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Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Evil Within by Nancy Holder

The Evil Within A Possessions Novel by Nancy Holder 5 of 5 stars.
To be released June 10, 2010

When Lindsay returns to eerie Marlwood Academy she is haunted by the past, literally. The ghosts of those done wrong in the time when Marlwood was a reformatory for willful girls are breathing down her neck. Those that are very real to her seem just as malevolent as the spirits who haunt them, but when Celia, the girl now possessing Lindsay, tells her what she must do to extricate herself and the others from these spirits, she isn't sure she can go through with it.

Doubt and simple human nature crowd her at every turn as she struggles to decide what is right, who is and who isn't possessed, and better yet; who is trying to kill who. It isn't the nineteenth century anymore and Lindsay must find a way to set the past to rest--one way or another.

The Evil Within is a thrilling modern gothic full of surprises and chills on every page. Nancy Holder depicts a ghostly tale with a remarkable heroine. If you're a fan of gothic fantasies like the Gemma Doyle Trilogy and Michelle Zink's Prophecy of the Sisters you'll love this!

I could barely put the book down once I picked it up. I haven't even read the first Possessions Novel and I was still thoroughly engrossed. Nancy Holder has a fascinating way of writing that draws you into a story right from the start. The main character Lindsay's struggle to understand all of the past circumstances that are now shaping her life was completely unpredictable. Just as soon as I thought I had it all figured out, things would change. I enjoyed the other characters and how there ended up being more to them than I had originally expected--even the ghosts. I honestly don't think there is a single bad thing I can say about this book, though I do wish the ending hadn't been quite so abrupt.

From the characters to the writing style this delicious modern gothic is sure to be a favorite with most all dark fantasy lovers. Whether you're like me, and can't stand the music they play on shows like Unsolved Mysteries and have never picked up a "ghost like" book in your life, or are a real horror junky, I think you'll adore this book just the same.

For fans of: Nancy Holder, Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Prohpecy of the Sisters, Devil's Kiss

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