Apparentemente tutto è tranquillo, a Black Spring. Ma sulla cittadina immersa nel verde della valle dell’Hudson aleggia un’inquietante presenza: lo spettro di Katherine van Wyler, la strega di Black Rock. Braccia incatenate, occhi e labbra cuciti, da più di trecento anni si aggira per le strade della città, entra nelle case, mormora litanie incomprensibili e veglia sui bambini addormentati. Ma non solo; gli abitanti di Black Spring sanno fin troppo bene che convivere con Katherine significa rispettare alcune precise regole: mai avvicinarsi troppo, mai parlare di lei con chi viene da fuori e mai, per nessun motivo, uscire dalla città. La punizione per chi trasgredisce è terribile: si viene colti da un impulso suicida violentissimo e incontrollabile. Sottrarsi al potere della strega è il desiderio di tutti. Ma chi l’ha fatto non è vissuto abbastanza a lungo per raccontarlo.
Però adesso qualcuno è esasperato da quel potere. Qualcuno ha deciso di ribellarsi, di affrontare l’antica maledizione. Qualcuno è disposto a sfidare la strega di Black Rock. Anche se ciò significa scatenare una serie di eventi devastanti…
- ISBN: 8867024450
- Casa Editrice: Tre60
- Pagine: 456
**There are spoilers here - in case you couldn't tell from how long the review is. I mean, I figure that's to be assumed. But I'm going to hold your hand now and say there are spoilers here.** ***Apparently I also need a trigger warning for assholes with too much time on their hands. If at any point Leggi tutto
Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend . Tense, thrilling, and liable to make the shadows darken, Hex is fodder for nightmares.
Hell with it. I'm in the minority of people that didn't really like this book. It started out really good and creepy with the witch just randomly showing up in people's houses just standing there with her eyes and mouth sewn shut and her arms chained to her sides. I would freak clean out. BUT, it ju Leggi tutto
**3.5-stars rounded up** A town cursed by a witch, or a woman cursed by a town? That is the question. Welcome to Black Spring. A charming little village set in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Picturesque as can be, an outsider would have a hard time imagining the horror the town's citizens endure o Leggi tutto
fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #19: A book of genre fiction in translation extry points given to me, by me, for choosing a book that has been in my house for more than a year. extry points given to me, by me, for piggybacking this onto my october is spoooooooky reading goals. * Leggi tutto
It's that time of year again. When the leaves start turning and the air gets cooler...wut? I live in the south. That crap ain't happening. But I still wanted some scary reading. I may have lost my ever-loving mind. BECAUSE the place where I work is probably haunted. I'm about 97.8% sure it's haunted. Leggi tutto
4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/04/26/... Oh, how scary could this be, I asked myself. It can’t be as creepy as everyone says, I foolishly thought. Seriously, a story about a three-hundred-and-fifty-year-old witch who just appears wherever she wants around town, and Leggi tutto
(edit 03/02/16) I'm having to up my stars on this one as every time I pass a dark corner, I think of that bloody witch. It obviously got to me more than I thought... Hex starts off really well, the creep factor was so high that reading it at half five in the afternoon felt far too close to bedtime fo Leggi tutto
3.5 Stars with a round up to 4.0 for CREEP FACTOR and PLOT ORIGINALITY. Ratings are a mixed bag for HEX, and I must admit, there are a few portions of the novel I didn't care for that have to do with animals (but it's brief and easily skipped). So overall (for me) one fine CREEP-FEST...and a great O Leggi tutto
This is one of the strangest and creepiest books I have read in years. Starts out very strong, but flags somewhat in the middle. The author rewrote the book, changing the location to a place in the United States, really wish he would have left the Dutch setting alone. Not sure why it was necessary t Leggi tutto
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