Title: THE CRAWLING DARKNESS
Author: J.L. Bryan
Source: eARC from author for review
Ghost removal specialist Ellie Jordan must face a dangerous, shape-shifting entity that she and Calvin have encountered once before, with tragic results. The spirit has the power to reach into the minds of living and feed on their fears, taking the shape of their worst nightmares, and it has awoken in search of new victims.
Now Ellie must try to succeed where she and her mentor failed before, and try to defeat the twisted and powerful old ghost before it can claim another soul for its collection.
Bryan did a fabulous job once again, weaving together a tale so sinister you may want to think twice before reading it at night. I made this mistake with each of the books. Just pages into each one and you are royally creeped out.
This one was my favorite of the three. More creepier and darker than the previous two, in my opinion, it captured my attention from the start. I think it was so scary because it plays on nearly every child’s fear from childhood: the boogeyman. I know I was on edge throughout the book. And I absolutely loved that about it. This series is one of my most absolute favorites ever.
One reason I love this series so much is because of the characters. Not just the main character, but the secondary ones as well. And we even get a bit of back history with them. Which in turn had me connecting with them even more. Bryan does such an amazing job giving us all characters we actually want to read about and care about.
And I cannot forget to mention the romance! It is about time. I must say, even though I LOVE a good romance, this story could definitely hold its own without it. But you won't find me complaining. I look forward to seeing where this new relationship goes with the next book.
Speaking of the next book...it cannot get here soon enough. But in the meantime...pick up THE CRAWLING DARKNESS and get ready for a fantastic read. Haven't started the series? What are you waiting for?? Don't forget to check under the bed before you start them! 5 Ghoulish Stars!