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Young Adult Fiction 1186
The Unleashed: The Sequel to The Haunted
(Updated: July 17, 2020)
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Hendricks and her family move to a rental after Steele House burned down. Her family tries to put that horrible episode aside. Even though Hendricks wants life to go back to normal, she misses her boyfriend Eddie. When Hendricks tries to summon Eddie, something else comes. An evil presence that is out to unleash a horror unlike anything Hendricks and her town have ever experienced.

What worked: Wow, this story had me right from the first page. Creepy, spooky horror where a spell goes terribly wrong.

This sequel is even better than the first book. Unfriended meets The Haunting of Hill House. Hendricks tries to be normal, but can't get Eddie out of her mind. She misses him something fierce. She really wants to like Connor, the cute guy in town, but she can't. The story really picks up when she tries to do a spell with some of her friends. Instead of Eddie, the spell brings back an evil presence that goes after her friend Portia.

Great pacing, tension throughout. The friendship of Hendricks and Portia is put to the test when the spirit actually does harm. Portia feels it's Eddie as she admits she bullied him when he was alive. This puts a wedge in their friendship.

There's so many vivid descriptions that aren't over the top and not too gruesome. **Unless you get squeamish over tons of undead wasps.

Gritty, dark horror story where summoning a spirit might in fact unleash a dangerous, evil presence. Perfect for fans of horror and those not afraid to read darker tales.
Good Points
1. Creepy, spooky horror tale
2. Better than the first book!
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