Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review - The Haunted Ebook


Title - The Haunted E-book
Author - J.L Bryan
Genre - horror/fiction
Pages - 246
Format Read - Ebook

Description (from goodreads)

Dee escapes her dreary librarian job and unfaithful boyfriend by reading romance and fantasy on her Kindle.

She tries The Haunted E-book, the story of a 19th century tramp printer whose ghost awakens whenever someone reads a book he created. The ghost stalks his readers and threatens them with death if they stop reading the book. Though she doesn’t usually like ghost stories, Dee can’t stop herself from reading it.
Then Dee learns the stories in the books are true, the malevolent ghost is real, and Dee might be the next character to die


The Haunted Ebook will grab you and not let go! I do not read horror books for the sole reason that they scare me. Yes, i am a big baby and i get spooked easily. The Haunted Ebook had me looking over my shoulder and i had to keep reading, lest Jonah come and kill me.

The book takes place in modern times, With our main character being a librarian named Dee. One day Dee gets bored or her horrible romance story and decides to pick up a horror book instead. She then samples The Haunted Ebook, and her life changes forever.

The book is kind of odd, your basicly reading about Dees life, who is reading about Madisions life, who is also reading about Elaines life. A story, within a story within a story of sorts. This makes it interesting because you get to see the three womans lives and how they tie into each other. Dee as i said is a librarian, hers is the main story and I found her very likeable. Her life is not going so well, her boyfriend is cheating on her and she has been passed up for a good position at her work. Thus that is why she starts reading the Haunted Ebbok.

Madision is a college student with a horrible roomate, she also does not have a great life, she is scarred from a fire when she was a kid and she has no friends. Madison was another likeable charactor because she feels like me, a bookworm who likes to stay inside and read. The other woman Elaine was not so interesting for me, in fact i really forgot most of her story as i was zoning out during hers, I know she was brave and stood up to Jonah and i liked her for that, but then she slowly goes downhill.
Our bad guy, Jonah was truely a great villian, he was a poetic killer (literally.) I found it interesting that Jonah actually means 'peace' because the Jonah in the book is so full of chaos and death.It was interesting learning about how he became how he is and what led up to his bloody character.

The Haunted ebook is rife with swearing, there is even a quite detailed sex scene, so little eyes beware. There is also alot of blood and gore but this part adds to the horror and dark ambience. The ending was an extra bit of icing on the cake, and left you with chills. I recomend this book to horror fans and those looking for something to take ahold of them and get lost in the pages of.

1 Comment:

  1. Jan von Harz said...
    I love that you found this book odd and chilling. I love a good horror and The Haunted E-Book sounds like it has all that and more.

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