Sunday, April 5, 2015

*Review* The Remedy by Asher Ellis

Genre: Thriller/Horror
Published: April 8, 2015
Pages: ???
Ages: 18+
(My estimate due to violence and some sexual activity)


College senior Leigh Swanson knew her friends’ vacation to Montreal would become a drug-and-booze-filled road trip. Yet despite her best judgment, she gave into her roommate’s pleas and hopped aboard the Canada-bound van.

It will soon prove to be the biggest mistake of her life.

On the road, Leigh and her friends meet Sam Tucker, a mysterious hitchhiker who is willing to exchange directions for a ride. Sam takes the gang on a shortcut—a detour through a dark Vermont forest. A deadly detour.

Among the many horrors that await Leigh and her friends is a fatal fungal disease, a grisly infection that has already claimed a number of victims. There is a cure—but Leigh is about to discover that sometimes, the only thing worse than sickness is:

The Remedy


I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Stephen King's Dreamcatcher meets The Hills Have Eyes in The Remedy by Asher Ellis. In this twisted tale of terror, even Mother Nature is out to get you.

I am a horror junkie, and I'm usually pretty good at picking out survivors early on in a story because there's a standard formula followed by most horror writers be it books, stories, or screenplays. I'm happy to say that I wasn't entirely correct about the survivors of this tale. Mr. Ellis threw a few twists at me that I never saw coming and they quickly had me second guessing all of my predictions.

The story is told in third person and rotates through the major characters, giving us a wide range of experiences and providing some excellent foreshadowing, some of which left me questioning everything I know about horror novels. 

I was hooked by this story from page one, anxious to know what was going to happen next and if anyone would survive to tell their tale. 

Overall I give The Remedy 5 out of 5 stars for sucking me in and throwing me for a few loops along the way. I would definitely recommend this book to horror fans, especially if you like gory horror. - Katie 

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About the Author

Asher Ellis currently lives in his home state of Vermont, where there are far fewer cannibals than his novel may suggest. A graduate of the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Southern Maine, he has written award winning short stories, plays, and films. When Asher isn’t killing college students on the pages of his fiction, he teaches them as a creative writing and English professor at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH.

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