Amity by Micol Ostow Review 8/9/14

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Amity by Micol Ostow
August 26, 2014
EgmontUSA
Hardcover, 368 pages

What it’s about:

Amity is an old house with a long and troubled history.  Connor’s family moved to the quite town where Amity is located in order to escape an unnamed scandal caused by their father. It doesn’t take the already disturbed teen long to realize things are not right with the house. It is almost as if the house is speaking to him, luring him, manipulating him. Ten years later, unaware of the tragic events that have transpired, a new family comes to Amity. Gwen’s family is looking for a fresh start, a quiet place for Gwen to recover from her breakdown. Amity has other plans and they are certainly not peaceful.

Why you might like it:

Do you like stories about haunted houses? Amity is HAUNTED! Are you looking for a disturbing, psychological thriller? Both Connor and Gwen find themselves questioning their sanity the longer they stay in Amity. Do you like parallel story lines that converge at the end? Connor’s and Gwen’s voices are distinct, but their experiences with Amity are frighteningly similar. Do you enjoy an edge-or-your-seat, spooky read? Amity is a great pick, with plenty of references to the classic horror story, Amityville Horror. This reader was thankful that the horror came more from suspense and tension rather than blood and gore, but readers looking for a bloodbath may be disappointed. Nonetheless, Amity should satisfy the reader looking for a creepy book!

Want more like this?

For more haunted houses and ghosts, try The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington, Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender, The Turning by Francine Prose, Stone Child by Dan Poblocki, and Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley.com for providing a copy for review!

Happy Reading!

∼Megan

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