Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Soulstice Review

FTC: I received this book for review in return that I give a thoughtful and honest review.

The terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing sequel toThe Devouring.

It's been six months since Reggie first discovered and fought against the Vours, malicious and demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on the eve of the Winter Solstice.

The Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams-until one night, when an unexpected visitor turns her nightmares into reality.

The battle against evil continues in Soulstice, the second book in the thrilling The Devouring series, which School Library Journal called, "Comparable to books by R. L. Stine and Stephen King....A must-have for horror fans."

My feelings:The Soulstice gave me chills and thoroughly made me creeped out.I can not tell you how much I loved this book it was just a perfect balance of horror and action I remember while I was reading this how scared I was that I ran to room and closed my door just for a little extra safety although if the Vours did try to possess me it would not have been that hard because I a m sure they could smell my fear right away. I read the first book The Devouring last year almost around the time I decided to make this blog and I really did love it then but know that I see that the series can be continuously good I am a full out fan.In this second book in Devouring series it a few moths after the first book and now it is almost summer solstice and it is almost time for Reggie to end her freshmen year and go on summer break but Reggie starts having disturbing dreams and then when her little brother Henry tries too harm a school bully that causes Reggie to think something is up and when someone she thought see killed months ago wakes her up in the middle of the night offer her a deal and a possibly alliance she is to say the least at first is terrified but she must weigh her options.Holt has a true way of translating fear and horror on to the pages and I love that he can always find a way to throw a thrilling twist at you. Holt can also have it were the character fade to the back and have the plot drive the story and some do not like that but me on the other loved it because in unique books like this the characters do not have to dominate the book in order for the story to be great.another thing Holt has achieved in writing a series that is purely what says it is not some fluffy romance that is secretly packed inside no it is a true horror book that needs not mislead you .The ending is sad and surprising it get you think that it might just be happy end then it unveils into a nightmare of torture for are main character Reggie.

Overall: Soulstice is almost at top of my favorite book of all time list so if you have not read the The Devouring series than I suggest you do.

5 Moons


Must Love Books said...

That's awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on this book.

AtenRa said...

Good to hear this book is great, because I loved The Devouring.