Monday, May 14, 2012

Book review: The boo hag by David Morgan

Author: David Morgan
Title: The Boo Hag
Series: The Lenny Chronicles #1
Genre: Young adult, suspense
Purchase: Amazon
My rating:

About the book:
Lenny Petrakas is worried about her skin. Not the way you're thinking. Not like that at all. While most people spend time concerned about dirt and elasticity, temperature and moisture, Lenny has a more pressing problem. Something is after her. Something evil that won't stop until it has peeled every last inch of skin from the teen's body. And then, it may end her misery quickly, or it may dump her body in the woods. Let infection and dehydration run its course.
Lenny is just your normal sixteen-year-old girl. Was. Was just your normal sixteen-year-old girl. Quiet and polite. Petite. Introspective, but not to the point of isolation. Loyal? Fiercely so. Outstanding? Noteworthy? Different? No, no, and no. Or so she thought. What started as an eerie feeling, a certainty that someone had been in her room while she slept, has spiraled into something far worse. Something was in her room. Something that finds her highly different, extremely noteworthy, and intensely outstanding.
Game over? Wrong. Lenny's a fighter, and she isn't about to lie down and take what's coming to her. Enlisting the help of her best friend, a not-so-secret admirer, the hottest guy in school, one odious cheerleader, and a paranormalist teacher, Lenny is facing her fears head on, in a battle she knows can only end in death.

My thoughts:

I really liked this book even though there was no wow factor to it. The book had a good pace and was interesting. The boo hag idea was original and made the reader curious as to what that is. I really liked Lenny she is a very strong young woman but you can tell she is still very young. I liked that they actually behaved like teenagers. Very often in a YA book they behave like they are so much older than their age, that's really refreshing.
The ending was interesting as well and made me wondering if there might be a second book in the making?
Like I said it was a nice read but now wow factor what so ever.

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