August 15, 2021

Within These Wicked Walls Review

Within These Wicked Walls Review

Title: Within These Wicked Walls
Author: Lauren Blackwood
Style: Horror, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis in two sentences:
An eerie castle full of bone chilling manifestations like walls that bleed, books that hurl themselves off bookshelves and a creepy monster lurking in the night.  The only hope is a young exorcist with nothing to lose and everything to gain.  

My thoughts:
A dark and disturbing book that might give you nightmares and make you want to sleep with the light on.  The story has little bit of everything to make this story spectacular.  It's Ethiopian-inspired with horror, fantasy and a bit of romance. It's a Jane Eyre retelling that will leave you shaking in your boots while also rooting for the happy couple yet skeptical of the romance at the same time. The characters are authentic, endearing, and sometimes haunting.  The story is gripping and unputdownable. Highly recommended.