Published by Tor on April 26th 2016
Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay 'til death. Whoever settles, never leaves.
Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters your homes at will. She stands next to your bed for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened.
The elders of Black Spring have virtually quarantined the town by using high-tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting, but in so doing send the town spiraling into the dark, medieval practices of the past.
In order to review as many books as possible without stressing myself out, these super mini- tweet style reviews are going to help balance my usual review style. I love reviewing books, but sometimes writing a long review is daunting, and then I end up not reviewing the many, many books I’ve read. All my Short and Tweet reviews will be 140 characters or less (except when they are a bit longer). Thanks to Tif from Tif Talks Books for the idea!
A town haunted by a ghost witch who’s curse forces them to live forever in town… until some teenagers decide to use social media to break the curse. Really enjoyed this fresh voice in horror and can’t wait to read more of his books!
Plus, I met the author at the bookstore I work at and he’s awfully nice, funny, and adorable for a horror writer:
Thomas Olde Heuvelt is in the Santa hat, celebrating the holidays with his partner, David.
The other photo I thought of sharing of Thomas was the one where he led a tour through the woods of his hometown (the original setting of HEX before it got the American treatment), and he’s reading from his book and all the HEX fans are following behind him, listening on earbuds and tramping through some scary damn trees. But, it’s the day after Christmas, so you get sweet instead. 🙂
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