Vampires, demons, haunted houses, OH MY.
This was a unique book and I’m happy I got the chance to read it. I haven’t been reading much horror lately but as soon as I saw a description for a haunted house I was ALL OVER THIS.
It begins with blood. Avery and her boyfriend are stabbed and it leads to two lives ending. Her boyfriend, Vince, has perished in the attack and Avery has developed agoraphobia. I mean, who wouldn’t after all of that?
We forward nine years and she is still suffering from her trauma. Her father has recently died and left her a mansion, Whickering Place, and that is where our story takes us. To this beyond haunted abode that has claimed so many lives with demonry, vampiric bullshit, and assholes running around in cult masks.
This was a good book with an interesting premise and had so many great moments and fascinating characters. I’m not one for vampires, they do nothing for me but I did enjoy this. There is an enticing love triangle which I’m surprised I actually enjoyed and whispered under my breath rooting for one brother over the other. YES, the love triangle involved brothers. WEIRD BUT NECESSARY.
This book does flounder a bit around the halfway mark and I found myself getting bored and wondering where it was going. It could have been much much shorter in my opinion and some of the characters were parodies of themselves. The demons were…funny. Like, they tried so hard to be scary but…it was hilarious.
Overall, this is a fun book to read especially if you’re a lover of vampires, hot brothers, and weird haunted houses.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book. All opinions are my own. Let’s get sucked down by some hot vampires.