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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Suffering by Rin Chupeco

Breathtaking and haunting, Rin Chupeco's second novel is a chilling companion to her debut, The Girl from the Well.
The darkness will find you.
Seventeen-year-old Tark knows what it is to be powerless. But Okiku changed that. A restless spirit who ended life as a victim and started death as an avenger, she's groomed Tark to destroy the wicked. But when darkness pulls them deep into Aokigahara, known as Japan's suicide forest, Okiku's justice becomes blurred, and Tark is the one who will pay the price... @goodreads



This second installment of The Girl From The Well is even better than the first. I loved it!

There is still a lot of creepiness going on, but now Tarquin and Okiku (the girl from the well) are teamed up, as you know if you read the first one, and taking out the bad people and ghosts.

The beginning of the book starts out with a bang. Tark and Ki have to exercise a ghost and it's not as easy as it sounds :) And after all that fun stuff Tark has to go to school by day, he's still a teen in school.

There are some evil things he finds out about some kids he goes to school with and it's a little hard to deal with, but it's all in a days or nights work, right?

At one point, Tark, his friend Callie, and Ki head over to Japan to help find their friend Kagura. She was taking out a group of ghost hunters from the US to the suicide forest and they got lost so to speak.

They find out a lot of things like ritual killings along with suicides have went on in this forest. And of course, it's filled with ghosts.

Once Tark and Callie are in the woods with a ton of other volunteers they soon become separated from each other and people. Tark and Ki have to fight off other ghosts. Some won't mess with Ki as she is a strong ghost, but here in the forest it's taking a toll on her.

There are some sad things happen toward the end and I was so unhappy, but then something changed and made it all the better.

I really love this book and I am hoping to read more from this author. I'm hoping there is not going to be another one of these books because I am afraid something bad will happen again and not be fixed! I think it ended on a great note and I am happy with it. I am going to buy these books and add to my collection. They have the great level of creepiness I like along with the revenge factor that I love even more.

I would recommend to all horror/suspense fans.

**I would like to thank NETGALLEY and SOURCE BOOKS Fire for a copy of this ARC in exchange for my honest review.**  

5 Stars

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