by: Simon Holt
THE VOURS: Evil, demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the darkest hours of the winter solstice.
When Reggie reads about the Vours in a mysterious old journal, she assumes they are just the musings of an anonymous lunatic. But when her little brother, Henry, begins to act strangely, it's clear that these creatures exist beyond a madwoman's imagination, and Reggie finds out what happens when fears come to life.
To save the people she loves, Reggie must learn to survive in a world of nightmares. Can she devour her own fears before they devour her?
The Devouring is an engrossing tale of terror that will have you wondering: what if your worst fears became your living nightmare
Ooh yeah first book review of 2011! Woohoo!! Are you excited?! You should be!! Because this year I am starting things off right! I have had this book sitting on my shelf siiiince...hmm probably since it came out in 2008. I am so sorry Devouring! Will you ever forgive me for leaving you on the shelf so long? Eh? What's that? You're going to send the Vours to devour my soul? NoOOooOOOoooO!!! jerk!
The Devouring is one dark little book! And it's all about conquering your fears. I really liked Reggie as a character and loved her obsession with all things horror. Kind of reminds me of a friend I have who also kind of thinks similar. If you fear something, you should face it head on, it gives you practice to not be scared anymore. This is what I loved about the book. Reggie had a lot of things she was fearful of. The real reason her mother left, the possibility of losing her brother Henry, and spiders. But discovering the Vours, creepy smoke like creatures who make you experience your deepest fears, makes Reggie run straight in to her fears head first, if she wants to get out alive and save those she loves the most.
A truly gruesome tale with some disturbing images and one creepy little brother.
I'm looking forward to reading the next two in the series: Soulstice and Fearscape!