Book Review | Screamcatcher: Web World by Christy J. Breedlove @triceretops #yalit #paranormal #book
Title: Screamcatcher: Web World
Author: Christy J. Breedlove
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal, Horror
When seventeen-year-old Jory Pike cannot shake the hellish nightmares of her parent’s deaths, she turns to an old family heirloom, a dream catcher. Even though she’s half blood Chippewa, Jory thinks old Indian lore is so yesterday, but she’s willing to give it a try. However, the dream catcher has had its fill of nightmares from an ancient and violent past. After a sleepover party, and during one of Jory’s most horrific dream episodes, the dream catcher implodes, sucking Jory and her three friends into its own world of trapped nightmares. They’re in an alternate universe—locked inside of an insane web world. How can they find the center of the web, where all good things are allowed to pass?
This is a book that a reader who dares to start will find hard to put down. I started thinking I have read something similar but that was only loosely based on a similar premise.
Screamcatcher is incredible in its originality. It is an epic tale of nightmares and reality. The author has a gift to create the most vivid landscape through words. You can feel the temperature, taste the water and feel the insects and animals as if you are living it and not just reading it.
The journey that Jory takes in dealing with her grief is so beautifully told, this book will resonate with anyone who has tried to deal with the loss of a loved one. The magnificent creation of the dark images of Native Americans was electrifying. I may be dating myself, but for many parts of the book, I kept hearing the song 'Great White Buffalo' in my head.
A brilliant book that reads as both an adventure and a paranormal thriller. Anyone who has actually enjoyed playing one of those adventure games with challenges and monsters will appreciate and enjoy this book. Superb for anyone with an appreciation of Native American mythology and a great read for someone who wants to be drawn quickly and deeply into a book. This is a book that will carry you on edge right to the end.
My Rating: 5+ stars
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I'm a diehard frantic creator of Young Adult fiction, whether it's paranormal, science fiction, suspense or fantasy. I believe in pure escapism with unceasing action adventure and discovery. If you want a moral message or cultural statement, you're apt to get a small one. But let me tell you something, reader, I want to make you laugh until you gag, cry until you're dry and tear out tufts of your hair. Today, young adult literature needs some support and renewed interest.. How soon we've forgotten about Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Divergent and Twilight. Oh, the mania! Where has it gone? Are we losing our young readers? We need something really fresh and new. I and several writers are going to pour everything we have into that end. You are the kindly judge--help us get there and we will deliver!
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Reviewed by: Mr. N