Release Date: September 30, 2019
Author: A.M. Kherbash
My Rating: 2/5
Find it on: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Goodreads
My first-look review:
When I finished reading this book, I found myself to be more irritated than scared or unnerved. The author’s writing style wasn’t terrible, and I did enjoy it, but sometimes found it confusing and really hated the large amount of questions left unanswered by the end of the novel. I felt a bit bait and switched by the ending of the book, but can’t say any more without spoiling it.
What I liked:
- There was a feeling of confusion and a bit of horror at the beginning as you follow along with Greg to figure out what’s going on inside of the building. There’s some other things going on in the building that are pretty ~creepy~ and unexplainable.
- The author’s writing isn’t terrible — which makes me sad about the low rating. I feel that this needed some more work because this could be adequately wrapped up in one book.
What I disliked:
- I WAS SO CONFUSED THROUGHOUT MOST OF THIS BOOK. OK, sorry for the caps, but I found myself extremely irritated by the time I reached the ending (and then found out this was going to have another novel after?). I felt like I could’ve made some assumptions based on the information given, but it felt like long shots because the author was not entirely clear on a lot of points.
- The spooky concept isn’t entirely explored — and that sucked. I picked this book up because it was billed as a psychological horror, yet found myself not very horrified. I felt interested at the beginning of the story. However, as the story progressed, I was mainly just trying to reach the end to see if any of the strings attached anywhere and found myself disappointed.
The problem is that a lot of the things that I disliked about this story are things that would spoil the story entirely. I’m not comfortable exactly doing so, but I will just say that I was disappointed because it felt like it was going in one direction in the beginning and suddenly veered to a different one towards the end. Jeeze!
Who should read this?
Maybe if you like horror? I’m not sure if I can recommend this book as it is, unfortunately. 😦