Friday, November 7, 2008

The Devouring by Simon Holt

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

This isn’t how the horror ended for us this is how it began.

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 mad woman’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 dev our her?

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

The Devouring was a extremely unique and very awesome story. I like horror stories and this one was no excemption. Its not too scary but there are some moments that make you think why I am I reading this book at night with barely any lights on in the house. At first Reggie's character made me kind of mad because she was kinda mean to her little brother when he was scared, as the story continued I started to like her more cause the author gave you a better understanding to her actions. The Devouring is one of those books that you can't put down once you start. I reallly look forward to reading more books by Simon Holt and I'm hoping that there's a sequel to The Devouring.

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23 comments:

thatonegirlemily said...

I LOVE scary stories. I will definately be reading this one. Thanks!

Ashley said...

This one sounds interesting. :)

Shalonda said...

I love scary books, but I love scary movies even more! This book sounds like it would make an awesome movie.

Amee said...

I've never even heard of this book, but I really like the cover. Not a huge fan of horror stories though.

Anyway, I love your cupcake rating system. ;)

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Diana Dang said...

I'm totally in the mood for some scary stuff, even though Halloween is long over!

xtraliciousssx said...

hmm, this one sounds pretty interesting. would love to be entered :)

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TheBookworm said...

That book sounds creepy! I do enjoy a sci-fi movie every once and awhile but I don't usually read horror books. THOUGH this book doesn't sound like horror just a little creepy.

I have heard a lot about this book so I may have to read it sometime. :)

Yan said...

I love the cover to this book. I'm not very into horror stories but will keep this in mind =D

Simply_Megan said...

Wow this sounds really interesting. I probably wouldn't pick this up in a bookstore, but your review makes it sound so good!

Becky said...

I loved this one. I am looking forward to the seqel.

pepsivanilla said...

I've wanted to read this one ever since I saw the cover-it just kinda pulled me in. I love books with a scary sci-fi twist!

Sarahbear9789 said...

I want to read this book, badly.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i've heard a bit about this one and it does sound interesting.
nice review, i'm glad you liked it.

and i always try not to read freaky books at night...creeps me out more! haha

-lauren

Vanessa (whatvanessareads.wordpress.com) said...

So you wouldn't say it involves fantasy? Because from the cover it looks like it. If it isn't I really would like to read it. I'm all for horror stories... just not fantasy ones.
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Vanessa
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Sara said...

This really isn't my kind of book, but since you gave it such a good rate, maybe I'll pick it up!

robin_titan said...

I have this book but I have not gotten around to reading it, your review definitely made me push it up on my tbr list I better get started :D

TruBlu93 said...

I have yet to read a scary novel. Maybe this will be my first.

=)
Trublu

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

Ever since I read a review on this book awhile ago I've been dying to read it! But now more than ever.

Book~Adorer said...

I love dark fiction, even if it's scary I like to imagine a different life than this.

B~A

Lauren said...

This book looks really good. I'll have to get it from my library, sometime.

Liviania said...

I'm a horror fan so I have high hopes for this one.

Paradox said...

This book is on my list of books to read for at least two reasons. One, it sounds really creepy. Two, it's unique... definately not the same old ghost story you see everywhere. It sort of sounds like The Blue Girl by Charles De Lint

christy said...

i'll give it chance but it's not usually my type of book. and i should probably read it when it's light out too.