Title: Soulstice Author: Simon Holt Publisher: Little, Brown Number Of Pages: 266 Publication Date: September 1st, 2009
Synopsis from back of book: (WARNING: Don’t read this synopsis if you haven’t read the first book!!!)
The Vours: Evil, demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the darkest hours of the winter soulstice.
Since Reggie first discovered the existence of the Vours in a tattered journal. Since her little brother, Henry, began to mutilate animals and turn against her. Since she learned to devour her fear and destroyed a Vour to save Henry.
The Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams—until one horrifying night, when an unexpected visitor turns her nightmares into reality.
Terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing, readers will devour this thrilling sequel.
Review: Soulstice, I have to say is a little disappointing. I loved the Devouring and didn’t love this one as much. Instead of it being creepy like the Devouring it was just disgusting. I thought the plot was well thought out and a cool idea, but I wished it was more creepy. I really, really hope that the third and final installment is better than Soulstice. It had good writing, great characters, but was a little too gross for me. Although, the ending was amazing and left off on a giant cliffhanger. Overall, it was sort of a disappointment.
I recommend this book if you like creepy(gross) books, demons, and young adult novels.