Friday, September 7, 2018

New Review from Shannon: The Lamb was Sure to Go by Jackie Sonnenberg (YA/ Horror)

Title: The Lamb Was Sure To Go
Author: Jackie Sonnenberg
Genre: YA/Horror
Release Date: May 8, 2018 Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Mary had a little Lamb. 
Its fleece was white as snow. 
Everywhere that Mary went 
The Lamb was sure to go. 
The Antichrist has been born, and Father Atticus knows it… 
Father Atticus is plagued with visions of foreboding evil, but no one will believe him. They call him crazy and lock him in an asylum. 
Outside the walls of his cell, he can feel it growing stronger, year by year. The blood is already flowing. Satan’s sacrifice has begun. If the priest doesn’t escape soon, it will be too late. 
A strange, grotesque little girl, and her horrifying pet… 
Mary is shunned and hated by the other children, her teachers, even her parents, who nearly killed her at birth. 
Mary is loyal only to Lamb, and to the Voice, which guides her and gives her purpose. Those who wronged her will soon be fodder for the one she serves, their deaths feeding his power and bringing about an even greater evil… 
Is the world ready for its new master?

This is the first book I've read from Jackie Sonnenberg, and I'll be sure to check out more of her work. 

The Lamb Was Sure to Go is a great adventure into horror. I knew twist on the story of the Anti-Christ!! Sonnenberg creates a visually stunning world of the macabre. Wonderful descriptions and incredibly complex characters, that run the gambit of hero to villain, but in the most unsettling ways. 

The reader is taken from adoration to loathing and back again. We are left wondering if the hero is the hero and the villain is the villain as Sonnenberg toys with our emotions. 

I really enjoyed this book. The style is easy and has the right amount of imagery, while the characters are multi-leveled, and frightening. I loved the use of the child's verse as the inspration for this book, and the solid connection to the subject matter. 


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