Review and Giveaway: The Suffering (The Girl from the Well #2) by Rin Chupeco
Title: The Suffering (The Girl From the Well #2)
Author: Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: Sep. 8, 2015
Genre: Paranormal/horror/ghost story
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk, barnes and nobles
Breathtaking and haunting, Rin Chupeco's second novel is a chilling companion to her debut, The Girl from the Well.
The darkness will find you.
Seventeen-year-old Tark knows what it is to be powerless. But Okiku changed that. A restless spirit who ended life as a victim and started death as an avenger, she's groomed Tark to destroy the wicked. But when darkness pulls them deep into Aokigahara, known as Japan's suicide forest, Okiku's justice becomes blurred, and Tark is the one who will pay the price...
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
Wow the author has done a wonderful job yet again on finding me a new author to read about. I was lucky enough to read book one The Girl From the Well and enjoyed it very much. So when I got to request book two I was very excited to get my hands on it. First let me say the cover is AWESOME. It just calls out freaky, scary and cool all in one.
With this being book two I would honestly say you don't have to read book one unless you want the back story between Tark and Okiku.
Tark and Okiku get rid of the wicked that walk around thinking no one knows what horrible things they have done, but Tark and Okiku see their victims clinging to them just begging to be free. When Tark's friend Kagura who helped him get rid of the dark spirit that was within him in the first book goes missing along with people from a TV show he decides that he has got to find her. Because where she got lost is in the Aokigahara forest that is where people often go to kill themselves. There is something more sinister going on in that forest and you are lucky if you come out alive. Tark and Okiku are really pushed in this book. They encounter spirits that have a lot of hatred within them because they were part of a ritual. You still get the chills just reading the descriptions of the fellow spirits within this village that resides within the Aokigahara forest. You get the back story of the hidden village that only seems to show itself to those that search for it and why the spirits there are filled with hatred.
We see a lot of character development with Tark now that he has come to terms with having a ghost with him all the time. If you like YA horror then this is the book I totally recommend this book along with the first one will be on my top ten list for the year.
Even though this was an amazing book for me I had a question that I felt I would have liked an answer to. When we start off in the book Tark is getting rid of a spirit for a fellow classmate, my question is how did this classmate know that Tark did exorcisms so to speak especially since he kept to himself.
My favorite quote in this book is as followed: " There's nothing sadder than a book that hasn't been cared for, a book too broken to read."
Here is a picture of a sign that I found online the picture is credited to the owner of The Straw Hat BackPacker blog. If you click on the picture it will bring up his blog.
Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. Dances like the neighbors are watching.
She is represented by Rebecca Podos of the Helen Rees Agency. She is also fond of speaking in the third person, and may as well finish this short bio in this manner. While she does not always get to check her Goodreads page, she does answer questions posed to her here as promptly as she is able to. Find her at the following places instead:
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