Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Review; The Devouring

Authorà Simon Holt

Release Dateà September 1st 2008

Reviewà 1/5

Product Description

"When dark creeps in and eats the light,

Bury your fears on Sorry Night.

For in the winter's blackest hours,

Comes the feasting of the Vours,

No one can see it, the life they stole,

Your body's here but not your soul..."

THE VOURS: Evil, demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the darkest hours of the winter solstice.

When Reggie reads about the Vours in a mysterious old journal, she assumes they are just the musings of an anonymous lunatic. But when her little brother, Henry, begins to act strangely, it's clear that these creatures exist beyond a madwoman's imagination, and Reggie finds out what happens when fears come to life.

To save the people she loves, Reggie must learn to survive in a world of nightmares. Can she devour her own fears before they devour her?

The Devouring is an engrossing tale of terror that will have you wondering: what if your worst fears became your living nightmare?


I realize this will be a harsh post, but I honestly don’t have much to say “pro” wise towards this book. Since my mother taught me that hate was a evil word, I will say that I disliked this book. I really really really disliked this book. However, if your interested in horror books, about evil “demons” and an annoying lead character, this book is for you. This book was successful as a horror book, there were several scenes that made me cringe, the imagery was very good!


Ok, I’ll keep this short and sweet, or should I say sour? Well… I felt like the plot was unoriginal, boring, and maybe its just me but I think love story sidelines are kinda important to YA novels, and this book didn’t have one. Well it kinda had one, for those of you that have read it will know what im talking about. It’s hard to pinpoint the main reasons why this book was so unappealing to me, but I was just bored reading it. There wasn’t anything that keep me intrigued, I’m not the biggest fan of horror books, except for some Steven King, so that might be the reason. Who liked this book, and what were the reasons that you enjoyed this book? Comment back please, I’m quite interested to find out if it was just me that disliked this book.

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