Book Review: The Haunted Forest Tour
How’s it going? I hope you had a great Halloween and are settling in for colder temps and Thanksgiving. I just love this time of year! Naturally, I had to have just one more Halloween-themed read before I move on to previously scheduled reads.
This has been on my TBR for a very long time, but I recently looked up some non-spoiler reviews and someone mentioned this was very fast paced so I just had to see what all the hubbub was about.
Alright, on to the review!
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Haunted Forest Tour! Sit back and enjoy a smooth ride in air-conditioned comfort as your heavily armored tram takes you through nature’s most astonishing creation. The forest is packed to capacity with dangerous and terrifying creatures of all shapes, sizes, and hunger levels, and you’ll get to observe these wonders in complete safety.
Howl with a werewolf! Gaze into the glowing eyes of a giant spider! Look right through a spooky ghost! See horrific monsters you couldn’t even imagine, only inches away from you! Things with fangs, things with claws, things with dripping red jaws — you’ll see them all!
Not thrilling enough? Well, it’s Halloween, and so we’re offering a very special tour through the Haunted Forest. The new route goes deeper into the woods than any civilians have ventured before, and you’re guaranteed to get a good scare! Rest assured that every possible security precaution has been taken. The Haunted Forest Tour has a 100% safety record, and technical difficulties are unheard of. You will be in no danger whatsoever.
Bram Stoker Award-nominated authors James A. Moore and Jeff Strand have teamed up to take you on an action-packed, monster-laden adventure that will make you laugh, scream, and think twice before going near ghastly oversized beasts that want to devour you.
“[An] absolute gem of a read…What comes next is over two hundred pages of non stop, in your face, gore drenched action…You will be exhausted by the time you reach the satisfying last page…Think Jurassic Park with bloodthirsty demons on an adrenaline rush and you have The Haunted Forest Tour.” – GoreZone magazine
“James A. Moore and Jeff Strand are a literary dream team. Devout readers of the genre are in for a real treat as these two horror heavyweights combine forces and battle their characters to the bloody death…Remember how it felt to inventory and consume your candy on Halloween night? That’s the atmosphere in the forest. You feel like a glutton, like you couldn’t possibly stomach one more gooey demise, but you turn the page and unwrap another nightmare anyway.” – Horror-Web
“Moore and Strand heap scares upon plot twists in one of the freshest and most entertaining novels in recent years. The authors offer a frightening and high-octane tale, presented as an apocalyptic disaster movie.” – Horror World
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I absolutely loved this gem of a horror story!
In this novel we follow the visitors of a haunted forest tour that is teeming with monsters on Halloween. Years ago a terrifying forest sprouted up in Arizona, and since then a tour company has been enjoyed profits off of their peaceful tram tours. That all ends when disaster thrusts the guides and visitors into complete chaos. Can they escape the terrors of the forest in one piece, or will this be their last Halloween?
I loved everything about this novel, perhaps most the theme and premise. I’m a huge creature feature lover, and there was so much creativity packed into this book that it just blew me away. New hellish monsters of every size and shape were at every turn to rip their victims apart, and I lived for every gore-filled second.
The haunted forest’s existence was a mystery to be solved, and I loved following that journey in the most unsuspecting ways. Twists and turns galore doesn’t even begin to describe it!
Every chapter was filled with nonstop action, and since I love a fast-paced novel it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. This was a thrilling battle for survival that didn’t let up. I also want to point out that although the material was pretty dark, there was a lightness to the way it was written that made it more digestible for those who may be a bit more squeamish.
I will say that since this was so fast-paced, we didn’t really get to know all of the characters as much as we could’ve, but I think it made sense given the situation. There were also a few insignificant characters that I think could’ve been cut to focus more on the primary group, but again, it made sense to give a fuller view of the devastation and terror.
If you live for monsters, you’ve gotta get your hands on this one!
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
Have a great day!