(ARC REVIEW) The Evil Within by Nancy Holder

June 5, 2010 4 flames, Nancy Holder, Penguin Teen, Razorbill 1

Author: Nancy Holder
* I received this ARC free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill (June 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595142916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595142917
In this sequel to New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder’s Possessions, Lindsay finds out that she, too, is possessed, and must return to creepy Marlwood Academy in order to rid herself of the spirit. Lindsay’s afraid of what the spirit is telling her to do—kill Mandy! But the secrets of Marlwood go much deeper than Lindsay thought. Sometimes the girls who seem like enemies are actually on your side. And the voices you trust the most—the voices that come from within—are the ones that want you dead. 
This is the second book in the Possessions Series.  I wish I had read the first book before reading this, but I honestly didn’t know it was part of a series when I received it.  The author doesn’t go into a lot of details about the first book, so I was left hanging and scratching my head most of the way through this book.  For this reason alone, I would say that this is not a stand alone book.  I highly recommend reading the first one before you grab this one to read. 
Confusion set aside, the book was written very well.  It moved at the perfect pace and the author brought to life the character of Lindsay.  She seemed to go through the correct emotions in the right spots of the story.  It had an eerie feel to it that gave the right amount of suspense at just the right times.  
Having read this book, I immediately put the first book on my wishlist. I want to know what started everything in the series and I can’t wait to find out what happens next! A new to me author that I am glad I got to read!

Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS

One Response to “(ARC REVIEW) The Evil Within by Nancy Holder”

  1. Anna

    Great Review! I recently picked up the first in this series. It looks really good. I have read Nancy Holder before but they’ve been the BTVS books.

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