by Lindsay Currie, Trisha Leaver
Published by Flux Release date : November 8th, 2014
Genres: Horror, Suspense, Young Adult
Source: The Publisher | Format: eARC
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Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were.
When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house.
But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah's son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
If there is one genre I would like to see more in YA – its horror. I love horror books – there is nothing better than being so freaked out before heading off to bed. Ironic, considering I hate horror movies. But I digress. I picked Creed up after months of it sitting on my kindle because I wanted to read something different.
And different it was.
This was a super quick read. Had I not started it so late I would have finished in one sitting. Not only because of its small page count, but because I was so engrossed in the story; I couldn’t read fast enough.
Creed was beautifully disturbing. I loved how the author(s) didn’t hold back when it came to truly freaking you out and on the gory stuff. Although I did feel like so parts were far-fetched, that didn’t hinder my enjoying. Or racing heart for that matter.
Dee has a lot of depth to her character, and I felt like her back story was important to the plot. I also applaud her brains, because she was the one that was talking sense in the beginning. That being said, I wish we would have known more about the other characters, Lucas and Mike. While there was plenty of depth to Elijah and Joseph, I felt like the overall impact could have packed a harder punch knowing more about those two.
I was slightly irritated that a HUGE thing happened that we, as the reader, didn’t get to witness. Call me morbid, but like I said about the depth of the characters, seeing exactly what happened to ALL the people involved would have packed a harder punch.
As for the ending, it was very open but I actually like it that way. I was left thinking about these characters long after finishing, because what was left for them to face was endless.
Overall – I really liked it! Creed was a quick and creepy read. I recommend it!
Do you like horror books? What book is your favorite in this genre?
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