Review of In the Eyes of Madness

October 7, 2015 Book Reviews 2

Review of In the Eyes of MadnessIn the Eyes of Madness by Michael Pang
Genres: Horror, Paranormal
Published by SolaFide Publishing on April 30th 2015
Pages: 222
Format: eBook
Source: kindle unlimited

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" I look forward to reading more of the writer's highly addictive writing style. I predict this book will be met with award winning honors." - Suzie Housley, Midwest Reviewer (June 2015 issue)
"The journey that results will inject 'rehab' with an entirely new interpretation that skirts the boundaries of reality and supernatural worlds in a tense saga that's engrossing and hard to put down." - Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer at Midwest Review (July 2015 issue)
"An engaging world of adventure, suspense, and intrigue that will captivate readers from everywhere." - Danielle Urban, Reviewer of Universal Creativity EZine (June 2015 issue)
"It's a fun ride to go on with him. It's exciting, and interesting." - Paij Slater, Book Reviewer
A near tragic incident at the hands of his psychotic mother left Declan Peters alone and with so many questions.
Years later, Declan is determined to find a way to be closer to his mother and takes a job at the institution where she's being held. That fateful decision will be the impetus for a chain of events so terrifying that Declan will question his own grasp on reality.
What he finds will be more horrifying than anything he's ever experienced and more dangerous than anything he's yet known. In a place, rife with demonic possession and sadistic beings, will Declan finally be able to find the answers he's longed for before its too late or will he succumb to the evil forces that inhabit the institution and all who live there?

Welcome to another Monsters, Madmen, Mayhem. Oh my! review. Today I have In the Eyes of Madness by Michael Pang. I cam across this one by accident and grabbed it as a Kindle Unlimited book. I wasn’t really sure about it as I have never heard of the author but it sounded interesting.

First Line

Declan Peters strolled down the halls of the Central Florida Behavioral Center.

What I thought of this book

Declan works in a behavioral center because his mom lives in it. He has been visiting the center since he was seven and she tried to drown ┬áhim calling him a devil’s child. He is afraid that some day he might go mad like her especially since he has been hallucinating things or at least thought he was.

His very religious aunt and uncle have raised him and he is now seventeen and not one to believe in religion of any kind. He gets very cross with them when they mention any of it. Mostly due probably to having his mother try and kill him when he was a kid that has to be very life changing.

His two best friends who are brother and sister also come from a religious background but Caleb has fallen by the wayside so to speak while in college but Keira is still a devote Christian. Declan is pretty much in love with her but is hesitant to even try and make a go at things with her because she of two things, one she is religious and two he thinks he is going mad and doesn’t’ want her to deal with that.

Declan and his friends meet twins Tristan and Zoe who are very different and it seems that Declan is a bit like them. He can do things that no normal human can. He thought he was going crazy but it is something a lot different. He learns about demons and exorcist. Could there be a reason for his mothers insanity other than just madness?

In the Eyes of Madness as a decent read about demon possession and those who hunt them. Two different types of hunters those who only end up killing the host but not the demon and those who exorcise the demon and put them in vials so they can jump into someone else.

Declan is a decent MC but at times I really thought his attitude sucked as he was kind of whiny. I am hoping he becomes a stronger character as he learns more about who he is and tracks down demons, etc. This is part of a serious so he has room to grow. My favorite character was Keira because she was very loving and devoted to Declan and her brother even when they were not very worthy of it.

It’s labeled as YA Horror but I didn’t find it to be scary at all. I would think of it more on the lines of just paranormal. I do think it should have a bit of a warning label that it’s very religious and some times to the point of being a bit preachy at least at the beginning. If you ask me it should be labeled Christian fiction, but there is some cussing so I can see why it hasn’t been labeled that. Because I don’t want someone to think it sounds cool and then get turned off by the religious tones of the book I feel I needed to mention it. I would hate for someone to pick it up and give it bad reviews based on things such as that.

The other problem it has and it’s the reason it didn’t get a higher rating was because it is chalked full of misspelled words. I am horrible at grammar and I could pick them out so I think another run through by the author could quickly solve these problems. A few mistakes I can handle but when there is more than that it really takes you out of the story while you mind tries to process things.

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