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Posted June 22, 2012
All it takes is a feeling…a single thought…to awaken you from a sleep so deep, to know that something is not right. Lenny knows this all too well. Lenny, who quite possibly may be the cleanest teenager to walk the face of the earth, wakes up in the middle of the night and realizes that someone has been in her room. What she finds in her room the next night makes the boogie monster look like a fairy princess. With the help of her best friend, her best friend’s secret crush, and one of her teachers who believes in the supernatural, she is determined to be rid of the monster once and for all. But when the plan goes wrong Lenny must even fight harder to end the Boo Hag and get back to normal. Hopefully the bunch will make it through it all alive.
Ok, I know what you're thinking after reading the first paragraph of the blurb...gross! Absolutely, that’s what lured me in. I wanted to read something creepy. But David, may call you David? Well you sir did an amazing job with this story. In the beginning my nerves started winding and winding as the anticipation was building. It was creeptastic. I love a book that can keep you on edge the entire story. There was always a sense of no one is safe or to be trusted. Never before hearing of Boo Hag I had to go do some research. Wikipedia is a fount of info. *shudders*
So I really liked Lenny’s character. Not sure I totally could relate to her when I was a teen. I wasn’t as OCD then as I am now. But I think I could have been friends with her. Brian, yeah didn’t like him. Not at all. There were times I thought ‘ok, he can be a really nice guy’ only to be a total douche in the next breathe. I think dude has alone issues, I really do. Katie was a fun character that had me laughing at her and with her. Girl is so stuck on her self it was funny. But she also has some funny, witty remarks. But she is one of those people you love to hate.
So David…I think you have yourself a winner. Loved it! You brought the idea of something sinister and scary and made it into a book. But dude...what is up with that cryptic/cliff hanger/leaving you dumbfounded/ending you gave us? And how long must we wait for book 2??
The Boo Hag is a great read for anyone looking for a good creepy read.
Posted May 4, 2012
Looking for a spooky story? Lenny isn't your run-of-the-mill character. She was more mature than I actually thought she would be. If it was me, I'd have been a miserable main character in this book! Lenny endures a lot, but manages to remain brave and eerily fearless, at times. Her character was my draw into this book.
The plot is summed up nicely by Goodreads. The author kept a running tension in the plot that was perfect for the content; the setting and characters fit right into the story. The love interest fell a bit short, but wasn't supposed to be the focus of the book anyway. Lenny's best friend Anna never seemed to let her down. Most of the "good" characters were likable. The antagonist was truly easy to hate, which was wonderful, no redeeming characteristics.
Overall, the book is definitely great for anyone who enjoys scarier stories. The book was driven by the plot and Lenny, the author never meandered around or went off course. This book is recommended to adult readers.
Posted April 24, 2012
The idea sounded interesting. When David emailed and asked me to read his book, I immediately liked the idea of something different.
Let me tell you, this is a fabulous story. David has incorporated an old myth into a great modern day tale.
For those of you who love crazy creatures but are tired of the run of the mill vampires, werewolves and zombies, you have to read this book!
The main character Lenny is a great character. She is independent in a way that only a 16 year old can be. She has a quiet demeanor and is somewhat naive but she turns into a fighter when necessary. She is the kind of character you find yourself rooting for throughout the story.
I read this book in one sitting, it's that good. I highly recommend it and hope the next book is quick to be released. (I hate waiting a year for the second installment of a series!)
Posted April 1, 2012