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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Book Review: Arcadia Falls by Author Ken Stark

 Although this story was written for teens and young adults, I enjoyed every scene. I think horror and suspense readers of all ages will enjoy Arcadia Falls. The author, Ken Stark, has a way of telling this story

that kept me reading to discover what would happen next. 

At the beginning of the novel, I actually forgot I was reading a horror. I was leisurely dropped into a high school where I met the students and one teacher, in particular, the history instructor. Without warning, I found myself in the middle of a horror story.

 Each character is fleshed out in the beginning, and then the landscape. The author did such a wonderful job with the characters and landscape that I felt as if I was watching a movie. At times, I felt as if I was actually in the middle of the scene, watching and experiencing everything. I love books where the author has the ability to invoke all the senses.  

As I read, I wondered many times how this story would resolve. Honestly, I had no clue. The author kept the suspense going, feeding the reader small morsels at a time and holding back the little and big reveals. The story is filled with camaraderie, teamwork, action, adventure, and yes, the quest. I truly enjoyed the history of Arcadia Falls and how it shaped the entire story. I recommend this book to horror and suspense lovers. It is definitely a five-star read.