ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review! Publishing November 13th.
I really wanted to love this book, but I didn’t.
That’s the very short review of this book, but that’s really what it comes down to. When I requested this, it sounded so damn creepy. A family gets invaded by a creature and creeps its way into their family and their lives.
But, it was a case — for me — of the premise being creepier than the actual story.
The Lund family were compelling and I enjoyed their story — although, I wasn’t a fan of where it went with the father’s part — but it just didn’t scare me. It was creepy at first and then I kept waiting for it to get creepier and to really get my heart pounding.
That never happened.
I never felt myself getting wide-eyed from terror or worry. It just went in a more sci-fi than plain old horror for me, which I wasn’t interested in. Besides, by the time it got to that part, I was waffling about whether I’d like it or not.
And, I didn’t like this that much. I thought it has a great idea, but I wanted more impact. I liked the characters, but I never got invested in their well-being. I liked the plot, but it went somewhere I wasn’t into and never got horrifying like I think horror should.
A simple case of a good book that wasn’t for me.
Do you have a favorite home invader-esque story?