I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad). The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.
Disclaimer: I am friends with the author of this book. That has not effected my ability to write an honest and critical review of his work.
6/10 - Now that was scary! Far scarier (for me) than Full Moon Over Cedar Hill. The horror of what one human can do to another (especially a child) is much more disturbing than anything the supernatural world can think up because it could happen. I could be living next door to a serial killer, I'm less likely to be living next door to a vampire. Carl's revenge was very satisfying, except I would rather leave the monsters in serious pain, permanently maimed and having to go to jail where they will be preyed upon by the other prisoners for the rest of their miserable lives. Death, even if it's grisly, is too easy for these kind of people because once you're dead, you're dead. I don't believe in heaven or hell, so I don't believe evil people go on to an eternity of suffering after death. I believe the consciousness is simply gone, but if they're forced to live with life altering damage to their bodies (I think this particular instance calls for a penile amputation) in a place where they are considered the lowest of the low, then life will literally be hell, the hell that I don't believe exists after death, and that hell will last considerably longer than the gruesome death they received.
Only one mistake that I noticed, so that was encouraging and definitely added to my enjoyment and the number of stars I felt this deserved.
'David took the mug and put in the sink.'
There's an it missing between put and in.
And that was it. I think this might be one of my favourite Lorn books - scary, lots of gore, near perfect editing. Highly recommended as a great place to start if you haven't read any Lorn before, or simply another fantastic book if you're already a fan.