Wednesday, 30 December 2015

YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: Daughters Unto Devils - Amy Lukavics

Release Date: 08/10/15
Publisher:  Simon and Schuster Childrens


Sometimes I believe the baby will never stop crying.

Sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner fears she is losing her mind.When her family move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, Amanda hopes she can leave her haunting memories behind: of her sickly Ma giving birth to a terribly afflicted baby; of the cabin fever that claimed Amanda's sanity; of the boy who she has been meeting in secret. . .

But the Verners arrive on the prairie to find their new home soaked in blood.So much blood.And Amanda has heard stories - about men becoming unhinged and killing their families, about the land being tainted by wickedness.

With guilty secrets weighing down on her, Amanda can't be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or within her soul . .


To be honest with you, I wasn’t sure what I was going to get with this book. It promised thrills, chills, eerie goings on and a few other things as well so I sat down to give it a go. What unfurled within was a book that was slow, dislikeable characters, dire plotline and above all else a title that was a struggle to keep on going with despite the huge promise on the cover.

All round, this is a book I would tell people to ignore for now, I just couldn’t get on with any aspect of it and for me as a reader that’s the death of a story right there. A great shame as it did promise so much more.

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