Today marks the release of The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco. I’m currently reading it now and loving every moment of it. It reminds me of a Japanese horror movie like the Grudge and the Ring. Think creepy girl with hair that falls down her face, ready to pounce and eat your soul. Ah, it’s right up my alley in terms of things I like. I’ve only just started, so I’m hoping that the good vibe continues and that this ends up being a deliciously creepy book.
If you haven’t heard of The Girl from the Well yet, then check out the book trailer reveal.
Synopsis: Okiku has wandered the world for hundreds of years, setting free the spirits of murdered children. Wherever there’s a monster hurting a child, her spirit is there to deliver punishment. Such is her existence, until the day she discovers a troubled American teenager named Tark and the dangerous demon that writhes beneath his skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. Tark needs to be freed, but there is one problem—if the demon dies, so does its host.
With the vigilante spirit Okiku as his guide, Tark is drawn deep into a dark world of sinister doll rituals and Shinto exorcisms that will take him far from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Japan. Can Okiku protect him from the demon within or will her presence bring more harm? The answer lies in the depths of a long-forgotten well.
If you didn’t already know, I’m actually a part of the book tour for The Girl in the Well. That means that on September 5th, I’ll be posting my review and hosting a giveaway for this. Giveaways and reviews have already started to spring up, so do be on the lookout for those.