Tuesday, November 5, 2013

In Case you Missed it - The Evil Within by Nancy Holder


Published: June 2010
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 272
Copy Provided By: Author
Summary: Goodreads

Summary:
In this sequel to NYT bestselling author Nancy Holder's Possessions, Lindsay finds out that she too, is possessed, and must return to creepy Marlwood Academy in order to rid herself of the spirit. Lindsay's afraid of what the spirit is telling her to do. But the secrets of Marlwood go much deeper than Lindsay thought. Sometimes the girls who seem like enemies are actually on your side. And the voices you trust the most - the voices that come from within - are the ones that want you dead.

Review:
I was lucky enough to receive a signed copy of this ages ago from Nancy Holder.  I think I may have won it off her blog.  What attracted me to it is my fascination with scary books.  The cover of this title is certainly horrifying!  I'm not sure what took me so long to read it though.  

The Evil Within is the second book in the Possessions trilogy.  Originally I did not realize that there was a book #1 but Holder did a great job of catching the reader up on the creepy ghosts possessing girls from Marlwood.  The plot was steady and there were many creepy twists throughout the title.  Unfortunately, The Evil Within did not hold me captive enough to want to continue to the next book in the series.  I would add it to my YA horror collection and start with book #1 but only after reading Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake and Possess by Gretchen McNeil.  I liked it but I didn't LOVE it.

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