Welcome to my stop on the book tour for The Wakening by JG Faherty. Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours for the invite!! Check out all the info and my book review, and let me know what you think.
Fifty years ago, Father Leo Bonaventura, a young exorcist, cast a demon out from a young boy in Central America. The demon, Asmodeus, vowed revenge. Now the demon has returned, in the same town where Bonaventura is a retired priest nearing the end of his life. At the same time, the possession of a young girl brings together an unlikely group of people, all of whom are linked in their pasts in some way: A group of paranormal investigators, including twin psychics. Robert Lockhart, a defrocked priest with a dark secret that only the twins know. A father whose dead wife was a college girlfriend of Robert’s and once conjured an evil spirit with him through a Ouiji board. Now they must all join forces and help Father Bonaventura rid the town not only of Asmodeus, but also the plague of poltergeists that have followed the demon into our world.
I enjoy JG Faherty’s writing, so I was excited to read The Wakening. This is quite the supernatural read. I really enjoyed it. It kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire novel and there was some quite frightening concepts!
This book is pretty nonstop, which is a good way to keep the reader reading. I think the characters are well-developed. The book is a bit more plot focused, but I really enjoyed it.
There is some content in here that can be a bit difficult to read, but I think the author handled it very well. If you like horror/paranormal and a fast-paced read, this is the book for you!
Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
A life-long resident of New York’s haunted Hudson Valley, JG Faherty has been a finalist for both the Bram Stoker Award® (THE CURE, GHOSTS OF CORONADO BAY) and ITW Thriller Award (THE BURNING TIME), and he is the author of 8 novels, 11 novellas, and more than 75 short stories. He writes adult and YA horror, science fiction, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. He grew up enthralled with the horror movies and books of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, and as a child his favorite playground was a 17th-century cemetery. Which explains a lot.
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