The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz is suspenseful tale about two composers on a quest to become inspired. When they rent a month long stay at a castle on an island in the middle of nowhere in order to finish composing works for a horror flick, they had no idea what horrors were actually in store for them.
Full disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz
First things first, I cannot believe that it took me THIS LONG to read a Jonathan Janz book. I have others on their way to me, so I’m hoping to dive into those soon!
My goodness… where to begin with this review! This is very much a book that you just need to dive right into, so I will keep this very light.
This novel had an awesome mix of likable and unlikable characters, each of which were very compelling in their own ways. Claire was my personal favorite and I couldn’t help but root for her and hope that everything was going to work out in her favor.
The writing style was wonderful;
- The dialogue was very realistic,
- The descriptions were vivid,
- The action was perfectly choreographed,
- The relationships between each of the characters was interesting,
- The pacing kept me hooked,
- And the overall plot was super captivating!
I’ll leave the rest of the discovery up to you!
My Favorite Passage from The Sorrows
He’d shut the window. He knew he had. Christ, had he been able, he would have nailed two-by-fours over it.
And now it’s open.
My Final Thoughts on The Sorrows
Going into this one dark was SO much fun as I had no idea where it was going. Of course, I had some guesses after looking at the cover… but what actually happened? Terrifying and heartbreaking!
If you enjoy horror with splashes of sex-related scenes, then this one will be a hit for you!
Just a heads up for those that need trigger warnings, there is some sexual assault that occurs or is thought about by a couple of characters.
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