Seed
Seed by Ania Ahlborn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a ride! This is a creepy possession story akin to Japanese lore, in which the evil spirit never rests and can’t be exorcised. That’s tough to take in our “hero makes everything right” culture. The details unfold slowly, revealing layers of horror. I was confused at times, wondering what exactly was going on and what the possessing entity really wanted. But in the end, that’s the point — it doesn’t matter. It just feeds on angst and grief and fear and terror. In that respect, this fast, fascinating read is well constructed … and very creepy!

 

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