Author:Kathryn KnutsonYoung Adult, HorrorJuly 1st 2012Hardcover:200 pages
Summary:A long, dark driveway towards an old farmhouse. A new stepsister with a nasty streak, A little sister who runs off something sinister lurking in the woods. Cassie Quinn's new home comes with . . . complications. Cassie never believed in ghosts before. But now she is receiving strange messages, telling her to stay out of the woods. Are the messages just a ploy by her stepsister? Or are they warning her of an evil that stalks the shadows of the woods beyond her home?
Now I have had this review and a couple of others sitting in my old computer that sadly I can no longer get into so I had to rewrite all of them all over again and re-read some books along the way so it has been a journey ...lol so lets move on :)
First of I would love to thank Kathryn Knutson, for contacting me & asking if I'd like to review her book and if you know you so know I jumped on that opportunity in a heart beat her book is so up my alley it YA creepy, dark, freaky & intriguing and the cover loveeee it!!!
Right of the bat t he book started off just the way you would expect any typical horror story, to start slow with lots of build up which is always so much fun, It starts with Cassie her mother, younger-sister, step-father and step-sister just moving into their new farm-house as a new family , Cassie and Ashleigh (step-sister) end up sharing a room together which is no fun since they dislike one another. But thats just the beginning of the craziness soon the two girls begin to notice strange things going on in the house, mostly in their shared bedroom illusions and cryptic messages are showing up on walls.
Then one day Cassie's little sister wanders off into the woods stating Cassie was the one who led her there ??,When in-reality she was waiting for her on the other side of the woods. As time progress and all the eerie stuff don't stop Cassie, Ashleigh, become more intrigued & along with their new friends they all dive into the history surrounding the house first they find out a boy drowned in the pond in the forest behind the house spooky huh?? Then trying to figure out who or what is haunting them is making them all a little extra crazy . But they all know one thing for sure they all agree that there is something or someone watching them, and waiting for one of them to venture out into the dark creepy woods alone!!!
My Final Thoughts:
Now Mrs Knutson,sure knows how to scare the crap outta you let me tell ya reading this book alone at like 3am not recommended, cause lots stuff start popping into your mind & in reality you end up feeling like your Cassie and this is all happening to you!!!