Review - The Creeps




Title: The Creeps
Author: John Connolly
Series: Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil
Book #: 3
Publisher:  Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Release Date:  October 22nd 2013

My Rating: 



Samuel Johnson is not in a happy place.

 He is dating the wrong girl, demons are occupying his spare room, and the town in which he lives appears to be cursed.

But there is some good news on the horizon. After years of neglect, the grand old building that once housed Wreckit & Sons is about to reopen as the greatest toy shop that Biddlecombe has ever seen, and Samuel and his faithful dachshund Boswell are to be the guests of honour at the big event. A splendid time will be had by all, as long as they can ignore the sinister statue that keeps moving around the town, the Shadows that are slowly blocking out the stars, the murderous Christmas elves, and the fact that somewhere in Biddlecombe a rotten black heart is beating a rhythm of revenge.

A trap has been set. The Earth is doomed. The last hope for humanity lies with one young boy and the girl who is secretly in love with him. Oh, and a dog, two demons, four dwarfs, and a very polite monster.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and a Happy End of the World.



My Thoughts



Wow, I haven't had this much fun reading a book in a very long time. Once again, John Connolly did not disappoint.

I have been putting this book off for quite some time now because I love love love this series and I did not want them to end - yes, I'm weird like that. But I couldn't resist forever so I got around and read it. I'm still grieving though...

'The Creeps' was a lovely book. Funny, enticing and even sad - Oh God that end. The plot was amazing, and in my opinion even better than 'The Infernals' which is my least favorite book in this series - don't get scared I still rated it 4 stars, which means it was only a little different from what I expected. 

The freaking dwarfs were my favorite this time. They are freaking hilarious and cannot be ignored in this final installement of 'Samuel Johnson vs the Devil', I mean how can you ignore the fact that one of them at some point in the book stole a pocket, yes a pocket, not the contents of it but the actual pocket. I laughed so hard reading this that I ended up tearing up.

Samuel was especially sweet during this book. Struggling to break up with his horrible girlfriend and still trying not to be mean to her.

And freaking Mrs. Abernathy... That old demon was damn persistent! Her hatred for Samuel was so big that she even managed to come up with a plan which would ultimately destroy her too.

The ending though... Oh my feels. It was so so sweet that it got me saying 'aww' out loud for a moment. It kinda reminded me of 'The Book of lost Things' with its sweetness - by the way that book broke me beyond repair.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a little fun mixed with fantasy.

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