Infernal by Cheryl Low

Adventure horror it is totally a thing right?! A story where someone goes on an adventure (in the jungle or on a boat or something of that nature) and then horrible things happen to them. I never really thought that it was it’s own genre of horror until I sat down to write this. I was mulling things over and over in my head where do stories like this fit. We have body horror, splatter-punk, ecological horror and psychological horror…so why not adventure horror. So I dub a new sub-category adventure horror! Okay, so I may not have the power to create a new sub-category but lets just pretend shall we.

Thank you for the review copy Cheryl!!! Sorry it took so long 🙂

Synopsis: An adventure team heads to a isolated island with dire consequences.

What I liked: I really enjoyed the pacing of this story. Once the characters hit the ground running you where swept right along with them. The action didn’t actually stop until the end of the story.

What I didn’t like: There wasn’t anything in particular about the story that I didn’t like.

Star Rating: 4 stars

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed the premise of the story. If you follow me on twitter you will know that I am not a fan of the ocean. Like I really don’t like the ocean…..THERE ARE THINGS THAT WILL EAT YOU in the ocean. So the fact that the book was set around and island already made me a little anxious. No this is not a different retelling of every ocean horror. (coined a new sub-category) But rather the ocean and the island were actually characters in the story and I really appreciate that. When they are featured like Low did it just reaffirms my belief that we don’t belong on the ocean. If you want a fast paced adventure horror (see what I dd there) defiantly pick this up.

4 thoughts on “Infernal by Cheryl Low

  1. J.P. Choquette January 12, 2021 / 11:43 am

    Oooh, I like this. I definitely think Adventure Horror has a nice ring to it. I’ve been calling it “Survivalist Horror” and really like these types of books. Am adding this one to my TBR list on Goodreads now. Thanks for the review and for letting me know about this book as I hadn’t come across it yet. It’s refreshing to see books featured that aren’t necessarily bestsellers (yet).


  2. Greg January 15, 2021 / 2:38 am

    I’ve heard good things about this one but never did get it. I like the idea of ocean horror too haha. I’m gonna go get this one before I forget again!


    • Toni_The_Reader January 17, 2021 / 7:08 pm

      I really enjoyed the adventure aspect. I really hope that you enjoy it!!


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