Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Invited by Jennifer McMahon


  
Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right down to my toes. I am not a fan of horror and I have never read a witchcraft, or witch themed book, oh gasp...... yes I know. I could not get enough of this book though.

Helen and Nate decided to pursue their dream of building their own little dream house in Vermont in the middle of literally nowhere. Little by little the history of their dream lot started to reveal itself and it was not pretty. Even though it was extremely sad and disturbing I must admit I was drawn in immediately. It was fascinating to hear about the town and it's past. Quite frankly it just kept getting more interesting as the book went on.

Things began to happen that could not be explained away. As Helen starting witnessing things that were obviously supernatural in nature, she seemed even more in love with her dream property. Me, I would have packed my bags and gotten the hell out of there and back to Connecticut immediately!

I guess why I was so in love with this book is that it has such fine details and was so atmospheric. I literally felt chills down my spine and uneasy as I was reading much of the book. Horror it is not, but it is one great creepy read. The story line was so interesting, I could not get enough of the town's history.

I have heard so many good things about this author and this book far exceeded my expectations! I just added The Winter People to my list of MUST be read soon! Thank you so much to Doubleday Books, Jennifer McMahon and Netgalley for this fantastic, creepy ARC! #justiceforhattie

6 comments:

  1. Sounds great! Glad you loved it :)
    -Scarlett

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    1. Thank you Scarlett. It surprised me just how much I liked it!

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  2. Love this review, Kim! I definitely need to try this author!

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    1. You do need to try her out! I have never read her books and I loved this one. Creepy but not horror. Just perfect for me!

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  3. Wonderful review, Kim! I am bummed I missed this group read but so glad you enjoyed this one. I will have to read it sometime soon.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I think this is one you would really like! It has a lot of the qualities that I think you would appreciate! :) Can't wait to hear what you think when you are able to get to it.

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