I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Jonny Roberts is back for a new paranormal investigation with Aaron and company. Beware because this one gets dark.
Lound really has a gift for pulling the rug right from under you– even within the first few pages. This story had me feeling that creepy sensation I used to get as a kid when I was walking home from school and I passed by the old house on the corner that people whispered about. These fears that stick with you from childhood are used so effectively in this story!
Had I read this book years ago, I’m certain it would have scared the crap out of me and because of that it would’ve easily been a favorite of mine. Even though I’m older now and I’ve consumed scarier media, this is the kind of book I want to have around for the kids out there who are like me.
It’s clear to me that Jonny has matured quite a bit as a person since the first book. Now he has to navigate the complexity of a romantic relationship in addition to the main conflict with the paranormal. I loved getting to see him and Cassy work through their issues together, communicating in a healthy way and supporting each other. I wish this was included in more YA stories because a healthy relationship is more than just kind words and kissing.
As for the plot, it’s even more suspenseful and twisty than the first book. The action starts off immediately and never lets up. I read The Burned House in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down! I said it in my last review and I’ll say it again: Lound is an author to keep an eye on. I can’t wait to see where he takes us next in this series!
I’d like to give thanks to Mr. Lound for the opportunity to read this story before its official release!