Friday, January 5, 2018

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Book Review: Daughters of Arkham

In Arkham, Massachusetts, the line between the haves and the have-nots is steeped in colonial tradition that stretches back over four hundred years. The Daughters of Arkham, a secret society of wealthy women, stand at the center of it all. On the surface, their power is assured by blood and money. Beneath it, they hold pacts with strange entities beyond the understanding of mortals.

Fourteen-year-old Abigail Thorndike is the scion of the most important family in Arkham. When she becomes mysteriously pregnant, she is outcast, left alone to unravel the secrets of her haunted town. Abby must risk her status, her humanity, and the fate of her unborn child to stand against her family and the rising darkness to defend the very town that shunned her.

Sometimes you're handed a book and it turns out to be nothing like you were expecting. That's what happened to me with Daughters of Arkham. For some reason, I was expecting something a bit more Batman related. I blame that on the fact that when I think Arkham, I think Arkham Asylum and that I picked this book up from the author at a convention. My brain was firmly in comic mode.

This book is not that. It's a very well written Young Adult horror novel. So well written that as someone who doesn't do a lot in the horror genre couldn't put it down. I was picking it up every opportunity I had. While the main characters may be teenagers, the authors took the time to really develop them so that you form a connection with them as a reader. There is just enough detail in every scene that you can see it in your head and that ending...woo boy...I need to get in touch with them about book 2 soon!

I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are my own.

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