book review, horror, women in horror

The Possession of Adelyn Mae by M. Knight Roze

Adelyn Mae feels she’s not alone when she returns home to Witchery Cove from spending spring break in Florida with her older brother and his wife. Could it be the guilt from stealing an antique mirror while on vacation that’s casting a dark shadow on her soul, or could she be possessed?

As the latter becomes increasingly likely and dark forces threaten her friends and family, Adelyn desperately seeks help for a spiritual disease without any success. Considered either psychotic or psychopathic, will Adelyn ever be free from the powerful enemies destroying her life?

What a fun, sometimes scary, thrill ride of a book! I devoured it like a witch (who apparently have big appetites).

The first half of the book kept me reading with some genuinely tense and scary moments. The description of Adelyn’s possession was horrible, and I really felt for her. I loved the body horror elements of the story, and I couldn’t put the book down.

The second half of the book strayed into more horror comedy territory, but I loved the original take on the possession genre and I found the action scenes extremely entertaining. The interaction between two characters was priceless. I would go into more detail, but I don’t want to spoil anything.

I liked how Adelyn’s actions had consequences and it added to the nightmare scenario of her predicament.

I also loved the name of Adelyn’s home town – Witchery Cove – and all the witch related street names.

Some of the scenes were written quite simply, and I would have loved a bit more description to really immerse myself in the story. I also found some of Adelyn’s abilities so powerful that it strained my suspension of disbelief and lessened the horror of the whole situation.

Overall I highly enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

I award The Possession of Adelyn Mae

I received an advance review copy for free, and I’m leaving this review voluntarily.

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