Tuesday, October 20, 2015

BOOK REVIEW FOR - DIARY OF A HAUNTING - BY M. VERANO

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pic and description taken from Goodreads



DESCRIPTION:

When Paige moves from LA to Idaho with her mom and little brother after her parents’ high-profile divorce, she expects to completely hate her new life, and the small town doesn’t disappoint. Worse yet, the drafty old mansion they’ve rented is infested with flies, spiders, and other pests Paige doesn’t want to think about.

She chalks it up to her rural surroundings, but it’s harder to ignore the strange things happening around the house, from one can of ravioli becoming a dozen, to unreadable words appearing in the walls. Soon Paige’s little brother begins roaming the house at all hours of the night, and there’s something not right about the downstairs neighbor, who knows a lot more than he’s letting on.

Things only get creepier when she learns about the sinister cult that conducted experimental rituals in the house almost a hundred years earlier.
The more Paige investigates, and the deeper she digs, the clearer it all becomes: whatever is in the house, whatever is causing all the strange occurrences, has no intention of backing down without a fight.

Found in the aftermath, Diary of a Haunting collects the journal entries, letters, and photographs Paige left behind.
 

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

I am devoting the last two weeks of October to reading "scary" or suspenseful books.  If I can.  I am sure there are enough out there to keep me busy, but sometimes a light and fluffy wants to sneak in.  I hate Halloween more than anything, but I love scary movies, and scary books.  So I figured, to help me not hate Halloween so much and try to get into the "spirit" I would read some creepy books :).

I really enjoyed this book.  Paige moves from LA to Idaho.  She goes from a life of luxury to a life of country living.  I think I would like it, but who knows.  I think when it was mentioned she moved to Idaho, that I knew things would be bad.  hehehe.  Idaho is not one of my favorite places.

I started this book today, and could not put it down.  I love reading books that read like this.  Paige goes from being the "cool" girl at school to the social pariah.  Her only "real" friend is a girl named Chloe.  Chloe thinks that Paige's house is haunted, and wants to check it out.  

Paige invites her over one day, since she doesn't have any real friends anyway.  Paige and Chloe stay up late one night and decide to take a field trip around the house.  They find a stair way with a door that has a glow coming from it.  Automatically Paige stiffens in fear.  There is a hum coming from her brothers room, that no one seems to hear but Paige.  Logan keeps waking up at night and coming into Paige's room.

There are things going on that no one can explain.  Paige keeps a running tab of journal entries that kept me turning pages.  Each night something happens.  Spiders, flies....there really is so much going on in this house and no one can see it.

This story unravels in a way I totally didn't see coming.  I probably should have.  Most people might have, but I didn't.  This is an exciting book, it kept me on my toes the whole time, was just creepy.  It's a great story for this time of year.  Or anytime really....but especially this time of year :).

Source:  I borrowed this book from my niece.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

Content: There is some swearing and the f-bomb is dropped a few times, but it didn't distract from my enjoyment of the book.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
taken from amazon.com (not much about him)

M. Verano has been searching for evidence of paranormal activity for most of his career. He is currently preparing another diary to further prove his theories.