but I’ve read reviews where people complained about it- and some others I can’t remember.

    Peace out ✌️

  • Book Review #5

    Today’s review is about the classic Hercule Poirot’s mystery series by Agatha Christie: Murder On The Orient Express.

    Oh my, the casts! I haven’t watched the whole movie..yet. But I have to admit being spoiled about the ending of this book, not by a review, but I happened to watch the ending of the movie where the plot twist was revealed. Did that make reading it any less intriguing?

    No.

    I enjoyed this book on a scale I haven’t enjoyed most books. And it could be because of Agatha Christie’s writing style. Similar, not so similar, writing style to Edgar Allan Poe and Ernest Hemingway. I savor reading any of these authors. I don’t skim but read with my wholehearted attention.

    Here is the Goodreads blurb:

    Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks as it travels through the mountainous Balkans. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year but, by the morning, it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

    One of the passengers is none other than detective Hercule Poirot. On vacation.

    Isolated and with a killer in their midst, Poirot must identify the murderer—in case he or she decides to strike again.

    •••

    Without wasting much time of me -I know- rambling about how much I LOVE the writing, the pacing, the intelligence of the characters, and well not-so-nice description of some characters (I’m looking at you sheep-face. I wonder what this even looks like), let me get right into

    Why you must read this book:

    • It is brilliantly written. You’ll appreciate prose for what it really is. Each and every word in this book has a reason to be there.
    • The back story of this book is a dream I’ll like to weive into mine -but I know its almost impossible- (mind you impossible is I’m possible. So maybe someday.)
    • My head meets a roadblock when an author describes something or a place vividly. I’ll be lost at some point. Agatha Christie does not do that.
    • Ohh the humor and sassiness. I laughed out loud a lot while I was reading this book. Something I do whenever I read a book outside of horror or thriller.
    • I’m here for the French she included. And although all I know is a handfull words in French from my junior hs days. I love books that include other languages.
    • The intelligence, great emphasis on the intelligence and meaning of the plot. If you pay close attention to the beginning of the book, you’ll draw back, thinking this isn’t a coincidence. And if you keep that knowledge with you, will feel like a Jr. Poirot yourself.

    Now, will I reread this?

    Absolutely! I’ll probably read this book whenever I’m editing any of my stories to get a sense of how polished a final draft should be and how every scene should lead up to the ending. Not only am I going to reread this, I’m also planning to read all Hercule Poirot’s books. So heads up, this won’t be the last time you see Agatha Christie’s book review.

    That’s all I have to say about Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie. Not that I don’t feel obliged to say I love this book once more. Read it and judge it. I’ll like to know what you think about it.

    Peace out ✌️

  • Book Review #4

    Today’s review is about a masterpiece. I can’t call it anything otherwise. The Collector by John Fowles. This is also the first stalker novel I have ever read except for crime fiction. Specifically Tess Gerritsen books. It has been long since I read her books but I might review some when I brush up what those books were about. So heads up for those mystery and suspense.

    This isn’t the original book cover but BBC’s comment drew my attention to it. And I felt I’ll do more justice to this book by including it instead. “Compulsive reading… I cannot urge you too strongly to read it.”

    This one sentence conveys a lot about what I’d have said. It is compulsive indeed, hooking, griping, terrifying? We can talk about that later but most importantly the character. His (Ferdinand, Fredrick, Cadinal, or whatever he is called) has a voice that is so damn unique in a twisted way. He’s interesting enough to have me flipping through pages real fast to know how it’ll end

    Guess who has another loop kind of ending? Me! The story towards the ending started taking off like Romeo and Juliet but The Collector found something -someone- to collect. And that is enough reason to keep him alive. The other loop ending I read is books The Ruins by Scott Smith.

    Here is the Goodreads’ blurb:

    Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time.

    •••

    The paragraph above ended with “believe” and that is enough hint that she might or might not grow to love him. I’ll let you decide that:

    • He fed her well.
    • Let her go around and even outside the house (with tied hands and a gag so she wouldn’t scream)
    • Let her bath.
    • Is concerned about her.
    • And not the last on this list: locks her up in the chapel.

    Hmmmm…okay.

    Why you should you read this:

    • The author went out of his way to get into the character’s head. You won’t even notice the writer here.
    • There is an emotional detachment to the story through the view of the character. And that just made it more intriguing.
    • The plot…the plot is the usual stalker and then kidnapper but the ending made it a bit different.

    Now, will I reread this?

    I don’t think so. I have to admit skipping Miranda’s POV for a reason I can’t point out. She was just…not Fredrick and I had the gut feeling I’ll be wasting my time since its reflecting what had happened but from her point of view. But if I’ll ever write a stalker novel (not any day soon) I’ll reread this for reference. It’s executed perfectly. I’ll probably watch the movie now.

    That’s all I have to say about The Collector by John Fowles. Read it, and let’s have a discussion about it in the comment if it sounds like something you’ll like.

    Peace out ✌️

  • Book Review #3

    Today’s review is about The Troop by Nick Cutter. The very first body horror I’ve read. It has been a while since I read this book, so the review will be more focused on the plot and how it had left me feeling rather than the character’s reactions and actions.

    We have another Stephen King review, guys. And unlike the last one which was more generalized, this is specific. “Scared the hell out of me, and I couldn’t put it down. Not for the faint-hearted.”

    I couldn’t put it down too. Not even when I was super uncomfortable, but not necessarily scared, with some gore details. The big picture of this novel makes it even scarier. I mean, if something like that -I’m not including spoilers. But something was created in the book- exists I’m sure many many people will want to use it. Lose weight overnight? Oh, bring it on. However irrational it is I know we will fall victims to this. So the central theme was BAM! Now, Nick Cutter wasn’t satisfied with this alone. How about adding another theme of war? This will be a great spoiler if I talk more about it so no.

    Here is Goodreads blurb:

    Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip; a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder — shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry — stumbles upon their campsite, Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. An inexplicable horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival that will pit the troop against the elements, the infected … and one another.

    •••

    There you have it. Now the reason why you should read this. Honestly, I can’t think of many but these will do:

    • Good writing. Even the gory details which I usually skim through in books were well written here. I read them all, not something I’m proud of.
    • The plot is terrifyingly good. It’s said that the most frightening things shouldn’t be over the board. And this isn’t. It’s not ghosts, demons, devils, or whatever. Just something humans made. Mind you, it isn’t just a just.
    • It is gripping. We get enough back story to know the characters personally and that makes the writing even more disturbing. There is a sociopath here. Yup, I just dropped you one spoiler.
    • There are some trigger warnings I’ll have to point out. There is animal abuse? More like deaths and oh so many gore details. I’ve read about people who said it made them gag or vomit but I was warned beforehand. So I braced myself enough to not have had this feeling.

    Now, will I reread this?

    No. Not really. But will I read from this author again? Yes. I’ll check out his book The Deep. But I don’t like water horror or maybe it’s because I haven’t read any yet. I’ll give it a try though.

    That’s all I have to say about The Troop by Nick Cutter. It is terrifying but hasn’t made it to my scariest book ever. Read it and let’s discuss in the comment section.

    Peace out ✌️

  • Book Review #2

    It has been long since I read The Ruins by Scott Smith. And with my short-term memory, it will be hard (impossible) to remember the names of the characters I’ll like to add but the plot is engraved in my head because it’s unique in its own weird, horrific way!

    I just learnt that it has been adopted into a movie! And the casts are really good actors/actresses so I’ll definitely give the movie a try or not since it took me quite some time to grow out of the discomfort of the plot of this story.

    You know it gets really dark when Stephen King reviews something as “the best horror novel of the new century,” and let’s appreciate how beautiful the cover is. It doesn’t show any horror elements but well…we get to see some plants on it and THAT’S just what the cover needs.

    Here is the Amazon blurb:

    Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights, making friends with fellow tourists. When the brother of one of those friends disappears, they decide to venture into the jungle to look for him. What started out as a fun day-trip slowly spirals into a nightmare when they find an ancient ruins site . . . and the terrifying presence that lurks there.

    •••

    What I liked most about this book is a particular character -whose name I have forgotten- but he was all in to survive. And that, is something we don’t get to see often (or executed well) in horror novels/movies. The character is OVERLY logical. Its sickening even how logical he is but it’s understandable. We need someone with an open mind in these kinds of situations.

    The ending, like some horror novels/movies is a loop that leads to the beginning of the book. I love this kind of story. It’s like I’ve read two books one after the other.

    I was disturbed by this novel on a scale that body horror gets me. I don’t read many body horror but I’ve read The Troop by Nick Cutter. And damn, the goosebumps, skin tingling, and discomfort were absolutely there!

    No spoilers but I didn’t look at plants the same way again until months after reading this book. This is enough heads up for you to get yourself ready before diving into this book. If you have plants in your room, you might want to take them to a friend when you sit to read this. The last thing you’d want to do is be unable to sleep in your own house and or throw away your babies.

    Okay, maybe I’m being a little bit overdramatic here but this book caught me off guard. I didn’t read it’s description or reviews. I just dove into it knowing it’s a good scare. And well, let’s just say it’s on my discomforting list.

    Why you should read this:
    • To scare yourself.
    • To scare yourself away from your plants! More emphasis here cause I’d have appreciated a heads up before getting into this but I was overly confident in myself.
    • The characters are well, like most characters in a horror novel/movies. We have the brave, rational, irrational, nervous…yes we get a lot to root for.
    • It’s a gripping read. So don’t get into it if you have a deadline glaring at you. It will have you hooked from the very first page. I finished it in two days.
    • Many things are going to go wrong. You’ll get frustrated with some characters actions and awe at others bravery. And dare I say you’ll want to punch those who haven’t warned the characters of what lies ahead of them in the face.

    Now, will I reread it?

    Ummm…it’s either I watch the movie or reread it once only! And that’s because I don’t have any plants -notice I hinted it again, don’t take it as a joke!- in my room. If I have, I won’t read it again because the plot is amazing, the pace is superb, and the characters…you’ll get attached to them base on which type of characters you like, and it’s unlikely that I’ll forget any (except the characters names.) I definitely loved two of the characters.

    That’s all I have to tell you about The Ruins. Read it and let’s have a counseling session in the comments below. Jk 😉

    The next book I’ll likely be reviewing is The Troop by Nick Cutter. Another book that made goosebumps cover my skin.

    Peace out ✌️

  • Book Review #1

    I have never written or even thought about a review if: I loved it, I liked it, You should/gotta read this! are put aside. The first-ever review I wrote about a book is Edgar Allan Poe’s book on Goodreads. And it was very short.

    Just like the books I write, most of the books I read are either horror, thrillers, or tragedy. Although I have read other genres: romance and fantasy.

    Today’s review is about the book I just recently finished reading: A Head Full Of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay.

    Yes. I know. It doesn’t have an attractive cover but it’s good. I must first commend the writing. Being it written in first person present and past tense, it helped me with my current WIP which is also in first person.

    The story isn’t hard to get into but the constant going backward and forward confused me at the beginning until I understood what the author was doing.

    Most of the book is a narration about the past by the main character who is also the survivor of the incidences (I don’t want to include spoilers.) But instead of giving us long and boring dialogues, the author writes about the past in separate chapters but differentiated them from the present time by writing them in the past tense.

    I think I’m doing a bad job at actually telling you about the story but…We follow a character (Meredith who prefers to be called Merry) as she narrates about her family and the events that led up to them having a TV show about their lives. We get a plot twist at the end which will be obvious if you pay attention to the beginning of Merry’s narration

    Was I frightened?

    I was when I read it at night and the story was in a scene that took place at night. Other than that, I wasn’t scared. It could have been because I had high expectations about it. After all, someone recommended it under the scariest books they have ever read. No. The Ruins by Scott Smith which I will review next will be that story to me. It was not scary-scary but more of I-will-never-see-this-the-same-way-again.

    AHFOG also had this moment. But it happened towards the end. It made me think deeply about life and some situations that have been mentioned there.

    Why you should read it:

    • The writing is superb.
    • The character isn’t boring. Not really likable since we only see her interact with one person or two.
    • You will take something away from the story. Or at least I did.
    • The plot is unusual. You will find out that whatever you believe just isn’t it.
    • You are a fan of exorcism and possession? Say no more. Get this book although I must warn you YOU WILL BE SURPRISED AT THE TWIST. Nothing you believe is true.
    • Do you like some mind games? This is your go-to book.

    Now, will I reread this book?

    I probably would not because it’s unlikely that I’ll forget the plot or that I’ll miss the character. I didn’t get attached to her. But I would read it because of how good it was written. And, I’ll check out other books by this author. I have Survivor Songs by him but I haven’t gotten into it. This might be the push I need to dive into it.

    I guess that’s all I have to say about AHFOG. I apologize for the chaotic post but I’m not a great reviewer in the sense of telling you about the book since I write about the book from my point of view. But that is the essence of reviews, right?

    Anyways, thank you for your time, and do comment about your thoughts if you have read this book, will read it, or if it’s a pass for you since it’s well…horror.

    Peace out ✌️


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