Flesh And Blood

Don’t lose your head

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Rated / Books -

Re­lease Date: OUT NOW! 352 pages | Pa­per­back/ ebook Au­thor: Simon Cheshire Pub­lisher: Stripes Pub­lish­ing

Young Adult can be a broad term, cov­er­ing ev­ery­thing from slightly edgy chil­dren’s nov­els to older books barely dis­tin­guish­able from adult fic­tion. This lat­est en­try in the Red Eye se­ries of YA hor­ror def­i­nitely leans to the more ma­ture end, with some gory body hor­ror and a bleak, un­com­pro­mis­ing cli­max.

Sam Hunter is a teenage boy in a poor fam­ily made good, mov­ing from run- down es­tates to the ex­clu­sive Pri­ory Mews. But a posh ad­dress isn’t ev­ery­thing it’s made out to be, and his new neigh­bours are def­i­nitely up to some­thing sin­is­ter. It’s just a shame in­ves­ti­gat­ing them will turn out to be a ter­ri­ble mis­take…

De­spite mi­nor nig­gles and some un­sub­tle so­cial com­men­tary, this is a com­pelling story that isn’t afraid to ratchet up the sus­pense and rip up the bod­ies. Rhian Drinkwa­ter Cheshire says that while writ­ing Flesh

And Blood, at times he felt such self­dis­gust that he had to leave his desk.

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