Thursday, November 10, 2011

Spoiler: The Devouring by Simon Holt

And as you'll see in the review above (that's for those of you who haven't read it yet... I wouldn't wanna spoil this!) this isn't one of my favourite books in the history of time... but I did enjoy it. The beginning was kinda weird. I mean you find a journal in a horror bookstore, that looks to be hand written and you can't find anything about it or anyone else who has it? Seriously I'm pretty sure that that means that you are reading a legit journal.
I feel terrible that Regina's Mom just up and left but I'm thinking she's a Vour.
Regina: She seems almost to have alot of problems, with her life, her mom, her dad and horror is her way of covering it up. And not saying that a girl and guy can't be friends but I think that her and Aaron would be CUTE! Quinn was a total creep and I honestly think Regina deserves to be happy.
Henry: He's just a scared kid dealing with the fact that their mother left them and he thinks its them. It would be hard for a kid his age. I feel terrible he got "possessed" by a Vour.
Aaron: So I'm sure that this kid has some emotional problems... but even if he doestn's he's funny as all get out! And that's a saying around here that means as hell! I think Regina and he are going to be a couple :D
Eben: I thought he was Vour. I'll be honest. He seemed way to good to be true. I like him though now that i think it through.
Macie: Without her they would have never figured out what the frick was going on! Thank gosh. It's to bad that she went insane...
Quinn: Well who saw that coming?!

Favourite Line/Moments:

♥Pg. 4
"When dark creeps in and eats the light,
Bury your fears on Sorry Night.
For in the winter's blackest hour
Comes the feasting of the Vours.
No one can see it, the life they stole,
Your body's here but not your soul..."

" 'It will probably have spider babies in your sock drawer,' said Aaron"

♥Pg. 37
"For Reggie, the shower had always been a sanctuary. All her senses felt different here. The close, shining walls surronding her. The steam blurring everything beyond the tile and glass. the pounding water insulating her from all the other sound."

♥Pg. 47
" 'Murder, Mayhem, and Madness: A History of Serial Killers!'
Reggie rolled her eyes. 'Not more serial killers.'
'This is great stuff, Reg,' said Aaron, flipping through the book. 'Take Richard Chase, the 'Vampire of Sacramento.' He put the blood and brains of his victims in a blender and then drank them; he thought his blood was turning to powder and heneeded fresh goods to replenish it.'
Reggie grimaced. 'Thanks for sharing.' "

" 'Eben,' Regina said, 'we were just playing around.'
'No,' said Eben. 'Cowboys and Indians is playing around.'
'Don't tell Native Americans that,' Reggie said."

♥Pg. 53
"The truth was, she didn't want to be the 'Mommy.' She didn't want to make dinner and do the laundry and the vacuuming. She didn't want to have to look after Henry, and take his temperature, and worry about him, and scold him. She wanted Mom, wherever she was, to stop being a selfish jerk and come home."

"The last time Reggie found the fugitive hamster, it had squirmed into the bathroom cabinet and gnawed through a box of her tampons."

♥Pg. 69
" 'God Henry! I'm inthe bathroom!'
She shut the water off and blotted General Squeak with a washcoth. She wrapped the little corpse with it and stood in the middle of the tiled floor, unsure what to do next. Henry's footsteps came closer.
'What are you doing in there?'
'Parasailing, Henry!' She shouted angrily, kicking the door completely shut. 'What do you think I'm doing in here?' "

♥PG. 118
" 'King Mithridates.' Mom put the book saide. 'Mithridates became a king when he was just a boy. His greatest fear was that someone would poison him to steal his throne. So he gathered up every poison tha tgrew in the kingdom, and as the years went by, each day he ate a tiny bit of one- wolfsbane, deadly night-shade, hemlock, snake root- a different poison every day to strengthen himself against their effects. Three times in his reign traitors poisoned him, but they couldn't kill the king. In a way, he conquered his fear by making it part of him. Like what we do with the books.' "

"I know a secret and secrets breed paranoia."

♥PG. 140
" 'You will regret doing that,' it said in her mind.
Reggie grinned weakly.
'I already do,' she said. 'You taste like ass.' "

♥Pg. 153
" 'How did you do that?' the boy spat. His fingers tightened around her throat. 'I'll rip your head off for that!'
A snow shovel slammed across Henry's back and knocked him to the ground.
'You touch her again and I'll rip your head off.' Aaron pulled Reggie to her feet. 'Get our of here, you evil little bastard.' "
♥Pg. 176
" 'After tonight, I'm only reading cheesy romance novels.'
'Lusty blacksmiths and naughty princesses. Now that's scary.' "

Thanks for reading,

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