This series has quickly become one of my favourite. Each book has been action packed and each one seems to get creepier and creepier. Here's a bit of what I wrote in some of my reviews for the individual books.....
Book 1: This was such a great read. Once I started listening, I couldn't stop because so much happens and it was impossible to pause because I always wanted to see what happened next. It never let up!!
The plot was well developed and extremely creepy. I was thoroughly intrigued with Benton and his abilities. There isn't much given away about what he is till near the end, but it wasn't hard to guess either because of what the series is called. I can't wait to find out more about Benton in future books though!!!
I felt for Benton. He is going through so much but no one believes him. I just wanted to grab him and give him a hug. I was so glad when he met Nicole because she is someone he can trust. I loved seeing their friendship grow. Both of the characters were well written and developed and were easy to like, even if Nicole was too happy at times ;)
In all, this was a creepy, intense and fast page read. It's a short enough book, but it packs a lot into it so feels longer. I can't wait to see what book 2 brings.
Book 2: I loved book 1 and eagerly dived into this one when I got it. This starts with a bang and doesn't let up till the end. It's darker and scarier than the first and I loved it!! The plot is tighter than the last and is incredibly fast paced. I listened to this in one day because I couldn't put it aside.
Benton and Nicole have come a long way since the first book and have become stronger characters. Nicole isn't as annoying as she was in book 1 and Benton is learning to live with what he is. They are facing something sinister and I loved seeing them work together.
In all, book 2 is even better than the first. It's fast paced, scary and gripping and I definitely need the next book ASAP. Hopefully it will come to audio soon.
Book 3: This was a lot darker and more intense than the last two. Benton is struggling to understand his powers and with the fact that his dreams have become fractured, I felt for him a lot more than I did before. All I wanted to do was wrap him up in a hug because he is hurting!!
The plot was slow starting off, but it was incredibly creepy and spooky. The authors descriptive writing was able to pull me in easily and I could picture the long lonely road, the raging storm and the scary aspects of the spirits!! I had a hard time putting this down because I was enjoying the atmosphere so much.
I love that I'm not really able to see where the author is going with the story! Benton is certainly growing as a character but I can't see where he'll end up, and that's a good thing!! It makes me extra eager for the next installment. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next evil entity will be and how our intrepid heroes will handle it!!
I could keep going for the next few books but I echo my earlier sentiments in each of them. The series as a whole is amazing and one I highly recommend.
Jake Urry is one of my favourite narrators. He has such a distinctive voice and one that can bring a horror novel, or any novel for that matter, alive. He has plenty of tones and voices for the characters and he is able to bring a story to life with his cadences and inflections. He read this brilliantly and I highly recommend you check him out.
I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.