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Preview — Seed by Ania Ahlborn
i have an open mind when i read horror. it is one of my favorite genres so i like a lot of different ...more
It was very different from anything else I've read recently. The story was told through alternate chapters/sections going from the past to the present. I won't get into the story line as plenty of others already have. I will say that the ending of this book absolutely ROCKED!
I originally thought that perhaps "Seed" was the first of a series because by approximat ...more
I admit that “Seed” is competently written, professionally copyedited, and some of Ahlborn’s descriptions are quite funny and outrageous. It’s formatted well for Kindle, and at 99 cents it’s a no-risk buy for the reader, but beyond that it’s a mediocre novel at best. ...more
Demonic possession in fiction and cinema is well trodden ground, but for some reason I am always drawn to these types of stories (Don’t ask me why as they scare the shit out of me!) and Anina Ahlborn does not disappoint. The prose is wonderful and the use o ...more
One night he ran away from home and kept running, and his memory was suppressed long enough for him ...more
I love cerebral horror stories. Seed definitely falls into this category.
It is the story of Jack Winter, husband, father and rocker. The Winter's are hanging on by a slender thread financially, their immediate goal is a modest one: buy a new car before their old Saturn gives up the ghost and leaves them stranded.
Shortly into the story, things go from bad to worse when a freakish car accident sends the car to an early grave and the cause of the accident forces Jack to face a ...more
It turns out Jack has been suppressing memories of those damn ...more
Actual rating: 4.5 stars. No spoilers!
I started this book all smiles and happy, like this lil guy...
Then BAM!!! The craziness kicked in and I was scuuuurrrrred!!!!
So everyone who knows me knows how much I love scary anything, and horror books. I have been reading more and more of them lately. I often do pay a little attention to the average star rating when choosing a book, so I was hesitant with thi ...more
Where do I begin? I was gifted this book and the first few chapters seemed really interesting. However, after the accident and Charlie started becoming "sick" the book for me rapidly went down hill. I felt a sense of anger towards Jack as he sat quietly and watched Charlie unravel knowing what was going on with her. He never at any point told his wife, said something, or acted in some form to protect her. Even when there was no shadow of a doubt what was plaguing his daughter ...more
For me Jack was the most frustrating character in the book. Once his daughter was changing, he knew what was happening yet he kept not doing anything about it. They all just ke ...more
“It was you, it was me, it was us, it was we.”
Seed has everything that makes a great horror novel and more. It has a great story that moves along quickly. It is filled with tension and dread, which makes for an awesome atmosphere. The story about a young girl and her father and a grim past. Like all great horror reads there are jumps and scares. This book holds no punches and can be quite brutal at times. The icing on the cake is the fantastic ending.
This was the first time that I have ...more
I don't get the creeps very often. I wish I did, but it's pretty hard to freak me out. Seed gave me the creeps. I actually wrote "aaaaaahh" and "don't go!" in my notes. (Yes, notes, whatever.) I don't want to spoil anything so I won't go into specifics - like why I really, really wanted my dog to stop scratching on ...more
Jack Winter has spent his entire life running from something no one else can see. His childhood is his darkest secret, but after a near fatal accident along a deserted road, the darkness he was sure he’d escaped rears its ugly head… and smiles.
But this time, he isn’t the only one who sees the soulless eyes of his past. This time, his six-year-old daughter Charlie leans into his ear and whispers: Daddy, I saw it too.
Imagine driving along on a pitch black road when suddenly your headlights go out, and the last thing you remember is a pair of soulless, empty eyes reflecting bright silver.....yikes! After miraculously surviving the violent car crash, Jack's memory of his terrifying childhood slowly begins to return along with an evil presence that endangers his family and threatens his world.
Not Stephen King quality, but spi...more
I didn't particularly care for the characters. Jack knows what's going on, but spend ...more
4 stars. A substantially creepy tale that goes out with more of a whimper than a bang.
The shadows have teeth.
Jack Winter has spent his entire life running from something no one else can see. However, you can never outrun the darkness. Now, his childhood’s darkest secret is back and hungrier than ever. After a near fatal accident along a deserted road, the darkness he was sure he’d escaped rears its ugly head… and smiles. But this time, he isn’t the only one who sees the soulless eyes of his past. This time, his six-year-old daughter Charlie leans into his ear ...more
When I grabbed this book for .99 cents on Amazon I wasn't expecting horror in it's perfection. I wasn't even expecting a fast easy read. I was expecting what I get most of the time from self-published authors......a great concept, and originals ideas in need of a good editor. This book was all of the good without any of the bad. The tone was menacing, the description at times beautifully dark, and from start to finish I was hooked.
I am looking forward to anythin ...more
But, a few weeks ago, I came across Seed by Ania Ahlborn. The cover was professionally designed (or at le ...more
Jack Winter is so trauma ...more
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