This story follows a group of friends on a snowboarding holiday in the unforgiving mountains of Colorado.
The Adler twins, Ryan and Jane, spent a great deal of their childhood at their parent's posh ski cabin. Now that their parents are no longer together, their father has decided to sell the memorable property.
Ryan, who has just accepted a job overseas, decides to plan one final weekend at the h ...more
Ryan and Jane are brother and sister and they want to have one last hurrah up in their father's cabin in the mountains of Colorado. Together with three friends they kick off their party very well. But little do they know that something is lurking deep in the dark woods. Creatures beyond imagining. Creatures with a thirst for blood and a taste for human flesh!
This book was not scary per-say but it was very intense and thrilling. It was very well written and easy to follow the storyline in ...more
The trees appear to be shuddering, raked and disturbed by the frigid winds, and teeming with something else. They are out there - all teeth and skin and claws, joints grotesquely askew, limbs contorted at impossible angles. They are hungry, and they are hunting.
Although I did not like ...more
So; The Shuddering isn’t like what I pictured from what I knew of it, which was just the title. I am not sure if it is better kept that way or if you know a little something about it beforehand. Looking back, in some ways, I wish I would have known.
I listened to audio and read the book at the same time ...more
"They only come in the snow."........so Beware, they're hiding out there and it is NOT safe!
Wonderfully frightening start and great remote setting out in the middle of nowhere land in a frozen south western Colorado cabin mc-mansion.
One last fun-filled trip is under way with five adults, one an outsider and OONA the Husky when there is dissension among the troops and a...more
A local resident out for his morning walk in the snowy Colorado Mountains in search for firewood, is surrounded and brutally attacked by unidentified, ghastly creatures. We are then introduced to four long time friends, vacationing i ...more
Creature features can be hit or miss with me. I really love some, and am not crazy about the rest, so take my review with a grain of salt. I think the setup of The Shuddering was intriguing, but I had a tough time connecting to the execution of the story.
I think The Shuddering may have worked better as a novella for me - there was so much whining and banter, and there was less focus on the creatures than I expected. The creature moments were definitely promising, ...more
The people got on my last nerve and I didn't much care for the ending. I wanted to see Oona walk off into the sunset all happy and going home!
I loved this was set in a cabin, or should I say an estate sized cabin, in the woods in the middle of no where with all the snow! And then you add in the creepy ...more
I loved the premise of The Shuddering. Remote cabin. People with tangled relationships. Characters to love. Other characters to hate. And spectacular monsters in the snow. It fed my need for a creature feature; it moves quickly and the ending was great.
I did wish that there was a bit more character development and a bit more chomp and stomp, but overall it was an entertaining read ...more
The Shuddering by Ania Alborn is simply just OK. I was already a fan of Alborn's before reading this book. I enjoyed The Bird Eater and I loved Seed. I am giving The Shuddering 3 Stars but it may be less.
Compared to my previous adventures with Alborn, the atmosphere set up in this book was weak. Things were too out in the open for us the reader to ever have any sense of dread or unease. There was no scary creature to be found as they are presented to us straight up and in our face. Sure ...more
Holy crap! This book had me on the edge during the whole book. The first half of the book was full of tension between the people in the cabin. The whole "who will he pick" drove me crazy, I wasn't sure who to pull for...the girl who holds his future or the girl from the past. Then the blossoming relationship between Ryan and Lauren was such a sweet story line. Then the second half of the book I was on edge for a completely different reason....The Monsters! They were scary and ...more
(view spoiler)[ When Lauren died I couldn't prohibit a comedic interpretation. The way she was all bundled up with the scarf around her face, she reminded me of Kenny from South Park, so of course, when she was torn apart and eaten by Others, my mind went straight to "Oh my God! They Killed Lauren!"
Yes, this is sick and twisted but befor ...more
This was a fun short novel that read like one of those cheesy horror slasher films where a group of young people with a complicated history get together in an isolated cabin. I liked that the monsters were so ambiguous, which made them more terrifying. The cold weather setting created a chilling atmosphere so I would recommend reading this one during the winter season.
With a group of five
There are creatures in the trees
And they are hungry
This is my second book of Ania Ahlborn's and she has a way of making you pick your favourite characters, kind of like in a horror movie, pick your favourite and hope to God they don't die!
The first two thirds of this book seemed well paced and then BOOM it's all happening very rapidly with plenty of gore and although predicted some spine chilling scenes.
Without sounding too bloodthirsty I would have ...more
The thing with A ...more
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