Today's post is on The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy. It is 387 pages long and is published by Simon & Schuster. The cover is grey scale picture of woods with a girl in a white dress in the tree looking at the reader. The intended reader is someone who likes horror stories, young adult novels, and teen horror movies. There is mild foul language, implied sex, and mild violence in this book. The story is told from first person of Stella. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the dust jacket- Eleven years ago, Stella and Jeanie disappeared. Only Stella came back.
Now all she wants is a summer full of cove days, friends, and her gorgeous crush - until a fresh corpse leads Stella down a path of ancient evil and secrets.
Stella believes remembering what happened to Jeanie will save her. It won’t.
She used to know better than to believe in what slinks through the shadows. Not anymore.
Review- A creepy read about a girl who cannot remember what happened to her or who killed her friend. Stella does not remember anything about the day that Jeanie disappeared. She wonders what Jeanie would be like if she was still alive but she has tried to move on with her life. But then on the night that Jeanie disappeared 10 year later at a party another red-haired girl is found murdered. This spurs Stella into action and she does discover that if you look for monsters, you will find them. I had a good time reading this book, it is like all my favorite teen horror movies but it has a happy ending, which is good in my opinion. Stella is a mean girl who grows so much over the course of the book. She goes from just wanting to be popular enough to keep up with her best friend to wanting to do whatever it takes to find the truth and be happy. I did not find this book to be very creepy but I did like the little chills it gave me. Siwory did a good job and I forwarding to reading another book by her.
I give this book a Four out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.