by Michelle Muto
Published by Dreamscapes Ink Release date : December 21 2012
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
Source: Purchased | Format: eBook
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"Be careful what you let in…"
"Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Jess, who talks to ghosts, quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects. One is a girl possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who really knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate…when he’s not resurrecting the dead.
The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. In order to escape, Jess and the others will have to open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that has welcomed them all."
I’m just going to start off and say; I don’t watch scary/horror movies. I’m a wimp. I don’t typically read “scary” books either. The only series off the top of my head I can say I’ve read is EIT and that shit gave me nightmares for WEEKS. BUT. I participated in the Blitz! And after reading a few of the excerpt’s, I wanted to read this. Kill me know.
This review will be vague and rantish. And slightly spoilerish. FYI
This shit freaked me out. There’s a lot of chilling, creeping moments that made my heart race. The main culprits would be the LITTLE GIRLS. Because, not only are ghost just creepy and freaky anyway, you had to go and have them be kids. TWINS! *shudders* The whole mirror thing. I’m not even gonna touch that one. And the doll. OK. The doll was only there for ONE SCENE but that was ENOUGH.
The story follows four teens who
volunteer go and stay at a Haunted House in Savannah for some sort of paranormal experiment. All four have their own stories, different abilities and their own personal experiences with the paranormal. Regardless on how and why they all ended up there–they ultimately have the same goal; GET THE HELL OUTTA DODGE.
Things get crazy and freaky right from the start. Jess, one of the POV, was probably the only “Happy” teen to go to Siler House. She was obsessed with ghost and wanted closure regarding a few family members who had died. Gage, the other POV, who is a necromancer, actually knows A LOT more about their little experiment than anybody. Bryan, who can make things disappear seemed indifferent either way. THEN, we have Allison. I think I would DIE if she was my room-mate. She was a damaged girl, who I honestly thought was bat shit. But she was probably the smartest of the four.
There were a few times I wasn’t sure where the plot was going, because I was just as confused as our house mates. I like the concept of the agency and it was quite interesting. In my opinion, it’s something that’s likely to happen. Even after that little revelation though, that took a back seat too because they was just WAY more going on in and with that house.
We have a blooming romance as well. It was minimal with only a few scenes here and there. I like the two together. Especially after everything that happened. I was a little sad at the way everything turned out. And I wished there was a little more elaboration on WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED.
Overall~ Very chilling, haunting, keep-you-up-all-night freaky. If you’re a wimp, don’t read at night!