Elizabeth Brown's Reviews > Shadowchild
Elizabeth Brown's review
May 27, 2017
haunting and engrossing, this tale of centuries-old horror as told by author Matthew Williams will have you on the edge of your seat, hiding beneath the covers, and leave you wanting more. I was surprised to finish it so quickly, but I didn’t want to stop reading once I started! I admit I almost jumped out of my skin a few times, and was probably cringing more often than not! I enjoyed the dark and haunting vibe and is written in such a way that you feel very engaged and a part of the story, like you really know the characters and are in their shoes experiencing what they are---which is pretty damn awful at times. The body count is high, as is the macabre factor and the psychological torment. The coolest part was how this does seem realistic in a way, yet had a surreal/paranormal feeling to it, like there’s more going on than we ever really know (until the very end). Most of the horror I read feels contrived and frankly, not all that scary. But this book managed to really get inside my head and freak me out! The writing was top-quality - a good amount of details and lyrical prose that added to the scenery without weighing it down any. Good pacing overall and I’m happy to read more from Matthew Williams in the future. Recommend for adults only due to mature subject matter and language.
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May 27, 2017 – Shelved