Saturday, January 15, 2011

Unthinkable by Shirley Duke

Name - Unthinkable
Author - Shirley Duke
Publisher - Lerner Classroom
Release - October 8th 2010
Rating - 3.5/5

Summary - Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High's favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can't wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar's imagination has turned against him. Horrifying visions of death and destruction come over him with wide-screen intensity. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down. Until they start coming true... Enter Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who's been following Omar at school. "I'm one of you," Sophie says. She tells Omar how to end the visionsbut the only thing worse than Sophie's cure may be what happens if he ignores it. 
From Goodreads

Review - 
I have mixed feelings for Unthinkable. The writing was amazing, but the plot was disappointing. To me, Unthinkable was just another cheesy horror book.

Let's start with the things I liked. Unthinkable is a very fast very light read, you won't be able put it down until you finish it. I know I couldn't. 

Now for the things I didn't care for. The plot was not very original. I would compare it to a cheesy horror movie from the 90's. The characters were lacking and I didn't like the way that Duke introduced a new character in the book

I do not regret reading this book, but if Duke releases a new book I'm not sure if I would pick it up judging on the originality of Unthinkable. I think if the book sounds good to you give it a try, but if you don't care for this type of book, you won't miss out on anything big by not reading it.

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