Review: Horrid by Katrina Leno
“Three little girls all eating things they weren’t supposed to eat. Three little girls all eating things in order to fill their bodies with something other than the anger, the rage, that would otherwise consume them.”
Author: Katrina Leno
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Thriller
October was a month for all great spooky reads (or at least that was my goal). However, Horrid didn't deliver as much as I wanted or expected it too. Don't get me wrong, the story is messed up and has scenes where my brain just shut down for the mystery of it. However, Horrid also left me feeling with dread that wasn't necessarily good.
Horrid tells the story of this girl who after her father's death has to go with her mom to her mother's hometown. Her mother promised to never go back there as she never had a good childhood but after her husband passed away he left behind a lot of debt and their only hope was to move to her late mother's house which had been left after she passed. They back their bags and travel to this eery town and haunting mansion. Slowly the daughter starts seeing things and starts feeling as if the world is caving in on her.
Horrid unravels a lot of ugly truths behind the house and her mother's past that Jane did not expect to find out. She is also dealing with a bully at her school who appears to know more about her mother's past than she does. As the secrets start unraveling we also see Jane getting sicker and more delusional.
I didn't enjoy the ending, and I really didn't enjoy the overall story. I found myself a little bored about the mystery and although at times the creepiness is high, it didn't affect me as much as I would've liked because I wasn't invested in the characters or in their lives. The twists and turns were interesting enough that I read until the very end, but transition wise it didn't cut it for me.
-- 3 stars --