Friday, January 6, 2017

The Lerewood by Andrea Churchill

- Goodreads Synopsis -
Legends speak of a place called Lerewood, an isolated little village set in the middle of an immeasurable, ghostly wood. The townspeople suffer from severe poverty and filth, living more like savage animals than a cultured civilization. However, despite the town’s inhuman conditions, the townspeople never seem to die from disease or starvation, and their numbers only seem to grow with each generation. No one knows the truth of how Lerewood came to be, but many secrets seem to revolve around an ancient, legendary creature that lives in the surrounding forest. They say she’ll hunt anyone who dares trespass onto her land; those who enter the forest never come back. 

One middle aged man, Uallas, depressed and tired of abuse from his monstrous wife, decides to commit suicide by entering the wood. But when he steps foot into the mythical dark forest, Uallas finds that everything he ever knew about the town, and himself, were lies. These new discoveries only lead to more questions, where the truth can only be found in the mysterious, undiscovered world.

The Lerewood introduces the topics of natural evil, identity, and judgment, all while moving the reader with detailed personification. It is a tale of darkness, and will appeal to many readers with its rich, moody descriptions of the eerie, mythological forest.

Andrea Churchill takes us into Lerewood, a very secluded, savage like town where people are not very nice and not very taken care of. Churchill provides the reader with so much detail it is insane! I was able to picture the town of Lerewood perfectly in my head due to her choice of words! This is the first book I have read by Churchill and I had a wonderful impression right from the start. Churchill brought you into this world and kept you there with all the suspense regarding the legend of the Lerewood forest.

The Lerewood forest is said to be haunted by Ilere, a cursed creature who lives in the woods. Anyone who goes into the woods... dies.

Here in Lerewood we meet a man named Uallas. Uallas is not very liked by his family and refused to go home one day. He then decided to run straight into the forest. Does he find Ilere in the forest? Does Uallas die? I obviously can not tell you guys what happens, so you will have to pick up a copy of this book to find out!

This book was very entertaining and fun to read! I definitely recommend it if you are looking for something short and creepy.

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