Author: Natalie C. Parker
Release Date: October 21st, 2014
Date Read: September 2nd, 2014
Point of View: Single (Sterling Saucier)
Writing: First Person | Present Tense
Genre: Young Adult | Paranormal/Horror
In a Nut Shell...
Creepy, but a little too slow which made it kind of boring.
Advance Reader Copy provided by HarperTeen
I found the general idea of the book rather spooky and intriguing, especially part one where it was incredibly creepy and indecipherable with all the inexplicable occurrences. Later on though, the book got very dragging and a tad ridiculous when more answers were given.
Sterling was one confusing character. I just couldn't pinpoint what exactly she was thinking about. While I admired her ability to not totally freak out during all the mess the Swamp had created, she was a little frustrating in quite a lot of occasions.
I did, however, enjoy the suspense and the creepiness in the book. The idea of having someone just appeared out of nowhere taking over a family member's life was just bone-chilling spooky. And unfortunately that was probably only one good point of the book.
The writing wasn't so bad because the wording in general was well put, but the transitions from scene to scene were a little choppy. I didn't like the pace much, particularly in part 2 where things moved so slow.
Overall, it was creepy, but I was hoping for more mind-blowing reveals.