Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
Published by Harlequin Teen
Published on September 29. 2015
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When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner's family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly Ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries.
When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn't right on the prairie. She's heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can't be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.
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Horror everything is my favorite. I love fall, especially October, because all of the horror books and movies come out and make me so very happy! Months ago I came across Daughters Unto Devils on Goodreads, and I knew just by the name that I would be reading this. It doesn’t take a lot to sell me on anything horror. The problem is that I set my self up for disappointment, because horror is hard to get right sometimes, especially in books. I am all too familiar with the disappointment left behind after reading a horror that I had high hopes for.
That was not the case with Daughters Unto Devils.
“Oh, my,” I whispered. “How very dreadful.”
This book was deliciously eerie. I had no idea what exactly to expect, but this exceeded my expectations. It started of kind off slow, just getting to know things and kind of setting up a backstory. Things were fairly simple, though we know that there was some terrible things that happened during the last winter. We only get snippets of information about it before everything is revealed. I though that the big reveal of the backstory was going to be a huge part of the book and be like, a big deal. But no. Things get much crazier later on! The last half of the book or so basically goes completely off the deep end.
Smitten lies and bloody thighs and a prairie home reeking of evil!
Things get chillingly creepy. Not to mention bloody…. I mean… So. Much. Blood. If you don’t like or can’t handle stories heavy on the blood and maybe a little gory then beware – because that is what you will find here. And I loved every freaking second of it. The blood wasn’t the only thing creepy. The things happening here are varying levels of unsettling. My feelings were ranging from “Ohhh, that’s weird…” to “Oh my god, this is freaking nuts! What in the hell is going to happen next?!” Just when I think things can’t get worse or weirder, they do. Which is a good thing, so very good. Lukavics wove together a detailed, vivid, chilling tale that I have nothing to compare too, because it is definitely unique. She absolutely took some risks here, and I couldn’t be more grateful for that.
I intentionally stayed as vague as possible, because the last thing I would want is to give away even the smallest detail about this story. Just dive into it and let things play out. This is going to the top of my “Books That Will Make Awesome Movies” list. This is the perfect spooky Halloween read, so check it out ASAP!!!