Wednesday, June 17, 2015

THE MONSTER WITHIN REVIEW

Welcome Wednesday. I have a treat for you today. Another review of a very interesting novel. So, sit back with your favorite drink, relax and learn a little about Author Kelly Hashway's young adult novel, THE MONSTER WITHIN.




THE MONSTER WITHIN Review

By Kelly Hashway

 

Imagine dying and then being brought back to life, yes, taken from your grave to walk the earth again, like a normal person. Only you’re not exactly normal, anymore. What would it be like? Are you still you? Are you a ghost? Or are you just there? Living a lie? Keeping secrets?

 

In Author Kelly Hashway’s YA fantasy novel THE MONSTER WITHIN, seventeen-year-old Samantha Thompson faces these questions. She died of cancer, but her boyfriend, Ethan Anderson, brought her back to life. Something is wrong though. She’s not the same. No, I’m not going to spoil the story for you and tell you the details, but I think you’ll really feel bad for Sam as she faces her new life after rising from the grave. I know I did. Ethan’s and her feelings for one another are so sweet. He loves Sam so much he’d do anything for her, and he pretty much does. I really wanted good things for them.

 

Almost every character in the story has a secret. Who is a girl to trust when one person tells her one thing and another tells her the opposite? Who is her real friend? Who is her enemy? Ethan is my favorite character. Who wouldn’t love a guy that puts you above his own welfare? In THE MONSTER WITHIN, Kelly Hashway’s characters made me either like them or hate them. Some scenes are really spooky. Others show a more typical relationship between two teens. The plot of the story moves along, making me wonder what will happen next.

 

Which reminds me: now I need to read THE DARKNESS WITHIN to find out.

 

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12 comments:

  1. Sounds quite an interesting book Beverly, Well done.
    Yvonne.

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  2. This sounds like one of those books I'm not going to be able to stop reading once I start! I read a book when I was a kid that was made into a movie called "Deadly Friend." The book was heartfelt like this, but they turned the movie into a pathetic horror film where she started killing people when she came back. They took all the heart out of the story!

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    1. Yes, Stephanie, it's a hard book to put down once you start reading it. I haven't seen "Deadly Friend." I'm hoping for good things in the sequel, cause I like happy endings.

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  3. Secrets sure make it all the more appealing to the reader to delve into. Sounds like a good one

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    1. Secrets are great to keep the reader turning pages, Pat. This is a good story.

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  4. I've been wanting to read this book for a long time. Awesome review!

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  5. I'm so happy you enjoyed the book. Thank you so much for reviewing it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. I enjoyed reading and reviewing the book. I'm excited that I won the next book, so I get to see what happens next. :)

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  6. The Monster Within and The Darkness Within are great books. Kelly writes amazing paranormal stories.

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    1. That she does, Medeia. I'm looking forward to reading The Darkness Within.

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