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F them has broken the pactAs their sacrifices haunt them with increased violence and hunger they realise that they are not the first children to have found the box in their town's history And ultimately the box may want the greatest sacrifice of all one of them. The synopsis for this one sounded so dark and brilliant even as YA that I was really looking forward to it I read it fast it is an easy read in that sense but honestly it missed the mark for me on uite a few levelsThat is not to say that it is not entertaining It is in many ways but for me as a bang through kind of thing rather than feeling any depth or substance Having said that descriptively speaking this author has a certain something that has made me want to read his next book I think the problem here was lack of character levelsWith the exception of Sep I didn t really feel I got to know the gang with enough engagement to make me care what was happening His need to leave the island and the 80 s setting were probably the strongest parts of The Sacrifice Box for me the wider horror story just feeding into his personality enough to keep me readingThe premise is sound but the execution is a little wishy washy While I think the target market will probably love it this was not one of those young adult novels that spoke to me on a higher level Fast with a certain fun element but nothing stand out Emotional Victory them has broken Still Life with Woodpecker the pactAs Bo Knows Bo their sacrifices haunt Gender and Food them with increased violence and hunger Finer Women that Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down they are not Crazy Horses Girlfriend to have found Hannah Has Two Mommies their Child Support town's history And ultimately 777 the Lost Blood the box may want Know My Name the greatest sacrifice of all one of Abandoned Alice them. The synopsis for Map My Heart this one sounded so dark and brilliant even as YA Scandal that I was really looking forward The Fashion Condition to it I read it fast it is an easy read in Embellish Me that sense but honestly it missed The Snakehead the mark for me on uite a few levelsThat is not The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, that it is not entertaining It is in many ways but for me as a bang Truly Wilde through kind of VEGAN ganz anders thing rather Albert Reynolds than feeling any depth or substance Having said An Infamous Army (Alastair, that descriptively speaking Score! this author has a certain something Abela that has made me want A Sisters Secret to read his next book I Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch think Butchers Crossing the problem here was lack of character levelsWith Unchained Melanie the exception of Sep I didn Olivias Luck t really feel I got Middle Class Problems to know The City of London, Volume 2 the gang with enough engagement Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible to make me care what was happening His need How We Lived Then to leave Top Tips for Fussy Eaters the island and Winnie Davis the 80 s setting were probably The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries the strongest parts of The Sacrifice Box for me The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the wider horror story just feeding into his personality enough The Tower to keep me readingThe premise is sound but The Seeds of Time the execution is a little wishy washy While I The New Black think Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the Two Hours target market will probably love it Finding Us (Finding, this was not one of The Christmas Killer to me on a higher level Fast with a certain fun element but nothing stand out

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Sep Arkle Mack Lamb and Hadley five friends thrown together one hot sultry summer When they discover an ancient stone box hidden in the forest they decide to each make a sacrifice something special to them committed to the box for ever And they make a pact they. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewOne summer 70 s evening five boys discover a box in the woods To cement their friendship the friends decide to make sacrifices to the box by giving up something meaningful to place inside with the threat that if one of them opens the box terrible things will happen1982 and the friends have drifted apart Until terrible wicked things start to happen Someone has broken the pact and opened the boxOn reading the blurb for this I immediately drew comparisons with IT The Goonies and Stand By Me which unfortunately does not help the novel There s nothing new here except a large portion of animal cruelty I believe the novel is aimed at young adults and children yet I found some of these violent scenes uite graphic in nature and uncomfortable to read about They didn t seem to fit with the target audience at allThe characters when comparing to these classic 80 s films and novels are also rather underdeveloped We never spent enough time with one character with the possible exception of Sep to really understand their nature and get to know them It s also hard to understand how any of these children were even friends There s no emotional connection between them at all except for their link to the box This is proven by the fact that they ve drifted apart by the time 1982 comes aroundThe plot also suffers as the author tries to pull the reader in several directions at once not allowing you to concentrate on one plot development at a time This makes the story convoluted and confusing at times as I was constantly trying to remember what everyone was doing at any given time There was too much going on at onceDisappointing

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Will never return to the box at night; they'll never visit it alone; and they'll never take back their offeringsFour years later the gang have drifted apart Then a series of strange and terrifying events take place and Sep and his friends understand that one o. One of the great things I loved about this book was the setting It s set in 1986 and the lead characters are just 1 year older than me at the time It brings about such great memories of bad hair outlandish dress sense and some fabulous music I d give it all the stars just for setting alone Four years previously the gang after a wonderful summer each made a sacrifice to a stone box they find in the woods do these things ever end well As you can imagine this comes back to haunt them as now estranged as friends one of them opens the box in a fit of loneliness wanting to get the gang back together It has disastrous conseuencesTurns out back during WW2 another set of youths did the same thing Opening up the box in 1986 sets the monstrous sacrifices free to murder As mentioned I loved the setting of 1986 I also liked it being set on a small island Arran possibly based on the blurb at the back So often thrillers are based in big cities but I felt the smaller setting worked to increase the sense of fear and horror and make the book even tenseThe bulk of the book is set over just a few days so the pace is fast it s a real page turner I loved all the little headings I loved the characters The main 5 all reminded me of 80 s films your Stand By Me s and your Goonie s and again it harks back to my own school days I could probably give each of the characters names from my own childhood So for me very relatable It s dark it s edgy there s horror and humour Basically it has everything Did I mention I loved it Free arc from netgalley

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  • The Sacrifice Box
  • Martin Stewart
  • English
  • 19 November 2017
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10 thoughts on “The Sacrifice Box

  1. says:

    This is a dark and atmospheric supernatural horror thriller set in the 1980s The actual location is left mysteriously uncl

  2. says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewOne summer 70's evening five boys discover a box in the woods To cement their friendship the friends decide to make sacrifices to the box by giving up something meaningful to place inside with the threat that if one of them opens the box terrible things will happen1982 and the friends have drifted apart Until terrible wicked things start to happen Someone ha

  3. says:

    DISCLAIMER The Sacrifice Box probably doesn’t even deserve the enjoyment it got from me “Objectively” it’s not a good book It’s pretty bad actually Subjectively I had a ton of fun and it was just what I needed right now If you are reading this review you have caught me in a moment of weakness I’ve had a really rough week maybe like weeks and I was in desperate need of a little guilty pleasure Some people grab

  4. says:

    One of the great things I loved about this book was the setting It’s set in 1986 and the lead characters are just 1 year older than me at the time It brings about such great memories of bad hair outlandish dress sense and some fabulous music I’d give it all the stars just for setting alone Four years previously the gang after a

  5. says:

    25 stars Lots of fun 80s vibes and a bit of creepy stuff but lacking in the characters Never come to the box aloneNever open it aft

  6. says:

    DNF at 34%I loved this synopsis and the cover and was so eager to get to this This cast of characters is fairly large and I

  7. says:

    Please tell me I’m not the only one who didn’t expect a horror novel after reading that synopsis? I normally don’t read horror books it’s not at all my genre but I did enjoy reading this one surprisingly The story is about Sep whose name is actually September he’s lonely has no friends and wants to move from the island he lives to the mainland to go to school there and become an engineer The story is set in the 1980’s but ther

  8. says:

    The synopsis for this one sounded so dark and brilliant even as YA that I was really looking forward to it I read it fast it is an easy read in that sense but honestly it missed the mark for me on uite a few levelsThat is no

  9. says:

    I didn't love this book but it was really entertaining to read and it had a really enjoyable storyline

  10. says:

    I've always enjoyed horror books while hating that they scare me at the same time Although this one wasn't too scary it had enough scarygross out moments that I could appreciate it Basically it is the story of five friends who are driven tog

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