Saturday, 31 October 2015

Possess by Gretchen McNeil

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen (23 Aug. 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0062060716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062060716
Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her overprotective mom, by Matt Quinn, the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, the voices are demons - and Bridget possesses the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from. Literally.

Terrified to tell her friends or family about this new power, Bridget confides in San Francisco's senior exorcist, Monsignor Renault. The monsignor enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession, but just as she is starting to come to terms with her freakish new role, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. And when one of her oldest friends is killed, Bridget realizes she's in deeper than she ever thought possible. Now she must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone else close to her winds up dead - or worse, the human vessel for a demon king.

Cover:  I love this cover.  Dark, creepy, and a little bit different.

I have had this book on my shelf for the longest time, and as I am attempting to try and read more 'October-Halloween' themed reads, I finally decided to pick it up.
It was a great pick for Halloween- with demons, possessions and exorcisms.  There were moments when it reminded me of one of my favourite books- Anna Dressed In Blood.
There were definitely creepy moments...a possession in a doll shop being the one that stands out the most to me.
While I enjoyed it, and can't put my finger on why- I didn't LOVE it.
3.5/5 stars.

Read in October, 2015

1 comment:

  1. This definitely sounds creepy! Demon possession really freaks me out. So while this sounds interesting, I will unfortunately give it a skip. ;] Great review though! :)