Title: The Suffering
Author: Rin Chupeco
Series: The Girl from the Well #2
Publication: September 8th 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Horror ~ Young Adult
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Breathtaking and haunting, Rin Chupeco’s second novel is a chilling companion to her debut, The Girl from the Well.
The darkness will find you.
Seventeen-year-old Tark knows what it is to be powerless. But Okiku changed that. A restless spirit who ended life as a victim and started death as an avenger, she’s groomed Tark to destroy the wicked. But when darkness pulls them deep into Aokigahara, known as Japan’s suicide forest, Okiku’s justice becomes blurred, and Tark is the one who will pay the price…
I can’t quite decide if I liked the first book better than The Suffering, so I’m just going to say that both books were equally great!
The Suffering is wrtting in Tark’s point of view, so that makes it a little different from book #1. But it didn’t make the story any less enjoyable to read (or any less creepy…)
This book was very well-written and I just loved the setting of it too (even though it freaked me out so bad) in the forest of Aokigahara, which is also known as the suicide forest of Japan. I really loved how the author crafted the story and how it all fit together perfectly.
I gotta admit I feared things wouldn’t work out in the end for Tark and Okiku. I loved them together and how they cared for one another so much. They really made a great team!
Overall, The Suffering by Rin Chupeco was scary as shit. I’m not gonna lie, I read most of this book at night in the dark, and I ended up wishing I hadn’t because it kept freaking me out. But there’s no denying this book was perfect in its creepy way. And I definitely want to read more of Tark and Okiku in the future.