By: Phil Price
Genre: Horror, Young Adult, Paranormal
Every year across the world thousands of people disappear.
Many return home safe and well. Some are never found.
A select few end up far from home, harvested by two feuding brothers who need their blood.
How on Earth can this happen?
It doesn’t happen on Earth.(from Amazon)
If I had to sum up Unknown in just one word, I would say “different”. Now, that’s not different bad, I mean different good. Phil Price puts a new spin on vampires, throwing multiple world/dimensions in the mix.
The story starts as far back as 1674 and follows through time and dimensions, slowly collecting characters. At first it feels like a collection of short stories with mysterious endings, but you soon find that all of these stories will come together to create THE STORY. Price is a wiz at world building and emerges the reader into the eeriness of the scene.
As for the Genre, I took it from Amazon, but I don’t particularly agree. If I were to classify Unknown, I would say, thriller/suspense/sci-fi/paranormal, not horror. It wasn’t really scary- creepy at times, but not scary. I’m not particularly sure that I agree with YA either. Regardless of the choice of category, this is a good solid read and I enjoyed having the opportunity to go little outside of my comfort zone with this one.
About the Author:
Phil Price was born in Sutton Coldfield in 1974. He lived in various places until his family settled in Rednal, Birmingham in 1979. Growing up with and older brother and sister he always flirted with reading as there was always books lying on shelves around the house. Then in 1997 he embarked on a travel expedition that took him from Greece to Thailand, via East and Southern Africa. Sitting in dusty bus stations in Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi gave him the opportunity to ignite his imagination fully. Since those far off days he has never been without a book to read.
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