Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Review: The Possession of Cassie Quinn by Kathryn Knutson
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc
First in a series
*This book was gifted to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*
A long, dark driveway towards an old farmhouse. A new stepsister with a nasty streak. A little sister who runs off. Something sinister lurking in the woods. Cassie Quinn's new home comes with . . . complications. Cassie never believed in ghosts before. But now she is receiving strange messages, telling her to stay out of the woods. Are the messages just a ploy by her stepsister? Or are they warning her of an evil that stalks the shadows of the woods beyond her home?
This is one of the scariest books I've ever read. I'm used to scary movies. I watch them all the time but I'm not used to reading books that make me sleep with the light on and jump at every sound. This book did that to me. It was so scary.
When Cassie Quinn moves in to a new house with her family along with her new step dad she's most worried about living miles from town and sharing a room with her new stepsister. But then she starts hearing weird stories about the house and strange, unexplainable things happen. She doesn't believe in ghosts but even she has to admit there's something eerie about the woods behind her house.
This book terrified me. All the creepy stuff that happened kept me on edge the whole time. I had to sleep with the light on. Even better right after I read one of the scariest parts of the book my little sister screamed bloody murder. Turns out it was just a spider but I jumped so high. One thing I didn't like was that it was kind of predicable. It might be that I've watched to many scary movies but I almost always guessed what was about to happen-except for the end. I never saw that coming.
I liked Cassie. She was stubborn and I liked how she stayed firm to her beliefs until she absolutely couldn't deny what was happening. She has a lot more courage than I would in her situation. If that was happening to me I would move out of that house immediately. Whether my family believed me or not. Her stepsister was annoying at times but in the end I liked her. I really liked Cassie's group of friends. Especially Ben :).
I thought this book was awesome. It was like a scary movie that I could read. Despite the predictability it scared the crap out of me. The ending was insane and I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. If you like being scared-the oh my gosh what was that sound scared-then I highly recommend you read this book. Then sleep with the light on.