Tuesday, December 17, 2013

REVIEW: The Monsters Within

The Monsters Within
By: Corvus Winchester

Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Year published: 2013
Pages: 167

Date read: 12.12.2013
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary: The Holloway family recently moved from their Los Angeles home to a decaying Victorian mansion. As they begin to settle into the strange manor, their beliefs become challenged by unearthly events. Strange whispers echo throughout the house. Unseen forces hold them in place and decrepit hands reach for them from the dark corners of the chilling house. As the Holloway family is haunted by the dark inhabitants that reside in the estate, they begin to discover the house has a mysterious connection to their past. A dark secret that lurks just beneath the surface. A secret that may uncover the mysterious history of the nightmare they are now residents of.

My thoughts

 What starts out as a pretty normal story quickly goes to very strange and the end was just ... just ... I don't even know how to describe it.

Ethan and his parents move to a new house and no one, except for the father, seems very happy about it.  The parents are fighting and they don't even seem to see Ethan.  They've not a very happy existence lately - a tragic event has torn them all apart - and as the house shows more and more signs of being haunted, that tragic event resurfaces in a different way for each person.

The end is crazy insane.  What happens to each person is different yet the same and very powerful.

I definitely recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind a bit of a scare.  I was really impressed and can't wait to see what more Corvus has to offer us.

My favorite line: "They feed off of the darkness inside of people."

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