“Cast away the bones.”
I literally just finished reading this and my mind is reeling. As soon as I read the first line to this book, I knew I was going to enjoy it and my god, I did. I really, really did.
Lee is prophetic. He sees haunting visions in strokes of hell, shambling figures, and technicolor animals. One day Lee dreams that his mother dies gruesomely and when she does, he and his sister discover that their long lost grandmother is out there waiting for them, wanting to see them. They go to where she lives in a small town of Louisiana and Lee learns about his destiny, his family, and more importantly himself and it is horrifying beyond belief.
This book was amazing. The prose is beautiful and I was more than a little afraid of the visions Lee faced. The characters are either creepy as hell or downright terrifying. My favorite has to be Lee’s sister Murphy who takes no shit. Not her grandmother’s, not her brother. She discriminates against nobody.
I love horror and this is the first horror novel to really creep me out like this in a long time. It isn’t exactly gory per say but the visions alone are weird enough to make your skin crawl and you always have that something isn’t right thought lurking in your mind. And your brain is correct, nothing is right. Everything is very, very wrong.
I wish I could sing my praises about this forever but I’m still processing it and you should really read this yourself to experience this with me.
Thanks very much to Edelweiss and ABRAMS for this DRC. All opinions are my own.
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Amulet Books