Friday, April 29, 2016
Old Farmer's Road By Isaiyan Morrison
I have to say that Old Farmer's Road is one of those books that is chilling and suspenseful. Old Farmer's Road has been the center of several mysterious deaths for centuries. No one knows of the true horrors that reside in that swampy area except for two teenagers: Isaac and Elsie. They quickly befriend Cecilia shortly after she moves from California to Minneapolis. The conduct a ritual that turns Cecilia into the same rare creature they are, an Impa. Each day Cecilia is plagued with a voice asking for "just one more," and a hunger that can only be quenched by the flesh and essence of humans. Soon the voice and the hunger become more than she can bear, and Cecilia tries to find another way to save herself as well as the unwilling victims of Isaac and Elsie. Meanwhile Jan and Derek are investigating the murders since Derek brother became one of the victims. Little do they know the truth that is lurking in the swamp. There is some truth to the old legends revolving around Old Farmer's Road, but is there a way to eliminate an ancient evil with a grudge against the town?
This book was probably one of the best books I have read so far this year. There is so much in it that makes it a great novel to read, one that I couldn't put down. I would lay awake reading telling myself "one more page, just one more. Just to the end of the chapter" then it would be 3 in the morning and I would growl at myself. When I did put it down, I couldn't stop thinking about it. There were points in this book that were down right terrifying as Morrison describes the Impa and their feeding habits. I thought the folklore around the Old Farmer's Road was interesting and a great use of how small towns hold on to things. I enjoyed that Morrison used a different legendary creature that we don't see too often in literature. Instead of relying on the vampire lore, Morrison created something even more terrifying.
Morrison's writing simply radiates off the page as the characters develop and become something new right before our eyes. Readers quickly get dragged into the story and it clings to them until the bitter end, although I hope there will be more books from Morrison. I give this book a 5 out of 5 because it is completely unique and well written.
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