Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Let's be frank. Today's horror just doesn't scare the way it used to. Maybe it's due to the world being so screwed up that horror isn't horror anymore or maybe it's due to the fact that everything in the genre has been done and re-done to the point the well has run dry; I don't know. Virtually all modern horror movies are lame and weak, while many modern horror novels tend to feel too commercially-driven to be honest. Or at least that's what I thought up until I read a little e-book called Seed.
The story follows Jack Winter and his family in the swampy lands of Louisiana. Something evil is going on with Jack and Aimee's youngest daughter, Charlie; something that Jack is all too familiar with. As Jack relives his own childhood nightmares, and learns the truth about what has haunted him his entire life, he's forced into a battle for his daughter's very soul.
Seed is a breath of fresh air on the horror landscape and it's one of the first books to actually make me feel nervous while I was reading it. The imagery in the book is amazing and Ania's rich prose sucks you right in and doesn't falter a step throughout.
Seed starts off with a bang and never lets up until the final gut-wrenching page. Literally, there was something creepy happening on every page in this book. To say I loved Seed is a severe understatement. This is a rare piece of perfection and one of the scariest books you'll ever read. The fact that Ms. Alhborn did it all on her own without the help of a traditional publisher makes me love it even more. As a matter of fact, if I were to be so bold, I would say that this 99-cent e-book alone is more than worth the price you paid for your Kindle to enjoy it. Call me crazy, but that's how much I enjoyed reading Seed!
As you might have guessed by now, Seed gets ***** out of *****. A stunning debut by one of my now must-read authors.
Order Seed by Ania Ahlborn below and prepare to have your ass handed to you. Don't worry, you'll love every minute of it.