SIDE NOTE – If you love horror you NEED to join the Gore and More bookclub, on Goodreads. Not only do you get to find under the radar books, but you also get to interact with the authors. It’s a pretty awesome experience, especially for book bloggers.
This was the Gore and More pick of the month and as we know I haven’t had the best luck with, in the last few months. Did I enjoy this one more? Let’s find out!
“WE CAME BACK is an emotional trip through our darkest fears. One of the best books I’ve read in years.”–Kristopher Rufty, author of SOMETHING VIOLENT and DESOLATION.
Growing up dead.
Melvin Brown sees things that aren’t there. Monsters with tentacles and razor-sharp teeth. Ever the social outcast, he is bullied to the point of suicide. And his hatred of those who did him wrong does not die with him.
One decade after Melvin’s death, something strange is happening to Lynnwood High School’s smartest and most popular students. They begin to act out and spend time at the former high school, now abandoned and said to be haunted. And their numbers grow at an alarming rate.
Is this just a passing fad or are the rumors true? Does Lynnwood really have a teenage cult on their hands? — Goodreads
Rating – R (Gore, Intense scene, Some sex, TRIGGER WARNING – SUICIDE)
Length – 366 pages
Publication Date – 4 / 15 / 17
The Good :
- I felt like the characters were really realistic. I felt like everyone acted like ACTUAL PEOPLE! It also impressed me that we got an array perspectives from many different age groups. Some were from the perspectives of 17 year olds, some were from the perspectives of teachers (will talk about this later), and we even got the perspective of the monster.
- Speaking of the teachers, I really liked how they were handled. I feel like in most books teachers are a role model or are complete jerks but in this case the teachers were actual people, if you can believe it.
- I felt like everything actually made sense, in this book. A lot of times, in horror novels, I feel like the actions the characters take are not what people actually do, but what would help the plot along. In this, I never doubted that the characters’ actions were authentic.
- The climax was really rewarding and surprising and I’m so glad it pleased me, because a bad climax will RUIN a book.
The Meh :
- The writing was not bad…it just wasn’t great. Although it didn’t really bother me as I was reading, I try to review critically and I can’t just ignore this.
The Bad :
- It pains me to say this, but I really felt like I’d seen this monster before. There were certain things that made him unique, but I literally read a book about tentacle monsters last month. I’m just tired of the premise I guess.
ALL IN ALL I GAVE THIS 4.1 CAMERAS OUT OF 5!
Have you read this? What did you think about it? What are your opinions on tentacle monsters?
Thanks for reading!
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