Number of Pages: 219
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Rating: out of 5
OBC Rating: 3 out of 4 stars
Themes: Good vs. Evil, beliefs, God
Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient
*This was also part of the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day Program*
Haatim is questioning his belief in God, and is purposefully keeping away from his parents after a tragic family incident.
Abigail, after recently possessed, is determined to retain her position as a demon hunter.
The two collide when a demon marks Haatim, and what awaits for both of them is a ride of a lifetime. They enter an odd place called Raven’s Peak, where things just don’t seem right. Will they be able to help these people or is it too late?
This book was such a thrilling ride! Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I read the synopsis and some reviews, but this one I just had to experience myself to fully comprehend its content.
There was not a moment when I was bored. The plot just flowed so nicely and I had a hard time putting down the book. For anyone who can get the creeps over demons and possession, be warned, goosebumps will rise!
The characters were likable and mostly developed. I felt Haatim could have been a bit more developed, but it was easy to understand Abigail and her motives. There was a character, Arthur, that was part of the beginning and I wished more of him. He seemed like one that had a lot of backstory (there is a short read exploring this character, so I got a copy and cannot wait to read it!).
There are the major themes of beliefs and good versus evil here. I do believe in God and not possession, but I was able to enjoy the read regardless. However, if you go to OnlineBookClub, you will find the varying thoughts of people on this subject. It’s really quite interesting.
Unfortunately, as the book ended, I was left feeling somewhat disappointed. It almost felt like it was another climax rather than a resolution the story. I believe the author mentioned this was lead up to the next in the series, but I felt it took away from this read.
Overall, I enjoyed most of this read aside from the need for a bit more character development and the somewhat disappointing ending.