Hi Bookish Friends!!!
Today I’m back with a blog tour with Blackthorn Book Tours!!! It’s been a while but I couldn’t say no to this fab new Horror Fantasy!!
As you can tell from the title today I’m excited to share with you my thought as well as details on this fab book, The Girl In The Corn by Jason Offutt!!
So without further ado let’s get started!!
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Length: 353 Pages
Suitable for young adults? No
Amazon Rating: 4 stars
Trigger warning: violence, gore, swearing; killing of a dog and a child
About The Girl in the Corn
Beware of what lurks in the corn.
Fairies don’t exist. At least that’s what Thomas Cavanaugh’s parents say. But the events of that one night, when he follows a fairy into the cornfield on his parents’ farm, prove them wrong. What seems like a destructive explosion was, Thomas knows, an encounter with Dauðr, a force that threatens to destroy the fairy’s world and his sanity.
Years later, after a troubled childhood and a series of dead-end jobs, he is still haunted by what he saw that night. One day he crosses paths with a beautiful young woman and a troubled young man, soon realizing that he first met them as a kid while under psychiatric care after his encounters in the cornfield. Has fate brought them together? Are they meant to join forces to save the fairy’s world and their own?
Or is one of them not who they claim to be?
About the Author
JASON OFFUTT writes books. He is best known for science fiction, such as his humorous So You Had to Build a Time Machine and his end-of-the-world zombie novel Bad Day for the Apocalypse (a curious work that doesn’t include zombies), his paranormal non-fiction like Chasing American Monsters (that does), and his book of humor How to Kill Monsters Using Common Household Objects. He teaches university journalism, cooks for his family, and wastes much of his writing time trying to keep the cat off his lap. You can find more about Jason at his website. There are no pictures of his cat Gary, and it serves him right.
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I have to be honest, I went into this book with little expectations as I know how hard it it to find a really good horror read but this turned out to be a great read.
When I first started this book, I do admit after reading the first few chapters I thought that this was going to be a fantasy read for children but how wrong I was. This turned out to be a creepy horror that I loved!!
This is well written and I devoured this book in days. The story follows a young boy Thomas who encounters a fae. The fae is trying to convince Thomas that he is the only person who can save the world from an apocalyptic disaster!
I liked Thomas’s character, his very likeable and although on occasions a little annoying at times I was rooting for him all the way through the book. The other characters were also very well written and developed.
This was a great creepy read and honestly I can’t get all my thoughts written straight in this review, but if you’re a fan of Stephen King or a fan of Dean Koontz then this is definitely a book to pick up!!
Praise for The Girl in the Corn
Don’t just take my word on how good this books is here’s what others are saying:
“Norse mythology gives this story . . . a unique touch [with] an exhilarating conclusion.” —Booklist
I love the grand sweep of this novel as it traces Thomas Cavanaugh’s life from that first encounter in the cornfield through an adolescence tainted by mental illness into an uneasy adulthood. I love the way that that his life is interwoven with other lives, major or minor to the plot, but all of them full of depth and solidity uncompromised by the fantasy components of the story. The grounded reality of setting and characters is the perfect foil for the strange, disturbing fluidity of the plot and its troubling moral compass that lacks a true north. The Dark Side from the Inside
A very dark book with brutal content and a slow crescendo of unsettling narrative, that sucks the reader – at first unsuspecting, and then too late to put the book down – into places they did not expect to go….It is a beautifully written book: the kind of prose that looks effortless, unpretentious, and yet every word is measured and every phrase is a perfectly placed stitch in the canvass. Open it at random for passages of writing that insinuate themselves, relentlessly into your mind. The Hard Hat Book Site.
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