Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie – Review

A perfect read for October.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Suffer the Children presents a terrifying tale of apocalyptic fiction, as readers are introduced to Herod’s Syndrome, a devastating illness that suddenly and swiftly kills all young children across the globe.

Soon, they return from the grave… and ask for something unimaginable. Without that, they remain listless, vacant eyes staring at their parents. As soon as the children receive it, they become themselves again… But only for a short while.

As that commodity becomes scarce, the inevitable question for parents everywhere becomes: How far would you go to bring your child back?

Summary paraphrased from Goodreads.

Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie - Review
Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie – Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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August 2020 Wrap-Up

Hiya friends! Presenting to you a wrap-up for the books I read in August 2020. I read 8 books this month, which is again a personal high for me, thanks to the blog tours I participated in. Without further ado, let’s dive into the recap.

Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2020
Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2020
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Sins of the Father by JG Faherty – Review

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Henry Gilman has spent years trying to separate himself from his father’s legacy of murder and insanity. Now he has the chance – all he has to do is figure out who’s been killing people in Innsmouth. Then he’ll be a hero and win the heart of the woman he loves, Flora Marsh. But soon he’s caught in a web of danger, with the undead stalking the streets at night, a terrible monster lurking below the city, and a prophecy of destruction about to come true. In the process, his actions cause unwanted consequences and to save Flora he has to do the very thing he’s spent his life trying to avoid – follow his father’s footsteps into madness.

Sins of the Father by JG Faherty Review and book cover
Sins of the Father by JG Faherty – Review

Summary copied from Goodreads

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Hollow Gods by A. J. Vrana – Review & Blog Tour

WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT?

Black Hollow is a town with a dark secret.

For centuries, residents have foretold the return of the Dreamwalker—an ominous figure from local folklore said to lure young women into the woods and possess them. Yet the boundary between fact and fable is blurred by a troubling statistic: occasionally, women do go missing. And after they return, they almost always end up dead.

When Kai wakes up next to the lifeless body of a recently missing girl, his memory blank, he struggles to clear his already threadbare conscience.

Miya, a floundering university student, experiences signs that she may be the Dreamwalker’s next victim. Can she trust Kai as their paths collide, or does he herald her demise?

After losing a young patient, crestfallen oncologist, Mason, embarks on a quest to debunk the town’s superstitions, only to find his sanity tested.

A maelstrom of ancient grudges, forgotten traumas, and deadly secrets loom in the foggy forests of Black Hollow. Can three unlikely heroes put aside their fears and unite to confront a centuries-old evil? Will they uncover the truth behind the fable, or will the cycle repeat?

The Hollow Gods by A. J. Vrana - Review & Book Cover
The Hollow Gods by A. J. Vrana – Review & Blog Tour

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Dead but Dreaming by Blake Dean Posey | Bird in a Snare by N.L. Holmes | Mini Book Reviews

While Posey’s Dead but Dreaming is a sinister yet engaging tale of black magic, N.L. Holmes’ Bird in a Snare is a must-read historical whodunit. Read on to find more.

Dead but Dreaming by Blake Dean Posey and Bird in a Snare by N.L. Holmes - Mini reviews & book cover
Dead but Dreaming by Blake Dean Posey and Bird in a Snare by N.L. Holmes – Mini reviews
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The Shining by Stephen King – Review

The Shining by Stephen King - review & book cover
The Shining by Stephen King – review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I read a remarkable novel titled The Shining by Stephen King. I am a big fan of the horror genre but was generally dissatisfied by the lame horror tales that the new age movies deliver.

So, this book proved to be a jolt of awakening for me.

I had never imagined that simply flipping through the pages of a book could spook me to such an extent that I would continuously open my eyes after every five minutes or so to check the presence of any ghosts. (Trust me I am not exaggerating). 

I was browsing through the Internet to look for good horror novels. Almost every page that I surfed overwhelmingly suggested this book (albeit on one condition: do not read it at night). So I set out to read it.

King has delivered a masterpiece with this book. He not only succeeds in creating a haunting atmosphere, which gradually closes upon Danny (and the reader), but also delves into the dynamics of relationship in a family. The Shining refers to the psychic telepathic abilities of five year old Danny Torrance who has ‘visions’ of the future. When his father becomes the caretaker of The Overlook Hotel, the Torrance family has to move into the hotel for the winter. However, as winter becomes severe and they are secluded from the rest of the world by blizzards, strange and out-of-the world events occur that seem to hint that the hotel has a life of its own.

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