Review

Posted: April 19, 2015 in books

dark house

What’s your worst nightmare?

For Ivy Jensen, it’s the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it’s bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams.

And for seven essay contestants, it’s their worst nightmares that win them an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake’s latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn’t even like scary movies, but she’s ready to face her real-world fears. Parker’s sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up. . . at least for now.

Not everyone is so charming, though. Horror-film fanatic Garth Vader wants to stir up trouble. It’s bad enough he has to stay in the middle of nowhere with this group—the girl who locks herself in her room; the know-it-all roommate; “Mister Sensitive”; and the one who’s too cheery for her own good. Someone has to make things interesting.

Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing.

By the time Ivy and Parker realize what’s really at stake, it’s too late to wake up and run.

Having been a fan of Laurie Faria Stolarz Touch series I thought I’d give this one a try. As a fan of horror I was a little disappointed by the lack of it in this book. It started out with promise but sadly I found the action scenes too short and quite rushed especially at the end of the book. Told from each characters perspective we learn a little about each of them and their purpose in the story line but I personally felt that I needed more information. Having said that it did hold my interest and I know there is a sequel due to be released on July 21st since it had been left on a cliffhanger but I still feel she should have slowed the pace and given us a little more action. I fully intend to read the next installment to find out what happens. An enjoyable read although a little lacking in action which is why I’m giving it a four star rating.

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