Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.
One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The book comes out in September 2017
I had to stop and think about this one before writing my review. It’s not that dislike it, i actually enjoyed some of it, but there’s a couple of things that annoyed me enough to bring the rating down. First, this is not horror. This is a romance novel place in a horror setting. It has some good horror scenes, some gory chapters, but most of it is push aside by the main love story. I liked the “scream” vibe we had in the first chapter, but it all fade away, and only cames back for the finale. I was hoping for just a tiny bit more at the end. Makani and Ollie were okay, but i still didn’t have a very big attachment. It’s was hard to care for any of the characters really because these two were the only ones we had any kind of development. So when one of them died, i had no emotions. i just didn’t care, and i think this is an important factor for a well-done slasher, you have to care when people die. My other problem is the whole killer revelations….because one, it came way too early in the story in my opinion, two, i was like who the hell is that?!
Overall, i think this book was okay, i was just expecting more horror less romance, and characters i would actually care about.
There’s Some Inside Your House : 3/5
played on : Xbox One
Among the Sleep is an other little horror game that is simply fun to try out. I really enjoyed my playing adventure with this one, my only problem is how short it was. I think it was great to play as such a young kid. Everything felt bigger, darker and scarier than what the real thing would be if we were an adult character. The kid’s imagination plays a big part in the setting adding a very interesting vibe to it. The graphic are not that epic, but that didn’t stop me from loving the great atmosphere. the sound effects were extremely creepy and well done. The story ends with a very good plot twist.
Overall, i really enjoyed this short, little game.
Among The Sleep : 4/5
Played on Xbox One
It’s been a while since i had that much fun playing a game. I mean, i always love my horror games, but they are usually intense and stressful. This one had that element too, but in i think in a very different way, it was such an interesting game, Very creepy I mean, those evil characters were absolutely horrifying. I love them all. I think they all made great vilains. They were terrifying in the best way possible. The whole game was just fantastic. The visual was really pleasing, it’s a style i just adore. The story itself is not much explained, there’s no dialogue, you kinda have to guess what’s going on with what you are seeing, that was no problem for me. I was hoping for a little more info once i got to the ending, but i didn’t. It left me wanting more, but i still like how it ended. I loved our charater, Six, we know nothing about her (him?) and she was very fun to play. She was adorable.
I guess you guys can see i loved that game, i loved every part of it. Played it in one sitting, wanting so much more once it was over. Little Nightmares is a great game, a new favorite for me. I can only recommend it.
LITTLE NIGHTMARES : 5/5
To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.It was the children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
The adults, knowing better, knew nothing.
Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
Rereading this book was scary and exciting. The last time i opened up this monster was when i was a teen, my tastes has changed since. But i guess when it comes to IT, it doesn’t matter how old i am or what is my favorite genre, i will always love this book. I just find it so well-done, well written and original. This story has scenes coming straight out of nightmares and they still make me feel uncomfortable at 23years old. I think IT is such an interesting villain, scary as hell. The fact that he can be whatever he wants, who ever he wants, killing kids as if it was nothing puts him on the top of the “bad guys list”. A real monster. I did find that the book was slow in some parts, there’s alot of description and reports of events happening around Derry. I was a bit bored with those sometimes, i just wanted to follow the Losers Club, but all this added alot at the vibe of the story. As for the characters, yes. Just yes. All of them were just so freaking lovable. It’s always so fun to get stuck in such a great friendship, i loved them. Young and old, i will always be a fan of my losers. Which is why the ending made me so emotional, i won’t go into details, but gosh, it made me so sad to see how it all ended.
Bill, Ben, Richie, Eddie, Bev, Mike, Stan, i will miss you.
IT : 4.5/5
Played on : Xbox One
I start off playing this game feeling very excited. Creepy, empty amusement park?! yes please. Always. But i finished up this game feeling meh. It’s mostly an exploration game, which means nothing really happens. I didn’t find it that scary either. The last part took me by surprised, i wasn’t expecting to be stuck in such a dark, psychological horror world. Very interesting, very creepy and also very sad. I think that last part saved the game for me.
The Park : 3/5
Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door.
Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won’t want to leave. Later, you’ll find that you can’t. Every nine years, the house’s residents—an odd brother and sister—extend a unique invitation to someone who’s different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it’s already too late. . . .
Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house story—as only David Mitchell could imagine it.
i feel like it’s hard for me to review this book because to be honest, it didn’t really stick with me. Everytime i closed the book, it was like i just forgot whatever i read. So, it’s clear to say this will never be my favorite book. Did i hate it? No, not really, I guess it just didn’t really work for me. For what i saw, there’s alot of mixed reviews about this one. For me, there’s a couple of things that stopped me from fully enjoying. The format bugged me a little. I had a hard time connecting with the characters since we only got them for a short time. I didn’t care for any of them. The storyline was interesting enough to keep me going, but not that fantastic in my opinion. Predictable during some parts too. It wasn’t really creepy, but it had an interesting, dark vibe that i enjoyed. As for the writing style, i really like it. I’d be interested to read more from David Mitchell and hopefully i’d be more into his other storylines.
This book didn’t really work for me, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work for you guys. There’s alot of good reviews on Goodreads.
Slade Houss : 2.5/5
Billy grinned. “Oh, New York,” he whispered. “We’re gonna have so much fun.”
I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jazz, the son of history’s most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent.
In an effort to prove murder didn’t run in the family, Jazz teamed with the police in the small town of Lobo’s Nod to solve a deadly case. And now, when a determined New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz’s door asking for help, he can’t say no. The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple–and its police force–running scared. So Jazz and his girlfriend, Connie, hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a killer’s murderous game.
Oh, this series is just so much fun. For a horror and crime show fan like me, this series is the perfect adventure. Being with Jazz, his friends and his crazy dad is always interesting. Jazz is a fantastic main character. Charming, dark and smart. Twisted, but with a good side. it’s hard for me not to love him, even if he can be an asshole sometimes. Side characters are pretty good too. Howie is my favorite. Overall, when it comes to the storyline itself, i found it enjoyable. But i have to mention that the first part of the book was slow. Nothing really happens to be honest, but not in a boring way, more in a “lets create a good built-up for part two”. I still think 500 pages was abit long, but i mostly liked it. Writing was awesome, just like in book 1. Dark, creepy, gory even. With a ending that made me go holy crap, book 3 is gonna freaking epic. *.*
So yes, i’m a big fan of this series so far and i’m super excited to see the finale confrontation between Jazz and his psycho dad.
Game : 4/5