The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood book review

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Synopsis

Plenty of legends surround the infamous Boulder House in Whispering Bluffs, Wisconsin, but nobody takes them seriously. Certainly nobody believes that the original owner, Maxwell Cartwright Jr., cursed its construction—or that a murder of crows died upon its completion, their carcasses turning the land black. If anyone did believe it all, there’s no way River Red High would offer a field trip there for the senior class.

Five very different seniors on the trip—Violet, Paul, Ashley, Dylan, and Gretchen—have reasons beyond school spirit for not ditching the trip. When they’re separated from the group, they discover that what lies within Boulder House is far more horrifying than any local folklore. To survive, they’ll have to band together in ways they never could have imagined and ultimately confront the truths of their darkest selves.

Review

This has to be one of the best horror books I have read in a long time! This book not only brings you horror and edge of your seat action, but also brings to light what it means to grow up. This book has so many valuable meanings within it. I particularly love how it shows high school for what it is, a lesson in growing up. This book does a great job of showing teenagers vs social classes, and finding oneself and learning how to stand up in the face of it all. The plot to this was original and well written. The layout of the house was vivid and imaginative and each scene following the different rooms had me unable to put this book down. This book is well written and truly immerses the reader into the world that the author has written. I particularly loved all the banter back and fourth between the main characters and the objects/ people they come across while going through the different rooms. The suspense to this book keeps building upon itself as you continue along with the story. Id particularly love to see a second book from this with maybe a prequel that tells the story to the folk legend that backs this book as it was very interesting.  This is definitely an author to watch for! 5 stars from me for this wonderful read!

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