Sunday, July 11, 2010
The Devouring by Simon Holt
Some kids just love horror books and I'll have to put this one in my library just for them. Reggie starts living a nightmare when her younger brother is possessed with some thing. She's not sure what, exactly, but she gets some clues from an old bookseller and a book she found that described The Devouring. They are evil beings that devour your soul. Ooooooo....insert creepy music. But the author builds some pretty scary moments and throws some gore in there, too. It's not my type of book and I think the cover should be less girly and more gory, but it fills a niche for kids who are finished with Stine, Pike, and Shan, but not yet ready for Stephen King.