December 13, 2017

#BookReview: The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood #Netgalley

Reviewed by: Lauren
Publisher: Soho Teen
Number of Pages: 288
Recommended Age Group: Young Adult
Fiction Genre: Horror
How I Acquired this book: Edelweiss

Overall rating: ★★
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About the Book:
Plenty of legends surround the infamous Boulder House in Whispering Bluffs, Wisconsin, but nobody takes them seriously. Certainly nobody believes that the original owner, Maxwell Cartwright Jr., cursed its construction—or that a murder of crows died upon its completion, their carcasses turning the land black. If anyone did believe it all, there’s no way River Red High would offer a field trip there for the senior class.

Five very different seniors on the trip—Violet, Paul, Ashley, Dylan, and Gretchen—have reasons beyond school spirit for not ditching the trip. When they’re separated from the group, they discover that what lies within Boulder House is far more horrifying than any local folklore. To survive, they’ll have to band together in ways they never could have imagined and ultimately confront the truths of their darkest selves.

About the Author: M.C. Atwood is a creative writing professor at Rowan University in New Jersey. She has been an active member of the kidlit community since 2000, speaking at conferences, leading writing workshops, and emceeing events whenever she can. She is a bona fide cat addict and a lover of all things horror. The Devils You Know is her first YA novel. See what she’s up to at

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Although the author did a great job with the teens and how they act. The story just didn't work out and was very flat. 

Check out author's other books or related books? Maybe 

Recommend this book? No

Notes and Opinions: This one really reminded me of The House on the Hill where a group of people that have nothing in common goes to this house for research. Well, this one the kids have nothing in common and are on a field trip where a house starts messing with them and they try to Scooby Doo their way out of it.  I was really excited about this book because I die hard love horror books and movies but this one fell very flat for me.  It tried to do too much and just didn't work out.  If you're looking for a great new horror book I would look elsewhere. 

Go Into This One Knowing:  Want a great horror book?  Try Welcome to the Dark House by Stolz it was great! 

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