Sunday, June 4, 2017

Spiders by Tom Hoyle

Spiders by Tom Hoyle
Release Date: November 1, 2014
Pages: 304
Rating: 💜💜💜💜
Buy it: Amazon | Abe Books
Adam may have survived once, but a cult still has him in its sight. And this time he may not escape with his life...
Abbie's dad is an agent, tasked with exposing cults. He's normally able to keep his distance, But this time he may be in too deep.
Megan was sure they were safe, but now Adam's missing in Scotland with no one but Megan to help.

This book is so disturbing. Seriously. This book has affected me, and not entirely in a good way. It was so messed up, with so many psychological impacts on the reader. Tom Hoyle can write an impressive horror if he wants, and he definitely wanted to in this book.

The main characters are the same as in his last book, Thirteen, with the addition of one new girl, Abbie. I loved that you could see the character development from the first book to the second book; a factor the first book was lacking. It was strange watching such young children be put in such unusual positions, but it added to the story. We see them battle with the fear of breaking rules, and the trust teenagers have in their friends. The friend group that was established in the first book seems to have become a thriving family, with each character bringing their own special something to the table.

Honestly, there isn't much more to say. It was a disturbing, yet enjoyable book with plenty of strong characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a younger thriller to read. The recommended age is 7 years plus but I wouldn't want my younger brother reading this. Therefore I would say that the book would be better for people 10 years and above, depending on reading maturity.

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