Saturday, December 10, 2011

Review of Spirit Box by JH Glaze

Synopsis From JH Glaze's Website:
When Walt Turner’s mother died, he inherited her apartment and the antique shop below. After losing his job due to the treachery of a co-worker, The Spirit Box calls to him from the darkness of the shop with an offer of revenge.
Lured by the promise of ultimate power and eternal life by the prisoner inside the box, Walt agrees to help it gather the final spirits it requires to return to human form.
John Hazard is investigating a series of murders and missing persons in this otherwise quiet town. His perceptions of reality are about to be altered in a life changing confrontation that will force him beyond the boundaries of darkness and ancient evil.
It is a spiraling descent into madness, where you may have everything you desire, if only you are willing to sacrifice all that you believe.
When you look into The Spirit Box, be prepared to have more than your breath taken away.

My Thoughts:
This is definitely a unique book. It’s like nothing I’ve ever read before. The characters come through, first and foremost, as real. They are like any person you might meet in everyday life, in that there are things you like and don’t like about each of them. See? Sounds familiar doesn’t it?  This story is very fast paced. There is adventure, action, and twists and turns on every page. It’s an easy story (I’d like to put a warning for language to my readers here) to read but I do wish there was more, more “fleshing out” of the story line. It seemed almost too easy for Walt, the main character, to get what he wanted for the spirit box. It is the one part of the story that just didn’t ring true for me. People have learned, in this day and age, to not be as trusting, so a little more “fight” to accomplish his mission would have been better. Sometimes the conversations between characters didn’t quite flow as easily as I’d have liked, but the visuals created by the author’s descriptive writing were very well done. I could picture almost every scene, even those I didn’t want to * shudders *. I was happy to see Walt turn on the box when it finally went too far! It made me like him a bit more, it’s just too bad he fell back into his old pattern when the anger left him. JH Glaze really is “Redefining the Paranormal Horror and Thriller Genres”. A great first book for Mr. Glaze. I look forward to reading more of his works.

I give Spirit Box 
                                                     3.5/5 Books

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