BLOG TOUR REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: AMITY by Micol Ostow


Today I have the pleasure of being on the Blog Tour for AMITY by Micol Ostow. I have been a fan of Micol for some time and Amity is perfect for the macabre side of me that appreciates a good scare. I am never disappointed by Micol's writing and AMITY left me wanting to keep the lights on and making sure that I always looked over my shoulder and if you are looking to find a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat then you need not look any further. Make sure to read up on this novel and to enter the giveaway at the end of the post.


AMITY by Micol Ostow

Price: $17.99
Publication date:
August 26, 2014

Format: E-Book
Age range: Teen
ISBN: 9781606843802
Pages: 362
For fans of Stephen King and American Horror Story, a gruesome thriller suggested by the events of the Amityville Horror.
Connor's family moves to Amity to escape shady business deals. Ten years later, Gwen's family moves to Amity for a fresh start after she's recovered from a psychotic break.
But something is not right about this secluded house. Connor's nights are plagued with gore-filled dreams of demons and destruction. Dreams he kind of likes. Gwen has lurid visions of corpses that aren't there and bleeding blisters that disappear in the blink of an eye. She knows Amity is evil and she must get her family out, but who would ever believe her?
Amity isn't just a house. She is a living force, bent on manipulating her inhabitants to her twisted will. She will use Connor and Gwen to bring about a bloody end as she's done before. As she'll do again. 
Alternating between parallel narratives, Amity is a tense and terrifying tale suggested by true-crime events that will satisfy even the most demanding horror fan.
My Review:

When I was asked to participate in this tour I was so very excited because I have been eyeing AMITY for quite some time. I am always a fan of a read that is a bit darker and touched by darker themes and this book completely filled the bill.

AMITY focuses on two characters, Conner and Gwen at different points of time as they stay within the same house that seems to rattle their very beings, both stories are told in parallel junctures while building a story that builds to a crescendo of epic proportions that you will never forget.

I was drawn into both stories and as the evil began to surround both of their lives it was disconcerting to witness Conner relish his disturbing thoughts and dreams while Gwen believed the house beyond evil and only wanted to escape, yet both were trapped within Amity's walls. Micol did a fine job and creating a tension filled atmosphere tinged in darkness and as things seemed to progress I could only seem to read my book in the light day and refused to turn off my night light....especially as I came close to concluding this story because the last few chapters were insane.

For fans of a darker read that prefer a darker story, filled with some macabre moments need not look any further because AMITY is definitely the book for you and it will keep you on the edge of your seat.


Micol Ostow has written dozens of books for children, tweens, and teens, but Amity is her first foray into horror. I turns out, writing a ghost story is almost more terrifying than reading one. (In a good way.) Her novel family was called a “Favorite Book of 2011” by Liz Burns at School Library Journal, and her illustrated novel, So Punk Rock (and Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother), was a
Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Teens. In her spare time, Ostow blogs with the National Book Award-winning literacy initiative readergirlz.com. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband, her (utterly fearless) daughter, and a finicky French bulldog named Bridget Jones. Visit her online at www.micolostow.com or follow her on Twitter @micolz.


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Giveaway: A Copy of AMITY by Micol Ostow
 to enter simply comment on this post on why you enjoy reading a scary book or what is your favorite scary read. Winner will be chosen from US participants only (sorry).  Good Luck!!

3 comments:

  1. I just love ANYTHING scary, really, books, movies, tv shows. I love the adrenaline kick it gives you to be scared, and to believe in things that cannot be seen!

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  2. My favorite scary book is The Shining! I LOVE that book. And thinking about it just now - I think I might need to reread it so I can read the sequel that just came out!

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  3. I really liked The Devouring by Simon Holt!

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