Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Devouring:Sorry Night

The Devouring: Sorry Night by Simon Holt
published by Little Brown and company
$7.99 (paperback)
Genre:YA Horror
231 pages

FTC: I borrowed this book from a friend. I will not be compensated for reviewing this book.

What it's about:
The Vours: evil, demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the eve of the winter solstice.

When Reggie reads about the Vours in an old, mysterious journal, she assumes these are just the musings of an anonymous lunatic. But when her little brother, Henry, begins to act strangely, it's clear that these creatures exist beyond a madwoman's imagination, and Reggie finds out what happens when fears come to life.

My Thoughts:
I decided to do as the book cover told me and read this book at midnight. It made this book all the more creepy. It was sort of like the movie/book IT by Stephen King. The Vours come after kids who are freaked out on Sorry Night. Oh, and there are evil clowns in it. *mumbles* stupid evil clowns...

If reading this during the day, it would sort of ruin it. It is meant to be read late at night and it makes it freaky. Some of the elements that make it freaky are the normal type things for example: blood, evil clowns, giant spiders and so on but the writing itself gets to you. The whole book is messing with your mind. Sort of how scary PG-13 movies do it. They freak you out with mind tricks and suspence.

The Devouring had me going "oh holy crap on toast" throughout the whole book and left me wanting a copy of the next book. It's a short, creepy book that you would probably only read if you wanted to give yourself the heeby geebies.

My rating: 9/10


  1. I'm glad you liked The Deveouring i enjoyed it too my review for the second book Soulstice will be up soon(which I loved!) maybe in a few minutes soon so go check it out if you want.

  2. This series has Gorgeous covers. I think i need a book like this.


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