Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mini Review: Alone by Cyn Balog

Title: Alone
Author: Cyn Balog
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Sourcebooks Fire (November 7, 2017)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Horror
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
When her mom inherits an old, crumbling mansion, Seda’s almost excited to spend the summer there. The grounds are beautiful and it’s fun to explore the sprawling house with its creepy rooms and secret passages. Except now her mom wants to renovate, rather than sell the estate—which means they're not going back to the city…or Seda's friends and school. 

As the days grow shorter, Seda is filled with dread. They’re about to be cut off from the outside world, and she’s not sure she can handle the solitude or the darkness it brings out in her.


Then a group of teens get stranded near the mansion during a blizzard. Seda has no choice but to offer them shelter, even though she knows danger lurks in the dilapidated mansion—and in herself. And as the snow continues to fall, what Seda fears most is about to become her reality… 








If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long after.

When I saw that her latest was a horror book, I knew, just knew I needed to read it and without a doubt would love it. And I absolutely did love it. It gave me chills, it made me think and it left me with an unsettling feeling I absolutely adored. It was everything I expected from this author writing in this genre and it was so much darn fun. I highly recommend it if you want a fast paced, easily read in one sitting horror story that will leave you reeling and wanting more and even slightly unsettled. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

26 comments:

  1. I don't think I've read her before, but then again, I'm a wuss who does not read horror! I can ready murdery thrillers, but horror? BYE!
    I'm glad this was another bizarre hit for you. It sounds like you had fun with it. :)

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    1. It was really fun and I bet you would like her, this was more creepy than anything else. ;)

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  2. oh I didn't know this was a YA horror, maybe I now need to add it to my list this month

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  3. So true. I've only ever read one other book by her and it's completely bizarre. Lol.

    Lovely review, Ali.

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    1. She is definitely good at the bizarre.

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  4. I am a bit curious why you chose the mini review format. Otherwise sounds like you really enjoyed this novel.

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    1. This was a pretty short read so it would have been weird to do a really long review for it. ;) Short and sweet was best in this case.

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  5. That has all the elements I like in a book. Sounds good.

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    1. It really was a fun short read. Perfect for this time of year.

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  6. You had me at bizarre, and very curious about the unsettled part. This sounds very interesting! Brilly review!

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  7. Now I am curious I like bizarre! Wonderful review Ali.

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    1. I actually bet you would like this Kim just for that very reason.

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  8. It has been a while since I read a good horror. Your review has me curious.

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  9. Hmm I'm definitely curious. This is the perfect time for this kind of read. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. It definitely is the perfect time to read it. ;)

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  10. Oooh I'm so curious about this one! I'm glad to hear you liked it. I do like a good horror read.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  11. I do like the sound of this! It sounds like the perfect kind of horror story to read this time of year! :)

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    1. It really was which was a nice surprise. I wasn't expecting it to be like it was.

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  12. Haven't heard YA horror yet, and ohh, this one sounds like a good book to start. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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    1. There aren't a lot of books in this genre for some reason so its really fun to find one.

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  13. Great review Kindlemom. I love books that surprise me too and I love how you put it "writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way" What a great way to put it.

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