Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
Amanda didn’t expect to live through the winter. Ma was sick, deathly so. Baby Hannah seemed to scream endlessly and tirelessly. If things weren’t bad enough, Amanda started to see and hear things … Things that weren’t there.
Amanda was going crazy.
To keep his family safe and Amanda sane, Pa decides to move the family from their secluded mountain town to the deserted open prairie. There, they’ll put the past behind them and move forward.
Amanda wants to be excited about this move, but how can she? She’s leaving behind the only home she’s known. And the boy she’s secretly in love with and impregnated by.
But things don’t seem right on the prairie. Their new house was found covered in blood. Amanda hears a frequent knocking. And scariest of all, there’s a ghostly baby calling to her.
Is cabin fever setting in again? Or is it something more sinister?
Daughters Unto Devils is a spine-chilling, stay up late reading debut written by author Amy Lukavics.
Author Lukavis is a skilled writer. Her words are strong, creating dark and eerie descriptions. But more than that is the way she builds suspense. Each page will leave readers gripping the edge of their sets, just waiting to send them screaming with horror.
While Lukavics words were scarier, nothing was as scary as the sparse setting – which plays a huge role to this story. Amanda and her family live on an undeveloped open prairie surrounded by ominous woods. There are no neighbors. They are completely alone leaving them vulnerable to both the seen and unseen evils.
The characters that fill Daughters Unto Devils are well crafted and well-developed. Main character Amanda is honestly flawed, and not one hundred percent reliable. I think that’s why I personally thought she was a great character! And why I think you will too.
Daughters Unto Devils is a true horror novel if I’ve ever read one. With unforeseen twists and turns this book will leave you a bit more than creeped out. Warning: read with the light on!
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