[WTRO2] The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Synopsis: You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret – one that would just kill to get out.

Genre: Horror, Japanese Culture & Reference, Young Adult, Paranormal, Supernatural, Mythology


I definitely feel like this would be something I’d want to read. I’ve read reviews saying it isn’t all that scary, but is, however, well-written.

…I can do that. Just because it says horror, doesn’t mean it has to be bloodcurdling, goose-bump raising, afraid to leave your bed or get out from under your covers terror. Horror comes in many forms, and from the first chapters alone (that I’ve previewed) I think I’d like this tale. Especially for its Japanese mythology/folklore references and inspiration. Here’s to hopefully a well-written, believable story if not a little underwhelming in terms of actual “scare-me-shitless” horror. *fingers crossed* XD

 

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