Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ashley's Release Day Review: Hunter's Trap by Anne Michaud

Hunter's Trap
Hunter's Trap by Anne Michaud
Publication Date: September 9th 2014
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Horror
Pages: 256
Format: Kindle
Source: Author
Read: August 30 to September 08, 2014
"Ghosts don't believe in you, either."

Seventeen-year-old Dayton Mulligan is stuck looking after his little brother Jeremy when their father goes off on his annual hunting trip. But when Dad’s last phone call ends in a shotgun blast, it's enough to send both boys out into a blizzard to search for him.

Caught in the killer weather, Dayton and Jeremy take refuge in an abandoned hunting cabin, which isn't as empty as it first seems. A ghost inhabits its walls and promises to reveal the truth behind their father's disappearance, but the brothers doubt their host's sincerity as the spirit demonstrates its hatred for anyone who trespasses on its land.

Far from the safety of civilization, Dayton must swallow his fears, fight for himself and for his family before it’s too late and Hunter’s Trap claims them all, forever.
~My Thoughts~
I know I promised this review Friday but my reading slowed. Not because it wasn't good, oh no, it hooked me and chilled me to the bone! If you're feeling a bit warm because of the weather this'll surely cool you down right away! It just slowed and that happens sometimes.
I honestly didn't know what to expect when starting Hunter's Trap. All I knew was that this should be good because Anne Michaud sure knows how to write spine chilling stories and she sure did deliver with this one! I liked how it didn't start off with the boys journey to finding out their father's missing and getting themselves up to the cabin. Instead it starts right off the bat with them finding warmth within this cabin that might have been the last place their father was before he'd gone missing. I truly loved that Ms. Michaud didn't drag the story along, instead she written us a fast paced unnerving ghost story (ooh, just writing this review in a semi dark room it's giving me the creeps).
The build up for the ghost story and Dayton's and Jeremy's survival within it was beautifully done! Forewarning, you should not read this right before going to bed! You'll definitely get a sense as if someone is watching you!
The ghost story was by far amazing! So many twist and turns within this ghost's mind, in other words as cabin fever. "Here's Johnny!" Throughout Hunter's Trap, with the great depth in details, you feel as if you're trapped with the boys too. You feel every emotion and when someone or something attacks one of the characters, well you surely feel that too! Goosebumps will be rising on your skin!
Throughout the book you discover little bits here and there about the characters turning them three dimensional. Not once did I feel like they were flat. When one was close to giving up I so badly wished I could help them up, to help them survive this crazy place they stumbled upon. When Brooke came into the scene I knew she was going to kick ass and hope sparked within me that these boys were going to beat this ghost. I liked how along the way they were able to bond and help each other out and how Dayton came to realize that maybe this is where he's supposed to be after all.
Overall I liked how, though there weren't many characters, they were able to hold my attention but that the atmosphere was too a character in itself. That right there is how you know you're a great writer and how you write a sitting on the edge kind of read!
If you're looking for a spook, then look no more! Because Hunter's Trap will surely give you what you want with it's snow storms, crazy ghost, and people that might actually like to hunt other people.....dun, dun, dun!.... 


Will disturb your being
 Sweet Readings Everybody!
*Though this was sent to me by the author this has no affect on my opinions*

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