Soulstice (The Devouring Series #2)
  • Soulstice (The Devouring Series #2)
  • Soulstice (The Devouring Series #2)

Soulstice (The Devouring Series #2)

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The terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing sequel to The Devouring.

It's been six months since Reggie first discovered and fought against the Vours, malicious and demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on the eve of the Winter Solstice.

The Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams-until one night, when an

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Overview

The terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing sequel to The Devouring.

It's been six months since Reggie first discovered and fought against the Vours, malicious and demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on the eve of the Winter Solstice.

The Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams-until one night, when an unexpected visitor turns her nightmares into reality.

The battle against evil continues in Soulstice, the second book in the thrilling The Devouring series, which School Library Journal called, "Comparable to books by R. L. Stine and Stephen King....A must-have for horror fans."

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennie DeGenaro
Reggie, freshman in high school and protagonist heroine in this terrifying book, keeps her strength and bravery throughout the many horrifying events. She is most concerned about Henry, her young brother. She realizes the danger he is in and is determined to save him. Reggie learns that Quinn, a former boy friend, who is the town's golden boy, (outstanding athlete, charming, charismatic, etc.) may be involved in a mysterious and dangerous cult. Reggie and her friend, Aaron, an honor student, are working together to get to the bottom of the mysterious secret group known as "Vours" by some of the people in Cutter's Wedge. Reggie learned about the secret group while reading a book about centuries-old mysticism. The cult is able to take over human bodies on "Sorry Night" during winter solstice. As the story unfolds, more and more horrors become known to Reggie as she is the victim on many terrorizing, indescribable occasions. Other characters in the town are involved, making this a multi-layered novel. Unfortunately, the Vours use black and white magic, devil worship and much, more to achieve their dreadful goals. Another interesting novel by the same author is entitled The Devouring. Reviewer: Jennie DeGenaro
VOYA - Kimberly Paone
The first book in this series, The Devouring (Little, Brown, 2008/VOYA October 2008), introduced readers to two teen horror buffs, Reggie and Aaron, who mistakenly invite an evil being called a Vour into the house. The Vour feeds off fear and takes possession of Reggie's little brother Henry's body. Reggie is forced to enter Henry's subconscious to rescue him. In this second installment, six months have passed, and Reggie, Aaron, and Henry are healing from the wounds—both physical and psychological—that they suffered on Sorry Night. Unfortunately there is little time to breathe a sigh of relief before the Vours return, in familiar and unfamiliar forms, and the battle started in December begins anew. As the summer solstice nears, Reggie is forced to face more demons to protect the ones she loves. She finds herself inside two more horrifying dreamscapes, trying to bring back the frightened children trapped there, and vanquishing the Vours holding them captive. This sequel seems to take the story to a new level and is actually creepier and a bit more mature than its predecessor. Reggie continues to make mistakes, but she is also honing her skills as a Vour destroyer and the reader can see the growth of her character. The ending of this book leaves the reader wanting more. The third Devouring series installment is forthcoming this year. Reviewer: Kimberly Paone
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Fans of The Devouring (Little, Brown, 2008) will eat up this chilling sequel. Six months earlier, Reggie saved her younger brother from the demonic Vours, evil spirits that possess humans on the winter solstice. Now Reggie's uneasy life is disrupted by the ghoulish reappearance of Quinn, her Vour-possessed past crush back from the dead, who seeks her help in stopping the Vours from taking over on the fast-approaching summer solstice. Reggie's ability to enter the "fearscape," or personal hell, of one possessed by a Vour and bring the human spirit back to life pits her against the Tracers, who simply kill the person to exterminate the Vour. Nightmarish imagery and unexpected plot twists move the story along as Vours and Tracers are continually revealed among the population of Reggie's rural Massachusetts town. Fear and tension will keep fans of the first book turning the pages right up to the cliff-hanger ending, despite weak character development and workmanlike prose, but those who missed the earlier volume may feel lost.—Joyce Adams Burner, National Archives at Kansas City, MO

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316035712
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Devouring Series, #2
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
HL750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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