Annie's Room Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 685 KB
- Publication Date : September 2, 2015
- Publisher : Dark Season Books (September 2, 2015)
- ASIN : B014V33Y9K
- Print Length : 212 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #175,573 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Pros: This was my first time reading Amy Cross and I must admit I enjoyed it. To give just a hint of what the book is about (without spoiling it for future readers) put your mind-frame in the 2005 remake of Amityville Horror. The book has the dark mood of the past intertwining with the future (meaning possessed spirits, old creepy houses, ominous characters). The book mainly focuses on two characters (both named Annie) one from the present the other from the past. The present Annie is adjusting to being laid up with two broken legs in an old creepy house and the story takes off from there. If you like any of the subjects mentioned above then you should enjoy this book.
Cons: The only issues I have with this book (hence the 4 stars) is the grammar errors. I can understand eBooks having some grammatical issues however, through out this entire book numerous errors will either frustrate you or make you put down whatever device you are reading the book on. Some of the errors were on crucial pages of the story and many times I had to go back to make sure I understood what the author was describing/saying. Another issue was the fact that I just could not wrap my mind around the idea of parents allowing a child with two broken legs to stay on the third level of a house. The last issue was the predictability of the ending. (I can not say more without spoiling it!) Overall, it's not the best horror story but it will help you kill a few hours on a rainy day. Thank you so much for taking time out to read my review. I hope you found it informative.
Not fair to author or reader to have misleading description. Horror fans might be deterred.
I wish I had been when the ghost story turned into a horror story with cruelty and abuse.
I couldn’t finish. I know it got worse because I skipped to the last chapter to see if it was worth finishing.
It wasn’t. But if you like abuse and evil and horror, you’d probably enjoy this. I didn’t.
Perhaps the description should be amended to invite readers who like this kind of read and deter readers who don’t. Like me and apparently many others
I chose this book because I liked the synopsis; it drew me in rather quickly, not mention the title and eerie cover page.
<<Possible SPOILER>> This makes the third family to live in this creepy house in over one hundred years. Each family, there were three different families, there different time periods. Ironically, each of those had a daughter named "Annie."
I like how the author used two dimensional times (back and forth 70+ gears ago to present day). You may wonder what the problem is. <<Another SPOILER>> I'll tell you, but that's all I'll say, of these three girls, one of them is a cruel, evil monster.....
I enjoyed this short read, it kept me tense and I found myself not wanting to rest because I wanted to keep reading. The only complaint I have is that fact that there is a lot of profanities in it, so parents/guardians, use your own discretion when youngsters present interest in this story. Another compliant I have is the ending, though it was good, I want to know more. Perhaps there's a second book out there and if there isn't, maybe the author would consider creating one. I want to know what lies ahead for this family.
You can't help but feel for Annie and her family and wonder what secrets are in their new home. Will they make it?
Top reviews from other countries
I couldn't put this book down and the ending really blew me away........ After recovering from two broken legs Annie and her family have moved into a home in the country, away from everything and seemingly everyone, and because of her cast she is relegated to her bedroom upstairs. This is just the beginning of a nightmare adventure for the family as things happen, people change and we learn the story of what went on in this home. I like how the story goes back and forth between past and present, so it feels like you're living both sides at the same time. Delightfully creepy !
The book flips between the lives of the two Annies from chapter to chapter. I found this was a really good way of linking the stories together whilst keeping them in their own eras. A lot of this story is quite predictable, but it's still a good read and despite the fact you know what is likely to happen it's still very gripping in places.
There is a twist at the end which personally I guessed before I got to it, but that's not to say everybody will. Again at this point the fact you'd already guessed it doesn't detract from the story at all because you're waiting for it to happen so you create your own suspense.
I find that many of Amy's books seem very much like screen plays in that you don't get that much description. I can see how a lot of her work would be fantastic as a visual and it does read like that's how it's intended. I can only imagine how frightening Amy's work could be if it had the description and suspense written in. It would make the book much longer so could be seen as padding I suppose, but I do think it would add to many of her works.
My only gripe really with this book is the amount of errors, the book was free when I got it so I suppose I can't moan too much but it does bring me out of the story when I notice words that are wrong.
I would recommend this for a nice easy to read ghost story, but be aware that there is domestic violence in it so if you're easily upset by that then it might not be for you.
From the first page I was hooked. the plot is simple a girl called Annie moves into a new house with her parents. Annie is currently bedridden after breaking both her legs in an accident. She is disturbed to discover that another girl also called Annie lived in their in house seventy years ago and that Annie Garret was murdered by her parents. Even more disturbing to Annie is the fact that not only did they share the same house and name but she is also in Annie Garret's old room.
The chapters flow nicely and take it in turns to go from past to present so we learn about the two Annie's. There were a few gruesome scenes which had me flinching a little so this book is probably not for the faint hearted. Overall a good book with great characters, a gripping plot and some nice twists and turns which kept me guessing. Well worth a read.