NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
“Fantasy was always only a reality waiting to be switched on.”
Vic lives in two worlds. One world is where her father abuses her mother and life sucks. The other is where fantasy becomes reality by way of her bike and a bridge. There are others like Vic who can transform reality into fantasy. One person in particular, Charlie Manx, uses this gift to kidnap children. Vic has been warned about Mr. Manx but that doesn't stop her from seeking him out.
Years after that meeting with Charlie Manx, Vic is trying to move on with life. Charlie Manx has not forgotten about Vic and will stop at nothing to get to her...
NOS4A2 was not at all what I expected. When I saw the cover art, I knew it would be a vampire tale but I was not at all expecting the twist on vampirism that NOS4A2 takes. Joe Hill has always been a favorite of mine and this novel is no different. Charlie's twisted personality makes me cringe and I love when horrors do that. NOS4A2 is what I call a very long leisure read. I took my time devouring it and enjoyed the terrifying ride provided by Joe Hill. NOS4A2 was eerie, creepy, and just plain horrific. I'll never think of Christmas or vampires in the same way again.