Friday, 13 May 2011

Jessica's Trap by H K Hillman

April 2011, Eternal Press
175 pages, e-book
Review copy

Horror, Thriller (Although personally this feels more like a Young Adult Paranormal book and fits in with a lot of what I read in those two genres)

Some quite strong gore (demons), witch trials, betrayals, well hidden secrets, magic, superstition, some humour, lots of action

Summary from Fiction Express 
In a corner of the Civil War, a demonic battle is stirring.

An inexperienced young witch calls on demonic help to capture an ancient creature, an evil as old as Time and which inhabits the one known as ‘Witchfinder-General’.

Inexperience is no match for the wiles of demons and Jessica soon loses control. The demons will build the trap she wants but…

She is to be the bait.

Reasons for loving Jessica - aside from sharing a name with her, I admire her persistence in never giving up, and thinking the best of people.

Is there another character who deserves a special mention? Yes - Brifons who does so much good for Jessica.

How evil/nasty is the enemy? Super evil - come on, it's a demon! If other demons fear it, it has to be extremely evil.

Are there plenty of plot twists and surprises? Yes! Especially at the end.

One of my favourite parts was...the incident involving Jessica at the mill pond.

I happily give this 10/10.

Suggested reads
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent (more witch trials)

The Soul Slayer by Paul Doherty - history and evil combine


Jessica said...

Hey Cem! I tagged you in this fun new blog meme! Feel free to join in!


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Jessica@a GREAT read

Nayuleska said...

Hi Jessica, I'm actually Nayuleska, not CEM. CEM's on a little blog break at the moment which is why I'm here :) I'm not adding any more memes at the moment, but CEM might when she's back. Thank you for sharing!