Friday, October 26, 2012

Review: Deadly Reflections by D.H. Sayer

Deadly Reflections by D.H. Sayer
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Justin Wells has a less than perfect life. His parents have recently divorced and he is living with his dad, who does nothing but watch TV all day. They've moved into a house that is falling apart around them. Worst of all, he is attending a new high school, where everyone treats him like an outcast.

Things don't get any easier for him when he becomes interested in Sarah Ellis, girlfriend of all-star hockey player Brandon Tate, a quick-tempered bully who soon has it out for Justin.

Right when Justin is starting to make friends and his life is incrementally improving, an ancient and mysterious entity is unleashed on the sleepy New England town. After a few suspicious deaths, it becomes apparent that something is going on a killing spree... something that can only be seen in mirrors.

As the bodies start piling up around them, Justin and his new friends have to figure out how to stop this terrible force before it picks them off one by one.
My Thoughts: Dark, creepy and thoroughly entertaining. D.H. Sayer has crafted a bad guy to rival the best monsters out there. How do you hide from something that can find you anywhere? How do you protect yourself when the next attack could come from any direction? It's a chilling thought. And a bloody one, as Justin and his friends found out.

I liked the dynamic between Justin and Sarah. I liked that she got to be herself with him instead of just the girlfriend of the #1 hockey player. Speaking of which, Brandon's a real piece of work. Totally stalkerific in so many ways. You gotta respect a guy who won't take no for an answer. Wait. No, you don't.

I really liked the overall feel of this book. It was dark and brutal, bloody and creepy. The climactic ending could have been drawn out a bit more but they were really down to a bare minimum of people by the time the final showdown came, so I can see why it couldn't be drawn out. Still, I liked it. Blood and guts are so entertaining!

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Deadly Reflections was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

13 comments:

  1. Dark and brutal, bloody and creepy----------all good things!

    The whole YA thing probably isn't for me but it does sound like it was a fantastic read. I like stalker books--I am VERY odd!

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  2. I like dark, brutal, bloody and creepy books. Hmm...

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    1. I know you do.
      *makes spooky noises behind your bag*
      Are you scared yet?

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    2. Err... behind your BACK. Dangit. Behind your bag is not scary at all. This is what happens when I'm listening to Neil Gaiman while typing. *scowls*

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    3. Kelly, I have big bags, but even those are not big enough for you to hide behind.

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    4. It's not like I'm tall. I'll crunch myself up into a little ball and hide. Just watch.

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    5. I like big bags and I cannot lie. But they're still not big enough for you to hide behind. Even if you're short.

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    6. *narrows eyes* Very well. I'll content myself with hiding behind your back.

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  3. Like Amanda, you had me at "dark and brutal, bloody and creepy..."

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  4. Sounds like a good Halloween read to me. And who doesn't like a serial killer-ish books? I'm weird like that :-/

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    1. I believe it's going to be free on the 30th and 31st if you'd like to pick it up. That's the word on the street, at least. (actually, it's from the author)

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