Delightfully creepy read, perfect for the autumn season running up to Halloween.
The visuals are what really sell this story. I loved the descriptions of the eerie creatures and haunting landscapes the group comes across with each gate. I would love to see this made into a movie or show, because the imagery in the book would make for some terrifying on-screen designs. The Blair Witch design of it, with story coming from cell phone videos and text message conversations, would lend very well to a film adaptation.
It’s difficult to discuss the plot without giving away the twists but it’s a ghost story that will have you wandering your local forest for an unmarked road. A good mystery with a sudden, somewhat confusing but still intriguing, ending.
The large cast of characters can be a bit confusing to keep track of, especially because they don’t really have many distinguishing characteristics to many them stand out. Some more time to developing the characters would have made their fates more impactful; however if you’re looking at them like a bunch of B-movie characters in a horror flick for a big body count, it works.
A fun read for the month of October, if you’re looking for a ghost story. Successfully creeped me out to the point that I couldn’t read it right before bedtime.