Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Unseen by J.L. Bryan [Review]

The Unseen by J.L. Bryan
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: October 24, 2013

J.L. Bryan
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Cassidy is a young tattoo artist living in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta. She’s always suffered terrible nightmares, and sometimes the hideous creatures seem to follow her out of her dreams and into her waking life, though she’s the only one who can see them. Drugs and alcohol can blot them out, but never entirely chase them away.

When a demonic cult begins to take control of the people in her life, including her younger brother, Cassidy discovers that the unseen world of monsters is very real. She can no longer avoid it. To protect those she loves, she must accept her own hidden supernatural talents and face the forces of evil before the sinister cult achieves its twisted goals and casts the world into darkness.
Thoughts on The Unseen: J.L. Bryan gives us another dark story about a girl with abilities that could land her in a heap of trouble. For all the problems these abilities bring into her life, if Cassidy doesn't bother to learn how to wield them, she'll probably just end up dead. Or possessed. Or a drunk, drugged out tattooist without a lot of prospects. So, there's that.

Frankly, there's an awesomely high creep factor in this book. Unseen critters that feed on everyone around her. Demons who have a PLAN for getting a toehold into the world. Monsters and mean girls and orgies of demonic proportions. *slow thumbs up*

Cassidy drowns her abilities in alcohol and drugs. I'd give her my stern frowny face for that but considering all the things she isn't told about what she can do and where she came from, I kinda understand why she indulges in those vices. Once the secrets start spilling and the truth comes out, Cassidy takes a stand.

A fast, dark read with plenty of nightmarish imagery and a sexy time or three slipped in. For the record, I like the scary and the scary-sexy times and the roommate with her two boyfriends, so this book worked for me. *really slow thumbs up with a finger guns thrown in there*


  1. oh this sounds right up my alley! I personally devoured the Jenny Pox series by Mr Bryan and I kinda have an author crush on him. I love his writing AND he is from Georgia which is my home state, so with all that being said...I can't wait to read this book! ;)

    1. It's nice and dark (which I like)! Heck, I just like his writing. It makes me smile.