Reaper: A Horror Novella by Jonathan Pongratz Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Gregory and his little sister Imogen love spending Halloween with their parents. But this year is different. If he proves he can take care of Imogen all by himself, he’ll finally have the allowance he’s dreamed of. That was before the basement door opened on its own. Before the strange door appeared in the basement and Imogen was taken from him by a monster. Now everyone is town is blaming him for her disappearance, but no one is listening to his story. Where did the door come from? What was that creature? And most of all, can he find his sister before it’s too late, or will he bury his memories of her along with his parents?

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have given Reaper by Jonathan Pongratz four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What’s better than reading a horror story whilst it’s raining so heavily outside? Nothing else in my opinion. The perfect weather to set the mood when diving into this book (minus being interrupted by my two kittens who were trying to eat and claw their way up anything and everything!). All the Halloween vibes were absorbed whilst reading this novella.

Due to this being my favourite time of the year, I automatically had high expectations for this novella! Luckily, it didn’t disappoint. I really liked the way that the plot took a turn towards, it was an interesting concept and the amount of detail Pongratz had put into this book was just right.

I thought Gregory was such a brave character, who had to deal with a lot and then further investigated into the disappearance of his sister, Imogen, to see how he could get her back and end the monster who took her once and for all. I would like to think that if I was in Gregory’s position, I would turn into this brave person who would do the exact same however that takes a lot of guts.

I really enjoyed Pongratz’s writing in this novella, it was very descriptive and kept to a fast pace which feels necessary when it comes to writing a horror story to keep the reader on the edge of their seat.

Such a great story which I would definitely recommend to be read around Halloween time by all the horror book readers out there, it’ll definitely get you into the spooky setting.

Have you read Reaper by Jonathan Pongratz? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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