Monday, November 10, 2014

Badass Books: Creed

If you like horror stories complete with a full amount of creep, the kind of blood that makes your skin crawl and maybe even forces you to skip over a few paragraphs, plus a good bit of sarcasm, you need to check out Creed by Lindsay Currie and Trisha Leaver.

Just look a the cover!

Here's a summary to get you excited:

When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house. But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah's son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.

Why I read it: I do like a good, creepy story, and Lindsay Currie shared so many photos on Instagram leading up to Creed's launch, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

ZOMG Yes! This story left me feeling so...well how any good horror leaves you feeling. And it's not good (but of course the book is good). Beyond the plot and the terror and all that, the characters in this story felt spot on to me.

Our main character Dee has her own dark past that informs her decisions and thoughts in this book, and I felt they were spot on. There are several times where her fear, in a lot of ways, paralyzes her. As someone with PTSD, this is a completely accurate response to what's happening. Same thing with actions of another character we meet a little bit later in the story.

Okay so the ending. I'm not going to say much of anything about it, because the worst thing a person can do is spoil an ending to a story like this. But I will say that I sent some Tweets to Lindsay about it. It was well done for a horror ending, that's for sure.

kthxbai All that to say, go buy this book and read it. Just don't do it at home alone in the dark.

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