*Disclaimer: I received a free ebook copy of Fingers in the Mist from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
About Fingers in the Mist
Sixteen-year-old Caitlyn Foster never believed in the legend of the Redeemers. That was before the trees started to whisper her name. Before a murder of crows attacked the town. Before she and her family came home to find a bloody handprint on their front door, marking one of them as a sacrifice. As Caitlyn’s friends are ripped from their homes, she knows it’s only a matter of time before the Redeemers come for her. Caitlyn has the power to stop the terror, but she’ll have to decide if she’s willing to sacrifice herself to save those she loves.
Publication date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: O’Dell Hutchison
I loved this book from the minute I started it…and in all honesty I finished it in one day because I couldn’t put it down. When I first started the book, it reminded me a little of bit of M. Night Shymalan’s movie “The Village” combined with “Children of the Corn” as it is set in a rural farm community that is hyper-religious in a cultish way, believing in “Redeemers” which essentially come and steal your children in the night.
Caitlyn Foster is a fantastic main character, and I quickly became enthralled not only with her, but her choices as she attempts to cope and deal with the exceptionally odd situation that she is faced with. She is wonderfully flawed, but has a good heart, and I found her absolutely likable as a main character. I was cheering for her the entire time.
Plot-wise, the story moves at a GREAT pace – like I said, I couldn’t put it down. There were certain elements to the plot that were a bit predictable for me, but not NEARLY as much as your average YA novel. O’Dell Hutchison kept me guessing throughout the novel, and this was a refreshing thing for a YA novel. I don’t want to give any spoilers away, but it is safe to say that you will be engaged throughout the novel.
If you are a fan of YA paranormal fiction – you have to get this book! You will not be disappointed. For those of you who monitor the content of your YA books, I would have no issue giving this to my 13 year old, but if you object to references of drug use (in an addiction context) or teenage pregnancy references, you might want to give this a read first.
About the Author
O’Dell was born in a small rural town in Idaho. There were no Redeemers living there (that he knows of). After attending college in the Pacific Northwest, he found his way to the Houston area. By day, he is a Business Systems Analyst and at night you can either find him sitting at home, dreaming of random super powers he wishes he had, or directing plays and musicals at various theaters around Houston.
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