5 I-need-more-alcohol-in-my-system-to-digest-this Stars !!! “Why me?”
“Because I lie awake at night, dreaming of all the things I want to do to your body, of leaving marks on your skin so that everyone knows that you are mine. And only mine .... But you fight yourself even as you fight me, and I love that, too. I love watching you squirm, because it gives me some idea of how you'll look when I'm inside you. I want to be your last thought at night, and your first taste at dawn. I want to teach you, own you, control you.”
If I can please have a moment ...
* Ahem ... * Right .. Now that , that is out of my head err I mean way , we can officially begin the 'Freaking Out' ceremony ... Starting in 3 .... 2 .... 1 ....
Ah yeah , I've totally lost it ..!!!Music theme for this book : ">Hunter - 30 Seconds to Mars
Horrorscape is book 2 in the vividly horrifying trilogy called the Horrorscape Series by Nenia Campbell ... If you haven't read this series and are a ginormous fan of dark , disturbing , guaranteed mind-fuck reads , then my friend , this book is totally for you .
3 years ago Valerian Kimble fell in love got involved fell in .. got involved .. Lusted after .. damn ! I don't know what exactly to call it , but yeah , she meet this guy , who totally got her entranced with his good looks and gentlemanly behavior . With his out of the world art skills and cunning as a cat chess tricks . But being with him was such a wrong thing to do . Because while Val thought she was falling for a prince charming ( sometimes ignoring the warning bells that rung very loud and clear in head ) , that man was possessed with the idea of owning her and making her surrender to his needs ! Luckily Val escaped . Thinking that the nightmare is finally over , Val has moved on . But she isn't the same person anymore . Skittish and terrified , she seems to be still in Gavin's hold . And then one day , its like whatever hold she had on her so-called Sanity , came tumbling down ..
Val , her boyfriend James , her bestie Lisa and another friend of her's , Blake , receive an invitation for a party . Val's invitation is a tad bit different from the others ( scoffs
) and that's when the warning bells start ringing again . But is it just Val's paranoia setting in again , or is HE
actually back .. to take what's his ??? You'll have to read the book to find the answers to those questions !
You know what reading this book felt like ?
It felt like riding a rusted boogey train through the house of horrors . It felt like watching a car that's obviously lost its brakes , but the driver hasn't realized it yet .. It felt like sailing a ship with a huge hole in the bottom , that's allowing the sea water to fill up your ship and that drowning is inevitable .
Nenia Campbell totally changes the game with this scary sequel . Its darker and has more of a Gothic feel to it . Val and her friends against GM and his squad of players . A game of chess but not on a chessboard . A game of chess that involves real life actions and consequences . Who is going to win ? Who the hell is GM ? More questions , answers to which are laid out as clues throughout the book !
Talking about the characters , lets just say that Gavin still remains my favorite .. I know , I know , everybody is like he is scary and crazy .. A total loon . I agree , he is all that . And there were certain things that I totally wasn't expecting but it happened and all I could do was stare at my computer screen with a huge WTF expression on my face ! The man turns me on and terrifies me at the same time ! I can't help it !“You needn't look at me like that. I'm not going to attack you.” Val went rigid and the smile became a sultry grin. “I might bite you a little, though.”
* sighs with a dreamy look *
Val .. Val .. Val .. I'm not sure if I should sympathize with her or slap her senseless . I really liked the Val in Fearscape . She had a feisty side to her Which is clearly lost , thanks to Gavin and his madness .. A part of me is convinced though , please don't throw stones at me for saying this
.. that she really enjoys what Gavin makes her feel . In a way , in her own twisted , fucked up , she likes the fact the Gavin can take over control of everything around him and use it for his pleasure and advantage , including Val herself ! I can't blame her really .. Have you met the guy yet ?!
See , what this book is trying to do here ... I'm justifying the bad guy's behavior by telling that the main female lead is nuts !!!
I'm totally drowning in all this darkness with my feelings and I'm most definitely loving it !
James was a total douchebag in book one and hasn't changed much .. Always thinking with his dick . Lisa is still a bitch , but I like the fact that she really worries about Val . Blake , although a mystery figure in the beginning turns out to be quite helpful throughout the book . I liked him .
Another notable point about this book was that , whereas Fearscape was more Val and Gavin centric , Horrorscape takes the readers through the thoughts of the other players involved in this game .. except for Brent .. Brent was a tool !
As I said before , this book is darker from the first . Not sure of that's the real Gavin or is it just that this Gavin is fueled by his desire for Vengeance . Oh and also his desire for Val .
The ending is pretty much a big blow to the head . For a second you just want it to be not true . But realization quickly dawns in and all you can say is WHY and WHAT IF !! Trust me , this series really knows how to fuck with your brains and emotions !
I can't wait to read Terrorscape because things are about to get nasty as hell and I'm not sure how it'll end ! But whatever its going to be its going to be mindfuckery of epic proportions !!