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Fearscape (The Devouring #3)

4.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,703 Ratings  ·  170 Reviews
The Vours: Evil demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the darkest hour of the winter solstice.

It's been a year since Reggie first discovered the Vours, and the winter solstice is approaching once again. It will be another night of unspeakable horror for those unlucky enough to be taken by the Vours, because this time, she won't be able to stop them. The
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 314 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Little, Brown and Company
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Levina  C.
Nov 07, 2012 Levina C. rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, novels
After waiting for this for months, I finally received it in the mail just this afternoon. It takes me only a few hours to read a short novel, so...I've finished it already.

My first reaction: O_o

After it sunk in: I was upset. Because it didn't turn out the way I was hoping, even though the ending made perfect sense. Also because "Simon Holt" (if he really exists, and isn't just a line of writers under a pseudonym) seems to have fallen in what I call the sci-fi writer trap: speeding along with his
Jul 25, 2012 Anne rated it it was ok
Reggie goes into more Fearscapes! Ooga-Booga-Booga!

Eh. You've seen one, you've seen 'em all, in my opinion. They stopped being creepy after the 1st book, and yet, we are subjected to reading about them over and over and over again. After reading the second book, I was bored with it. By this book it was full-on annoying.
Yeah, yeah, more maggots and ooze. Grotesque creatures, squishy walls, and puppies with no eyes. Boooooring. Move on.

I liked the 1st book, and I honestly wish I'd left it at that
Vicky Marie
Jan 06, 2014 Vicky Marie rated it it was ok
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Amy Rose Thomas
Oct 20, 2010 Amy Rose Thomas rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I have been a fan of this series from the very beginning. The Vours are the ultimate villain: unattainable, relentless, neverending and innumerable. Reggie seems at first to be quite the unlikely hero against such horrid villains; but as you get to know her more, you begin to comprehend how incredibly strong she is. She has spirit and hope inside her that can really and truly stand the test of anything. The beautiful thing about this spirit of hers is that it doesn't come from herself so much as ...more
Melissa (Book Nerd Reviews)
Oct 27, 2011 Melissa (Book Nerd Reviews) rated it it was amazing
Wow.... what a series. I love that feeling of finishing the last book in a series and having everything wash over you.

This is hands down the best YA horror series out there. Possibly best horror series in general.

Fearscape picks up where Soulstice left us (on a cliffhanger, where else?). Reggie is in dire need of help after being kidnapped by the Vours and so Aaron, Quinn and Machen set of on a quest to find her.

Reggie has been enslaved by the Vours, and is forced to go into fearscape after fear
Apr 17, 2012 Rose rated it really liked it
Yet another conclusion to a book series. Review coming soon. (:

Where we left off in Soulstice, Reggie was finally able to break Quinn free of the Vour's hold on him. Unfortunately, Reggie also get's sent to Home, a mental institute run by Dr. Unger, and Vours.

Reggie is forced into people's fearscapes in order for Unger to conduct research.

All the while, Aaron, with the help of Quinn and ex-tracer Machen, plan on freeing Reggie before it's too late.

I had forgotten how much I loved this series. It
Kristi-The Book Faery
Nov 17, 2010 Kristi-The Book Faery rated it really liked it
Shelves: written-reviews
The Devouring #3: Fearscape is a thrilling page turner that I didn't put down until I finished it front to back.
The Devouring #2 left us with Reggie being taken to a mental ward. A cliffhanger extraordinaire that had me anxiously awaiting Fearscapes release.

A quick side note on the Vours. The Vours are evil demons that have existed since time began; they can only take possession of a human body on `Sorry Night', the night of the winter solstice. A person who is possessed by a Vour retains all
Isa Lavinia
The quality of the writing in this series varies greatly from chapter to chapter. Maybe what they say is true, and there were several writers working on this. But while in the previous two we got some vivid, well-written chapters in between mediocre ones, this book seemed much more imbalanced. Don't get me wrong, there were still some chapters that made the book worth reading (and not just so we can know how the series ends).

Personally, what I find terrifying is not so much the concept of scary
Miss Clark
Feb 17, 2011 Miss Clark rated it it was ok
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Cayla Ramos
Apr 24, 2015 Cayla Ramos rated it really liked it
"But for all the horrors that Reggie had seen, she had also witnessed the wonder of the human spirit fighting back. It wasn't about eradicating fear; it was about overcoming it."

Fearscape, the last book from The Vours trilogy, was gripping as ever. Although The Vours and Soulstice were full of horrid events, Fearscape has more action and mystifying occurrences that makes the story entirely astounding. Reading the trilogy means being thrilled from start to bottom so read if you dare.

I admire Regg
Kezia *Mrs Dean Winchester*
Mar 06, 2011 Kezia *Mrs Dean Winchester* rated it it was amazing
OMG BEST BOOK OF THE SERIES!!!!!! So creepy and demented.......I LOVE IT XD! Love all the gruesome discription, simon holt is and artist with words, painting a horrible and cruel picture! 2 thumbs up!
G®äÇε™ *Stay Beautiful*
Jul 19, 2010 G®äÇε™ *Stay Beautiful* rated it it was amazing
I am going to this book because i love creepy, weird stories. This is the best book ever.
Apr 11, 2011 Crystal rated it really liked it
Cant wait till its released on October 5, the Soulstice had such a cliffhanger! :)
Well, Simon Holt certainly seemed to loose his edge here, didn't he? God . . . . I don't even know how to deal with this. really, I've decided on 2.5 stars, but I'm rounding up. Solely due to the decent actions scenes. Other than that . . . .just ugh. the fearscapes that I liked so much in the first two books just got annoying here. I get it! Reggie b awesome, stop shoving it down our throats already! then there was the superpowers. again, UGH! anyone read "graceling"? by book three that's how b ...more
Jonathan Currinn
Jun 02, 2014 Jonathan Currinn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trust me to read a book about fears after handing in all my university portfolios!

Anyhow, third and final instalment in this series. I've enjoyed this series, and knowing this was the last one made me realise I'm going to miss Simon Holt's writing style. Hopefully he has a whole new series ready to be launched soon so that I can envelope myself in his amazing words and sentences.

This one was probably less memorable than the previous two books. I think I just don't like the last book in any trilo
Aug 26, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
This book is sure to give you the chills. The perfect read for a cold winter night. To be stock living your greatest fears is a horrifying concept. I love scary and this series doesn't despondent. The vours are sure to get inside your head and stay there long after you close the book. But, if you scare easy I would not pick this book up. It sure knows how to get your heart racing. A most read for those like me how grew up loving R.L Stine. A most read for all horror fans. And I absolutely love t ...more
Sep 24, 2010 Marsha rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young Adults
So often people give 4 and 5 star ratings to books when they sometime warrant a 3; however, that is not the case with the Devouring series and Fearscape is another additional edition. Simon Holt knows how to capture a reader's interest and maintain it. Just think what the world would be like if a mysterious creature had the ability to get into your head, turn you into a nightmarish creature. Well, that is the case with the Vours. Reggie has been taken away to a mental hospital where Dr. Unger is ...more
Dec 19, 2012 Samantha rated it really liked it
I'm not sure if I was just too distracted to enjoy this book or if it actually fell short. Don't get me wrong, it was still awesome and an excellent read, but I wasn't quite enthralled as I was with the first two (which I read in a matter of hours... this one, over the course of two weeks). There was less time in the actual fearscapes (contrary to the name of the novel) and I think that was a big part of it. There is more talking and planning than actual action (unlike the first two in the trilo ...more
Kate (Nomalicious Reads)
Aug 11, 2011 Kate (Nomalicious Reads) rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites, own, reviewed
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Simon Holt, you wound me.

Seriously... why?


I think Mr Holt is out to get me.

My woes aren't over the story... really, it was just as chillingly creepy and awesome as the two novels beforehand.

My wounds over Fearscape is something really, really silly.

The romance.

You could read the synopsis of this, or the previous two books and think 'what romance?' well its there.. just to piss me off.

Don't ge
Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)
After the cliffhanger ending in Soulstice, Fearscape opens up with an unrelenting pace and the gruesome, creepy happenings that I’ve come to expect from Simon Holt. Much like its predecessors, this third book in the series (is it the final one?) finds Reggie traipsing through fearscapes, but this time, there’s so much more to the story.

The world that Holt built in The Devouring really feels like it’s coming full circle here and there are many more answers than questions. Everything that Reggie h
Nov 23, 2014 Donna rated it really liked it
Like all horror sequels, this one is a bit more watered down than the others simply because the horror factor that existed in the original, the thing that made the books scary, is something we're already used to. We've been desensitized to it over the course of three books. That's not a matter of storytelling. It just happens. It's very hard to maintain true horror through multiple sequels because of that. And that's across the genre, not just in FEARSCAPE.

The tension was still there, though. Th
Mar 29, 2011 Sensitivemuse rated it it was amazing
What can say except that this series has been really really good? so good I couldn’t stop reading this book. After that cliffhanger ending from Soulstice I just couldn’t get my hands on this one.

The story takes a darker turn as Reggie is in a dangerous situation. I was so angry at her father for putting her where she is, it gave me such a sense of triumph when he was finally proven wrong. I really enjoyed reading about the various Fearscapes Reggie dives into. They’re scary, and well written to
Michelle. D.
Sep 23, 2011 Michelle. D. rated it it was amazing
One of the best series enders. Most series end off horribly, but not this one. This one was as great and fast-paced as the first two.

I want to start of saying that when I read the first couple pages, I was astounded to how much Aaron has transformed. And I also want to say how much I love his transformation. It made me just love Aaron to pieces! He was so much more confident and brave; you can't not love him. I also knew that he loves Reggie after reading the first couple pages. And I WISH reall
Jan 05, 2016 Austin rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
A great ending to the series. I really enjoyed Simon Holt's way of interpreting twists through the whole book. It kept me hooked and able to enjoy the story more.
Even though Holt's writing style isn't anything special, it was easy and simple to read. Also, it was quite dark, but not as good as The Devouring.
The creativity this book had was shockingly dark and haunting. I was actually creeped out a little, even though there weren't very many horror aspects.
The characters were sometimes hard to i
Nov 13, 2010 Monique rated it really liked it
Shelves: simon-holt, favorites
Oy...Finally, I finished this one...This is the end of "The Devouring" trilogy and to my knowledge the first three books written by: Simon Holt...I must say I flew through the first two books and was waiting so anxiously for this third installment...For the most part it didn't disappoint and the author seemed to try to tie up the loose ends from the first two stories...But, at the end I was left just the slightest bit let down...In my opinion it left the door slightly ajar for more books based o ...more
Aug 30, 2014 Zoha rated it it was amazing
OH my gosh I was about to cry!!! I made my brother stay near me when I read this. I can't talk about the book and what happens in it because really you can read the book and find out. This book makes me want to talk about my fears and how I might react to them. Can I really be that strong?? AM I lying to myself when I say I can't face my fear??? AM I telling the truth to myself when I say I can concur my fears and go on. This whole book reminded me about my worst fears. I fear animals like a nor ...more
Jennesis Quintana
Sep 03, 2012 Jennesis Quintana rated it really liked it
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Sep 02, 2013 Carlos rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013

Realmente no sabía que decir exactamente de los libros anteriores, así que haré una reseña de la trilogía completa. Tengo muchos sentimientos encontrados, la trilogía tiene varios aspectos positivos pero demasiados negativos.

El libros nos cuenta la historia de Reggie Halloway, que encuentra un libro con relatos sobre unas misteriosas criaturas que se asimilan a los demonios llamados los Vours, que poseen a cuerpos humanos en el solsticio de invierno. Cuándo el hermano menor de Reggie,
Oct 23, 2010 Sierra rated it it was amazing
Fearscape was a perfect ending to an amazing trilogy.
Like its formers, the book draws you into the strange, scary world of Simon Holt.
The Devouring series is by far one of the best series I've read for teens--ever! I absolutely love how each
page makes your head spin with ideas, and how great the imagery is! Its phenomenal how Simon Holt can make your blood run cold and make you fear what's in your own head!
From time-to-time while I was reading Fearscape, I just kept thinking 'It can't get m
Mar 13, 2012 Logan rated it it was amazing
I'm giving this book five stars, because it was really good, BUT (I think I put enough emphasis there) it was the most idiotic thing to pair Reggie with Quinn. I mean, what the hell?! I have waited three books, THREE! for Aaron and Reggie to get together, and you know what I got? SQUAT! Ugh!

Reasons why Quinn and Reggie should NOT have been paired together!:
-Quinn was a freaking VOUR and tried to KILL Reggie!
-Reggie didn't even like the real him. She liked the Vour him, and because he was cute.
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Simon Holt's writing career began with a horror fanzine in high school the publishing of which overheated the school's photocopier. Undaunted by detention, he's continues to pursue writing ever since. Holt supported himself as a hostel night clerk and a handbag salesman before becoming a full-time novelist. A comic book collector and amateur musician, he makes his home in Chicago.
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The dark has teeth and it will bite,
It feasts begins on Sorry Night.
When cold and fear are intertwined,
They'll chew up your heart and feed on your mind.
Where have the souls gone? What do they see?
The gateway to Hell's eternity.
“Save the soul, kill the monster.” 18 likes
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