Friday, February 8, 2013

"Hurt" by Travis Thrasher

Hurt: A Novel

Wow! Just WOW!!! What a conclusion to an amazing series!! Thrasher has done the impossible and finished this series with a blast!

I was a bit afraid to read Hurt, wondering whether it would be a disappointment, or not. It turned out my fears were unnecessary. Just like the rest of the novels in the Solitary Series, Hurt was amazing. It left me breathless, and pleasantly satisfied.

Hurt was full of mysteries and revelations. Everything that got started in Solitary, Gravestone and Temptation found it's conclusion here, in Hurt. The sacrifices and demon ceremonies we witnessed before, now made sense. The power of God shone brighter and brighter the further the story developed, even though there was a time when the blackness threatened to cast a shadow over the characters forever.

I liked the fact that there were those chapters in between the story, where Chris (the lead guy) contemplated on everything he'd learned so far. I could see inside his mind, his character... it was as if I actually knew him. He analyzed the decisions he'd made, the insecurities he had, the miracles and the evil that was around him. It was nice reading about his internal turmoil.

Lots of secrets were revealed in this last novel in the series. Some of them I'd sort of expected, others I was clueless about. But I enjoyed reading and learning about both.

The romantic side of the story was adorably cute. I loved how the relationship between Chris and Kelsey developed - slowly, but with determination. I was glad Chris didn't give in to the threats of those blasted demon servants, and gave Kelsey his heart.

This is an awesome book and I recommend it to readers who enjoy a thrilling mystery, a suspense romance and the prevail of good (God) over evil (satan).

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