I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood
Genres: YA, Horror
Published by Soho Teen Pages: 288
on October 3rd 2017
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Plenty of legends surround the infamous Boulder House in Whispering Bluffs, Wisconsin, but nobody takes them seriously. Certainly nobody believes that the original owner, Maxwell Cartwright Jr., cursed its construction—or that a murder of crows died upon its completion, their carcasses turning the land black. If anyone did believe it all, there’s no way River Red High would offer a field trip there for the senior class.
Five very different seniors on the trip—Violet, Paul, Ashley, Dylan, and Gretchen—have reasons beyond school spirit for not ditching the trip. When they’re separated from the group, they discover that what lies within Boulder House is far more horrifying than any local folklore. To survive, they’ll have to band together in ways they never could have imagined and ultimately confront the truths of their darkest selves.
At the tender age of 17, Maxwell Cartwright, Jr., lost his mind and turned to evil.
Here is what I thought
The Devils You Know starts off a little slow but once they get in the house things take off and it’s one weird moment after another as each room in the house has another obstacle to get through after another.
It’s about five totally different teenagers who all have a secret they fear getting out and when they sign up for a tour of this house that has a strange legend attached to it they find out there is something strange in that house.
It’s really hard to explain so this one will be a short review as it’s really just one of those books you have to read for yourself. It’s full of creepy stuff like dolls that attack you, the sea room was just creepy! Inside the house not everything wants to kill them so they do run across a few good helpers. The wizard is one of my favorites he was just so darn cute.
Can’t say I was a fan of all five teens as there was moments when I wanted to strangle a couple of them but then again they are teens.
Five very different teens go in but the house does change them and I guess when you have to fight for your lives together that would happen. Has kind of a strange ending that makes you have to think a bit. I had to talk it over with a friend who had also read it.
Fair warning it does have a lot of foul language in it. This is this authors first horror book and I thought she did a great job.
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