My Rating: 5 Stars
An exciting, thrilling, supernatural gay novel that I was unable to put down.
This book was everything, from the back-story, the development, the scenario, the characters and the perfect build-up to the climax of the story. For a debut novel, Greg Howard proved that he was the essential piece of writing novels, the style of writing that keeps you gripped to each phrase and dialogue. The flow of the story is perfect, and the way Howard presents the events is brilliant. The characters are very human (even when they aren't) and I really connected with them.
What is the novel about? The starts with our main character Cooper Causey, a young gay man that after a few traumatic events in his youth, refuses to get emotionally attached to anyone. A strange message from his grandmother warning him not to return home forces him to travel back to the small southern town of Warfield and face his demons... quite literally. Clueless about his family history and powers, Cooper is thrown into a world of supernatural creatures that will force him to face his past and accept part of himself that he desperately tries to keep hidden. Throw in the help of his teenage crush, a few vampires and talkative ghosts to the mix and you get the adventure of a lifetime.
The perfect combination of thriller, horror and romance! The cliffhanger at the end left me thirsting for more and I can't wait for the sequel!
Thank you NetGalley, the publisher Anakim Press, and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book.
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