Review : The Girl From the Well by Rin chupeco

“You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night. 

A dead girl walks the streets.
She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.
And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.
Because the boy has a terrifying secret – one that would just kill to get out. ”

I had a hard time finishing this book to be honest. I was really hoping for something better, darker, much more creepier. 

But this book was so dull.

The storyline didn’t catch my attention. Even the more “horror” parts were pretty boring. This book has pretty much every japanese horror clichés you can think of, so the horror aspect was not very original. After 100pages, i was thinking about stopping. I found the characters to be extremely empty and got bored very quickly. I couldn’t care about any of them.  They were all without personality. I was very excited at first about having a ghost for narrator, but her voice was just so dry. I didn’t like her very much. The writing style was okay, but the lack of atmosphere really broke the whole thing. I did enjoy the fack that the story was taking place in Japan. it was a very interesting setting that I have not seen ofter in the YA genre.

So, this book really didn’t make it for me. Sadly, i can’t recommend it.

The Girl from the Well : 2/5


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