Review: Blackbrooke by Emma Silver

, , 1 comment
Book: Blackbrooke
Author: Emma Silver
Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing
Date Published: July 19th, 2012
Author & Book Info:
4 out of 5 Stars
Blurb: I live in Blackbrooke and you would have had to be living under a rock to never have heard of it before now. This town is different to most others…Humans aren’t the only residents…”
   The residents of Blackbrooke share their town with the Creatures, or Crits as they are known. Grotesque, roaming the streets at night looking for food, their presence means humans have to live by the Rules, keeping them indoors and forbidding them of basic desires.
   The most important Rule?

Don’t be a ‘walk out’!
   Straight-A student, Liberty Connor, hates the Crits and the endless Rules she and her tight knit group of friends have to live by.
   Planning her new life on the Outside with her boyfriend, Gabriel, Liberty whiles away her days waiting to turn 18, so they can leave and be free. That is, until the world she thinks she knows begins to unravel…
   Her friends start to walk out. So she’s told. However, something’s not right. Things don’t add up.
   Liberty faces a race against time to discover what’s going on with the Creatures of Blackbrooke.
   Is it them she has to fear, or something much closer to home?
   Blackbrooke is a Young Adult horror novel that has you on the edge of your seat.
   Wow! This is one of those books that is going to have me thinking about it for days! Definitely an intense read, that kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. Horror and mystery abound, with a little bit of romance thrown if for good measure, I didn't want to put it down.
   The characters in this book are so realistic, the author made them feel like real people to me. Liberty, Cassius, Noah, Gemma, Denzil, and the list goes on to include several other side characters, they all were so likeable and unique. Each and every one of them are written so well that their personality is plainly visible, not a lot of authors can pull off such in-depth characters the way that Emma Silver has. It is so hard for me to pick out a favorite because I liked all of them, but Cassius certainly grabbed my attention from the beginning.
  The story was great, it had me dying to find out what was going on in Blackbrooke, and although I thought I knew early on, I most certainly did not! The pacing of the story was also really good, there was suspense throughout, but just enough to keep me wondering without overdoing it. The horror element was great too, those Crits are pretty scary!
  Overall the book was an excellent read! I didn't want to stop reading it! Cliff-hangers drive me batty, and even though I know that it's supposed to be a trilogy, I still felt like I didn't get enough! It was really, really good though and I'm going to be going crazy wondering what happens next.

SAHM to four rowdy kids. Avid reader and blogger.

1 comment:

  1. Great Review, Chrystina! So glad you're a Cassius fan! Yay #TeamCassAllTheWay ;)


Leave me a comment! I love to talk books :)