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Book Review: Into the Grey

Author: Celine Kiernan
Pages: 304
Published: Expected August 26, 2014 (First Published January 1, 2011)
Genre: YA, Horror
Rating: 3.5/5

I loved the first 3/4 of this book so much. But for some reason I just could not stay focused during the last quarter of the book. It became very dense and seemed more like a description for how to make the movie version of the book rather than a solid ending. 

Dom and Pat are twins. They’ve had a very strong relationship their entire life with Pat writing stories while Dom drew comics. Everything seemed to be going great for the two of them, until Nan burnt the house down. After the fire, their family was forced to move into their summer home and everything began to change. 

Dom started acting strange. He would zone out and start talking to someone that wasn’t there. At first it was weird, then it got annoying, then it got really weird. Pat is taken on a journey to help rescue Dom from “the Grey” that he is trapped in and uncover the mystery of the beings he is now seeing on a daily basis. 

This book was creepy as hell at times. I definitely got goosebumps more than once while reading it and I enjoyed it a lot. Like I said at the beginning, the book was excellent for the first 3/4 of it. Then the last quarter just seemed to drag on and on for a while. Thinking about it more, I think it kind of had to drag on in order to fully develop the scenes that were occurring toward the end of the novel since they were more fantastical than any other parts of the book, but I kept losing interest.

The very last chapter of the book was a great wrap up though and I feel comfortable giving this a solid 3.5/5.


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