The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins | A Review | A Book Readers World

 AUTHOR - Scott Hawkins
TYPE- Fiction
PAGES-  Hardcover, 388
PUBLISHED-  June 16 2015 by Crown
GENERE- Horror, Fantasy
SOURCE- Received for Review -Blogging for Books

Carolyn's not so different from the other human beings around her. She's sure of it. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. She even remembers what clothes are for. 

After all, she was a normal American herself, once. 

That was a long time ago, of course—before the time she calls “adoption day,” when she and a dozen other children found themselves being raised by a man they learned to call Father.

Father could do strange things. He could call light from darkness. Sometimes he raised the dead. And when he was disobeyed, the consequences were terrible. 

In the years since Father took her in, Carolyn hasn't gotten out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father's ancient Pelapi customs. They've studied the books in his library and learned some of the secrets behind his equally ancient power. 

My Thoughts
This book gave me the willies. I mean seriously. Mr. Hawkins did a really good job with building up the weirdness and scare factor.
It starts off pretty slow for me. For the first 30 pages or so I'm not quite sure about what is going on here. I'm still not sure about what time frame the events take place in. Although it does have that element of time stopping for some within the story. You pretty much get thrust into the thicket of things. The father is missing and they need to find out what happened to him. The children are adults now and have been through God knows what kind of terrors. Which have made them turn out to be possibly more wicked than the one who's raised them. They form alliances with each other sort of like a surviver episode. Except much darker and can I say sadistic?
I wouldn't recommend this book if you have any triggers, relating to animals or people being harmed.
Over all it was a really intense read I had to put down the book a few times just to decompress.
If you like intense dark reads check it out!

My Rating

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