Misfits by Hunter Shea (eARC Review)

Misfits by Hunter Shea

MisfitsFormat: eBook (eARC)

Source: Publishers via NetGalley

Publisher: Flame Tree Press

Genres: Horror

Publication Date: 8th September 2020

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

“I don’t know how Hunter Shea keeps churning out terrifying stories that feel original, but I want more.” – Cedar Hollow Reviews

During the height of the 90s grunge era, five high school friends living on the fringe are driven to the breaking point. When one of their friends is brutally raped by a drunk townie, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Deep in the woods of Milbury, Connecticut, there lives the legend of the Melon Heads, a race of creatures that shun human interaction and prey on those who dare to wander down Dracula Drive. Maybe this night, one band of misfits can help the other. Or maybe some legends are meant to be feared for a reason.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.”

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My Thoughts & Review

I’ve read a few of Hunter Shea’s books previously and have liked them so when I saw this one on  NetGalley curiosity got to me and I clicked on that request button.

Misfits follows five teenagers who are looked down upon by society and the people in their town. After a horrifc attack on a friend, the group come together to teach the attacker a lesson. The group turn to the Melon Heads for help (You’ll have to read the book to find out more about the Melon Heads.)

The book did take me a while to get into and was a little confusing as we are introduced to the characters, but everything comes together and it all starts to make since.

There are lots of gore details in this book which I loved  in terms of scariness I wasn’t convinced. It’s really hard to explain but I felt there wasn’t enough of that scare factor that I look for in a horror book. Even though this was not scary for me it’s definitely not for the faint hearted.

Although this book had some faults I still enjoyed it enough to give it a solid 3 out of 5.

Before you decide to pick up this book please beware of the trigger warnings below.

Trigger Warnings: Rape, Physical Assault

I would like to thank NetGalley and the publishers Flame Tree Press for my eARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.

My Rating


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