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- Publication Date : October 25, 2013
- File Size : 854 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 323 pages
- Publisher : J.L. Bryan (October 25, 2013)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00G7ZRC8A
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #326,201 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The book starts with a teenage Cassidy and her friends having a little get together. Cassidy makes a Quija board for the girls to play on. Only it's not really a game. Something comes out of the board, and possesses Reese, one Cassidy's friends. From that night on, Cassidy spends her time trying to hide the things that she sees. Little worms that are unseen to everyone else. They seem to feed on everyone. Only there comes a time when Cassidy can no longer take enough drugs, or drink enough alcohol to not see them. Not only that but hiding them puts her younger brother and friends at risk.
If your a fan of J.L. Bryan's past work then you know that he can write a great book. The Unseen is no exception. The beginning took me a while to get into but once the story, characters and world are established I was in the gripes of it. I didn't even realize how invested I was in the book until I would put it down to do something else. Soon enough I found myself jonesing for another page, chapter, to finish it.
The Unseen isn't particularly gory, or even full of seat jumping scares. It's a subtle creep-fest. If you're prone to nightmares I do not suggest you read this book before bed. Everything seems to be going fine with your day while your reading this book until the lights are out and your closet door is open. I'm a believer in things unseen, so when you read something as realistic as this book, it tends to get to even the most hardcore horror fan. (Not much actually scares me. This book did.)
J.L. is a fantastic writer who has the ability to write the unbelievable and sell it to a reader. Not only that, but you can tell he knows what he is talking about. I've never been to Atlanta, but I could very clearly picture the neighborhoods, and the places Cassidy goes in this book. There is a religious theme to this book, no it's not a book that is about religion, and Cassidy isn't really into it. But there is a cult like alternative religion featured in it. One of my areas of study in college was alternative religions, and J.L. nailed this fictional one. I can picture it being a real religious movement very easily.
Overall, The Unseen is a great read. I highly recommend this book to horror fans, Urban Fantasy fans, and people who love creepy things.
The Unseen starts strong and kept my interest the whole way through. It was a great read that I could not put down! I don't want to spoil the book for you, but if any of the following words or phrases spikes your interest, The Unseen is for you:
Satanic Cults, ancient witch bloodlines, Tattoos that come to life, Bugs that only some can see, Astral Projecting, Demon possessions, impending doom for human kind.... AND MUCH MORE!
Plot : Its not just scary to be scary. The Unseen is an amazing thriller with a great plot and purpose! The story unfolds and comes together wonderfully!
Characters: great! Our main character Cassie is a tattoo artist, very flawed and realistic. Loved what each character contributed to the story.
Cover: two thumbs way way up! Love it!
You might like: movies about demonic possessions, witches .. or cults! I love cult stuff like the TV shows : The Following & Cult
Rating: 5 Stars !
I wasn't entirely sure where this book was going, when I thought I knew, Jeff took me by surprise. For some reason, I was feeling more of a "Ghost Whisperer" vibe when things began, I was quickly corrected. The Unseen is not like anything else I've read before and has some interesting, original ideas.
I loved how every character was brought back around full circle, each having their own very specific purpose. There wasn't a single string untied was you closed the book out (one understandable exception but he has to make way for book two somehow) and I will be waiting in eager anticipation for Cassidy's next adventure.
I would love to give you more details, but the joy in this book is not knowing specifics. And instead, letting the story take you by surprise and with every little secret slowly wiggling it's way into your mind as you lose time in this novel. If you're looking for a book that's just the right amount of creepy and you're tired of reading the same ol' vampire supernatural nonsense, please pick this one up. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Continue the series. This one was written two years ago and there was talk of another in the same year but one hasn't been released. Maybe we will see one... I hated Peyton so good riddance to him. But I do like Cassidy. She's a pretty cool chick. I don't really like the stylus use he seems to use in a lot of his books but I can understand where it comes in for these girls (Cassidy and Jenny.)
Top reviews from other countries
However this one wasn't for for me. In Bryans work you often get a depressing dark theme running through them. In Ellie Jordan it is offset by sparky good humour and i like the cut and thrust of those novels.
In this one i found the book depressing. Nothing lightened the darkness. It was a bit of a 'kill me now as things are getting worse' type of book. I didnt find any of the characters likeable. If they all had defiling sex, had their bodies took over by demons from hell and died excruciating deaths i did not care.
It was sort of purgatory to read it.
Maybe i am just not in the mood. Maybe i chose the wrong book to read....
So why 4 stars then?
Well the author can write. A plot that keeps you hooked (if rather slow, ok make that pulling your teeth out slow) and his usual great style of writing. No horrible glaring mistakes in editing either.
It was just boring. And depressing. And i didn't like the characters.
If it had been the first book i had read from this author i would not have finished it and it would get 2 stars.
We cant like everything an author writes so i will read more of his work. But not this series. Unles i am planning a suicide
it sucked me right into the story and made me feel all the emotions and feelings the characters portrayed, just like all the other books I've read by this author. But each book is unique and exciting and not in the slightest bit repetitive.
This story is fantastic and I can't wait to read the next book when it comes out about Cassidy and co.
I'm really starting to think perhaps this author is a bit magic himself to write the amazing things he does! I would love to have even a tiny bit of his imagination and writing skill.
Well done Mr bryan!
As always i can't recommend this book highly enough!
The main characters are strong and real, the settings flip from everyday to pure fantasy seamlessly and believably. It's well written, fast paced and exciting. I will be reading all of this authors work!