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(Horrorscape #1)

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He followed her because he wanted to own her. She trusted him because she wanted excitement. There's a saying that curiosity can kill … but Valerian Kimble is beginning to learn that satisfaction might just be worse.

Fourteen-year-old Valerian lives in an age where antiheroes and bad boys are portrayed as the romantic ideal, and good guys are passe and boring. So when Gavin
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Published November 29th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
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Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell
Dec 18, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  (Review from the author)

Details + space to ask about TWs and CWs here:

Inspirational fan art by Heather Crews (source)


The first three books in my Horrorscape series will be 99 cents each until June!

This is to celebrate Escape breaking 100 ratings and also just because quarantine fucking sucks and other authors have been helping to keep me sane with their discounted ebooks, so why not pay it forw

4.5 STARS.

"Curiosity can be a very dangerous thing, my dear."

What the hell did I just read?? Honestly, I'm not really sure how to answer that question but I will say that it was:

"You've never been kissed before, have you?
You're so innocent.
You should run from me while you can."

"Or what?"

"I catch you."

Intriguing. Captivating. Enthralling. Dark. Twisted.

Right from the very beginning, this story managed to grab my attention. It was unlike anything I've ever read before, which is of course

Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

You're like a half-tamed creature, still shy of the bridle. Except you enthrall me, never shall be free.' But freedom is an illusion, anyway.

Valerian Kimble, wouldn't hurt a fly, does track at school, loves animals and drawing on her sketch pad. So imagine her surprise when she starts getting notes from an unknown stalker. Who in their right mind would want to hurt her? Well in this case I'll have to agree with Mrs Kimble, the question answers it
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Why haven't I read this earlier? I love these types of stories!!!!! I love obsessed, dark characters!!! I love Gavin!!!! I love Fearscape!!!!! I love Pikachu for writing this!!!!

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This is the story I've always wanted to write and read and devour!!!!

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*inhales, exhales*

*repeats process 10 more times*

Ok, ok, I'm calm now...

Where to begin?

The writing
Even though I noticed 4 or 5 instances when words were missing, I loved it, it was overall fluid, cursive, accurate and at times poetic. The
Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who wished for the book ending to the Hannibal movie.
Book #2: Horrorscape
Book #3: Terrorscape


Oh, Nenia, I should have read this book a long time ago! But I felt nervous because we are GR friends and I felt compelled to a certain degree to praise your book. How wrong was I! My inner Gone Girl loves your book. I was once 14 and made a bunch of mistakes. I saw them coming, and I did nothing to change them. So I understand Val. She's believable and I was there with her all the way. I felt the butterflies in my stomach, I felt wild, I felt hot, I felt
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
BR with La-Lionne



Wow wow wow Amazing!!!Fearscape is definitely a creepy read!!I wasn't sure what to expect when I started the book, but I had high expectations and I wasn't disappointed!!It was brilliant!!

This is a story about Valerian...who is a fourteen year old school-girl with a passion for animals and art.. After running into him at a pet shop, Valerian attracts the interest of the TA in her art class..Gavin. Despite her friend's warnings for him, Valerian gets clo
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Told in mostly dual POV, 3rd person, it’s the first installment in the "Horrorscape" and ends with a cliffhanger (not a huge one). First of all, I don’t count this book as a horror (given many readers shelved it as one). Actually, it was more like a prologue to the series and as a prologue, it felt a bit too long and slow. Nothing really happened the first 70%, the last 30% was good and thrilling but the twist was obvious from the start. And I liked the writing enough to finish the stor
***2 stars***

No, this one didn't work for me, for quite a few reasons.

Let's start with the good first:

I liked the whole idea of the story. A guy stalking/harassing a girl. What can I say, now and then, I like those type of books.
I liked Gavin's character, especially the passage from his journal (chapter 12). It was "fun" to read his disturbing thoughts. I think that that was the only part that made my skin crawl and gave me chills. That's the only reason I'm giving two stars.

Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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Something is obviously wrong here ‘cause I’m not on the same page as most of you on this one. From characters I didn’t like, to dialogue that felt forced, to “terrifying” moments that I felt were kind of a yawn. It just didn’t work for me : (

Here. Let me save you all the trouble of gathering your torches:

In my defense, I will say that I really luuuuuuuuuuuurv psychological thrillers and want them to be as dark as possib
edge of bubble
2.55 stars

5 pages into this book and I was contemplating my least cunty action; DNFing it quietly without a rating. Because this is a book about highschool kids, doing highschool stuff in highschool mentality. Hormonally challenged and all. *shudders in distasteful fear* But, decided to give it a decent chance, because I've read another YA book by this author and not only I didn't sprain my brain, but also I secretly enjoyed myself. And I'm glad I did! While I can't completely ignore the annoyin
David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party
Dave's Quick Judgement -

- One of the most suspenseful books I've ever read
- Brilliantly entertaining prose, Nenia can turn a phrase like no other
- Val and Gavin are captivating leads
- Real world elements make the story that much more believable, and therefore that much more frightening!

- Val's complete lack of common sense at times can be infuriating
- Some of the characters' illogical actions (particularly in the last few chapters) are hard to swallow
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Don't you just love it when you come across a story that just takes you by surprise...

Gavin at 18, is the school loner. The rest of the school class him as weird and a bit crazy.
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Valerian is 14 she has a normal life, she loves to run, has a wonderful way with animals and draws.
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But Valerian has a problem.... she is being stalked.
And whoever is stalking her..wants her.... to be his...forever
After a chance meeting at the local pet store she soon becomes fascinated by Gavin who also att
Natalie Monroe
4.5 stars

Might as well get this out into the air:

Yes, I know I'm not supposed to like him. He's a twisted psycho who stalks/threatens the protagonist, Val. But there are times when he's just

Then, he does something creepy.

You see, rape culture society? This is what you have reduced me to. Dangerous guys are romanticized and promoted.

This is why I can relate to Val so much. I understand her struggle and the lure of Gavin. So even when there were signs telling
Rachel E. Carter
This book was… twisted. But, like, in a truly realistic way. Before I review in detail (because I have a lot of random feelings I will go on to divulge) I would like to point out the author so graciously gave me a free copy of this book of which has been sitting on my TBR for months & I finally had an opportunity to read. Side note: to my younger friends on GR this book is a bit disturbing and while it is YA, it is… it’s hard to describe. Not really a love story (more like a stalker story) and s ...more
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
4 Crazy WTF did I read stars....

"Because I've decided that if I can't have you, nobody else shall, either.
I'm waiting for you."

Valerian is a sweet innocent freshman.

She goes to Petville to play with the animals and meets Gavin who works there. She is captivated by him.....

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She gets home and has a creepy facebook message from a stalker....She decides to ignore it for now.

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She keeps getting messages from crazy guy...

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She really likes Gavin but things start seeming weird so she wonders
“You've never even been kissed before, have you?”
Val let out a small gasp when he moved down her throat and she felt the sting of his teeth in her earlobe. It made her shudder and she felt the puffs of his breathy laughter. “You're so innocent.” And the sibilant words tickled unpleasantly when he whispered into her ear, “You should run from me while you can.”
She was breathing too hard and to her chagrin it wasn't entirely from fear. “Or what?”
The smile he gave her as he pulled away was lik
Just so that people know as a disclaimer before I start in this reflection: yep - the author is one of my GR friends/supercool posse but that had no bearing on my enjoyment or honest reflection on the book.

To discuss what "Fearscape" is about - it's a love story gone horribly wrong. By horrible, I mean of the creepy stalker harasser variety, not of the kind that you see where a young lady pines over a bad boy and desires him despite his abrasive tendencies. I wouldn't say along the lines of "Twi
Jennifer Kyle
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 ½ Crazy Boy Crush Stars

I found this one pretty nerve wrecking, intense and haunting. It is told in the third person pov and was scary but oh so captivating.

The main character is a fourteen year old girl, named Valerian Kimble. (Please note that in the next book she is a senior and in the third she will be a college student.) She has a stalker. She also finds a senior at her school pretty damn alluring his name is Gavin Mecozzi. While juggling friends,a new school, her grades and her attracti
Angie **loves angst**
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
"You can't escape from me, Valerian. I want you- and very soon I intend to catch you. To cage you. To make you mine. Forever."
I don't know about you but if I was fourteen and received a message like this from a stalker I would run to the hills screaming. This book is a slow build-up of creepy. Val feels like she's being watched, and receives disturbing messages and notes from a stalker. Val doesn't tell anyone about this until one day when things begin to escalate. I wish Val had told someone,
Amy | Foxy Blogs
**Halloween Week Read** Last year I read Captive in the Dark & Seduced in the Dark with a group of friends for Halloween. Horrorscape series is this year's read.

Val is a freshman in highschool and unbeknownst to her she has caught the eye of a stalker. His unhealthy interest in her grows as the school year progresses. He becomes bolder in his pursuit of owning her.

The Stalker sees Val as a challenge and something to own. She's his plaything, possession and prisoner .
Not all poison was bit
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
“Just remember,” he told her. “If you run from me, I will pursue.”

Oh god,this was one of the creepiest books I've read this year. I came across the author of this book few days ago,and when I read the blurb of Fearscape,I just had to read this book.
A book with a dark,twisted and crazy plot?I'm totally in.

The beginning of the book was really captivating.It felt like some kind of horror movie when Val started getting those unknown notes from that crazy stalker.
The characters are pretty amazing.
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery

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Valerian Kimble, our heroine, seems our everyday 14 years old.
She is part of the track team and many times she feels unnoticed, if she isn't in her uniform.
But when she is running, it's exhilarating! And she is good at it.

But lately she feels like she is being watched, someone is hiding in the shadows.

When she founds in her locker a rose with a note, she is now certain that she have a stalker. Someone set on own her, make her his possession.

In all of this, she meets Gavi
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it

I cannot properly formulate a thought, a sentence.

What did I just read?

I have to start the next book now. I need something. Answers maybe. I honestly don't know.

What I do know -

1. I must be twisted, because I am thinking creepy, terrifying Gavin Mecozzi is hot. I would not have stood a chance against him at Val's age.

2. I have no idea what to expect from this series, but I am intrigued. Nenia Campbell has me captivated, I can't wait to continue Val's story.

"You can choose to see me as
Valerian Kimble, a fourteen year-old lover of track, finishes practice one day to find a red rose in her locker with a lovely poem! Splendid!

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And that’s where the story begins.

Val is pretty sure she has a stalker, and she’s NOT sure whether she likes this or not. And it’s here that some readers as said, “ARE YOU BLIND? Of course it’s horrible! Don’t even think about liking this one bit!!” But not everyone was of sound, competent mind at fourteen. I know I wasn’t. And it’s here that I’ll start my
Sep 08, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Creepy, Psychotic, Deranged Stars
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What would it be like, I wonder, to have such power over a woman? To feel her beneath you, as beautiful and golden and lovely as the sun, half-willing, half resistant? To know that you have her by the throat? I should like to have such an experience.

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Valerian Kimble, is a shy introvert girl that always lets life slip her by. She is your good mannered American girl, she possesses good grades, runs track, loves animals, and is an avid painter. Un
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Wow!! What the fuck was that??? Damn my mind is still reeling from that mind fuck. I so fell in love with Gavin but JC, seriously??

He broke my heart. :-( I normally steer clear of Young Adult books but shit....I sincerely loved this book!
Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review by the author.

This book was disconcerting to me. It triggered some very bad memories but I feel like I'm in a spot now where I can talk about this and be honest and calm about it.

Fearscape is an alarmingly accurate portrayal of stalking behavior and how absolutely terrifying it can be. This is not about teenagers being dramatic and after a few phone calls or facebook messages saying "Oh my god, he's totally stalking me! What a creep!" It
Aly (In Wonderland)
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
EDIT 05/10/2014: Will be doing a re-read, now that I have the entire trilogy. Woo, go Nenia!

Disclaimer: I won this book on Booklikes. However this did not taint my perception of the book. Also thank you, Nenia!

"People only picked the pretty, sweet-smelling flowers. The ones with thorns were left alone."

Valerian Kimble is fourteen years old. She's an artist, a dedicated runner and is too nice for her own good. For some odd reason, she catches the attention of Gavin Mecozzi -- and he weaves a
Shell The Belle
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
2 -2.5 Not The Usual Bad Boy Stars!!


I liked this book. It is not one of my favorites but I like the way the story went and I am looking forward to reading books two and three from this series, Horrorscape and Terrorscape.

Lets get the bad out of the way first.

There were a few things I didn’t like or relate to as a parent; Such as the way Val’s Mom reacted to the threats to Val on Facebook. I would have been a lot more proactive. And we never really got to hear from V
Nandakishore Varma
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
So many things went wrong for me with this book.

The Positives
1. The premise is creepy (though hackneyed).
2. The female protagonist, Valerian, though extremely weak by traditional standards, was very believable. I can imagine how a sensitive 14-year-old could be enticed into a trap ("come into my parlour, says the spider to the fly").
3. There is no glorification of the stalker - at the same time, there is no denial of his sex appeal.
4. The sexy and frightening mind game between the stalker and th
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