Daughters Unto Devils
When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner’s family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly Ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries.
When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn’t right on the prairie. She’s heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can’t be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.
On the cover of this book, you will find a quote from the author, Cat Winters, which states: “Imagine Stephen King writing Little House on the Prairie.” That single little statement pretty much sums up the entire book. It’s a dark and disturbing novel that will not only creep you the hell out but frighten you more than many of the horror movies out today.
The story starts out with all seven Verner family leaving their home on the mountainside to venture down to the prairie in search of a bigger home. They find one, but it comes with a price…
When the Verner family arrives at their new home, a huge cabin abandoned by the previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. As the days pass, it is obvious to sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner that something just isn’t right. She’s heard tales of the lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of town. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can’t be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.
In addition, throw in a mysterious boy who loves telling scary stories and happens to live in the woods, a few demons, and you’ve got a creepy read that matches Laura Ingalls Wilder’s prairie purity with Stephen King’s most frightful horror. It will give you ghastly images that will linger long after the last page. Be prepared to experience plenty of goosebumps and hair-raising during Amy Lukavics debut novel.
About the book Author
Amy Lukavics lives and lurks in Northern Arizona. When she isn’t reading or writing creepy stories, she enjoys cooking, roller derby, and playing games across various platforms.
Title: Daughters Unto Devils
Author: Amy Lukavics
Published Date: October 27, 2015
Genre: Fiction, Horror, Paranormal
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: Hardcover, Kindle
Pages: 272 pages
Reviewed by: Sarah Hopkins
Our Rating: 4.0 /5
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