Fearscape (The Devouring Series #3)

Fearscape (The Devouring Series #3)

by Simon Holt
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Overview

Fearscape (The Devouring Series #3) by Simon Holt

The Vours: evil, demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the darkest hours of the Winter Solstice.

It's been a year since Reggie first discovered the Vours, and the Winter Solstice is approaching once again. It will be another night of unspeakable horror for those unlucky enough to be taken by the Vours, because this time, she won't be able to stop them. The Vours have imprisoned Reggie in a psychiatric hospital, where she is subjected to a daily routine of unfathomably sadistic experiments. Her life is a living Hell, but she won't give up. They attacked her brother. They killed her friend. And Reggie will never stop fighting back.

The Devouring trilogy concludes with this thrilling story that will leave you with lasting terror.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316123235
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Series: Devouring Series , #3
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,112,802
File size: 513 KB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Simon Holt's writing career began with a horror fanzine in high school, the publishing of which overheated the school's photocopier. Undaunted by detention, he's continued to pursue writing ever since. Holt supported himself as a hotel night clerk and a handbag salesman before becoming a full-time novelist. A comic book collector and amateur musician, he makes his home in Chicago.

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Fearscape (The Devouring Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
CiciBear26 More than 1 year ago
Fearscape was a perfect ending to an amazing trilogy. Like its formers, the book draws you into the strange, scary world of Simon Holt. The Devouring series is by far one of the best series I've read for teens--ever! I absolutely love how each page makes your head spin with ideas, and how great the imagery is! Its phenomenal how Simon Holt can make your blood run cold and make you fear what's in your own head! From time-to-time while I was reading Fearscape, I just kept thinking 'It can't get much worse!' but it did, and it surprised me each and every time. If you're a reader of the series (because who picks up the final book without reading the others?...) then you should know what's going on. I remember finishing Solstice and feeling this strong sense of dread, and I was just wondering how the situation with the Vours could lay out in a way that's believable and possible. I admit, one aspect of the book made me a little disappointed (though I won't say what...), but I understand Simon Holt's reasoning for it. The book keeps you captivated through and through, and it doesn't give you a chance to stop--because you just want to FINISH it and find out what's going on. I picked it up and only stopped when I realized it was three a.m., and I should probably try to sleep. Fans of horror and suspense will love this series. And if you're an avid fan of the 'weird' (like me) I suggest you pick up the first book...NOW! and get drawn into the amazing mind of Simon Holt.
Nikkayme More than 1 year ago
After the cliffhanger ending in Soulstice, Fearscape opens up with an unrelenting pace and the gruesome, creepy happenings that I've come to expect from Simon Holt. Much like its predecessors, this third book in the series (is it the final one?) finds Reggie traipsing through fearscapes, but this time, there's so much more to the story. The world that Holt built in The Devouring really feels like it's coming full circle here and there are many more answers than questions. Everything that Reggie has gone through has changed her and Holt explores those changes in disturbing ways. The fearscapes are still brutal, vivid, and disturbing; maybe even more so now. This one is a little darker than the last two, not in a graphic way, but in a more despairing, depressing way. Reggie has gone through hell and it shows. Saving her brother, Henry, from the Vours has cost her a lot and Holt doesn't want the reader to forget that While I did really enjoy this installment, it didn't have the same feel to it as the other two. The emotional connection that was there before wasn't nearly as strong this time around. Holt spent so much time developing such strong characters in the previous two books, but he pushes their emotions aside here to go straight for a blood-curdling, bone-chilling frightfest. The plot did need to move away from simply going into fearscapes and advance to something more, but Holt seemed to forget how his characters would feel in certain situations a bit in order to accomplish that. I did still enjoy the book though. Holt doesn't disappoint when it comes to the chills and thrills department and I won't lie in saying that I was happy to see Quinn take on such a large role. Vour Quinn was easily my favorite character in the last book, so having any form of Quinn was awesome. The development of Vour world was also nicely handled and the science behind it was interesting. With more than just Aaron and Reggie delving into this fear world, the story opens up quite a bit, so we get to explore other lives affected by the Vours. Fearscape takes the nightmare world to a new level and even though the ending did seem like it could be the conclusion, I hope we get more of Reggie's story. Opening line (from ch. 1): "What fresh hell today, Dr. Evil?" ~ pg. 3 Favorite line(s): She was soaking, and shivering, and bleeding, and tired, and starved, and maybe even part monster, but something inexplicable had found root in her dark and hardened heart. It was tiny, no more than a speck, but it was enough to make her drop her hand away from her neck and sweep the sharp edges of mirror into the wastebasket. It was hope. ~ pg. 191
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I love this book and the whole series!!!! They are the best books i have ever read!
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Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
What can say except that this series has been really really good? so good I couldn't stop reading this book. After that cliffhanger ending from Soulstice I just couldn't get my hands on this one. The story takes a darker turn as Reggie is in a dangerous situation. I was so angry at her father for putting her where she is, it gave me such a sense of triumph when he was finally proven wrong. I really enjoyed reading about the various Fearscapes Reggie dives into. They're scary, and well written to give you goosebumps. Unlike the first two, Reggie does take a little backward step and isn't much in the limelight. It instead focuses on Aaron and Quinn. I still don't like Quinn and I don't think I ever will. Maybe because of his actions in the past, but I don't trust him still and even though it looks like he's turned over a new leaf he's still just not likable to me. I really did root for Aaron though. I loved how he just developed from being a total geeky nerd to a total fighter. He's taken it upon himself to rescue Reggie and to fight the Vours with all that he can. He's gotten considerably stronger in this book, but even he can't fight the Vours all by himself. The action gets good here in this book, and there's no shortage of it. Reggie's development as a character was all right, although it's not what I wanted it to be. She eventually faces someone from her past and it turns out to be a pretty bad. Not quite what I expected, but I figured something like that should happen in this type of book. I wish there would be an even amount of focus on both her and Aaron as characters, but it seems that Aaron dominated throughout this book more than she did. It's no big deal, but it just felt as if Reggie turned into a cardboard character and was left in the background for most of the story. The ending was good, and it did close (most) of the loose ends. I did not like who Reggie ended up with and thought that was a pretty poor choice. I'm curious about Aaron and what he plans to do. Who knows, it might leave room for one more book in this series? Nevertheless Fearscape was a great ending to a terrific series. I most definitely recommend this to any thriller YA fans out there.
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