The Girl from the Well
The Ring meets The Exorcist in this haunting story about an American boy whose last hope for protection lies with a vengeful ghost Okiku wants vengeance...and she gets it. Whenever there's a monster hurting a child-the same way she was hurt 300 years ago in Japan-her spirit is there to deliver... show more
The Ring meets The Exorcist in this haunting story about an American boy whose last hope for protection lies with a vengeful ghost Okiku wants vengeance...and she gets it. Whenever there's a monster hurting a child-the same way she was hurt 300 years ago in Japan-her spirit is there to deliver punishment. But one American boy draws her like no other. The two are pulled into a world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from the American Midwest to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan. The boy is not a monster, but something evil writhes beneath his skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. Can Okiku protect him? Or is her presence only bringing more harm?
Publish date: August 5th 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
This was a creepy novel with a main character that's a ghost that takes revenge on people who kill children. Unfortunately it devolved into a bunch of rituals but overall it wasn't bad. It did rely on some improbable happenings (Tarq and the smiling man) and a completely incompetent police infrastru...
4.5 Japanese ancient myths & horror blend vey well in this modern tale. I am so happy to have found tis author and this series. The characters fit their rolls, they had believable reactions, it was easy to care about them and nobody was TSTL. Ding Ding winner. I already ordered box 2 in the series.
I am where dead children go. - first sentence Murdered deads live in storms without season, in time without flux. We do not go because people do not let us go. - Chapter 1 Okiku is a spirit who was murdered hundreds of years ago. She takes vengeance on child killers and releases the souls of th...
Not quite as well written as the second one, but good nonetheless. Full review up later.
When I first started reading this, I didn't think I was going to like it at all. I think because the POV alternates from 1st to 3rd it was a little awkward reading at first, but once I got use to it, I started getting into the story more. There were times though even toward the end, that I wasn't su...