Monday, 30 October 2017

Review: Flesh by Laura Bickle

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.


Now available on Amazon, Pronoun, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, and Google Play is the young adult supernatural novel Flesh by Laura Bickle.

There's no better way to get yourself in the mood for Halloween than reading a spooky novel; which is exactly what I did early this morning when I read the eBook Flesh.

Since I'm short of time today (and the rest of the week), I'm going to copy & paste the official blurb of the novel instead of writing my own synopsis.

Charlie Sulliven thinks she knows all the secrets of the dead. Raised in a funeral home, she’s the reluctant “Ghoul Girl,” her reputation tied to a disastrous Halloween party. But navigating her life as a high school sophomore is an anxiety-inducing puzzle to her. She haunts the funeral home with her parents, emo older brother, Garth, their pistol-packing Gramma, and the glass-eyeball-devouring dachshund, Lothar.

Chewed human bodies are appearing in her parents’ morgue…and disappearing in the middle of the night. The bodies seem tied to a local legend, Catfish Bob, who has resurfaced in the muddy Milburn river near Charlie’s small town. When one of Charlie’s classmates, Amanda, awakens in the cooler as a flesh-eating ghoul, Charlie must protect her newfound friend and step up to unravel the mystery…and try to avoid becoming lunch meat for the dead.


Final Thoughts
Flesh is a fast-paced, fun supernatural read. It reminds me of the old Point Horror books from the late '80s and early '90s. The main character, Charlie (aka the "Ghoul Girl") is the outcast of her class (and most of her school), who gets a new friend named Amanda, after the girl comes back from the dead as a ghoul. I believe the character will easily appeal to many teenagers.

While the book is written for young adult reader, there are a few violent scenes that are more in line to what would appear in an adult horror novel.

That beings said, I still loved reading the book, and I highly recommend it to other readers.


 

About the Author

Laura Bickle grew up in rural Ohio, reading entirely too many comic books out loud to her favorite Wonder Woman doll. After graduating with an MA in Sociology – Criminology from Ohio State University and an MLIS in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she patrolled the stacks at the public library and worked with data systems in criminal justice. She now dreams up stories about the monsters under the stairs, also writing contemporary fantasy novels under the name Alayna Williams.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book! I really appreciate it! Happy Halloween!

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