Friday 8 December 2017

THE RAVENOUS by Amy Lukavics

The Ravenous
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved Daughters Unto Devils and The Women in the Walls, so I was very excited about this book. And it didn't disappoint!

The Cane family consists of a father in the military, an absent mother, and five sisters who don't always get along. Juliet is the oldest, the matriarch of the bunch, who rules with cruelty and violence. Taylor worships Juliet and does everything she tells her to. Anya is more concerned about texting her girlfriend than what's going on with the family. Mona tries to keep her head down, while secretly drinking to get through the day. Rose is the youngest. The shiny sister who keeps them together and makes them feel like an actual family, even when they seem to be the complete opposite.

When she dies in a freak accident, their world is turned upside down. And when their mother decides to bring her back under some secretive, dodgy circumstances, the sisters are forced to do the unthinkable...

Wow. This book is awesome! Seriously awesome. THIS is how a slow burn story is done. THIS is how you tell a story of grief, isolation and madness. THIS is a total mindfuck, and I loved EVERY moment of it.

I loved how this story developed, ever so slowly but surely. It sucked me in from the very beginning and I just couldn't stop. I didn't want to stop until I found out how it was going to end.

It's spooky, because the horror gradually builds and totally hits you. It's claustrophic, because the Cane family keeps mostly to themselves. It's horrifying, because their familial ties are toxic and nightmarish. It's gross, because there are some scenes that aren't for anyone who is squeamish. It's disturbing, because everything that happens in this story is TOTALLY DISTURBING!

I loved this killer book. So much.

This is one of the best zombie twists I've read. It's also a great serial killer twist.

Can't wait to see what else Amy Lukavics comes up with. ☺

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