Shantallow was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and reviews are my own.
Genre: Young Adult, Horror Publication Date: May 12th 2019 Rating: 4 Stars
Tanvi isn’t the girl of Misha’s dreams; she’s the girl from his nightmares. She has appeared in his chilling dreams before he even meets her; when he DOES meet her, he falls for her.
Their relationship turns stormy, bordering on abusive, and takes a dramatic turn when they are held captive by a group hoping to extract money from Tanvi’s wealthy family.
But there is something more sinister at work, and the kidnappers and their victims find themselves struggling for survival as a supernatural force from Misha’s nightmares makes itself known in the real world.
Who doesn’t love a good “spooky book” this time of year!? Especially one that fits into the supernatural horror genre! Cara Martin really sets the mood through highly descriptive language and keeps you hooked through a very diverse cast of characters. It is a little slow to start but once you are a few chapters in, it is hard to set down. I highly recommend anybody picking this up and adding it to their October TBR! Happy haunting, friends!
Cara Martin is the author of several acclaimed novels for young people published under the name C. K. Kelly Martin. Her most recent novel, Stricken, was released in 2017. A graduate of the Film Studies program at York University, Cara has lived in the Greater Toronto Area and Dublin, Ireland. Within the space of 3500 miles she’s worked a collection of quirky jobs at multiple pubs and video stores, an electricity company, a division of the Irish post office, a London toyshop, and an advertising analytics company. She’s also been an image editor for a dot-com startup that didn’t survive the 90s, and a credit note clerk for Canada’s largest national distributor of General Merchandise. Cara currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband and is still afraid of the Child Catcher from the film adaptation of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.