The Devouring (The Devouring #1)
When Reggie reads about the Vours in a mysterious old journal, she assumes they are just the musings of an anonymous lunatic. But when her little brother, Henry, begins to act strangely, it's clear that these creatures exist beyond a madwoman's imagination, an...more
The vours are simply terrifying things that can get you if you get scary enough. They take your body and send your soul to a terrible place.
The worse part is that nobody knows that you are missing because your body is still there, but not your soul.
I get goose bumps just thinking about it.
The best scary book ever!!!!!
The Plot - Bloody...more
"A scary yarn spun at breakneck speed, perfect for those chilly winter nights."-Kirkus
These three quotes are exactly what I thought when I was reading this! If those don't convince you then maybe I should give you some things that I liked in this masterpiece!
Killer mutated babies!
Scariest clown scene I've ever read and I have read It by Stephen King!
"Stop, Reggie!" Henry barked from beneath his quilt. "Don't read anymore!" Regina Halloway shut the book. (5)
Regina--called Reggie by most of her friends and family--loves to read horror. Loves it. So much so that she works at a used bookstore devoted to the genre. But perhaps Reggie should have been a bit more thoughtful as to what she was reading her younger--and much more gullible--brother, Henry. Then again, Regina hadn't any idea that her latest...more
But mostly, Reggie just reads horror because she loves it. An...more
Reggie is 16 years old and has had the responsibility of caring for her younger brother since their mother disappeared. She's not thrilled about having to behave like an adult at such a young age, but she does all she can to give her brother a normal childhood. In one of her rare moments of teenage irresp...more
Regina and her best friend Aaron are all about anything scary. Regina is a high school freshman who works part time at a book st...more
This book grabbed and held my attention. I raced through to the end and wasn't too disappointed. I was hoping for a stronger ending, but not all books can end the way I want them to.
The general premise is someone is inhabited by a Vour which is basically and alien-like creature who takes over a human's body. The original human ends up in a place of eternal terror where all his/her biggest fears are realized and made into reality. Well, the person you love ends up there, you have to fi...more
Reggie starts off as a weaker character growing stronger and more assertive through her love and devotion for her little brother. She begins the novel with a theory that proves useful later: she immerses herself in horror and fright through movies and literature, knowing th...more
Grade 7 Up—Comparable to books by R. L. Stine and Stephen King, The Devouring will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Reggie is a horror fanatic. When she finds a journal in a box of used books at the bookstore where she works, she "borrows" it. It tells of the Vours, black smokelike beings that possess humans who can't conquer their fear on Sorry Night (the eve of the winter solstice). Reggie and her friend Aaron attempt to make the Vours materialize but inste...more
The lump beside her shuddered.
"Did the Vours really get Jeremiah?" it whimpered
"of course not. It's just a story, Henry"
Being a teen girl and going threw high school is hard enough. Going from big sister to the mother of the house wasn't the way Reggie wanted to spend her teenage years. With school, work and her little brother, Henry, Reggie wasn't very happy with the way things were going. Till her brother began to change after a ritual she and her be...more
This book was absolutely terrifying. The descriptions are so vivid and hellish. While I was reading, I honestly was trying to imagine how terrible someone's childhood would have to be to make someone this dark and twisted. Hopefully, for the writer's sake, he's just creative and not a twisted person like this book would make you think.
I actually found this book as an ebo...more
Gina es una chava normal ex...more
The story is about two friends that love horror movies and books and everything remotely scary but then they have to face the fact that not all scary stories are fiction. The literally have to face their fears and to fight them because if they don't the will be devoured by them.
It's interesting to...more
Nuestra protagonista, Regina, tiene 15 años. Debe hacerse cargo de su hogar después que su madre los abandonara, a ella, a su hermano de 8...more
The two protagonists, Reggie and Aaron, are likable. They both have their flaws, but we're given the chance to see them grow and change by the end of the book, which sometimes gets overlooked in favor of plot. Both Reggie and Aaron are big fans of horror, but have crippling fears they eventually have to address. (view spoil...more
This book was kind of amazing.
I'm not sure what I was expecting; all I knew was that I didn't think the Devouring would or could possibly be as good as it was.
At risk of getting gushy here (something I try to avoid), the Devouring was unlike any other book I've read for a while. It combined a blend of good, strong, likeable characters with new, interesting premise with well executed storyline. It's a paranormal book, yes, but there's nothing even remotely Twilight about it.
Reggie Halloway loves horror stories, so when an old journal that appears to be an unpublished horror novel arrives at the used bookshop where she works, she borrows it without telling the...more
I’ve never really been a horror fan, I’ve screamed my head off while watching The Grudge and Paranormal Activity, but I’ve never really been a HORROR fan. And unfortunately The Devouring didn’t convert me. I don’t know why really, Simon Holt’s writing is very good his characters are relatable and easily likeable, but this type of HORROR story just doesn’t strike my fear fancy. So please don’t let my…lack of enthusiasm deter you away from this book, because you very w...more
The Devouring is a horror novel so for all of you who don't like horro...more
Reggie and Aaron are horror fanatics. Reggie finds an old journal at the horror bookstore she works at. The journal talks about Vours, evil entities that can take over your soul during winter soulstice. The Vours can only enter the minds of people who are truly afraid. In an effort to scare themsel...more
The Devouring (Book 1/3)
Author: Simon Holt (@ Goodreads)
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult (14+)
Source: Borrowed (School Library)
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Rating: ☺☺☺☺ - Super!
"When Reggie finds an old journal and reads about the Vours, supernatural creatures who feast on fear and attack on the eve of the winter solstice, she assumes they are just the musings of some lunatic auth...more
The blurb is pretty enticing as well. Check this out:
Evil, demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the darkest hours of the winter solstice.
This isn’t how the ho...more
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