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Blood Water - Dean Vincent Carter (book review)

Book: Blood Water
Author: Dean Vincent Carter
Genre: Horror, Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi
Published By: Corgi Books
Published Year: 2009

My Review:
Having owned this book for years it is a book in which I read every few years when looking for a horror novel to read as it has always left me entertained and wanting more.

The novel is about a doctor who discovers a new species of creature and after experimenting with it the parasite gets free and starts to terrorise the town while trying to find out information but not really knowing what it is looking for. At the same time the town is going through a flood so everyone is stranded and two boys in which find out about the creature try to destroy it but when it can go into people and creatures will they be able to destroy it or will it escape.

I find this book very fun to read and I find it hard to put it down once I have started it, with a fast pace as well the book is easy to get absorbed into especially as all the information within the book seems necessary for the story. I find that Carter's writing style is one that I like and therefore brings me into the novel itself and finding it chilling to read. With the book being from both the boys point of view primarily the audience is able to see the difficulty that the parasite is causing and how it is growing and learning with every new host in which it is possessing. While also having the side of the parasite so that the audience is able to understand him and know that he is searching for something within all of his hosts however not knowing what till near the end it is a good way of making the audience both feel for the creature as well as be scared of it.

I would recommend this book to those who are wanting a small book that is easy to follow and will absorb you into the book as well as it being young adult. I would also suggest those who are into parasites and those who like human take-over to read this book as it does really well with these within the novel. I personally really like this book and can't wait to read more from this author as this is the only novel of Dean Vincent Carter's in which I have personally read.

My Rating: 4/5 

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