Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review: The Creeping (Alexandra Sirowy)

The CreepingHardcover, 400 pages
Published August 18th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Eleven years ago, Stella and Jeanie disappeared. Stella came back. Jeanie never did.
Now all she wants is a summer full of cove days, friends, and her gorgeous crush—until a fresh corpse leads Stella down a path of ancient evil and secrets.
Stella believes remembering what happened to Jeanie will save her. It won’t.
She used to know better than to believe in what slinks through the shadows. Not anymore. 

Alexandra Sirowy
Alexandra Sirowy was born in Northern California and grew up in Providence, Rhode Island and the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended a women's college as an undergraduate and has a graduate degree in International Studies. She lives in Northern California with her husband. Visit her at alexandrasirowy.com.

"If you look for monsters....you'll find them...."

So I will have to admit...the first thing that grabbed my attention about this book....was the cover. I mean seriously....what an amazingly creepy and yet utterly gorgeous cover!!! Everything from the way the letters of the title are placed to the deep blue color and the spooky young girl in the tree ....fit the book perfectly. I immediately added The Creeping to my To Be Read list and waited impatiently for it to arrive.....

The Creeping is a story about the mystery surrounding young Jeanie's disappearance. Jeanie and Stella were out picking strawberry's one day and suddenly Jeanie disappeared and Stella returned but with no memory of what happened. 

The story then picks up eleven years later when Stella is in high school and a young girl gets murdered and it brings up all the memories and questions of Jeanie's disappearance. Stella begins to question everything and everyone she knows. She is so confused on who to trust and who her true friends are. 

The Creeping is so full of twists and turns that you never know what is going to happen. The scenery is so spooky and Stella always seems to find the creepiest places to visit....I loved the atmosphere of the story and not knowing whether the the killer is real or paranormal.... There are so many ghost stories and tales surrounding this small town that perfectly fit the creepiness of this story. 

"Fear nips at my heels with every step, and I get the sense that we're being watched, followed, hunted even. The white disk of a moon casts enough light for us to see a few steps ahead, and the bramble on either side is black and impenetrable."

The Creeping is a spooky, creepy mystery with a hint of horror mixed in....and fans of young adult are going to love it!!! With Halloween right around the corner, The Creeping is the perfect late night story to start off the season!!!!

**The quotes from this book have been taken from an Advanced Reading Copy and are subject to change when the final book is printed. Please refer to the final, finished copy for exact quotes!**

**I want to say Thank You to Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to review this book!!**

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