Hello, fellow bookworms! I am here today (on publish day no less!) to bring you a review of Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine. A huge thank you to NetGalley and Unnerving for an ARC of this book.
Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine is published today – 1st of April 2021.
Overall rating – 4 out of 5 stars.
I can’t lie I am a little bit disappointed in this book… That it wasn’t longer because I would have loved to keep reading!
In all seriousness though I feel the length of this book did let it down a bit, don’t get me wrong I absolutely loved it, but I was left wanting more after I’d finished it, like a hunger that wasn’t quite satisfied.
That being said, the fast pace of this story lent itself well to the plot, it felt like a rush of adrenaline rushing through our veins while we read. It felt like we were rushing from pillar to shop to the security room in the mall with our characters and I felt the same fear and fright that they did.
The story itself was really clever, and not something that I saw coming. I was completely wrong with my theory for this story and instead was pleasantly surprised by the turn that the book took, especially the ending!
And because it was set in a mall (or shopping centre as we call them here) it felt very realistic, we’ve all been inside a mall/shopping centre so from the second the author started laying out the opening scene it was easy to envision ourselves in the characters shoes.
The whole vibe of Chopping Spree was spot on, it felt like Goosebumps but a little bit older and more teenage/young adult, and with it being such a short read it’s definitely going to keep the interest of readers who are looking for a scare.
And special mention to the 80s music that was dropped and referenced throughout this story, it brought me joy and left me singing to myself while I was reading!
Be sure to check this one out if you want a quick horror read, it’s definitely worthwhile.
Until next time, Em xxx