Book Review: Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano



Diary of a Haunting
Author: M. Verano
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal
Released: August 25th 2015
Review Source: Simon Pulse
  
When Paige moves from LA to Idaho with her mom and little brother after her parents’ high-profile divorce, she expects to completely hate her new life, and the small town doesn’t disappoint. Worse yet, the drafty old mansion they’ve rented is infested with flies, spiders, and other pests Paige doesn’t want to think about.

She chalks it up to her rural surroundings, but it’s harder to ignore the strange things happening around the house, from one can of ravioli becoming a dozen, to unreadable words appearing in the walls. Soon Paige’s little brother begins roaming the house at all hours of the night, and there’s something not right about the downstairs neighbor, who knows a lot more than he’s letting on.

Things only get creepier when she learns about the sinister cult that conducted experimental rituals in the house almost a hundred years earlier. The more Paige investigates, and the deeper she digs, the clearer it all becomes: whatever is in the house, whatever is causing all the strange occurrences, has no intention of backing down without a fight.

Found in the aftermath, Diary of a Haunting collects the journal entries, letters, and photographs Paige left behind.

Just be warned, this book contains one of my worst nightmares. I have no idea how I was able to read after reading that one part. I still can picture THAT terrifying scene.


This book was not your typical scary story. No, this book is filled with pure snarks and plenty of funny scenes... except one.

I really enjoyed reading Paige's entrees. As you read her diary, you can easily tell she is an entertainer. The type that keeps one turning the pages. There were parts you can view some pictures of the things/events she was describing and those made the story feel like you were there.  To be honest, some parts were not funny at all but the way she would describe it, with her sarcasm, made this story worth the read.

The ending of the story was rush and a bit... some situations were left untied. It left you wanting more.

From the creepy cover to the very end, this story will have you saying WTH. There were a lot of spiders scenes, so if you are terrified of them, like myself... well let's just say you will be reading one of your worst nightmares as well! Yet, this is totally worth reading!!



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