Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hideous by Devon McCormack

Synopsis

Eight years ago, Luke Retter witnessed the brutal murder of his mother and sister at the hands of his demon-possessed father. He survived but lost a hand and an eye. The demon also burned its emblem into his skin, marking him as a cursed. Those who bear this mark are at risk of becoming possessed themselves, so they are monitored and enslaved by the state-run UCIS. Working as a slave is hard, but Luke prefers it to the possibility of being controlled by a demon. 
One night, Luke wakes to find his worst nightmare coming true. His father's demon has returned. In a panic, he runs to the only person who might be able to help: Zack, a cursed who ran away from the state and created an underground community to protect other fugitive curseds. Zack helps him suppress the demon. But the city's become a time bomb, and Luke's demon itches to escape. 
With the UCIS closing in on Zack's underground operation and Luke's demon crafting its own, nefarious plot, Luke realizes that he must take a stand.



My Thoughts
★★★ Stars.
I received this book from NG in return for an honest review.
I liked this book, but it's not really one I would recommend.
This is actually the kind of book that I think would be better as a horror movie. (shocking, I know, but that's just what I think.) It was a bit of a fast read, but then again, I did skim a little whenever it went into to much dialog. I feel like something was missing from this book. More action and something else... I just can't put my finger on what though. I mean don't get me wrong, when the action was there, it was good. When the demon took over - that's just some straight up out of your worst nightmare stuff right there. But, it all seemed to be cut short. The ending was good, but I honestly wish some of those people that did him wrong would get a little payback. Lol. I know that's horrible to say, but sheesh. He never did anything to anyone and all these people were just gosh awful to him! All in all, it was an interesting book.

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