Thursday, October 3, 2013

Review: Diary of the Gone

Diary of the GoneDiary of the Gone by Ivan Amberlake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.]

I really appreciated that this was a one-off novella and not a new series. The story had just enough creepiness to make it scary, and at the end was wrapped up neatly.

I don't normally read horror or scary books because, well, I get freaked out pretty easily. But this was just this side of fantasy so that I wasn't really scared so much as wanting to know what was *really* going on with that diary and the dead people that Callum sees.

The writing was done well, and it seems like the author has gotten a pretty good grasp on dialogue since the last book of his that I read. I enjoyed the flow and got through it in a couple of hours (hence the novella part). I was left with a few questions, like why did all the animals leave the forest? There could have been a bit more done with that in the beginning, when Callum and Nathan find the dead deer in the swamp. Some of the story felt rushed, but overall it was a good read.

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