Monday, September 1, 2014

A Whispered Darkness Review + #Giveaway

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A Whispered Darkness
Vanessa Barger

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance, Horror
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Publisher: Month 9 Books LLC

ISBN: 978-1939765390

Pages: 300
Goodreads Rating:  3.78
My Rating: 5.0

Book Description:

When Claire Mallory’s father leaves, her mom moves them to a new town and into a dilapidated Victorian house. The old house creaks and whistles, and smells . . . well, like it’s been abandoned for years. But as the nights grow longer and the shadows take on substance, Claire wonders if the strange sounds and occurrences might be more than the house showing its age. Just as things start to pick up in Claire’s love life, her mother becomes possessed. In an attempt to save her mother and their new home, Claire enlists the help of two boys, each of whom is interested in Claire for very different reasons. As she chooses one boy over the other, something dangerous is unleashed, and the spirits make their move. They aren’t content to moan and scream inside Claire’s house, or even control her mom. They want a taste of freedom, and they’ll use Claire to get it. But is Claire strong enough to fight off the evil spirits, or will they claim her and her mom before it’s all over?

My Take On The Book:

Look out R.L. Stine, there is a new horror writer on the shelves. I’m usually a really big fan of paranormal books, and an even bigger fan of paranormal and horror movies. There was just something so spectacular about this book. I was genuinely scared by chapter 30 and I couldn’t put the book down. I wanted to put the book down, needed to put it down, it was really late and I was scared but I just couldn’t bring myself to stop.

It was such a descriptive book, I felt like I was in the story. The imagery was on point and I could definitely imagine this story as a movie, it was just that thought out, one of the best reads for me this year. Reading this book and meeting the characters, I realized just how drawn to this genre that I was. I love the paranormal books, and lately that’s really all I’ve read… Magic, shifters, ghosts and vampires and I often find myself wondering why I’ve  geared more towards the magic and ghost ways. I guess subconsciously I was hunting for that special book that pulls you in and makes you wanna hide under your covers, well this is it. As a general rule I’m usually more of a shifter reader but this book called to me. The cover is amazing, the description just the right amount of creepy and it has a great story to go with it.

5 Quills

If I had to liken this book to other great authors of this time, I’m not really sure which I would pick. Its reminiscent of books by some of the greats like Stephen King and R.L. Stine. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself clutching the book with an intense need to hide under your covers. These ghosts will most likely make you feel just like that.

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About The Author 

Vanessa Barger was born in West Virginia, and through several moves ended up spending the majority of her life in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is a graduate of George Mason University and Old Dominion University, and has degrees in Graphic Design, a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, and a Masters in Technology Education. She has had articles published in Altered Arts Magazine, has had some artwork displayed in galleries in Ohio and online, and currently teaches engineering, practical physics, drafting and other technological things to high school students in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She is a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and the Virginia Writer's Club. When not writing or teaching, she’s a bookaholic, movie fanatic, and loves to travel. She has one cat, who believes Vanessa lives only to open cat food cans, and can often be found baking when she should be editing.

Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


- Four (4) winners will receive a digital copy of A Whispered Darkness by Vanessa Barger (INT)
 - One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of A Whispered Darkness by Vanessa Barger AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N Gift Card – Winner’s Choice (INT)

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