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Friday, May 31, 2013

Rabid Readers Awards 'Epitaph' 5-Stars

Tammy Dewhirst runs two review boards.  One for adult offerings.  One for children and Young Adults.  It's safe to assume she is a tad busy.  When The Epitaph of Jonas Barloff crossed her desk she states honestly, "I did not go into this novel expecting to like it."  Thank goodness she read with an open mind.  Within a few pages her expectations changed.
Not only does Dean produce a novel appropriate for an older young adult audience but what he does has to be one of the best and most unique horror novels I’ve read.
It must be said that Dean knows how to set a mood. The creepy settings and spooky goings on are downright ominous and written with an air of urgency. Through the inevitable twists and turns of the story there is a weight of expectation and knowledge that something big is coming and will not disappoint. There is a Civil War history aspect that not only blends well but lends credence to the “anything can happen” feeling one has while reading through the novel.
Feel free to immerse yourself into the entire review over at Rabid Readers Too.

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