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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Review: Witch's Canyon by Jeff Mariotte

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Witch's Canyon 



Jeff Mariotte
Witch's Canyon by Jeff Mariotte

My Rating:

This book is one you don`t want to miss! 

Pages: 352 pages
Published October 30th 2007 by HarperEntertainment


Twenty-two years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America...and he taught them how to kill it.
Sam and Dean have set out on a road trip to the Grand Canyon, but this is no vacation for the brothers. On a stretch of deserted ranchland just beyond the canyon's stunning vistas, mysterious murder sprees have occurred every forty years. The area's inhabitants have been few and far between in years past, but a nearby mega-mall is about to celebrate its grand opening—and attract thousands of fresh victims.
The Winchester boys are determined to protect locals and shoppers alike, but they never anticipated they'd be fighting a group of killers this vicious, this vindictive, this . . . dead. A deadly horde of animal spirits and human ghosts has arisen to terrorize this tiny corner of the Arizona desert. If Sam and Dean can't figure out why, the wide-open spaces of the West will once again become a desolate frontier . . . and the witch's canyon will be the brothers' final resting place.

My Thoughts:

Supernatural: Witch's Canyon is the second novel in the Supernatural series and was written by Jeff Mariotte & Eric Kripke. I've been a fan of the television series for years, but I've never read the books until now. I was glad I started because this book was great.
I love how I can picture Dean and Sam so clearly, and really see them acting and speaking the way the did throughout the book. It makes things excellent for fans of the television series, because you get more face time with Sam and Dean, and in a whole new way. Mariotte did a great job decribing the characters for us, especially those who aren't familiar with the television series.

The secondary characters who are decribed in the book don't stick around too long. I usually don't giveaway such a line but -lots of secondary characters die in this book. - It's hard to say it, it was just.. wow. There, gone. There, gone. LOL I'm glad I wasn't a secondary character in this book. ;) What I did like is the gore. No I'm not a weirdo, but I do like a good horror novel/movie, and this book was good on that aspect. More so than the show at times actually.

I enjoyed how Witch's Canyon got down to buisness and actually did feel like a Supernatural episode- most of the time. It was a good read, with a good plot, but I found something missing. Maybe it was the boys. They didn't feel excatly like the Sam and Dean we have grown to love, and I guess it just bothered me a little bit. Would I recommed this book to others? Yes and maybe. If you are a hardcore Supernatural fan like myself, I would recommend this book for sure. It's more Sam and Dean, what's not good about that? If your not so into the tv series, or you just think it's okay, then I would say it's up to you to read this. It's not a bad book at all, I actually enjoyed many parts, but it could be less pleasing to a regular Paranormal/Mystery reader.

For Rosey's Review of Witch Canyon click HERE.

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Rosey said...

Great review!!!!

Jessica said...

I remember reading this one awhile back when it first came out. I liked it, didn't loooove it, but enjoyed it enough. I don't tend to read a lot of TV shows made into books. I read Like 3 Supernatural ones, plus another Monster Book that was Supernatural based.

And as a middle school gal to sometime in high school possibly, I read all the Roswell books they had. Roswell High, Roswell the Suspense series and 2 more sets of 4. They even had one that picked up where the series left off.

But nowadays I don't really read too many media tie ins. Don't know why, just don't get around to it as much.

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

Thanks for the review. I haven't heard anything about it yet.

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