{ARC Review} Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory

Posted March 26, 2015 by Bee in Reviews / 2 Comments

{ARC Review} Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory

Harrison Squared

by Daryl Gregory
Published on March 24th 2015
by Tor Books
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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From award winning author Daryl Gregory comes a thrilling and colorful Lovecraftian adventure of a teenage boy searching for his mother, and the macabre creatures he encounters.

Harrison Harrison—H2 to his mom—is a lonely teenager who’s been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the “sensitives” who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town perched on rocks above the Atlantic, where strange things go on by night, monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy teachers run the local high school.

On Harrison’s first day at school, his mother, a marine biologist, disappears at sea. Harrison must attempt to solve the mystery of her accident, which puts him in conflict with a strange church, a knife­wielding killer, and the Deep Ones, fish­-human hybrids that live in the bay. It will take all his resources—and an unusual host of allies—to defeat the danger and find his mother.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

4 Stars

The first word that pops up in my head when I think of this book is creepy. Seriously, it’s kinda weird and creeped me out a lot. I didn’t really know what exactly to expect when I started this but in the end I did really, really enjoy this one.

I’d love to give you a summary of the story, but I recommend going into this book having read nothing more than the blurb, so I’m not going to do that in this review. I’ll just say that I found the story very original and like I said, weird and creepy. In a very good way. Even though it may be “boring” at times, it never really bored me because it was weird and creepy in a fascinating way. I wanted to keep reading. And I did. Two nights in a row until 2.30 am. Sigh.

I looooved the characters in this book! They were all so original and fantastic! I loved Harrison and Lydia, but my favorite is Lub. He’s just so adorable! Seriously. The end of the book did kinda have a cliffhanger, a bit. It’s enough for me to want to read the sequel right now.

This is a short review, but I really don’t know what else to say without spoiling the whole thing. I’ll recommend this to fans of… paranormal mystery? Yeah, something like that. Creepy paranormal mystery books. I think.



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