“Open Evening”/ by Lee Hall /BOOK REVIEW

If you are looking for a good novel in an old horror movie style, this book is what you need.

Genre: horror novel

Pages: 311

Language: English

Release date: 2016

The Plot:  Luke Hartford is a pupil of High School, which seems a harsh world for him. One day Luke sees a vivid dream about an upcoming Open Evening. He wakes up in cold sweat and tries to calm down a bit, understanding that it is just a dream. The teenager can’t even imagine that his dream will come true; unknown nocturnal dangerous creatures will arrange a real bloody feast in his High School. The young man doesn’t realize that the Open Evening will change his life forever. The only point is that Luke has to survive as well as others.

The Writing Style: This is my third book by this writer, and I should mention that Lee Hall proved once again that he can write in multiple genres brilliantly. The well-thought and well-structured worldbuilding consists of many intense twists, touching moments of a teenager’s life, heartbreaking scenes, and humorous episodes. Actually, when I was in the middle of the book, for a split second, I thought that I was watching an old good horror movie – “The Faculty,” to be exact. Many years ago, I loved watching this movie with Robert Patrick so much, and now, reading this book, I sent a lot of virtual “thank you” to Lee Hall for this travel back in time.

The Characters: The number of characters is average. The author succeeded in describing briefly and deeply the characters’ emotions and musings, focusing more on their role in the hectic, scary and tense battle during the Open Evening.

Warnings: death, death of a child

My Favorite Quote: “…trust your instincts, embrace the unexpected and suspect everything in plain straight, because you are not alone.”

Would I read other books by this author: Definitely yes!

My humble rating is: 5/5

“…trust your instincts, embrace the unexpected and suspect everything in plain straight, because you are not alone.” Lee Hall, “Opening Evening”

I do hope you’ll enjoy reading this book as much as I did! The link is here.

Anyway, thank you for dropping by and reading this post!

Take care and happy reading/writing!

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