The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Liz Vrchota

The UnholyThe Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was definitely a step outside of the bubble for me. While I enjoyed it, I also felt myself just really struggling with several aspects of it as I read. It didn’t’ overall take away from my enjoyment I suppose and the quality of the book, it just really caused me to question if maybe this was really labeled correctly as a horror thriller read. As a previously devout Catholic myself I clearly see the struggle between characters and the drawn lines between good and evil here but I also felt the horror aspect became lost in the theology and native american aspects that sent me running to google and a dictionary for explanations and research. I don’t want to be doing that so much with a good scary book. I want to get lost. That is more of what I thought I was getting, instead I was dropped into a history and theology lesson and that was just not what I really needed at the moment. For me this was a personal feeling and I won’t dock the book on it. I will however say this really could have benefited readers with some glossary words and explanations. I would have felt way better than having to constantly figure it out myself. I did overall enjoy it and would give the whole thing a solid 3.5 – 4 stars so I will round up to 4. I look forward to seeing what may come next and if we get more books with a bit more back story or what led up to this one.

Review by @lizaileen
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