Monday, September 26, 2011
Damage by Anya Parrish
Damage is a creepy psychological thriller that will have you wondering about your own sanity when you finish it. After reading the prologue (always read the prologue), you will definitely be intrigued but wonder if what you read was just the dreams of a sick child, maybe brought on by fever or drugs or if it really happened like she said it did. Maybe she wandered up there in a drug induced haze and jumped. Keep reading!
The day of the school field trip starts out ordinary and turns into a terror filled sprint for their lives as Dani and Jesse find that they have a lot more in common than a shared seat on the bus. As they struggle to make sense of the day and avoid their childhood make believe "friends" who are no more make believe now than they were when they were children, they become drawn to each other. Not insta love, maybe life or death situations bring them together, especially as they find they can trust no one, not even family. Or maybe it's something else even more elemental than that. Keep reading! Ever chapter gets even better than the last!
This novel had me on the edge of my seat in the couple of hours it took for me to read it, trying to figure out what was going on. I mean, I understood what was happening, but I needed to know why, and how and more importantly, were my childhood monsters going to come to life and come after me?? This was an incredible read! It was fun and scary and a psychological thrill ride like I haven't experienced in YA before. And the cliff hanger ending did not help! I so wanted 200 pages more. Even then I may not have been satisfied! Anya Parrish's writing style is easy to read and the terror and plot she delivers is believable and intricate, like a black widow spider in her web, waiting to trap us. You do not want to miss this one! I'm hoping for a sequel that's just as thrilling. It's great to find such a fresh new voice and chilling idea in the paranormal world of YA!