Genre: Young Adult -Paranormal/HorrorPublishing Date: February 28th, 2011
Page Count: 319
Source: Bought from Amazon
Description from Amazon:
The City of San Francisco is locked in a grip of fear. A series of occult murders has led, Inspector Thomas James, to a crime scene similar to a murder committed 90 years ago in the once grand Aleris Hotel. A place where power barons of the early 20th Century engaged in witchcraft. And silent film stars indulged in the most wicked of sins.
A place where no one questions the black smoke that rises from the hotel's incinerators in the middle of the night.
Honestly, i dont even know where to begin with this novel. When i first bought it from Amazon for my kindle i bought it, because it looked like it might be interesting and it was only $0.99. How can you pass up $0.99? When i finally read it last night and then all day today i was very surprised by this book, because it...was...AMAZING. This is seriously one of the best books ive read. Im pretty sure this is going to be my new favorite series. The twist and turns and all the horrific events and details are just breath taking. This novel leaves you with TONS of questions at the end and a HUGE cliffhanger to leave your jaw-dropped for at least 5 minutes until you can regain speech again. This is nothing at all like anything i have ever read before.
I've never been more sure about a 5-star rating. It was seriously that good. Now, dont let the description fool you, it really is a horror novel. The only reason i didnt finish it last night/this morning was because i started reading it all cozy in my bed, at night, all alone and could only make it past chapter 3 before i was terrified for my life. I had to turn on a light after chapter 1. I finished it today in the afternoon and was still looking behind me making sure no one was sneaking up on me to kill me. This novel is so surprising and so scary and grotesque at times. Some parts i was thinking "Where does this guy (author) get his ideas? I would be terrified if i was his wife and he said to me 'hey hun, i wrote a book check it out' and that is what i read. I would back a way slowly and then run for the hills" haha. But ive been talking to him on Twitter and he is really nice...or is that a front? haha. I acrually starting telling my mom about it and she HAD to go download the kindle app on her Ipad and buy it. I hope she loves it too so that we can both gossip and rave about it.
This was a really great novel and will be an amazing series. It is unlike anything i have ever read and left me looking behind my shoulder for killers and turning pages like they were going to disappear. You will be left with a jaw-dropping cliff hanger and tons and tons of questions. I would recommend this to everyone i know, but i do feel that you need to be a very mature audience to handle some of the events and horrific details about certain things. Also there are a lot of f-bombs, but i honestly loved that part about it, because i havent ever read a book with any let alone the amount that was in this book. There is a touch of romance, but it is 95% horror, mystery, fiction.
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5
Question of the Moment 13
Its late at night, you're in your room, you hear a noise outside and have a feeling that someone is out there watching you from your window. Do you look?
You guys should already know the answer to this from the last Question of the Moment, HECK NO!! Are you out of your mind? What the heck would ever possess someone to have even the urge to look out that window and see if someone was there or not? You have got to be out of your mind, they could have a gun and blow your face off, or they could just be some psycho or peeping tom. No way. I would run out of my room and make sure all the doors are locked. You couldnt pay me enough money in the world to look out that window. I would just call for my momma or if i was home alone, call for someone to come over.
So are you guys nuts? Or are you guys sane like me and would stay the heck away from that window? Let me know in the comments below =]