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Do I Regret Reading These? | Bitesized Horror Reviews

September 15, 2017

I realise that it’s only a couple of weeks until October and that I probably should have read all of these in the month of Halloween, but what can I say? This was a scary month, that needed scary books to go with it. In terms of grammar and coherency, both of my reviews are a little scary too but I hope that you’ll attribute that to me attempting to stick to the theme of ‘horror’. Or better yet, let’s pretend to not notice it. What? Delusional? Me? Nah.



This is one of those books that I can’t coherently explain. I feel as though the words that might pour out of my fingers will be but a puddle in comparison to the waterfall that this book is. This doesn’t happen often. In all of the 183 book that I have read and recorded on Goodreads, I can’t think of another that this applies to (although I’m sure that there is at least one).

Don’t let the COVER put you off – it almost did for me. There’s nothing appealing about a circle in the middle of a dark background. But the story, oh goodness the story, that is a work of art.

Horror Reviews | The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín


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I f*cked up bad with this book. Everyone knows that you don’t read horror in the evening. You especially don’t read horror at 1 am in the morning, with your fidgety dog sleeping outside your door and the flashing light from your old phone blinking green. However, I f*cked it up and did just that.

I’ve been a huge fan of Danielle Vega ever since I got my hands on the Merciless.
The things that happened in this book were both ridiculous AND ridiculously terrifying. Everything was confusing. Some descriptions weren’t elaborated on, and some descriptions were described in way too much detail for my night addled brain to be okay with. I didn’t, still don’t, understand quite what was happening in some parts. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, so I’m going to be using keywords: blue eyes, where are the claws, what is that on the back??? I stumbled through a quarter of this book extremely bewildered – I just couldn’t picture the [insert non-spoilery description of bad guy] in my head.

So, do I regret reading these books? Not in the slightest. The call is gradually working its way up to being one of my favourite books, and survive the night still stays with me when it’s dark and I’m alone (or it did, until I watched IT). I’ve always loved reading horror stories. I just hate the aftermath.


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It appears that I’ve been on a horror bender. What genre have you been reading a lot of this month?

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  • Reply Amber Elise September 15, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    The Call was a surprising read that’s for sure! I hope a sequel comes out soon!

    Also! I read the Merciless series by Danielle Vega and it was a bit too violent for me, I am tempted by Survive the Night though.

    • Reply fleurhenley September 16, 2017 at 2:17 am

      I think the sequel comes out next year, and I am counting down the seconds. Well, not really, but I am looking forward to it!

      On the topic of violence in the Merciless versus Survive the Night, I think they might be similar in terms of how much there is. However, I don’t think that they have the same impact on the readers because of how and by whom the violence is carried out by. It’s definitely a subjective topic though!

  • Reply Molly's Book Nook September 16, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Ohhh, I don’t usually read horror books but I really want to this October. I’ll be checking these two out! Thank you 🙂

    • Reply fleurhenley September 16, 2017 at 2:14 am

      Yes! October is such a great time to start reading horror – I just seem to have misplaced my calendar somewhere and started a month early 😂

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