7/29/2014

The House On Blackstone Moor Book Review


Always happy to read something new, especially when its horror or paranormal. I just finished a book by Carole Gill, called, The House on Blackstone Moor.


Title: The House On Blackstone Moor
Author: Carole Gil
Genre: Horror/paranormal
Audience: Adult/Mature Readers 

Synopsis:


Unimaginable horror awaits you in The House on Blackstone Moor...


Rose Baines' journey into the dark begins with the murders of her family by her insane, incestuous father. Evil has found a way in, as has the world of the undead. Will she become one of them? 

The horrific discovery causes her to be incarcerated in two madhouses. Doctor Bannion, superintendent of Marsh Asylum, helps his favorite patient obtain a position as governess at Blackstone House, but why is he so adamant? The house, her charges tell her, is built on haunted moorland. Nothing is as it seems for Blackstone House, and its inhabitants have hideous secrets; the greatest secret of all is that of the blood. 

Amid the unimaginable horror there is love - which comes at a terrible price. The House on Blackstone Moor is the first novel in Carole Gill's Blackstone Vampires Series. It is an epic tale of the eternal struggle of good vs. evil, and a story of love that strives to prevail, despite all odds. 

The House on Blackstone Moor is a sure pick for fans of gothic horror novels and darkest vampire romance.


My Thoughts on This Book
Alright, so after looking the spooky book cover and reading the synopsis I was so excited to start reading this book. I thought--vampires? evil? insane? Sounds intriguing to me!

This book is VERY dark in ways I hadn't expected it to be. It started off dark from the first chapter and ended dark. There were many bloody, gruesome scenes throughout the entire book, which caused a lot of horrific images to be provoked in my mind.

Rose, the main character, has had a rough life- as the synopsis says-her family is murdered by her incestuous father. (OMG, I know, right?)  Then, she is sent to an asylum where things are not much prettier. She gets a job for a really bizarre family, in a house filled with horrors you cannot even begin to imagine. There are so many strange events, strange characters, and a ton of secrets.

This book had so much going on! I do like that, in my opinion, the entire story was like a never ending nightmare seen through Rose's eyes. (It is written in first person). But, at times I felt that there was just TOO much horror, too many things going on at once. There were vampires, demons, ghosts, gypsies, Satan, hell, sex, romance, rape, death, and more.
Could I connect with any of the characters? Honestly, no, because I've never experienced such traumatizing events myself, and I'm thankful for that. And as for Rose--her thoughts and actions confused me at times. I would think she was going to do one thing and then she'd do the complete opposite.
I liked this book because it was very different from all of the traditional vampire books that are popular right now. I didn't love it, but that was because, like I mentioned before, there was way too much going on at once. Yes, there are twists and surprises, which I normally enjoy. I like vampires, I like demons, I like gypsies, I like evil, I like gothic literature, but putting it all together the way that this author did made the book slightly overwhelming to take it all in.

This is not a book for the easily offended or easily frightened. It is of course not a book for young audiences either. Would I read another book by Carole Gil? Yes, because she does have many good ideas as a writer. I think that if her other books are more focused on just one theme-they might be better, but this of course is just my own opinion. I'm sure that there are several people out there who enjoy this book the way that it was written.

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