Hope you are all doing well, or as well as can be expected? I’m certainly finding more time for reading than I used to and I am really grateful for that, because it is one of my favourite things to do. So, lets jump into the review!
As someone who doesn’t normally read much horror, I really enjoyed reading Horns by Joe Hill, because of the horror and gore elements, but there were deeper plot elements to this book as well. Such as religion and how Joe Hill really wove the idea that religion can control someone to do both bad and good things with their lives.
“Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed, born into privilege, the second son of a renowned musician, the younger brother of a rising late-night TV Star. Ig had security and wealth and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more – he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.
Then beautiful vivacious Merrin was gone- raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances – and Ig the only suspect. He was never tried for the crime, but in the court of public opinion, he was and always would be guilty.
Now Ig is possessed of Horns, and a terrible new power- he can hear people’s deepest, darkest secrets- to go with his terrible new look. He means to find whoever killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It’s time for a little revenge; it’s time the devil had his due.”Horns Blurb By Joe Hill
This book is definitely not for the faint hearted and should definitely come with a warning on the cover, but the way that Joe Hill writes so deeply for his characters is amazing, because he really focuses on how peoples views on others can change throughout and how you should never make assumptions about what other people are going through. Even the harmless can be pretending to be someone whom they’re not just to win the hearts of others.
This book had me hooked from the beginning and had many different elements throughout, such as flashbacks, which I normally really struggle with in books, but these were written in really well.
If you have read this book before, please let me know what you thought in the comments below!