Ghostland by Duncan Ralston

It would be a crime if this never got made into a movie, delightfully dark, Ghostland will taunt and tantalise it’s reader as it takes you through an adventure you’ll never forget.

I absolutely loved this, from the character development to the imagery and more this book has it all! This is something I’d have picked up from a relatively young age so I can certainly see why it would be popular in the Young Adult category as well as Adult Literature. Although the Author does maintain it is not a YA book, I know I would have been picking it up when I was in that age group, which is fine. I think the fact this is aimed at Adults allows the book to explore things it might otherwise miss if it were aimed at the younger audience, and there aren’t enough of these sorts of books aimed at Adults.

I first came across Ghostland when I saw Ralston tweeting about Rex Garrote who is in this book and I’ve told him off since he made me interested to look for Garrote myself! It was as brilliantly annoying as the use of Sutter Cane in In The Mouth of Madness, which had me yearning to read those books. Next I saw Kendall Reviews’ article and knew I needed to boost Ghostland up my reading pile, I’m so glad I did. This is easily one of my favourite reads of this year.

The story follows our protagonists Ben and Lilian as they go through hardship and heartache in their coming of age story. Ralston throws one thing after another at you in an unrelenting rollercoaster of a book and he does it almost effortlessly. It’s a brilliant book and I highly recommend it to any horror fan, it will have you turning pages as you promise yourself you’re putting it down soon to go to bed and if you’re anything like me you’ll be trying to stay awake to finish it.

The hook that really got me with the article on Kendall Reviews was the mention of the interactive feature which is as easily accessed as it is ignored so it’s left entirely to preference. I’d say it’s worth using because it’s pretty cool but that’s up to you. If you want to check it out just keep an eye out for the numbers which link to the footnotes.

If you’d like to check it out click on the link below and grab yourself a copy, it’s well worth the read! Whether you consider yourself a reviewer or not, please do leave the author a review! It helps the author and it helps other readers when they’re looking for their next read.

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