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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

13 Bewitching Book Tours review: malice by Griffin Hayes

I walk in the realm of the supernatural. - Benny Hinn

seventeen-year-old Lysander Shore is new in town. not only does he learn about the murders in Millingham but he witnesses some too. the problem is how to inform the authorities or his parents without sounding crazy and risking another trip to the therapist's couch. Lysander befriends Samantha Crow and together they discover the truth and dark history behind the killings. 
everything about this novel screams menacing. author Griffin Hayes definitely conveyed that mood and the book's title and cover appropriately captured it as well.  
i have a few niggles however. i felt that there was no smooth transition from one scene to the next in some chapters. even if things became clear at the end, i still got confused and disoriented at times. some characters pop out of nowhere and Lysander's mother's presence was hardly felt. what really bothered me though was how religious objects were employed and portrayed as vessels of evil. as a Catholic, this was a major concern for me and i was not very comfortable with it at all. 
the graphic descriptions are not for the squeamish and there are a lot of those in this story so be forewarned.
overall i still liked the book and horror fans who love blood and gore in their reading fare will probably have a feast with this one. 

*Malice is available at Amazon and Smashwords. for more information about Griffin Hayes and his work, please visit http://griffin-hayes.blogspot.com/ and follow him on Twitter

my personal rating is: 

Malice contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 & under.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: i am a host  for Bewitching Book Tours. although payment may have been received by Bewitching Book Tours i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one.  all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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