Thursday, November 20, 2014
This is a really fun book, y'all.
Found footage horror movies are one of my favorite genres even if 85% of them terrible. I was sold on them from the first time I saw Blair Witch Project, and in more recent times I loved the Paranormal Activity movies (until the fourth one broke the trend of them getting progressively more awesome and was just mediocre). If there is an equivalent to FF movies in books, they would be the style The Supernatural Enhancements is written in...a collection of diary entries, handwritten notes, written transcripts of video footage, etc. Another book that successfully pulled this off this year was Sarah Lotz's The Three.
So imagine a haunted house story told in this way! Awesome, right? And it is. What makes this even cooler is that it's presented as an investigation into the secrets of the house. Two young people go to check out this newly inherited house and learn about ~haunting. But they quickly learn there are many many more secrets the house is hiding and they work hard to solve the puzzle. But of course they themselves begin to be affected by the power of the house.
And everything turns out to be much different than you originally suspect...looking at the cover might give you a clue? But really I don't want to say too much because the way it all unfolds is the fun of it! This is a super fun, page turner. Give it a look!
I did read an egalley provided to me by the publisher.
Posted by Amy at 8:47 AM
The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero