Author: M. Verano
Rating: 5/5 Stars
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.
The perfect paranormal novel thay will leave you wanting more. The characters mature in ways throughout the novel that perfect this writting style. Full of twists and turns, this book will have you guessing till the very end. It is writtem in the form of a diary, told by the main character Paige. I found that by writting in this format, it helped the reader connect with the characters. The diary entires seemed authentic, from the slang being used to the rambling that many would expect from a teenage girl. It is well paced and builds slowly from weird to full out creep show. Although I found that the ending seemed abrupt and did not really satisfy what I was expecting in the end.
For a large part of the book, I was seriously creeped out. The description of the house amd the inccidents with her brother were extremely disturbing. Also the description of the bugs really creeped me out, but I absolutly hate bugs so that might also be the reason why this book creeped me out.
The author tried to lead up to a shock conclusion, but it sort of meshed together with the rest of the story. What started off as paranormal activity in a book, the end was disturbing but was not the twist I had expected.
Overall I really enjoed this book and it only took a few days for me to complete it. I reccomend not reading it at night if your not good with horror movies as this will totally have you creeped out.
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