From School Library Journal
"Chupeco deftly combines ancient mysticism with contemporary dilemmas that teens face, immersing readers in horrors both supernatural and manmade. The Suffering is a chilling swim through the murky waters of morality." - Carly Anne West, author of The Bargaining and The Murmuring
"Teens will savor the vivid portrayal of ghost exorcism as well as the action-packed adventure, romance, and drama of this tale... An exciting, unforgettable drama that echoes Stephen King infused with Japanese culture" - School Library Journal
"The Suffering is perfect for those into indie Japanese horror games, Japanese ghost stories and folklore, or just a really good, creepy story for late on a summer night when everything is quiet except for the sound of insects outside...It would be hard to imagine a better follow-up to The Girl from the Well" - SLJ Teen Newsletter
"Chupeco's writing has only gotten better, causing even Okiku's murder scenes to be darkly poetic. Readers
will be sucked into this twisted sequel of justice and terror, and they'll likely ache for more" - Booklist
"The prose still has a darkly lyrical bent...for those readers who do like their fiction dark and creepy, this is top-shelf stuff." - VOYA Magazine
""[A] startling, impressive sequel ...offer this to ghost and horror fans who appreciate sharp intelligence woven into their narratives"
" - Bulletin of the Center For Children's Books
"The story itself is very fast paced and creepy in a way that will definitely appeal to horror fans, especially those who love the Japanese take on the genre. There are terrifying ghosts, heart-pounding scenes, and a mystery which all add up to a read that you won't want to put down " - YA Books Central
"Chupeco draws the reader in with her expertise in Japanese mythology and culture. This and The Girl From the Well are great scary reads and I highly recommend them for older teens as well as adults who are fond of the genre. " - By Hook or By Book
"Another delightfully spine-tingly novel that skillfully blends historical Japanese folklore with modern day life...The Suffering is perfect for Halloween " - The Book Smugglers --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.