Angel Manor  - Chantal Noordeloos

*I was given a free copy for an honest review.*

A young woman named Freya and her two friends decide to turn Freya's newly inherited mansion into a hotel. Little do they know that an ancient evil sleeps deep below the house, its halls are filled with angry trapped spirits, and the evil Angels are hungry for sacrifices.

I wanted to like this book more than I did. The cover and synopsis of the book are what really drew me in, but I ended up feeling a bit ambivalent about the whole story. The main characters are supposed to be in their 20's but come across as much younger with all the poking and sticking their tongues out at each other. I never did feel a real connection with them and that is important in a horror story. Most of the story relies on slow-building tension, then the action really picks up at around 65% when the ghost hunters come to investigate the house and all hell breaks loose. That's when I really started to like the book and was glad I hadn't put it aside. The best part for me was finding out what the ancient evil beneath the house was - definitely not what I was expecting. For that reason alone I want to read the second book in the series.

Overall I do recommend this book. I'm sure others will find it much scarier then I did. Maybe I'm just jaded.

3.5 stars