Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Unthinkable" by Shirley Duke

"Unthinkable" by Shirley Duke


Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High's favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can't wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar's imagination has turned against him. Horrifying visions of death and destruction come over him with wide-screen intensity. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down. Until they start coming true...

Enter Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who's been following Omar at school. "I'm one of you," Sophie says. She tells Omar how to end the visions―but the only thing worse than Sophie's cure may be what happens if he ignores it.

My thoughts...
First, I just want to say I love suspense/horror books...they really keep you on the edge of your seat, and you just have to keep reading until you discover what happens next.

This book met the needs of being scary, suspenseful and more...even with the book being a little over 100 pages, it was a quick read (about an hour or more) and I really enjoyed it. I do have to say some of the characters were undeveloped, and the plot was very quick though - you have to pay close attention to detail or you might just miss what was going on. I liked the association with Facebook in the book...which really made you think that it was a new read/very modern.

The ending was okay...and there were several questions still unanswered - so I am wondering if they would found the next book in the 'Night Fall' series. I would have liked to know more about Omar's powers and some of the other characters. I would give this book 4/5 stars...a very quick read, one that I would recommend for middle school/young adults. 

To learn more about the book click here. You can buy this book on Amazon (avail. October 2010). 

Thank You so much Net Galley and Lerner Publishing Group (Darby Creek) for allowing me to read this book! I cannot wait to read more books from you in the future!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Net Galley review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

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