Friday, January 17, 2014

Witch's Canyon by Jeff Mariotte--The 2nd Supernatural Review

Witch's Canyon (Supernatural, #2) 

Witch's Canyon (2)
By Jeff Mariotte

Genre: Paranormal/Supernatural, Mystery
Published Oct 2007
Pages: 357
Publisher: HarperEntertainment 
Buy Supernatural: Witch's Canyon

Summary:  "Twenty-two years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America...and he taught them how to kill it.

Sam and Dean have set out on a road trip to the Grand Canyon, but this is no vacation for the brothers. On a stretch of deserted ranchland just beyond the canyon's stunning vistas, mysterious murder sprees have occurred every forty years. The area's inhabitants have been few and far between in years past, but a nearby mega-mall is about to celebrate its grand opening--and attract thousands of fresh victims.

The Winchester boys are determined to protect locals and shoppers alike, but they never anticipated they'd be fighting a group of killers this vicious, this vindictive, this . . . dead. A deadly horde of animal spirits and human ghosts has arisen to terrorize this tiny corner of the Arizona desert. If Sam and Dean can't figure out why, the wide-open spaces of the West will once again become a desolate frontier . . . and the witch's canyon will be the brothers' final resting place."

Review:  This is the second book in the Supernatural Book Series. Click here to see my review about the first book.  
First off I would like to point out that Jeff Mariotte's writing style is a huge improvement from the first book. The story is creepier too.

Sam and Dean take a detour to see the Grand Canyon. But any Supernatural fan should know that any detour has to mean they will find a new 'job.' Mysterious deaths start to occur left and right and the Winchester brothers are determined to stop them. Warning to readers: Do not get attached the other characters. Many do not make it. I won't say who but this book most assuredly had it's share of gory deaths.

The author does a good job with the story, but the Sam and Dean themselves seemed to need a bit or work. They came off as very forced at times. For a story on it's own, I enjoyed this but there were times I had a hard time envisioning the Winchester world. So for a creepy, supernatural thrill check this out. It can be read was part of the series or as a stand alone. Although I still recommend at least seeing the first several episodes of the tv series first. Enjoy!  

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