Thursday, January 30, 2014

REVIEW: The Unseen by J.L. Bryan

The Unseen by J.L. Bryan 

Publication date: October 31st 2013 

Genres: Horror

Source: ARC given by author for honest review.

Links : Goodreads / Amazon / B&N / Nook 

Cassidy is a young tattoo artist living in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta. She’s always suffered terrible nightmares, and sometimes the hideous creatures seem to follow her out of her dreams and into her waking life, though she’s the only one who can see them. Drugs and alcohol can blot them out, but never entirely chase them away.

When a demonic cult begins to take control of the people in her life, including her younger brother, Cassidy discovers that the unseen world of monsters is very real. She can no longer avoid it. To protect those she loves, she must accept her own hidden supernatural talents and face the forces of evil before the sinister cult achieves its twisted goals and casts the world into darkness.

                    My Thoughts                   

The Unseen is a Super scary thriller that convinced me to NEVER make my own Ouija Board ! 

What a great read! I haven't read anything in the horror genre well, since.. goosebumps, and lets be honest, that was a LONG time ago! I usually just read in bed, in hind sight, this was probably the wrong time to start reading this book. In the first chapter, a small group of girls decide to make a home made ouija board, and oh-snap, it worked... way to well. One girl gets possessed by a demon and went crazy. She tried to kill the others until one girl burned and destroyed the oiji board. Did I mention this happens in the FIRST CHAPTER! 

The Unseen starts strong and kept my interest the whole way through. It was a great read that I could not put down! I don't want to spoil the book for you, but if any of the following words or phrases spikes your interest, The Unseen is for you:    

Satanic Cults, ancient witch bloodlines, Tattoos that come to life, Bugs that only some can see, Astral Projecting,  Demon possessions, impending doom for human kind.... AND MUCH MORE! 

Plot : Its not just scary to be scary. The Unseen is an amazing thriller with a great plot and purpose! The story unfolds and comes together wonderfully! 

Characters: great! Our main character Cassie is a tattoo artist, very flawed and realistic. Loved what each character contributed to the story. 

Cover: two thumbs way way up! Love it! 

You might like: movies about demonic possessions, witches  .. or cults! I love cult stuff like the TV shows : The Following  & Cult 

Rating: 5 Stars !  

                    Author Bio                    

J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror and science fiction into new kinds of stories.
He is the author of The Paranormals series (starting with Jenny Pox), The Songs of Magic series, Nomad, and other books. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Christina, his son John, and some dogs and cats.

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  1. Ohh, okay I like creepy, and scaring myself, but I'd never, ever in a million years test out the power of a Ouija Board. Nope. This definitely sounds like my type of book though! :)

    1. yes, it was so good! Like i am with scary movies that i like to watch , i need it to be scary but for a reason. this had a great plot. I can't help but think this would make an AMAZING movie! * hint hint* J.L. Bryan ! Thanks Kirsty-Marie for checking it out! - Katie